Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Highlights for Kids

These are for Highlights, a children's magazine. I've done several pieces for them and have enjoyed the experience. You may imagine where the text went on both of the pieces.

Highlights, June 2007
Accompanying a poem about the zoo and its multifaceted inhabitants.

Highlights, May 2007
Accompanying a poem about birthdays and waking up on your birthday. Which was always very fun.

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I'm thinking it would be alright to post these since they've already had their print run. I'm sure I'll find out if it's not.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Hopefully you'll be able to see the drawing progress. Blasted YouTube watermark.

Also, I hope at some point, to have an external camera I can stick up and aim at my desk.

No more of this angling the board toward my computer non-sense.

A wall gone AWOL

We are missing a wall in our house. And we could not be more pleased.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Announcing a finished production I am pleased to have been involved with.

His name is Cody Webster and he is awesome.

Click below to visit the site and watch the 60 second animation of Cody Webster in action.


And you'll likely notice some differences when you watch the story reel:

Semi-animated, quasi-animatic-like storyboards dropped in iMovie with a few effects.
And some appropriate music, again, apologies to Michael Giachinno.

Click above to view the rough storyboard animatic.

Friday, June 15, 2007


Illustration Friday: "Rejection"

I worked for about 5 years (from sometime in highschool, on into college) for a small publishing company doing illustrations for textbooks. Several of the pieces I did during my stint as an inexperienced in-house illustrator were rejected.

Some were rejected because they said I was making fun of X, Y, or Z. Other's because the ones requesting the illustration didn't understand what they were actually asking for, so when the idea was illustrated, they were aghast. And some were rejected because I put hair on the dog.

I remember I had to do this one over and removed the wig from the little Juliet dog. I'm can't remember what the final print version looked like.

All I remember is I liked the curls on the girl and that's the version I kept for myself.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

The Factory:

Not exactly the greatest work environment but you make the best of it.

Monday, June 04, 2007


We (Erin and I) with friends at North Myrtle beach this past weekend. Shrimp and sunburns!

North Myrtle, the day it wasn't raining.

This is a very telling photograph; Justin is as he appears-- a strange mix of Lawrence of Arabia and the T1000 from Terminator 2.

Erin is trying to climb on my back in the pool. It is not working. And it is funny.

Crafting the finest sandcastle/monster the world has known.


We also went down to the beach some time past midnight during a storm.

Rain lashed our faces and wind whipped the ocean. There was no horizon like earlier, somehow the sky and the ocean had merged into a singluar wall. Black waves rolled in and hammered the beach.

Out of the rain and darkness a pure white volleyball came tumbling past my foot.

I brought it home.