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February Sketches

 Posted by on February 28, 2015  Drawings, Lefties, Location Sketching
Feb 282015
 
February Sketches

-+*Here are some watercolor sketches done on location around San Francisco in this past month. The first was done in Union Square while Julia and I sat prior to our dinner reservation on Valentines day. It was gloriously warm and sunny, with many people out enjoying themselves, and I managed to get a scribbly sketch down, before the [..READ MORE..]

Space FLiK

 Posted by on December 5, 2014  Childhood art, Drawings, Thoughts
Dec 052014
 
Space FLiK

-+*Recently, I found a small cardboard box that contains all the artwork, and the super-8 film spool of a movie I made when I was 15/16, for my final high school HSC art exam. This celluloid masterpiece was called SPACE FLiK, and was a hopelessly crude parody of Star Wars in the style of Mad magazine (two things [..READ MORE..]

Kid Kalimari

 Posted by on November 27, 2014  Comics, Drawings, Updates
Nov 272014
 
Kid Kalimari

-+*This guy here is called KID KALIMARI, a comics character that I never did much with. He is related to another one of my characters that I have actually followed through on publishing; SEPHILINA.  He lives in the city of SAN FIASCO, and ends up becoming a pal of ROCKET & the PROFESSOR. In the back of my [..READ MORE..]

Here Be Monsters

 Posted by on October 10, 2014  Drawings, VisDev
Oct 102014
 
Here Be Monsters

-+*Here Be Monsters is a book illustrated and written by Alan Snow that inspired the animated film, The Boxtrolls. The book is a rambling grab-bag of fun ideas, seemingly every idea that Alan Snow ever had up till that point. It is a very enjoyable read, but presented a problem to adapt into a 90 minute movie. There [..READ MORE..]

Flower Car

 Posted by on September 9, 2014  Drawings, Lefties, Location Sketching
Sep 092014
 
Flower Car

-+*Last weekend Julia and I went to Flora Grubb nursery  to buy some plants. I had heard of this cool place before, but had not realised that it was over by the area where I used to work when I first came to San Francisco. It was a dodgy neighbourhood back then, when I worked for Colossal Pictures [..READ MORE..]

Popeye Magazine

 Posted by on July 10, 2014  Drawings, Illustration
Jul 102014
 
Popeye Magazine

-+*In 1988 I was living and working in Tokyo, and I had a few steady illustration gigs to supplement my other jobs, which were some English teaching when I first arrived in Japan, and then working at TOEI animation studio when I got better established.  It was a busy time. One of the magazines I did a few [..READ MORE..]

Los Troppo Drongos

 Posted by on June 15, 2014  Comics, Drawings
Jun 152014
 
Los Troppo Drongos

-+*This is the first comic I ever did, for an anthology made by the staff of the animation department of Colossal Pictures way back in 1992. Originally, my contribution was printed as a 4 page story and the end pages were added later. (I have split the pages in half here to make an 8 page story, plus [..READ MORE..]

Stern Grove

 Posted by on June 1, 2014  Drawings, Lefties, Location Sketching
Jun 012014
 
Stern Grove

-+*Not far from our flat is the park called Stern Grove, and we went there a few months ago for some sketching. I've finally finished and scanned the left-handed sketches from that day. At one end of this long narrow park is a dog paradise, full of people walking their pooches. In the middle is the band shell [..READ MORE..]