Thursday, August 31, 2006

Dare me to punch a dolphin?

No, no...I would never punch a dolphin. Hugging one sounds more appealing. This Sunday morning, I'll be on my merry way (albeit one helluva a plane ride) to the gorgeousness of Hawaii for a good ole vacation/family get-together. Apparently, we've got days of snorkeling, volcano hiking, and even kayaking in front of us! Wow!

Thank a pandas foot I'll have my DS Lite (with newly purchased Starfox Command! Rad!) and iPod (and sketchpad...that's a given) with me on the 7,232 hour plane ride there. Couldn't imagine how boring it would be without it. I'll probably also bring a jug of milk with me on the plane...just to keep things interesting.

I'll post pictures for when I get back. Well, the cool ones at least.

Monday, August 28, 2006

The Aqua Rangers DVD on sale! Buy one FOR GREAT JUSTICE!!!

My good friend, Nicholaus Gibbons III, has his critically acclaimed DVD, The Aqua Rangers, on sale!!! Seeing it myself, I can tell you it's one of the damn funniest independant series I've ever seen. What kind of friend would I be if I didn't help him promote the series on my ?

You can see the trailer and other really cool posters here!

The JCB in all of it's awesomeness!

This video (and song, of course) never get old!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Wally Wood's 22 panels that ALWAYS work

Gotta love I love it just as much as I love making silly little comics about my friends and zombies. So this awesome gem comes from a comic artist who decided to lay out the most essential storytelling panels for his assistants. I've been reading comics for as long as I can remember and it's a huge help to break the panels down and analyze them. This link originated at Joel Johnsons site....thank you so much Joel Johnson (and co.)!

[Ivan Brunetti’s 22 Panels That Always Work… Sometimes. Hilarious!]

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Favorite Nintendo DS game? I need your help!

Assuming they will even ALLOW me to bring my DS lite onto the plane, I'd like to brush up on my gaming on the vacation I'm going to be taking soon. I know some of you folks are hardcore gamers and I'd love to hear what your favorite Nintendo DS game is (and why, of course). I'm looking to get Star Fox Command DS when it comes out at the end of this month...based on what you folks have seen of it so far, would you get it?

So far, I'm going to bring WarioWare Touched! and MarioKart DS (and Super Mario 3 Advance if Nick Gibbons finishes it before my trip). WarioWare and MarioKart are both SO badass by the way!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Bye, I was Paul.

It finally happened. As of a couple of days ago, my alma mater, DNA Productions, has laid off the majority of it's staff. The lone riders at the studio right now are the very D and A's themselves, John Davis and Keith Alcorn. It's a shame this had to happen...everyone I've worked with at DNA had to be some of the most level-headed, egoless people in the industry. Best of luck to those who found jobs (post layoffs) and to those looking for them.

If by chance, some ex-DNA'ers (and loyal texans) want to build a studio and relocate it to Austin...keep in touch with me. :D

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

21st Century Animation Desk

I've never worked on a 2D project but this setup is really interesting. On the Samurai Jack Season 2 DVD, Gendy Tartovksy has similar tables at his studio. While you're ogling over this guys super-sweet new desk, check out the rest of the site. You may find some gems among the pages!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The cool art of Kim Gilbert!

The gal-pal, Kim Gilbert, of a fellow Blue Sky animator, Rylan Davies, has finished another painting that I plan to deck my apartment walls with. She doesn't have a website yet but here are a couple of her paintings...great work.

Forest Demons

Latest Untitled

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

So I went for a walk in Central Park...

and nothing really eventful happened. The end. Wait a sec...yeah I took some pictures by the water of some buildings and that great blue thing in the sky. It was a nice Sunday in the park. If you ever use that phrase, tell people I said it....because I'm going to try to copyright it next week.

Monday, August 07, 2006

I'm in a commercial about farts!

The young and handsome Nick Gibbons made a commercial a while back that I was lucky enough to be apart of. It's been on Fuse for some time now and now it's on I'm the jerk in the blue shirt being all awesome in the elevator.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Taladegga Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby audience review!

Overall, I gave this audience an A-.

For a White Plains theatre, that's pretty darn impressive. Everyone was REALLY entertained with the movie and if it weren't for ONE person's phone...I would have given this audience an A+. By the way, go see this's gotta be the funniest movie I've seen in a LONG time.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Darkplace - A show you hate to miss but you've probably missed!

Nick Gibbons found this gem of a show on YouTube and ,man, is it damn funny! It's 24 minutes long but every minute is worth it. One of the best parts is 8 minutes into the'll know it when you see it.

Ant Bully Audience Review!

Overall, I gave the audience a B.

The only exception to going to a kids film is (suprise) the kids. These kids weren't that bad except for this one child (with ADD I'm assuming) kept jumping up and down in his seat during the slow parts. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves though. Oh and one lady in the front row kept flipping open her phone...I mentally sent her mean words and rather rude comments. Don't think she got the message though.