Saturday, October 13, 2018

Getting Back to it

In August, I started my full time position teaching Experimental Animation at CCAD.  Needless to say, it put a little delay in the drawing action for Longhair and Doubledome's graphic novel.  But finally the dust is clearing, my assignments are organized, my classrooms are functional and I have moved my junk into my new office.  Back to work.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Drawing development

Sometimes a drawing doesn't work the first time out. Developing a pose until you are satisfied and the darn thing looks right, takes patience and "eye". The one thing I really like about work in analog and digital, is being able to tweak a drawing digitally. In the days of old, making 5 or ten xerox copies to change size, redraw, was very painstaking. It worked but it took work. Tweaking an analog drawing can really help push the pose.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Animals of the Pleistocene Epoch

I am happy to announce that the graphic novel for Longhair and Doubledome is moving along.  These animals were initially planned to make appearances, in the pilots but hit the cutting room floor.  Always wanted Longhair and Doubledome (if it had been a show) to be 11 minutes in length instead of the pilots 7:20....more time for comfort in the cut and more gag material with the fauna of the time.  But the graphic novel allows for these guys to finally make their debut....

Monday, November 6, 2017

Ready to go

Today, I am doing all the preliminary work for the production of the graphic novel that has been hanging over my head for the last 6 months.  It has not been procrastination that overtook the process, it was life itself.  Bought a house, renovated a house, fixed up a studio, and unpacked and organized my life that has been in boxes for the last 3 years.  That and the added bonus of teaching new classes at CCAD and getting my feet underneath me there.

But back to today, getting the production blog up and running again.  Blogging here and yes, actually sitting at an animation desk and doing some drawing.  More, more, more, go go go.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Setting up a new studio

Thankfully, my dahling wife and I are moving out of the land of apartments and into a new house with a "bonus" room which will be an idea place to finally set-up a studio.  A real, working studio where I can do everything, paint, draw, you name it.  I am very much looking forward to getting this little slice of my heaven setup and working like a family of mice in a cheese factory.  YUMMMMMM.  Cheesy Studio.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Double-est of Domes.

As I continue to gain speed on the graphic novel for Longhair and Doubledome, I thought it would be fun to share some of the more recent drawings of Doubledome, that crazy Cro-Magnon.  I have always been proud of the unusual design of both Longhair and Doubledome and I especially enjoy pushing the envelope of design....Here are some fun examples.