Friday, December 19, 2008

hi everyone.  Lots of people out there haven't seen chicken cowboy yet,  and I've gotten a few requests.  so I decided, what the hey, I'll put it online.

I hope you enjoy it.

On a more theoretical note, the festival system is extremely goofy. I really appreciate film festivals, especially the ones that screen chicken cowboy, but others seem to have very arbitrary methods for selecting shorts and features. I haven't figured out a clear formula for what works and what doesn't. And it all gets in the way of what I like to do--actually make these films. the idea of festivals as a path towards eventual internet or video distribution further complicates things. Perhaps it's just me--I'm pretty impatient, and the process of building a buzz around a short for one to two years during a festival run before the world can see it online or on dvd seems a little anti-climactic, especially if I have a job and am not dependent on Chicken Cowboy for money.

Plus, who cares? I make cartoons.

Anyhow, I decided to put CC on youtube. Just for a bit, maybe longer. Some festivals have a problem with cartoons being available online while they're screening. So I'll see what sort of reaction I get--if anybody has a huge problem, I will take it down.  

I'd also like to make chicken cowboy available on DVD in the next year, along with my previous films shark suit and bigfoot's eulogy.  

you know, something for my parents to buy.

Friday, December 12, 2008

first off, a public service announcement from the cast of full house:

and now some ideas for dr breakfast

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Too Art for TV opening is tomorrow!

New York's 3rd Annual Fine Art Exhibit for the Animation Industry

Opening reception - Friday, December 5th 2008, 6pm-9pm
December 5th through December 15th, 2008
at Erebuni 158 Roebling St. Williamsburg, NY 11211

Here's my nose design for the exhibit.

The final design doesn't use peanut butter, unfortunately.  There were concerns the smell could trigger allergic reactions in those especially sensitive to nuts.  So I used coffee grounds.  

Anyhow, come see all the cool work.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

some dr breakfast concepts

i'd like to do some more collage stuff

I remember reading a headline, "will parents of the future preselect baby traits?" Do you think so?

meat cowboy

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Too Art for TV 3

New York's 3rd Annual Fine Art Exhibit for the Animation Industry
Opening reception - Friday, December 5th, 6pm-9pm

December 5th through December 15th, 2008
at Erebuni 158 Roebling St. Williamsburg, NY 11211

Come see! my nose will be in the show. More info.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

back to index cards

i'm building something quite large on my kitchen table. I will share soon.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

a new short for you guys

come have an omelette with me. on youtube:

and if you want HD (please don't make fun of me), here it is on vimeo:

come have an omelette with me from pizzaforeveryone on Vimeo.'

just having fun. uh, that's it.

*monday edit--it's on cartoon brew.  who woulda thought?  thanks, amid.  Everybody out there should also watch the youtube video I posted this as a response to.  I'd love to see a good Julia Child (or Steve Irwin) biopic.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I'm making a new short called come have an omelette with me.

it's nothing too fancy. Only about a minute long, so it's more of a short short than a short. mostly it's a collection of 2d cycles set to this song i made.  

Nothing special, but it's a way for me to stay busy before I gear up on the next, larger personal short (or maybe I'll make a couple smaller ones).  it should be done soon.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Many people don't know that, in addition to drawing pictures, I invent things.  These things are very useful.

Here is my pumpkin portal invention.  It's great for halloween.

Applications for the pumpkin portal are more therapeutic and theoretical in nature, but I also invent less abstract things.

My parents back in indiana waited around 3 hours to vote last week.  I thought this invention could help out.  All we need are 20-30 batman-suited voting attendants utilizing this device:

It's a little strange, but so is democracy.

Monday, October 20, 2008

"perpetual dilema #3"

part 3 in an endless part series.

part 1: chris

part 2: eric

part 4 (to be done by): trevor

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

whale wednesday

Friday, October 10, 2008

The New Hampshire Film Festival is next week.  Here's a trailer for the festival.

You can catch a couple snippets of Chicken Cowboy in there.  And some skateboarding doc that looks cool.

here's the full CC trailer. . . uh. . . again. . .

Hope you're not too sick of the trailer. I should just upload the whole short. Hard to believe it's been almost half a year since I finished it.

Don't worry, new short(s) are coming someday.

Here's a doodle of Beck, cause the beck concert was awesome.

When I grow up, I want my very own massive hanging quilt of grid lights too.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

more post it post ups.

Here's some screening infor for "Shark Suit: the Musical." It's playing october 16th at HBO at 7:00 pm. If you want to go, e-mail me. Here's the lineup:

Andrew MacLean’s Sikumi (On the Ice)
Stephen Neary’s Shark Suit: The Musical
Lev Polyakov’s Morning, Day, Evening, Night . . . and Morning Again
Doug Schachtel’s High Street Plumbing
Sasie Sealy’s The Elephant Garden

Friday, October 3, 2008

unicorns vs. turtles

happy friday everyone

Monday, September 29, 2008

Here are more scans from the tiny sketchbook project. First the actual size drawings, then the enlarged drawings.  full-sized credit and copyright to the respective artists.

Pig hat by eric favela:

Surfer dude by RZ:

Super perspective man by jony chandra:

ok bye

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

first figure drawings in awhile. it's feeling rusty these days.

Richard Williams came to blue sky yesterday. inspiring stuff. He would sum up entire sections of his life in sentences like, "so then I took 6 years off to concentrate on figure drawing." And, "It was great painting in spain, I could paint one university professor's portrait a year and live sleeping on the beach." I wish it could have been more of a demo/retrospective like he had at MoMA, but his advice on self-censorship and dealing with clients was great.

But I think that's another post.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

back to basics. a sketchbook and post-its post-up.