Friends

The exploits of my pals:

The Bullet Train

 Posted by on January 13, 2015  Drawings, Friends, JourneyMan, Travel
Jan 132015
 
The Bullet Train

In late 1996 I was in a mood to travel. There was an impasse in my life and, as with similar confusing junctions before and since, I hit the road, spending Christmas in Britain with friends, planning to head to Paris in the New Year, by way of the train through the CHUNNEL. Nobody was riding the EUROSTAR [..READ MORE..]

Yerba Buena

 Posted by on February 28, 2014  Artists, Drawings, Friends, Lefties
Feb 282014
 
Yerba Buena

Last weekend was a good one for drawing; both doing it ourselves and appreciating drawings done by others. Firstly, on Saturday, Julia and I went to Yerba Buena Gardens to draw: I ‘ve sketched here before (a study of the church you see here) but this time I tried an overview. The angle I chose was from the terrace, [..READ MORE..]

Deane Taylor’s BLOG

 Posted by on August 28, 2012  Artists, Friends
Aug 282012
 
Deane Taylor's BLOG

In an earlier post, I lamented that many artists who inspired me when I entered the animation business have no web presence. I am happy to say that now, the mighty DEANE TAYLOR has a BLOG, and is posting insanely cool doodles every other day. It is hard to overstate what an incredible inspiration Deane was to me [..READ MORE..]

NUN with 2 GUNS

 Posted by on September 15, 2011  Drawings, Friends, Pin Ups
Sep 152011
 
NUN with 2 GUNS

Here’s a Pin-up I just finished last night for John Hoffman‘s NUN WITH TWO GUNS comic book, which is the culmination of several years of doodling on his part. A while back, John co-created this character with his buddy Warwick J Caldwell, and now, after a few years of random drawings by both of them, she finally has [..READ MORE..]

Jun 282011
 
Cattlestar Galactica

Many years ago my friend GORDON CLARK hatched an animated project about a bio-dome of cattle lost in outer space. It was called CATTLESTAR GALACTICA. While the Sci-fi set-up is a cross between “LOST IN SPACE”, “SILENT RUNNING” and “SPACE 1999″, this story would have been largely a musical, with the bufoonish space cowboy singing lots of goofy [..READ MORE..]

CAT FORCE!

 Posted by on June 23, 2011  Friends
Jun 232011
 
CAT FORCE!

I am the proud owner of this kooky drawing by an equally whacky pal; that weird and wonderful cosmic clown known in this dimension as mister MIKE MURNANE:

Coming To America

 Posted by on June 4, 2011  Drawings, Friends, JourneyMan, VisDev
Jun 042011
 
Coming To America

I recently found the drawing that got me my first job here in the USA. These rough character designs of Marty McFly & Doc Brown ultimately landed me an art director job at Colossal Pictures; my favourite company of the many I have worked at. When I faxed this from France 20 years ago, I was working for [..READ MORE..]

FRIEND!

 Posted by on April 24, 2011  Colleagues, Drawings, Friends, Pin Ups
Apr 242011
 
FRIEND!

Here’s a BIRTHDAY (21st of April!) CARD for Mr Derek Thompson, honoring the fellow who introduced us many years ago; good old FRANKENSTEIN’s monster. It seems appropriate that my friendship with DEREKMONSTER should have begun on a MONSTER MOVIE. Though that project was never finished, I made many great friends on that crew, Derek being one of them. [..READ MORE..]

Me and Mr, MISTER JONES

 Posted by on April 20, 2011  Colleagues, Friends
Apr 202011
 
Me and Mr, MISTER JONES

This charming gouache painting was just given to me by my pal MATT JONES. It may be a GOODBYE present for my departing the story crew we both worked on together, or perhaps it is a SORRY present, to make amends for the incredibly funny good-bye CARD he also did, depicting me in the depths of tawdriness, which [..READ MORE..]

Anonymous Hug

 Posted by on March 23, 2011  Artists, Friends
Mar 232011
 
Anonymous Hug

Always awesome artist PATRICK AWA has just busted out yet another wonderful piece and this one was done specifically to raise money for the QUAKE in Japan. It is called “ANONYMOUS HUG” In his own words: “In the aftermath of the ongoing tragedy in Japan, I was so anxious that I had a hard time focusing on painting. [..READ MORE..]