ParaNorman

 Posted by on August 12, 2012  Film/TV
Aug 122012
 
ParaNorman

I have been working with the Portland Oregeon stop-motion animation studio LAIKA for a few years now, and just saw their latest offering of ParaNorman, written and directed by the very talented Chris Butler, and co-directed by Sam Fell. It is an utterly brilliant, very funny and creepy film. An animated zombie movie for kids! It is unlike any other [..read more..]

The Pier

 Posted by on July 15, 2012  Drawings, Travel
Jul 152012
 
The Pier

I recently worked in LA, helping my buddy RHODE with his personal project, brain-storming together in an intense schedule that did not leave time for much other than work. But on my last weekend in LA, Julia came to town, and we managed to squeeze in a day of sketching on the beach. While everyone else was wearing swimsuits, we [..read more..]

Capay Valley

 Posted by on June 26, 2012  Drawings, Travel
Jun 262012
 
Capay Valley

Last weekend, Julia and I went up to the CAPAY VALLEY, a picturesque farming area about 2 hours drive from San Francisco, to attend an OUTSTANDING IN THE FIELD farm-dinner. The trip made a good excuse for a weekend of drawing. Our posh dinner was set for Sunday so we planned to devote all of Saturday to exploring and sketching. [..read more..]

Emanata Comix Reader

 Posted by on June 21, 2012  Sephilina, Updates
Jun 212012
 
Emanata Comix Reader

Recently, I was contacted by GEORGE CHEN, a designer from CHURN LABS, which is a company that makes internet and mobile applications. One of their recent creations is EMANATA, an indie comix reader app for the iPad, and I am happy to say that one of my stories was in the recent launch of the app in the iTunes Store. [..read more..]

Ridley, Lost In Space.

 Posted by on June 20, 2012  Film/TV
Jun 202012
 
Ridley, Lost In Space.

PROMETHEUS, the much anticipated follow-up to the Alien franchise, directed by franchise-creator, Ridley Scott, is a feast for the eyes in 3D, but I wasn’t sure what to make of the story. Wanting answers to my nagging doubts about what appeared to be suspiciously like plot holes, bad writing and flimsy character portrayals, I went online where I found a [..read more..]

Sketch Day

 Posted by on May 14, 2012  Drawings
May 142012
 
Sketch Day

Yesterday was spent SKETCHING in the company of that incomparable urban sketcher MATT JONES, and his pals MARK STANLEIGH and JASON SPENCER-GALSWORTHY. After a very pleasant early morning walk across town, I met them all at the JAPANESE TEA GARDEN in Golden Gate Park. In my recent location sketching, I’ve attempted to record all the detail as accurately as I [..read more..]

France Sketches

 Posted by on February 6, 2012  Drawings, JourneyMan, Travel
Feb 062012
 
France Sketches

Last Weekend, Julia and I returned from a fantastic 2-week visit to France. Our first few days in Paris were a blur of activity; sight-seeing, visiting the Musée d’Orsay, and meeting with my old friends from when I worked at Disney Paris (in 1990). Then we got on one of those fancy TGV trains, and spent the next few days down [..read more..]

Revolver

 Posted by on January 12, 2012  Film/TV
Jan 122012
 
Revolver

REVOLVER (directed by Jonas Odell, Stig Bergqvist, Marti Ekstrand and Lars Ohlson) is one of my favourite animated shorts ever. I first saw this film at a festival in the early 1990s and I was mesmerized immediately. (Seeing it projected in a theatre is definitely the right way to go). “Cyclical” is the only way to describe the structure and [..read more..]

As seen on TV

 Posted by on October 31, 2011  Baker's Dozen, Drawings, Thoughts
Oct 312011
 
As seen on TV

The older I get the longer a haircut takes, despite having fewer and fewer actual hairs on my head to cut. A similar principal is in effect at a grand-master chess match: fewer game-pieces on the chessboard means longer deliberations between moves. Despite receding hair, getting a haircut now causes me no anxiety whatsoever. Ironically, I most worried about my [..read more..]

Tasty Eyeball Food

 Posted by on October 22, 2011  Reading
Oct 222011
 
Tasty Eyeball Food

I am only just now going through the incredible array of books I bought, traded or was given, at APE last month. The very next day after the show, I went to PORTLAND for two weeks, where I was given another great book by Graham Annable. SCORE! The totality of my reading stash of graphic wonders now includes the following: [..read more..]

APE this weekend!

 Posted by on September 27, 2011  Conventions, Updates
Sep 272011
 
APE this weekend!

Once again, it’s time to GO APE. My favourite San Francisco comics-show will be held this coming weekend at the CONCOURSE EXHIBITION CENTER. I will be exhibiting there, at table #108, flanked by friends on either side; John Hoffman will be at #107 (with his crew; Kris Pearn and Craig Berry) while Michael Aushenker and Javier Hernandez will be at [..read more..]

Dr Sketchy’s

 Posted by on September 18, 2011  Drawings
Sep 182011
 
Dr Sketchy's

Last night, Julia and I attended a life-drawing sketch session at San Francisco’s branch of the famous Dr Sketchy’s anti-ArtSchool, held at the 111 Minna Gallery. It was a lot of fun. My understanding is that the models are always dressed and posed to a theme and this time it was “burlesque clowns”. Three 20 minute poses and one 40 [..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 her own [..read more..]