Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Piggy Doodles

Just some more stuff from the "Piggy Song" video.

Bruce Calabrese - Rest In Peace

I don't usually get personal on my blogs but I just wanted to take the time to remember my father-in-law, who passed away last Friday. He meant so much to my wife and I and he will be sorely missed. It's a shame that the last six years of his life were robbed from him by Alzheimer's. He would have been 64 on January 3rd. Rest in peace Dad.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Some more stuff from the "Piggy" video.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

More Piggy Stuff

A couple more drawings from the video in progress.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Piggy Haha Ha Piggy Hoho Ho

Wow, no posts in two months. Not like you missed anything special. Here's a couple of crappers for ya. The first is a setup for a music video I'm making for a dumb song my friend Chris and I wrote over 12 years ago. Called, "The Piggy Song". Four chords (the best ones of course) and crappy singing and production. It was recorded in Chris' basement with my old Yamaha 4-track cassette recorder. What a pain in the ass, bouncing three tracks down to one then recording two more and bouncing those down to one so on. Anyway, when it's done I hope you think it's retarded. It will mostly be illustrations and cheap Flash animation. Think early Hanna Barbera, now cut even more corners.

Friday, October 02, 2009


Construction practice with Stimpy, from a model sheet and screen cap. I noticed that I've kind of crammed Stimpy's facial features in there. I guess back to more practicing.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Robot

Just some construction practice with Mickey. Plus, Calvin for fun.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

More Inking Practice

Some more practice with the ol' brush, copying some Pogo comics.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Inking Practice

I've been wanting to get back to practicing inking with a brush so I drew a couple things quick to ink. I have quite the hard time inking large circular shapes in one continuous stroke but when I stop and restart the line it gets all screwed up. Any tips?

Friday, August 21, 2009

Sketch Dump

Just some junk and Samurai Jacks.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Long time no post, so here's some crappy doodles.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Cartoon Modern

I've been rather obsessed with Amid's book Cartoon Modern lately so I tried my hand at copying some drawings from the book and related cartoons. That's stuff way harder to draw than it looks, at least for this guy it is.

Friday, April 24, 2009

UPA Sketches

Just some copying of these model sheets from early UPA shorts, with varying degress of failure. Magoo is a lot harder than I thought.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Rough Designs

I've started working on a couple of characters for a short (very short) that I'd like to start working on here and there. The story, if you could call it that is starting to come together and I'll start work on the storyboards soon. I have a few modest goals that I'd like to achieve with this short. Foist, there's no dialog but it is going to be set to music. In fact the short is wholly inspired by the song, in title and feel. I'd also like to try and experiment with design a little. Just something different for me, stuff that I haven't tried to draw before. I'd like to stick to an actual production process. Board it first, then work on bar sheets and move on to layout and so on. I tend to do everything scatterbrain. That's probably why I never finish anything. Here's some rough doodles done in short bursts at work or on the train ride to or from work. Oh, the title is "Welcome To The Theatron Animatronique" taken from the song of the same name by Secret Chiefs 3. Here's a live version of the song for those of you (probably everyone) that hasn't heard the song. Trey Spruance rules!!

Monday, March 09, 2009

This was a really quickly done comic strip for a friend, known affectionately in these parts as Worm, on his birthday. Just sharing because I've nothing else to post right now.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009


Just to post something. Anything.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Just a few drawings done while watching "Blackboard Jumble", directed by Michael Lah. Definitely his best short as director.