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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..]







The Boxtrolls

 Posted by on September 26, 2014  Film/TV, Pencil-Jockey, Reviews
Sep 262014
 
The Boxtrolls

I've admired the films of Laika for years, and now I'm pleased to say that I've been involved in one; THE BOXTROLLS. From 2008-2012 I worked on this film, and to make this an extra special experience for me, it was directed by my dear friend of many years, Tony Stacchi, and Graham Annabel, a new friend made [..READ MORE..]







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 [..READ MORE..]







Rise of the LAIKANS

 Posted by on May 24, 2009  Artists, Colleagues, Websites
May 242009
 
Rise of the LAIKANS

Working at LAIKA Studios in Beautiful Portland has allowed me to meet some wonderful artists. None of whom I had met before, but some who's work I was already familiar with. VERA BROSGOL is incapable of doing an un-appealing drawing. Beautiful storyboard drawings simply SQUIRT from her fingertips (personally, I have to GRUNT mine out). Not only a [..READ MORE..]







Barbara Gordon

 Posted by on April 11, 2009  Doodling, Pin ups
Apr 112009
 
Barbara Gordon

I came in to work today (Easter Saturday) to catch up… but I wasn't feeling very well… and nothing meaningful got done by day's end. So, to cheer myself up, I played around with this Batgirl doodle for a little while. Drawn in pencil and smudge-stick, followed by a quick hue/saturation adjustment in Photoshop. Now I am going [..READ MORE..]







Coraline

 Posted by on January 14, 2009  Film/TV, Reviews
Jan 142009
 
Coraline

I have been working here in Portland, off and on for the past few months, and on Monday evening I was lucky enough to attend an early screening of the forthcoming new film from LAIKA studios; Henry Selick's CORALINE, which is a retelling of the book by Neil Gaiman. I had nothing whatsoever to do with the production [..READ MORE..]