Thursday, April 29, 2010


Here's another little strip I did, the third now in the on-going psychological thriller Hat-Scratch.

Strip 1
Strip 2

I've got about 30 strips outlined now, not sure how many more finished ones I'll post, as I'm hoping to compile them into a comic-booklet. However I'm sure I'll post more Hat-Scratch related doodles as I continue to work on it.


Saturday, April 24, 2010


Quite frequently at the studio, someone (including myself) says something stupid, which almost always leads to a drawing. In this case;

I can't remember exactly how it started, but the image kept getting passed around the story team with each board artist slightly (or drastically) tweaking the image by drawing on top of it. Eventually it got;

Have a good weekend.


Thursday, April 22, 2010


The second strip in now what is officially being called 'Hat-Scratch'.

(Strip #1)

I'm havin a lot of fun with these. I scribbled down 12 or so ideas to keep the narrative going. I'm thinking bout tryin to draw 30 strips, and perhaps putting them together in a little book... Thats the idea anyways.


Saturday, April 17, 2010


A little birthday card I made for my good friend Ms. Lindsey Olivares.


Thursday, April 15, 2010


I find that when I set out to start new projects, I get bogged down in 'style' and 'rules' and 'format' all before I ever even lay pencil to paper. It's a bit overwhelming in that sense, expecting perfection from the get go. I wanted to try something unplanned, something spontaneous and straight-ahead, basically; draw and see what comes out. The strip below is what happened to materialize;

Using this as a starting point, I'm hoping to make this a regular strip, of which I've tentatively titled 'Hat-scratch'. Perhaps one strip a week, assuming my schedule permits... I do have a lot of sleeping to do.

No rules, no style, no format, no over-thinking, just drawing.

Other stuff;
A while back, they screened the Oscar nominated shorts for us at the studio. One of the directors, Javier Recio Garcia, even came by to introduce his short 'The Lady and the Reaper'. The short is rad, it's nice to see people making an effort to infuse 2D principals/gags into CG animation. We got to sit down with Javier afterwards to talk about animation over lunch... which they insisted on filming... while we ate...
Here is video of us stuffing our faces while we manage to talk about cartoons;
(Also, holy crap... are my eyes always that buggy!?)

me with buggy eyes eating lunch with other board artists

Javier is an awesome guy, I'm glad I got a chance to meet him.

I also worked very VERY briefly on a new TBS cartoon 'Neighbors from Hell' doing board clean-up. Despite only having done a handfull of drawings, some of them managed to make it into a promo spot they released on the web;

tbs promo

The boards I did can be seen at the 1:30 mark, and were originally boarded by Rob Koo, one of the most talented board artists I've ever worked with. He does have a blog, however only posts pictures of his birds and fish.


Monday, April 12, 2010


I think I've come down with a case of the me-asles. Not sure why, but I've been drawing myself a lot lately, in cartoon manner of course.

I was thinking about doing some comic strips to post here on my bloggy-do, so I started thumb-nailing one out... but then got distracted drawing hats.

Below; If you remove the over-alls and hillbill-ish grin, this is an exact reenactment of events that transpired at the studio.

Below; Well... the simplest way to explain this is;
1. I call my cube-mate Cubie (yes I know I misspelled it in the picture, I couldn't be bothered to change it).
2. My cube-mate is convinced my toes are going to fall off because I only ever wear sandals. He calls me nubs.
3. Somebody said 'The Nubs and Cubie Show'
Hmm... so maybe I'll get around to doin some of those comics... maybe.