Sunday, July 28, 2013

A New Translation

Howdy Translators! I'm moving the ol' blog over to Tumblr. You can find all of my future dino-doodles and Chades Challenges at the new AustinTranslation,

Blog wiedersehen!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Shark Week at Comic Con!

Shark Week is a big holiday at Pixar and my friends and I usually exchange cards. Since the world's greatest animal-themed holiday is just around the corner, I figured I'd print up a bunch of cards to share with Comic Con attendees. 

If you love cold-blooded oceanic killing machines as much as I do, swing by Booth 1943 and pick up a set!

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

CosPlayoffs at SDCC Booth 1943!

Everybody knows that the best things about Comic Con are cosplay, commissioned art, and free stuff. So Bobby Rubio, Everett Downing and I decided to combine the three! Stop by 1943 to show-off your costume. If you impress us, we'll each do a free caricature of you in costume and you'll get a complimentary Cosplayoff postcard for participating. You can't beat the price!

Please, no Shreks.

2 days...

Monday, July 15, 2013

Fantasy Football at Comic Con!

My Fantasy Football illustration series is making a comeback in a big way this week at Comic Con! I'll be selling a limited run of these prints illustrated by myself and Jonathan Kuo at Booth 1943, next to Sideshow Collectibles. Stop by and support your local mascot combatants!

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Darth Vader 03

Do you want to know how he got those scars?  Unfortunately, you'll have to watch a shitty movie to find out.

7 days...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

MU Progression Reel

Here's a glimpse behind the scenes of one of my favorite scenes from Monsters University. I always wanted to hear the rest of that "Tentacles and Serpent Wings" song.

Darth Vader 02

He's more tin than man, now. An agent of evil.

8 days...

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

SDCC 2013!

I'll be sharing a booth with mi amigos, Everett Downing & Bobby Rubio, at San Diego Comic Con next week!


Thanks to Bobby, we have an amazing location: right across from Sideshow Collectibles! I'll be staring at life-sized T-850s all day long.

We have so many goodies for sale that I'll be high-lighting a new item each day till Comic Con. Wherever there are back-issues, you will find us. Wherever people are camping out for a film panel, we'll be there! Olé!

9 days...

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Childhood Heroes at TR!CKSTER in San Diego

Comic Con isn't the only San Diego event making big announcements this week. TR!CKSTER has just announced their exclusive debut of Childhood Heroes, a graphic novel anthology celebrating the earliest creations of comic- and animation-industry professionals.

We got the proof last week, and the book looks fantastic. Can't wait to show y'all what we've been up to!

Hope to see you in San Diego!

11 days...

Friday, June 21, 2013

Monsters University Premiere Day!

It's opening night and we couldn't be more excited! We held a big pep rally last night, just to get fired up for the big game.

It's become a tradition for Good Day Sacramento's Mark S. Allen to stop by Pixar each Summer during premiere time.

This year, MU story supervisor Kelsey Mann taught Mark how to draw Mike Wazowski.

I did a little drawing lesson of my own...

Turning Mark into his very own MU character!

I think this kid works for the school newspaper.

All in all, it was a great start to opening day!

I can't say I've ever looked forward to summer school as much as today.


27 days...

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Loki Pokey

I thought I'd start this Thor's Day morning with a little chaos.

This was a doodle I did during a particularly chaotic production meeting where I thought a little Loki was setting in. I "borrowed" the sweet action-lined backdrop from

28 days...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


I've had Mandalorians on the mind recently.

This dude is the love-child of Boba Fett, biker scout armor, and the derelicte fashion sense of Jabba's denizens...three of my favorite design schemes of the Star Wars universe.

He would totally eff your Jedi sh*t up.

30 days...

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

To my monstrously great Dad from his monstrously proud Grad!

I come from an artistic family, so my first artistic heroes and mentors growing up were my father, Michael, and my brother, Andrew.

One of the highlights of my career is sharing the films that I work on with my family, they're always my target audience. Which is good, because family is always obligated to tell you they're proud of your work. It's a win-win!

32 days...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Supe du Jour VII: Family Crest

Last week, Slashfilm posted this handy infographic describing the history of Superman's emblem. 

Naturally, this made me want to design my own:

What does your Super sigil look like?