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Here Be Monsters

 Posted by on October 10, 2014  Drawings, VisDev  Tagged with: , ,
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 was so [READ MORE…]

The Boxtrolls

 Posted by on September 26, 2014  Film/TV, Reviews, Work  Tagged with: , ,
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 during this [READ MORE…]

ParaNorman

 Posted by on August 12, 2012  Film/TV  Tagged with:
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…]

Rise of the LAIKANS

 Posted by on May 24, 2009  Artists, Colleagues, Websites  Tagged with:
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 bad-ass storyboarder, [READ MORE…]

Barbara Gordon

 Posted by on April 11, 2009  Doodling, Pin ups  Tagged with: ,
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 to get [READ MORE…]

Coraline

 Posted by on January 14, 2009  Film/TV, Reviews  Tagged with:
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 of the [READ MORE…]