Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I'll post the final three a little later...
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Here's a link that shows several screen caps from the show that you all might enjoy: http://xmenfilms.net/photos/wolverineandthexmen/index.html
And just so you know I haven't been sitting still here's a finished commision that will be going into the mail Monday.
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
4:15-5:15 Lionsgate/Marvel: Hulk vs. Wolverine
5:00-6:00 Spotlight on Bernie Wrightson
8:30-10:00 Marvel/Lionsgate: Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow World Premiere
10:15-11:15 Spotlight on Ralph Bakshi
1:15-2:00 Warner Bros.: Terminator Salvation
8:30-10:00 Marvel: Wolverine and The X-Men Animated Screening
11:00 AM - NOON / Room 7AB
Remembering Dave Stevens
(I'll let any of you attending do the work and find out what rooms these will be in if you're interested)
With any luck at all next year the project that I've been hinting about for awhile (and a few of you have guessed) might have a presence at Comic-Con. We are getting closer every day and things are shaping up nice financially.
In the meantime here's another couple of roughs for commissions that I'm working on as well as a more polished piece:
Monday, June 23, 2008
They are also screening the first three episodes on Saturday of the San Diego Comic-Con (as it says at the end of the video - though it appears they got the date wrong)
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
This weekend, The Creative Talent Network and Van Eaton Galleries are co-hosting the second Animation Book Look signing and sales event. Gathering authors and artists within the animation industry to meet fans, the event will be held from 1:00 to 6:00 PM this Saturday, May 17, 2008 at Van Eaton Galleries, 13613 Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, California.
The festival features appearances by well known visual and literary artists along with lesser known animation authors. This unique event gives publishing and animation professionals the opportunity to promote their work to fans, collectors, and art aficionados. Over 50 artists and authors will be at signing tables, showcasing over 75 books ranging from children’s books to artists sketchbooks, illustration to fine art, and informative "How to..." to "History of…" books.
Featured artists and authors include Jerry Beck, Toby Bluth, Tee Bosustow, Stefan Bucher, Chris Buck, Jennifer Cardon-Klein, Dave Colman, Craig Elliott, Gris Grimly, Ryan Hungerford, Chris Jenkins, Mike Kunkel, Jason Lethcoe, Rik Maki, Tracey Miller, Patrick Morgan, Steve Niles, Brian and Phil Phillipson, Don Peri, Eric Pigors, Ragnar, Martha Sigall, Bob Singer, Jim Smith, Tom Sito, Marcelo Vignali, Amanda Visell, Tony White, Shigeru Yabu, Willie Ito, and more.
For more information, visit animationbooklook.com. The festival is free but RSVP’s are suggested, please call 818-788-2357 for more details.
Below is the video of that commentary, but if for some reason I can't get it to work right (I've never tried embedding like this) you can follow this link and launch the player.
Don't worry, I won't turn this into a political blog - I'm not bright enough for that, but I thought this was worth a pause from my usual self promotion...
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Start drooling now fanboys!
UPDATE: I hadn't realized that some might assume that these were my designs. They are not. I was not involved in the designs other then in the way a director normally is involved. The character designer was AJ Jothikumar.
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
The web-site is called Designer's Depot and is worth a look around even beyond the voting.
If you decide to vote for one of the much better looking artists I'll understand though - thinking of doing that myself.
In the meantime, here's a rough for a commission I'm working on to tide you all over...
Also thought I'd tease you with a little more about the secret project. It's lookinhg really good and I should have some positive news in a couple of months - or not. Some of you tried guessing and were wrong while some peopel who had no idea who I was have contacted me out of the blue and discovered what I was up to. They went the around the backdoor and were researching the project and discovered I was attached to it.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Shocked doesn't quite cover what I felt when I read about Dave's death. I'd known Dave since my days at Filmation when we shared a room together while doing layouts on The Lone Ranger. Not only was Dave a wonderful guy with a great sense of humor, but I was astounded by the level of his talent and quite envious. We'd fallen out of contact with one another after I'd hired him to help with Teegra on Fire and Ice. Just recently we had got together again, about three or four years ago, after we hooked up at the last Comic-Con in San Diego that he had a booth. We had lunch and it was like we'd stayed in contact the entire time.
I had last spoken with him to raz him about not showing up to the last Comic-Con when they had scheduled a pannel with him. One of my sons and I waited in the audience of the panel before his (coincidently that panel was with Mark Evanier) for him to show and it slowly became apparent that he wasn't going to show. On that phone call we had made plans to have lunch and those plans unfortunately fell through for one reason or another. I feel bad I never got around to rescheduling.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Saturday, March 08, 2008
And since you were kind enough to return here again I thought I'd let you see a commission I finished a short time ago.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
So now the big search for a job begins and I do seem to have some possibilities. I'll let you know where I finally end up. Though it's not like I'm just sitting around. I'm still working on a couple of freelance jobs as well as trying to catch up on some commissions (thanks again to all of you who have been so very patient).
The other thing I'm working on - the big secret project - that all of you have been trying to guess at (unsuccessfully I might add) is still a possibility, but is also a long shot though I've got great faith in the project. I've seen a lot of interest in it, but finding the right studio, company, person to take that final step has been dificult. Originally I didn't want to disclose what the project was because of some superstitions about revealing a project before it was picked up, but since that hasn't seemed to help I might reveal it after all. I'll have to think about it.
Since I still get a lot of questions concerning X-Men: Evolution I'll answer them now for everyone. I do not know when season 4 will be released onto DVD. Wolverine and the X-Men is not a continuation of the XME conituity and I do not know when or on what network Wolverine and the X-Men will broadcast. I suspect most of you will know that before I do.
And now tonight is the 80th Academy Awards and I'm curious to see if the films I voted for (especially Best Animated Film) actually win. My guess is that the film I voted for Best Animated Film, Surf's Up, will not win and that it will be a toss-up between Ratatouille or Persepolis. I give the edge to Persepolis and not because I liked it better - I didn't - but because it seems to be an important film in the way that Crash, Babel and Happy Feet did. But in my opinion none of these were important films in the way Academy voters thought.
Another thing I'd like to point you all to is a fairly new blog put out by an old friend of mine, Tina Price. She was right there at the beginning of the CG movement at Disney and has quite a bit of history to share with everyone and is worth checking out if for no other reason to see me slimmer and with less gray in my hair. It's also a place where other animators and artists can post their memories and thoughts. It's called Drawn 2gether and I think you'll enjoy it.
Well since you made it through that long 'catching up' I think you deserve something a little new. This is a detail from a commission I finished awhile ago.