Thursday, September 27, 2007

Operation: S.T.A.T.I.C. Pt.2

This is my finished cover for DC Comics' Cartoon Network Action Pack, inked by the one and only Iguana.And here's the final pencilled pages 5-8...

Monday, September 24, 2007

My Band

Yesterday, my cousin commented on how many people in animation claim to play a musical instrument or are in some band or another. I laughed and told her not me...but that's a big lie.
Over ten years ago, I was the lead singer in a band called The Sexual Chocolates. We were pretty good (Cee-Lo had nothin' on me) and played gigs around NYC. Unfortunatly, I blew out my voice just as we were about to recorded our first album and we broke up soon after. That's when I started a new career in animation.
I'll never sing again, but I don't miss my time in music; I get just as much joy being unemployed or drawing pictures for very little pay. But sometimes I think back to those days and remember what a gift my voice would have been to the world...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Louis Darling

Anyone who grew up in the 70's probably knows about the books of Beverly Cleary, especially stuff like Ramona The Pest and Runaway Ralph. But the thing I loved and still love about those books was the art of Louis Darling. While trying to do a bit web reserch on the guy, I was amazed at how little information I could find. I'd consider him a big influence as far as my artwork goes.
His stuff always had a sense of movement and fun.
I was always impressed by how simple yet detailed his art was.
And his expressions could not be beat.

It's sad that publishers are replacing Darling's artwork with new "modern" art to keep the book up to date. They're missing the point. The thing I loved about the books were their sense of nostagia. Even as a kid reading them in the 1970's, I knew they where about a time and a place long gone. But I didn't mind, and I doubt kids today would either.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007