Sunday, December 28

Thursday, December 18

The Bark-Bark Outer Space Friends Holiday Movie Adventure Spectacular is here!

(click the image to link to the movie)

I'd like to thank Mollie Brock for her brilliant voice acting and the exceptional cello and cinematography of Geoff Bremner, as well as the collaborative input of the many clever people at the office, and my boss for paying me money to do this for almost a week and a half.

You can print out the characters and make a movie with them yourself. And you can check out other projects we've done (mostly commercials) at

(it's back up! click and watch enjoy!)

Monday, December 15

I had some art up in the ASIFA Atlanta (the Atlanta chapter of the animation society). here are some pictures.

They're still hanging up at the Eyedrum on Memorial Ave. if you want to see them live. I'm asking $200 each, but if you really want one or both, we can work out a deal I'm sure.

This is the five hundred and first entry in the Midnight Mailman Show. I started writing six years ago in 2003, and the fifth sentence I wrote was, "maybe it could be like a tv variety show where i have puppet friends and special guests?"

I'm not sure I like this most recent rendition of the Midnight Mailman here, but it's interesting to see how my drawing skills have come these past several years. Maybe I'll put together a montage image of the different looks the Midnight Mailman has had. Maybe i'll forget and never do it. Either way is good, I think. And some day I'll be really good at drawing.

I've just about finished a new short puppet movie called "The Outer Space Friends Holiday Adventure Movie Spectacular" and I'm very happy with it. It has space exploration, friendship, tragedy, a big dance finale, and an activity kit you can download. We will be posting it to my company's website sometime in the next few days, and I'll add the link here.

And as a special added bonus, here's a drawing of a kitty. His name is Belvedere.

Sunday, December 7

It's a little after one in the morning and I just finished doing some writing. I'm going to shoot a little puppet movie this week, and I'll post it here soon as I'm done. I'm excited about it.

There is a frog in a pond thinking about a pond with no frog.

I've got a project at work where I need to make a short video using paper cutouts walking around the city doing something. It's somehow part of the holiday gift we're sending our clients. I should shoot it tomorrow or Tuesday, but I don't have a really good idea yet.

There are three of the characters, and they're real boxy. One is a spacetronaught, one is a robot, one is a green monster. I think they'll walk around the city and talk about things that are profound and meaningful. They'll discover the true meaning of the Holiday Season and grow giant and it'll be exciting.

Maybe I'll just shoot a bunch of footage and then edit it to some funny dialogue. Surefire equation for success.

Friday, December 5

A drawing I did for the upcoming Sass Parilla The Singing Gorilla comic book my friends are putting out. It's going to be a fold out or something.

The comment I got was that it was nice, but conceptually I was off -- Sass is a man in a gorilla costume, and this looks like a real gorilla. I argue that he is wearing a really good gorilla costume, like he's in a big-budget hollywood movie with an animatronic face control.

Wednesday, December 3

I've been going to the ASIFA life drawing sessions every Thursday night that I can. I've been thinking that I really want to be good at this drawing thing, and life drawing seems to be a good way to go about it. I really enjoy it. Tomorrow I'm going to bring a big pad of newsprint, usually I draw very small, so it'll be interesting to switch to large format.

I've also been thinking about doing a Big Scary Monster Halloween stop motion project.

And currently in production is another movie with Mr. Children-for-Hands, "The Giant."

Things are happening.

Tuesday, December 2