Thursday, June 28, 2012

Happy Birthday, Rebecca Stockley!

The first thing you learn in Rebecca's improvised acting class is to say "Yes, and..." instead of "No, but..." It's the general practice of plussing someone else's idea instead of shutting it down. An idea may seem mediocre, but that's the challenge: using what works, and making it great.

YES it's Rebecca's birthday AND we wish her an amazing one!

If you're in San Francisco, you can see Rebecca perform at BATS (Bay Area Theatre Sports) in Fort Mason.

14 days...

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Batman Warm-Up Sketches

I finally translated what Bane's been saying this whole time!

Sketching on the iPad with Everett over coffee, and getting stoked for Comic Con. We made a wager on whether Avengers or Dark Knight Rises will make more money this Summer. The loser has to draw their superhero getting the superhero serum kicked out of them by the other guy's hero, similar to last Summer's Thor/Captain America drawing bet.

With Dark Knight's opening weekend already selling out and tickets going for $100+ on eBay, I told Ev he could go ahead and get started on my drawing.

15 days...

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Story Art

Just brushing up on the story skills. You'll be seeing more from this sequence soon!

16 days...

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Bear King

One more highlander for today's Chades Challenge. I couldn't let the day pass without posting a sketch of my favorite Brave character, King Fergus. 

This one's for my cousin Patrick who goes in for surgery next week. I wanted to encourage Patrick to be Brave, and to look on the bright side--at least he's got both legs!

That's Patrick below, on the far left.

As you can see, the kid's got good taste!

0 days...BRAVE premieres today!

Chades Challenge LXV: Highlanders

You can keep your Christopher Lampberts and Adrian Pauls, when it comes to Highlanders, there can be only one!

If you have any Highlanders, let me know and I'll post them below. Otherwise join in July 6th for...

Chades Challenge LXVI: 
Time-Travelling Comic Con Attendees

This Chades Challenge today is in honour of Brave's release and our last Kilt Friday. We'll be raising a glass tonight to all our cousins in Scotland and across the world. Alba gu Brath! 

0 days...BRAVE premieres today! 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Monsters University

With Brave debuting to the tune of bagpipes worldround this Friday, it's time to roll out a preview of our next little film: 

I may have majored in Animation when I went to school, but I had a minor in Scaring. Anyone who participated in Fright Club at CalArts may remember those days. Now all of my practice stalking my friends through the CalArts cubicles finally pays off!

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Lunchtime Doodles

Here's small insight into the very serious topics addressed during our lunchtime conversations at work. Like Batman's profile and how to fix an eviscerated GI Joe.

I think the biggest GI Joe tragedy is that they could never throw the grenades that were molded onto their torso. On the plus side, wherever Snowjob goes, he's always ready for a tennis match!

3 days...

Monday, June 18, 2012

Why the long fez?

Happy birthday to my pal, Alex Hirsch, creator of Gravity Falls! I've known Alex since high school and if there's one guy better (worse?) than me when it comes to puns, it's this guy!

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Chades Challenge LXIV: Engineering Gatekeepers

Re-engineered from spare speeder parts, WARD-N keeps the keys to Jabba the Hutt's extensive dungeon network. Intensely dislikes jawas. Plotting to kill Jabba.

If you have any engineering gatekeepers of your own, let me know and I'll post them below. Otherwise, join in June 22nd for...

Chades Challenge LXV: Highlanders

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Transit of Venus

Venus must have gotten such a kick out of all the attention last Tuesday.

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My friends Nate and Crystal are having a little girl, Willow. 

Naturally, I had to make some custom bibs for the Daikini baby.

You can order your own custom bibs from Cafe Press.

15 days...

Tuesday, June 05, 2012


For those Bay Area animators looking for a good place to hone their craft, AnimC (The Animation Collaborative) offers some fantastic workshops taught by Pixar animators, designers, and board artists. There are still openings for the Summer courses, so stop by their website and sign up!

AnimC is located right across the street from Pixar (and CVS!), so if you do particularly well in the workshops, you may even get a tour (or an internship)!

17 days...