Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Hey, guys-- Tune in TONIGHT to CARTOONS ON THE RADIO at 8:00 PM PST to hear me talk about cartoons, my animation career, and maybe pizza as part of a cartoon-centric radio show!  I hope we talk about pizza.

**UPDATE**  My interview is now up and streamable at the link above but you can go ahead and download it HERE if you're so inclined.

SPOILER:  We talked about pizza.  Controversial statements were made.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Hey, look! I drew a book!

I can finally share the news about one of my latest projects-- 
Next year will see the release of THE ULTRA VIOLETS,
written by Sophie Bell with illustrations by ME!
Published by Penguin Books for young adult readers, it tells the story
of "four spunky BFFs who accidentally end up on the wrong side of a
genetics experiment and become superheroes... THE ULTRA VIOLETS!"

It won't be released until April 2013 (This is a not-quite-final cover),
 but you can pre-order the book HERE! (...and even for your iPad or Kindle, too!)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Coming Soon: Comics Sketchbooks

Last year I was invited by the prolific Steven Heller to be a part of his upcoming book, "Comics Sketchbooks:  The Private Worlds of Today's Most Creative Talents"; Artists from around the world in the varied fields of comics, animation, illustration & more were asked to share their creative process.  It's truly an honor to be included along with so many of my artistic heroes as well as my fellow contemporaries!

Clocking in at 352 pages, and featuring 700 illustrations (450 in color), 
this one's gonna be a MONSTER of a book!  Release date is September 7
and you can pre-order it HERE!

Check out the press release for more info!


Coming soon, as well.  More on that later ;)

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

More DAN VS. Art

It wouldn't be my blog without an insanely long wait between posts, would it?  Things were so crazy, we were finishing up season 2 of DAN VS. while at the same time starting designs on season 3!  Now things are even crazier since I started work on a sooooper-secret mystery project in my evening hours that I can't share with you just yet, but hopefully this post full of art from our film noir episode will tide you over...



(Clean-up & color by the talented Camille Stancin)

The entire 1st season of DAN VS. will be available on DVD
 in late July, so PRE-ORDER IT NOW!

Friday, March 16, 2012

DAN VS. Season 2 Stuff

What?!? I'm actually posting something NEW?? CRAZY!! Yeah, I've been super busy with the 2nd season of DAN VS., but now that it's finally airing, I get to share my designs from this past year with you guys. This ain't nuthin' tho... there's SO much more crazy shit coming up this season that I can't wait to post. But you'll just have to wait for that...

Dan & Chris in their finest golf-wear, from DAN vs GOLF.

Bonus points for you if you caught the Bill Murray reference.

From DAN vs THE MONSTER UNDER THE BED, I try to get my Mignola on.

From DAN vs THE GYM, here's the robo-cized versions of the main cast

Evil Chad-Bot gets zapped with 5 Million volts. Here's a closer look at my effects design for the sequence.

What's good for Chad is good for Dan-Bot.

From DAN vs DANCING, inbred psychotic cannibals based on old dance movies...


Speaking of DAN VS., earlier this month I was nominated for an Annie Award for "Best Character Design in a Television Production" for my work on the show. What's an Annie Award? It's the animation industry's own award, kinda like a Emmy or Grammy. But for cartoon folk. I didn't win, but like the old cliché goes, it was an honor to be nominated, especially by my own people! ...plus there were free drinks.


It's official: I'll be part of the DAN VS. Panel @ the Anaheim WONDERCON on Sunday, March 18th. Join us as we give you the lowdown on how we produce the show!

2:30-3:30 Meet the Creatives Behind DAN VS.— Show creators Chris Pearson and Dan Mandel, along with Brian Sheesley (supervising producer/director), Chris Battle (lead character design) and voice talent Curtis Armstrong ("Dan"), Paget Brewster ("Elise") and Dave Foley ("Chris") talk about the genesis of this hidden gem, now in its third season on The Hub. Join them for a special sneak peak screening of an upcoming episode, followed by a Q&A. Moderated by Tom Kenny ("Spongebob") Room 213


Because you've all been so patient waiting for a new post, here's a lil' treat from my DEXTER'S/POWERPUFF/KICK BUTTOWSKI pal Chris Savino: A short promo film for something silly he's hoping to explore further-- BIGFOOT & GRAY: ON THE RUN. Go to his blog to check out more!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Q-POP Benefit Art Show!

On January 14th, I'll be part of a group show at Q-POP in Little Tokyo to benefit Thailand flood relief. Recent flooding in Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia have left thousands dead and 100's of thousands homeless or short on food. Damage has been estimated in the billions. Come down to Q-Pop for a fundraiser/art sale and hang out with friends, enjoy some music and art, and most importantly, help some people in need. Tune in Tokyo will be spinning some great tunes!! More info HERE.  

A framed 7 x 17 print of my "VooDoo Love" piece will be up for auction!
Bid on some girlie art for a good cause!

Donating artists include:
Junko Mizuno
Elizabeth Ito
Kevin Dart
Tim Biskup
Amanda Visell
Shane Glines
Craig McCracken
Lauren Faust
Anna Chambers
Billy Idol ( yes...THAT Billy Idol
Shiyoon Kim
Miles Thompson
Paul Rudish
Carey Yost
and many more...


Bonus dodo bird doodle.