Friday, January 13, 2017

2017!!!! THE YEAR OF: 13 STORIES THAT YOU SHOULD NOT READ TO YOUR CHILDREN

Happy New Year and with that comes a new challenge.

I've really wanted to concentrate on my own writing for a while now.  I've always been working on scripts, pitches, outlines throughout my years in animation, but this year, I really want to make writing original content a priority.

So, to that end, I've started a public Facebook page where on the 13th of every month (-plus one extra story posted on Halloween) I will post an original short story with accompanying sketch.  The stories are weird, dark, sad, twisted,  gruesome, all the things that I like.  Think, Edward Gorey, meets Tim Burton, meets me.

It's a good way to keep myself accountable to my own creative writing goals.  Other bigger writing projects are in the works, but I thought this might be a kind of writing sketchbook.  The stories are written in about a day, so I'm not giving myself too much time to fret over them, just going with my first initial instincts and putting them out into the world.

I hope it will be fun and inspiring and entertaining.

Would love any and everyone to follow along on the journey.

I'll still be posting tons of boards from my animation work too.  I've got to catch up with postings from Angry Birds, Pets and Sing! before Despicable Me 3 hits, otherwise I'll never get everything up and out.

Here's the link to, THE GLASS GIRL on my Facebook page for my 13 stories.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=257731987972960&id=255154184897407






Monday, November 21, 2016

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS: A FAR SIDE LOOK AT CHARACTERS

Since Pets will be available on video/download soon, thought I'd post some more stuff.

We had been asked at one point to do little, Far Side-style character moments/beats exploring attitudes and interactions.

Here's a little batch of moments I worked up.

















THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE: ACT 3- PART 3...THE BIRTH OF THE BLUES!


So, here's the final part of Red and Leonards battle for the last egg.  The manic absurdity of the film and the world was just so much fun to play in.  Seeing and being inspired by all the beautiful visual development on the film was a treat.  
Here in the dynamite laced bowels of the castle, Leonards own greed will be his undoing.  If only he'd have let that egg go, he might have saved his precious castle.  Of course, the little Blue Triplets had a little something to do with his defeat upon their hatching.