Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Who what? What?

I don't know where I've been. So here's a bunch of stuff for the random surfer that accidentally finds my page in an ill fated internet search. A bunch of old designs for pitches and comic books ... Oh, and a Knuckles McGee podcast will soon be on its way! If you haven't heard of Knuckles McGee, click the link to the right and find out more. He's awesome. Really. Saved my life once.




Saturday, September 29, 2007

Knuckles Goes to WeHo!


This Sunday is the West Hollywood Book Fair in (you guessed it) West Hollywood. Joe and I will be sitting there all day selling our comic book, sketchbook, shirts, and whatever else I couldn't get rid of at my yard sale. Friends Llyn Hunter and Ira Sherak will also be there in the "Comics Scene" tables. So if you're reading this, and it's Sunday, you should get out for a breath of fresh air, take a walk, buy a book.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

mythtastic!








Here's one of my pieces from the LA Myth show from last weekend. In my subtle bid to make work harder for myself, I did a five-parter piece called "The Day Angel's Trolley Took Flight." It's a nod to the Angel's Flight train in downtown LA (apparently the shortest railway in the US) and the Hollywood western. Soon, I'll have a Flickr page up with photos of the event: there were cameras suspended about the gallery that anyone could go and take a picture. So I'll post a link to them here, and there'll also be a link on the myspace page for the show.

Oh, and soon our comic book and associated merch will be avialable on line! I was having weird computer problems getting it all to work, but it should be available soon! Check out Knuckle's Blog to see it grow in glory!!!

Monday, August 06, 2007

LA Myth Show this Saturday!




Here's a little detail of my tiki themed painting for this upcoming kickass show (excuse the bad photography, lighting, and color). I hear there's free booze, so I might even be there. If all the rumors are true, and I think they are, the list of people is actually twice as long as what's listed here on the flyer. Awesome!!!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Sketch book


This is a page of mine from the sketchbook we had at comic con. I still feel like I'm recovering ...
Oh, and the LA myth show is coming up! August 11 at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood on Sunset! In my next post, I'll give you some more info, and maybe a teaser ... oh boy!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Comic Con do it!


You get it? Comic "Conduit," like it's means for us to launch ourselves into the public! Nice! Hey, come visit Joe Olivares, James Burks and ME at booth O8. That's Oh-eight. All I know is it's in the Small Press area. We'll have our new Knuckles Mcgee comic for sale (including a limited edition bound-and-colored version with art of!), along with a sketchbook, shirts, plushes, buttons, maybe a poster or two, and some drawings, if you ask us real nice like. Looking forward to it! Just don't look forward to any more posts here until after it!! Thanx!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

History in a Flash, pt. 2

While at WB working on Mucha Lucha, I was priveledged enough to meet the talented crew and find out more about the process of Flash for TV animation. As Mucha was ending, many in the crew were moving over to Disney. I tested for a background design spot and was lucky enough to get it. Check out the awesome crew over there!






What isn't listed on the IMDB page was that Roman Laney supervised the bg department, and Katrien Verbiest was the core. Dave Wasson directed and gave us a lot of creative control which helped us spread our design wings. With a little outside help, we designed, inked, and painted backgrounds and props for a whole season. Pretty impressive. Roman, always the innovator, incorporated a lot of texture into the designs, which hadn't really been done with Flash based design before. By simply "sponging" in symbolized vector textures, or, later, by adding a Photoshop layer of paint, a painterly sense of depth came out of the cartoony colored shots. A lot of fun, and a lot of work.

Friday, June 08, 2007

History in a Flash, pt. 1

I was just thinking back the other day about my career in animation. Not to long ago, I was totally anti technology, and refused to get a computer. I wanted to fight the good fight, stay traditional. And then I realized I needed to eat. So I taught myself some Flash, and with the help of some good friends, jumpstarted my animation career again. Here I present to you a random sampling of design work done in vector based programs. I'm posting it because I'm astounded by the range of style you can accomplish using Flash and Adobe Illustrator. This simple web program has become a hub of animation, and for better or worse, it's the tool of my trade.


Here's some design I did for WB's online series of shorts called "Cartoon Monsoon." This was my first design job using and drawing directly into Flash. Considering it was a quantity with quality job (aren't they all?), the results were pretty good. Animation was done in house by Six Point Harness and the series was produced by Aaron Simpson. They both were awesome to work with, and gave me all the freedom to design how I wanted, a luxury and a learning experience that I'll never see again! From there I went to a little show called The Buzz on Maggie ...

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Princess Assassin


She's an impowered female from royal lineage beating up on a bunch of monsters whom are minding their own businesses.

Friday, May 11, 2007

WarmUps


Finally, a true warm up. Having to slog accross the valley everyday to work, I usually get a lot of ideas from the people I see in cars around me or walking on the street.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Spidey times


Before I went to the midnight show, I was all excited and drew some Spiderman action.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Kat Koncepts


Kat designs for a pitch. She's saucy. And as soon as Joe posts his, I'll link to it!
UPDATE!!! Joe answered the call on his BLOG

Thursday, April 26, 2007

My Big Hand


This is a concept for a character in one of our storylines for our pitch. I thought I'd balance all the cuteness from my last post with some wierdness in this one. I'll try to post something really weird next time. This guy is the infamous Big Hand. He's a Sasquish, roaming the wild, leaving nothing but mysterious handprints and blury images on film.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

My softer, plushier side


So here's my attempt at making something soft and fluffy for someone special. I remember my mom teaching me how to sew pillows as a craft when I was growing up, but this ended up being no pillow I ever sewed. My clumsy hands took one whole weekend trying to put this together, and finally I had to have my sister sew a few legs by machine. The yarn face, done ala Anna Chambers style, permanently dented my fingers forcing it through the pleather material I used. In all, the thing is like 14 inches tall, and soft like a furry, short-haired baby's bottem.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

The Hard Knock Life


This is the city of Appleton. It was for a pitch that will soon be debuting as a comic book. And speaking of comics, I'll be sharing a booth at Comic Con with James Burks and Joe Olivares. Excited and nervous about it all at the same time. It'll be interesting to be on the other side for a change, but I'll be in good company!

Friday, March 30, 2007

Another warm up ...


Ok, I lied again. Not a warm up, but stuff I do in between shots when my mind wanders. There's something fishy going on around here, and this inspired me ... perhaps I'll show what later.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

My Warm-Up sketches


... and the whole thing only took me 2 minutes to do! Ok, not really, but I'm so enamored by everyone else who does these things super quick. And that whole drawing with a lasso thing is pretty darn sweet.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The Virgin Show


Here's the prints I'm selling from the art I did for The Virgin Show. The Virgin Show is finally up on our MySpace page so I'd go check it out if I were you. If not, you could always go to the slide show at Slide.com to view the pix. 92 paintings of artsy goodness. Anyways, if you want to buy a print (17 x 22), they're $15. All the paintings are sold, so this is the only way to get a hold of these babies!

Saturday, March 03, 2007

pixelatedness


Ok, tonight I give you a two-fer. These are working images of stuff that's going to navigate you through my new website. I'm really into pixel art right now, and there's so many people making such cool stuff with it. I'm gonna have to break out my Atari 2600 again ... My good friend John Woo will be setting me up, and with our two brains, should be able to make a website I'm not embarassed of. If you want to see the embarassment, go to www.chuckleheadproductions.com. I haven't updated in a number of YEARS, but that's all about to change.
And check out the premier of El Tigre! I was fortunate enough to freelance some BG work on it. The show's gonna rock!

smack down!


This for a project that I'm working on with creative genius Joe Olivares. I'm going to revise this shot, but thought I'd put it into the electronic ether for all to see!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Go Go Wubbzy!


Someone said I hadn't updated my blog since November. November! That recent ago? So, I've given into peer pressure, and here's another post. Because the powers that be are arguing over the fate of Wow!Wow!Wubbzy, here's a tantalizing morsel of some of the many ways one can get around in Wuzzelburg. We had some great board artists on the show, every design was truely a collaboration. And make sure to write your Senators to petition for a Wubbzy pickup!