Derek Thompson

A coworker at ILM, Maverix Studios and Pixar, and a friend since I first met him.

Happy CHRISTMAS 2014!

 Posted by on December 25, 2014  Updates, Work
Dec 252014
 
Happy CHRISTMAS 2014!

Happy Christmas to you all (please insert whatever holiday you prefer, religious, or secular) and I hope you gather with your loved ones today. Speaking of good company; two years ago, before I got sick, I was surrounded by dear friends as we worked together on a TV Christmas special; “The Toy Story that Time forgot.” It’s most [..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..]







Rocket Rabbit Collection

 Posted by on February 27, 2011  Comics, Conventions
Feb 272011
 
Rocket Rabbit Collection

For the EMERALD CITY convention in Seattle this week, I have a “new” book to sell; a 56 page collection of all the Rocket Rabbit stories that I’ve published so far. KENESS has really come through with yet another fantastic print job. At 8.25×10.5 inches, this format is much bigger than any of the earlier Rocket Rabbit books [..READ MORE..]







Ape 2010: Table #108

 Posted by on October 14, 2010  Conventions
Oct 142010
 
Ape 2010: Table #108

I just bought some portable lightweight stands to hang my CONVENTION BANNERS from. It was a bit of an intelligence test trying to figure out how they work but I prevailed and will use them for the first time at the Alternative Press Expo (APE) this weekend. Mostly these book-shows and conventions provide a backboard behind the exhibitor [..READ MORE..]







Heavy Traffic

 Posted by on March 10, 2010  Conventions, Travel
Mar 102010
 
Heavy Traffic

I have exhibited at a few Comic Conventions in the past decade but most have been in San Francisco, where I live, and all have been in California. When exhibiting out of town (so far, only at COMIC CON) there has always been a VAN to load my stuff into (driven by Rhode). But this weekend, for the [..READ MORE..]







the Emerald City

 Posted by on April 8, 2009  Conventions, Travel
Apr 082009
 
the Emerald City

Last weekend I flew from Portland to Seattle for the Emerald City Comic Con. It was the first time since around 2002 that I have gone to a comic Convention as an attendee rather than an exhibitor and I had a lovely time. The inspiration for the trip was to see my pals Ted and Derek, (exhibiting at [..READ MORE..]







DerekMonster

 Posted by on May 29, 2008  Artists, Friends
May 292008
 
DerekMonster

Derek Thompson’s website is called DerekMonster because of his love of drawing monsters but the moniker also fits the man himself, because he is an ART MONSTER. Derek will share his hyperactive and hyper-talented style of magic in his forthcoming lecture in the Gnomon Workshop series of DVDs, where artists from the film, comics and illustration industries each [..READ MORE..]







Maverix Auction #6

 Posted by on October 2, 2007  Friends, Updates
Oct 022007
 
Maverix Auction #6

One of my favourite things to do over the past few years has been to participate in the MAVERIX STUDIOS ART AUCTIONS. They have all been held to raise money for worthy causes, and the satisfaction in being part of one is many-fold. First of all, they are a fantastic prompt to make some original artwork that has [..READ MORE..]







My Comic-Con Shopping list

 Posted by on July 10, 2006  Friends, Reading
Jul 102006
 
My Comic-Con Shopping list

Normally at this time of year, leading up to Comic Con, I would be powering up my personal Hype Machine and trying to whet your appetites for one of my own books. This time however I haven’t cooked anything new (or rather, it is still baking) but you don’t need to go hungry as I have some recommendations [..READ MORE..]







More foreign movies

 Posted by on February 26, 2006  Film/TV, Reviews, Thoughts
Feb 262006
 
More foreign movies

Many films that have recently inspired me (and my friends) have been from abroad (and not just old ones). A few are from countries whose film industries I was previously unaware of. Here are some (both sublime and ridiculous) that may be worth your time… NIGHT WATCH is a Russian movie just being released in American theatres (just [..READ MORE..]