Thursday, November 13, 2008


Last night I was hanging around the studio and did some drawing. Below is what happened. I'm handing the pencil and ink off to my friend Jeremy Polgar in return for a cool ass drawing I got from him.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Super Page!

Pen nibs I love you. You can knowingly pull poetic drawing right from my carpal lobe.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Becoming Death Ray

The Death Ray, featured in Eightball #23 by Dan Clowes, is a costume I've wanted to do for a while. It looks so easy to do, yet the pieces are specific which makes it tricky to put together. I did a few weekends of hunting and managed to luck out most of the time. One thing I learned: living in Southern California makes plain long pants and sweatshirts hard to track down.

First off here is all the pieces for the costume:

Panty Hose! American Apparel had the color I needed.

A blue V-neck sweater. I found this at Ross for a couple bucks.

A striped shirt. This piece looks yellow in the comic. This is close, but it's more on the green side. H & M came through on this one.

Blue pants. Finding long blue pants was really hard so thanks!

A red belt that I found at Ross.

Some killer superhero boots I found through

Oh yeah!

Red gloves. I found these at Ozzie Dots, an awesome costume store.

And a ray gun (thanks again Ozzie Dots), a toilet paper tube(thanks bathroom), and a funnel (knew you would have these Home Depot!)!

So the shirts, pants and boots help me to at least be halfway there. I started working on the mask.

Panty hose on head: Successful!

Not being see through: Fail!

Painful: Success!

So to get the mask to work I had to get two layers of hose on my head. That helped out enough. Then I had to figure out the eyes.

I tried making a light charcoal outline while looking in the mirror. Pretty hard to do. After that I took the mask off and used white acrylic paint and a sharpie.

Eh not quite working. Kind of rushed it too.

Sticky eyes maybe?

Death Raytarded.

Later on when I wore the costume to work my friend Jackie traced the eyes on lightly with pen. Then I was a little more careful with the white acrylic and sharpie approach. It worked out fine.

I was thinking red kitchen gloves had to exist but I found nothing. I was facing having to spray paint some yellow ones red.

I had a feeling the gloves would chip and shed red paint all day. That would be lame. Luckily I found those red gloves at Ozzie Dots and they did just fine. If anyone needs household gloves I have some in my closet now if you want them.

The gun, as you saw, involved 3 parts. I did a little modification to the gun by taking off the nozzle. This made it easier for the funnel to fit insde.

Then I cut the cardboard tube down a little less than half. The little glue rings made it easy to track and keep the cut even. Then I fused them all together with hot glue.

I used yellow glossy spray paint and soon had my very own Death Ray! POP!

Finally pulled off the Death Ray costume! Here is a group shot of some Titmouse staff dressed up for Halloween.

I hope to be getting more pictures of my costume from friends and I'll post them up here.

If you haven't read Eightball #23 you should it's an awesome story. I also read that Jack Black's production company, Black and White Productions, has a movie in the works. So there is probably a Hollywood warehouse that, this whole time, had everything I needed.

Hope you all had a Happy Halloween!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Launching Fatties

Developing new ways of launching fatties into space. Paint and lines below.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

A Few Things from My School Days

Here are 2 animations I did before I left college in 2006. One is 2D, all hand drawn and inked then scanned and completed in Toon Boom. The other is a 3D piece and I was also experimenting with match moving. That made it possible to put my 3D guys into live action footage I shot.

Prepare to have your brain exploded into deli meat...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

A Late Nite New One

I stayed at work late, could have left a little early but wanted to draw something. Here's what happened. It's midnight I'm outta here.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Monkey Gone To Heaven

Rockband is releasing the entire Pixies' Doolittle album today. In anticipation for it I got on a giant Pixies listening kick. Then I made this lil' guy.

Slice up some eyeballs and I'll see you later.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Monster Dahmer

I just drew a guy and for some reason it looks like Jeffery Dahmer. So in comes a monster that is probably about to meet his cannibalistic doom. All fear Dahmer.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

W.H. McGonagall

William H. McGonagall, a creepy looking guy.
He'd stand and wait on sunny days and watch the girls walk by.

He never did no wrong to them, he'd keep a distance, shy.
With their noses in the air, the girls passed quickly by.

Afraid of his messed up eye and pants too high,
They'd scurry, point A to B.

William H. McGonagall. Scary little dweeb.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Field Trip Day

The cartoon below was created for 5 Second Animation Day at Titmouse. I teamed up with Jeremy Polgar and Junpei Takayama. We got to stay up late.

Here are some screen grabs as well!

Yes the kids on the boat are peeing.

Listen close to the song to hear the one kid misbehaving.