Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Hey, so thanks to everyone who came out to the 'Intern' panel at comic-con this past weekend, especially those who came prepared with an arsenal of questions? You guys really fired us up and made the panel worthwhile. Hopefully you were able to pick up something insightful in between our ramblings. We got a really good response and great feedback so perhaps you can look forward to a sequel.

Here's a little video for those of you who weren't able to make it, or for those of you who were able to make it but slept through this part;

Mike Collins works on Foster's Home right now doing character clean-up. He's a great guy and an awesome artist. Check out his blog;

Also, if you haven't already, check out Ben Balistreri's new book "Seaweed". The book is amazing, I guarantee you get tangled in "Seaweed's breathtaking artwork.

Peace out from the Con-08

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Hey anybody who's goin to Comic-Con this weekend, I'm gonna be on a panel discussing the 'Do's and Dont's' of interning for a major animation studio.

Friday, July 25

5:30-6:30 Intern Etiquette: The Dos and Don’ts of Interning for Animation— Josh Lieberman (Dreamwork’s How to Train Your Dragon), Mike Collins (Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends),—Sean Cole (Dreamwork's How to Train Your Dragon), and Alana Bubis (Madagascar) are prepared to discuss all aspect of interning for a major animation studio: how to secure an internship, the dos and don'ts, and ultimately how to turn them into work. Room 30CDE
Categories: Animation | Anime & Manga | Seminars & Workshops

If you're around come visit, we'll be answering questions and talking about our experiences.

Stop by and say hi.

Friday, July 4, 2008


I was recently rummaging through the dusty folders in my digital attic when I came across a file, a novel I wrote when I was 13 called "Dare Dog". It's the story of a group of animals who are turned into super heroes (via some sort of radio-active awesome laser) to protect the world from invading aliens...
I like the characters a lot so figured I'd take a stab, 8 years later, at re-drawing them. Hopefully they're not as crudely drawn as they were back then.

I did a quick thumbnail line up just to figure out the shapes and size relationships. I didn't quite hit the mark on all of them. I've been really into this project over the last few days so I'll probably do some more drawings. Here's the thumbnail line-up for reference;

Below is the first pass I did of the Buck character.

Some rough Dare Dog doodles. I'm not entirely happy with his design yet, I want him to be more unique;

This is the original design, I did this in Microsoft Paint when I was 14 or 15.

An excerpt from the novel Dare Dog:
"Dare Dog woke up and found himself in the middle of a forest, (unaware he was inside the dome). He looked around and saw a river. In thirst, he went over to get a drink. The water was raging, and he saw what seemed to be a giant rock, fly by his face being pulled down the river by the current. When it passed by his face he realized that it’s an animal. He dove into the river to save him.
“Hold on, I’m coming,” he yelled. He caught up with the large animal, and jumped on it’s back. He tried to pull it out of the water. As soon as he made contact, the large animal jumped up and grabbed Dare Dog. Being held out of the water, Dare Dog looked up looked up, and saw a huge bear, staring at him. The large animal stared at Dare Dog and growled.
“Hi,” Dare Dog said.
“You’re not a fish,” the bear said as he placed Dare Dog back on land, and then he stepped out himself.

“I thought you were drowning, I was trying to save you,” Dare Dog said.
“Actually, I was trying to catch some fish, but oddly I can’t find any anywhere,” the bear replied, “I’m Quake, and you are?”
“Dare Dog, I think?”"

The suspense is killing me!