Friends

The exploits of my pals:

Phil Robinson

 Posted by on January 28, 2015  Colleagues, Friends
Jan 282015
 
Phil Robinson

-+*A beloved longtime member of the Bay Area animation community, has finally succumbed to pancreatic cancer after battling it bravely for over 3 years. Phil Robinson will be greatly missed by his loving wife Jennifer, and his many friends from around the world, me amongst them. Phil came to the Bay Area in the early 1980s but I [..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..]

Cattlestar Galactica

 Posted by on June 28, 2011  Drawings, Friends, VisDev
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, 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..]