Artists and artwork that I like:

Aug 052016
Pear Cider & Cigarettes

I’ve worked in many studios, but will always have a special fondness for MAVERIX STUDIOS, the place where I first created my own ideas, rather than merely being a cog in someone else’s machine. All other members of the Maverix collective explored their own creative visions too and it was constantly chaotic, nutty & fun, as such stimulating places often are. Studio founder Robert Valley [..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..]

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..]

Maker Faire 2010

 Posted by on May 25, 2010  Artists, Updates
May 252010
Maker Faire 2010

Last weekend was jam-packed with fun-ness, including a trip to the fabulous MAKER FAIRE. I may have found my new favourite arts festival. It is a tasty blend of Comic Con, Burning Man, a crafts fair and ROBOT WARS all rolled into one. If (like me) you are intrigued by the creativity at Burning Man but would gladly [..READ MORE..]

Creative Cronies

 Posted by on March 3, 2010  Artists, Friends
Mar 032010
Creative Cronies

I have been busy lately, but creative output on my personal projects has been slow… Which sounds like a good excuse to post about interesting things my friends have been doing. Sanjay Patel has completed a new book, called RAMAYANA: DIVINE LOOPHOLE, this time published by CHRONICLE BOOKS. It is another of his explorations of, and introductions to, [..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..]

Gordon Clark online

 Posted by on March 26, 2009  Artists, Friends, Websites
Mar 262009
Gordon Clark online

Gordon Clark is a long-time friend and co-worker; we were colleagues at both Colossal Pictures and at Wild Brain. Like me, Gordon is a bad-movie aficionado. He is no less than the founder of GOMER NIGHT (where like-minded nerds rent crappy movies and make fun of them whilst enjoying them). I am pleased to announce that Gordon finally [..READ MORE..]

Pisstake Platoon

 Posted by on February 25, 2009  Artists, Websites
Feb 252009
Pisstake Platoon

Earlier I mentioned Arthur Filloy‘s Airplane drawing blog, Drawn Patrol. He now has another blog called PISSTAKE PLATOON which likewise showcases old drawings done at work, though this time the focus is not on planes, but general silliness; Caricatures, in jokes and other drawings done to amuse each-other while we all worked on mind-numbingly terrible Saturday morning cartoons. [..READ MORE..]