Sunday, November 27, 2005

The Anime Adventures of BILLY & MANDY

I recently did some freelance for THE GRIM ADVENTURES OF BILLY & MANDY, where I had to design anime versions of Billy and Mandy, who normally look like this:

I'm mainly a cartoony guy, not an action guy, but I guess I faked it reasonably well:

You can expect alot of swish pan BGs in this sequence, where they're fighting ninjas or something.

The monkey is supposed to be like Chim-Chim from the old SPEED RACER cartoons.

...this is how Grim turned out.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

From the cutting room floor

This Librarian I designed for DEXTER'S LAB wound up getting her scene cut. I always liked this sketch, so now she can live on in cyber-space.

Saturday, November 19, 2005


Amid Amidi and his animation super-site Cartoon Brew currently feature a nice little blurb about some of us Cartoon Network alumni and our blogs (Including one of my cartoon pals Don Shank). Check out the posting here (Scroll down to the 3rd posting)

Not familiar with Cartoon Brew? You owe it to yourself to check it out on a daily basis; Lots of news about what's going on in animation around the world, plus Amid's always promoting all the amazing artists out there, so you might discover a new favorite. (Be sure to also check out Amid's blog Cartoon Modern, showcasing amazing mid-century animation design. ...and you know us Cartoon Network kids love us some UPA!)

Thanks for the mention, Amid!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Dexter Puffs

Okay, time for some more stuff from DEXTER'S LAB and POWERPUFF GIRLS: (Easily among my favorite shows that I've worked on)

Sunday, November 13, 2005


Want to see some really cool art by some true cartoon superstars? Then head out to M MODERN GALLERY
in Palm Springs this upcoming weekend of November 19 to check out GALAXIE, a new art show featuring paintings by Chris Reccardi and Lynne Naylor.

For those of you that don't know them, this husband and wife team are responsible for alot of the coolness found in many of your favorite cartoons! (REN & STIMPY, DEXTER'S LABORATORY, POWERPUFF GIRLS, SAMURAI JACK, and currently SUPER MONKEY ROBOT TEAM HYPERFORCE GO!) Their paintings must be seen to be believed. Take a trip out there and check it out; You won't be disappointed!

Click on the link in the text above for the gallery site. Check out Chris and Lynne's sites in the links section on your right.

Friday, November 11, 2005

So far, so good...

Looks like things are off to a good start, despite some snafus trying to post this afternoon. Thanks to everyone for the warm wishes; I hope to keep posting enough stuff to keep everyone coming back often!

Most of you know me, but for those that don't, from the 1st post, you can see that among other things, I've worked on animated TV shows such as DEXTER'S LABORATORY, THE POWERPUFF GIRLS, & SAMURAI JACK for Cartoon Network. It was an amazing run of great shows that I was privileged to be a part of. I got to work with a bunch of truly amazing artists, some of which have cool websites you can check out by clicking on the links section!

Just to switch things up, tho, I thought I'd post some work I did for Kids' WB's XIAOLIN SHOWDOWN . Since the characters were always getting into adventures around the world, we got to draw alot of fun stuff...

It's fun doing research for these kinds of characters...

...obviously me doing a little Mike Mignola riff...

Thursday, November 10, 2005

It's about damn time!

Hey everyone; Welcome to my shiny new blog. After going through years of people asking me "Where's your website?" and then watching nearly every one of my pals start up blogs this year, I decided to jump on board and get my stuff up on the web, too.

Most of what you'll see here is from my work as a character designer in the animation biz, but maybe (just maybe) I'll actually find some time to post some personal artwork, too.

Thanks for stopping by!