Sunday, May 31, 2009

Art Of Up

Got the embed off of character design blog.
Title is a link back to that site which has a lot of recently added stuff I haven't seen.

Storyboards from UP, Monsters vs Aliens, etc.

UP caused the usual amount of game development burn out. Seen it so much etc I should be completely dulled to the experience. I still love everything about it.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Jobs at Nickelodeon

  • CTN (Creative Talent Network) has sent out an alert about job openings at Nickelodeon Animation Studios, this time for 4 board artists and 2 revisionists for KUNG FU PANDA.  Click the title, then "Job Search" ... then choose "Burbank" from the pull down menu.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cork 30

Because I have no life, and because of Ellis' insatiable demand for black and white animal funnies, here is the next Cork alot sooner than expected!

I NEED to play Free Realms!!!

So far our game is doing pretty well. Here at SOE we are counting on this scene being played out in 100 million homes all over the world . Maybe she should be the new star of our next ad campaign.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bionic Commando

Someone on Facebook was raving about Bionic Commando.

I checked the webpage out (title is a link) The game looks great.

They also Have a good looking web comic book as part of the site.

You have to enter your Birthday to get beyond the homepage

Cork 29

After a semi-lengthy pause, here's new drawrin's...

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Remember This?

Shot sometime around the time we did our 'pencil test" night.
Title is a link to my "animation"
Ron's animation still blows me away. I'll post those at some point as well.
Buncake had a simple but technically impressive one. Did a tough camera move.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

It's Coming ... Publisher's Dummy Almost Ready ...

Thanks to Rick Schmitz the cookbook has a cover ... and it might just end up being the one we go with ... you never know! Love the Creeples characters ... so much character in these characters. Replaced the fade in background, described by my editing partner, Jill as looking "a little drab, especially the muddy colored fade in the background, which makes me think of old or rotting food, rather than fresh, bright, ripe foods." Heh ... I can take a hint ... ;-)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Doodle I painted into

Had a little down time this morning and kept myself occupied with this

T Rex , DinosaurHunter

A comic strip from 95. No money involved. Don Chin Published it. Title is a link to my Blog where the entire 12 page thing can be seen. Some of the world's worst puns.

Trex, Dinosaur Hunter

A LOOOOONNNGGGG time ago. BlueSky software days. Caelum Studios. 1995 or earlier.

Don Chin channeled this assignment to me. It's never been published.

A search for the writer reveals a career of good writing since this script.

I marvel at the inking I managed to do on this strip. I'm not much of an inker and this is halfway competent.

Also of interest, it was lettered by Shel Dorf. Founder of the SanDiego ComiCon and letterer for Milton Caniff's Steve Canyon.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Any other ICO Fans

I love ICO. I also love Shadow of the Colossus except I can't get past the first Giant.

Friday, May 15, 2009

" Ctrl I " for instant inking

Those Tall Tale programs are something Buncake should give a listen to. is like the farm league for universal syndicate.
Buncake should submit CORK. They pay.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Title is a link to the Tall Tales Podcast featuring Ranjo.
Highly diverting.

Books I'm Checking Out

In trying to get better on some of my art / digital art, I've checked out some offerings from Ballistic Publishing (the title of this blurb takes you there). I like the Massive Black volume best ... approachable, and you see some of the M.B. members' personal works. d'Artiste has some step-by-step pieces showing how the pieces were designed and executed (but sometimes the steps are much more like leaps of faith). Exotique4 is just as its name suggests ... but I'm not sure I'll ever be this good (or dedicated ...).

Your thoughts: appreciated.

I've got an exercise ball

I'll take it out in the parking lot today and try this. Hope I get it right the first time.

Monday, May 11, 2009


I don't contribute much, but here's some poop!

Our Game- Just to Join the Crowd


Done this morning before work.

TAG North walks the walk!

Here's a drawing from one of the participants of our latest TAG North meeting... pretty nice stuff... maybe some of the folks on this blog should start posting drawings... ;)

Click the headline to see more!

Friday, May 08, 2009


In honor of the latest Star Trek offering, I present this video:

Any bets on opening weekend box office???

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

1st Red Dead Redemption Trailer Debuts

Along with everyone else's games being released, Rockstar is proud to introduce the first trailer for its upcoming PS3 and XBOX 360 title, "Red Dead Redemption." I'm working environments and props.

The title is a link to the site carrying the trailer.
Have a go at it, y'all ....

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Plants vs. Zombies is out!

PvZ is available on-line for purchase! Click the title of this post of a terrific review and video!

Cork 28

Here you go.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Kirby Study Tonight

I did some scanning. I'm going to write a bit about Kirby style, then I'm going to draw a little. With my little cintiq.
Results tomorrow.

Ocular Takes Notes

Another Bus drawing... one of my Creeple characters taking notes on her observations of her fellow Creeple.