Monday, June 30, 2008

Alien vs. Alien

This winter, I dedicated time to work on my own projects. During that time, I started drawing aliens...lots of them. I didn’t have a story-line for the characters, so I started to brainstorm where these aliens could live. I thought back to my childhood when I loved the WWF (back when Hulk Hogan and The Macho Man ruled the ring). I asked myself, what would an alien wrestling match look like? Intrigued, I decided to make an animated alien wrestling match...or at least the introduction. I wrote, directed, and designed the piece, yet I worked with a great group of artists who helped me make it possible. A big thanks to:

Evan Sussman - Compositing and FX
Dan Flynn - Animation
Josh Gold - Sound Design
Jon Renoni - BG Design
Fletcher Beasley - Music

Well, Alien vs. Alien has been sitting on my computer for the last couple months and it’s time to share it with the world. If you like it, feel free to pass it on to others. ENJOY!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Heartwood USA

Since March, I have been working on the Heartwood USA animated pilot for a Boston-based father, entrepreneur and political enthusiast. Shane Keats, the creator and writer, came up with the idea to create a green show for kids that takes more of a political angle. Shane says, "A lot of why I made Heartwood USA is to get back at villains, real villains, the kind you, me and our kids will encounter over the course of our political lives. To win in the long run, you've got to dust off and start again...if we can influence kids to take climate change seriously and help them laugh a bit in the face of the bad guys, then we've done a good deed".

My task was to develop the style and create a demo that looks on par with other animated kid shows. I worked with a team of very creative, talented artists to help me produce the pilot, Cow A Dunga. See below.


I haven't updated my blog in almost a month and I feel like a big, soggy piece of broccoli. I have been insanely busy with a project I have been co-developing with Evan Sussman. Hopefully, I'll be posting more doodles and drawing in the weeks to come.