Friday, February 27, 2009


Let me tell you a story... Once upon a time... about 4 years ago... there was a contest to design an enemy for a side-scrolling beat'um up flash in production called "Red Baron."

I entered the contest and took one of the 3 first place spots, won a copy of Street Fighter for PS2, and then never heard from them again... I just assumed the game sorta died... or something...


The game was finished over 3 years ago, and apparently was a major success; garnering over 1,700,000 hits on Newgrounds alone. How I missed it, I'm not quite sure...

The enemy that I created for this little gem was a red little Pygmy/Beetle person, he can be found on the 2nd level, so it won't be too hard to get to for those who are motivated enough to find it.

You can see him for yourself in this screen shot:

For interested parties the link can be found....... HERE:

FUN FACT: Scalding water, not fire, is the most common cause of major burns.

Friday, February 20, 2009

BATON Update

The offical website for BATON is up and running! mind you it is all in Japanese, but there are cool pictures.


FUN FACT: Vatican City has its own internet country code: .va - it has a whopping total of 9 publicly registered websites.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


If you only have time to get addicted to one indie comic this year, make it the Scott Pilgrim series by Brian Lee O'Malley.

To learn more about the awesomeness contained within this book, you can visit the official website HERE!

FUN FACT: In the Roman empire, soldiers had to keep their hair short as to avoid hair pulling in the midst of battle, this is where the tradition of men having short hair and women having long hair originated.

Monday, February 16, 2009

BATON update

Heres another screen shot from BATON:

From what I've been able to gather it's "a 50-minute animated film titled "BATON." The movie has been commissioned for the 150th birthday of Yokohama*"

Nobody at the studio still has any clue as to what the plot is... Not only is it really weird, its also in Japanese... which we do not speak.

*Yokohama is a big city in Japan

Fun Fact: The CO2 emissions one creates while surfing the web are equivocal to the CO2 emissions one creates while breathing.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Zoë is a good artist.

Well, its that time of year again folks Valentines day, when couples get cutesy and single get bitter.

I being in the first of those two categories, commissioned a good friend of mine by the name of Zoë Moss to draw my lady a picture. the end result, as you will see below, turned out amazing.

No, its not the thing from Never Ending story, that's Appa the Flying Bison from the Nickelodeon series "Avatar the Last Air Bender."

If you want to see more of Zoë's work, you should check out her website and Deviant Art page

Fun Fact: Worldwide, there are roughly 15 million people of Jewish faith and over 2 billion Christain.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


On a random note, fellow Experimental animator Oliver Anderson just happend to find a turtle roaming around in the parking lot out front... so now he is ours.

And just to clarify, there are no turtles in Valencia, so it is really weird to find one wandering around...

Fun Fact: Turtles are awesome.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The results are in..........

Coraline is a really good movie

Waaaaaaay better than corpse bride, the first good stop-motion film since Nightmare Before Christmas, I recommend you go see it!

Fun Fact: 34% of Americans belive in UFO's

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Baton Update

The first press release for "Baton" occurred yesterday in Japan,
for those of you who don't know, Baton is a rotoscoped feature film currently in production at Titmouse studio.

Below is a still frame showing the style of the upcoming movie:

Nifty eh?

My job is to take the line art and color it, so not a half bad cup o' tea for an intern, especially since I get to spend the whole day listening to Harry Potter books on tape!

Also at 4pm every day there is a Mario Kart DS tournament in the main lobby... So that's awesome too. Oh and there's free beer on tap all day everyday... That would be cool if I drank beer.

Fun Fact: George A Romero, master of the undead movie genre, with very few exceptions, never uses the word Zombie in any of his films.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Welcome to the 3rd world...

Here's a screenshot of a video I worked on last summer, its a music video for the Portland based band The Dandy Warhols named "Welcome to the 3rd World"

I had a very, very,
very small hand in this, I think it was a whopping total of 48 frames... but hey, it still counts right? The video is too big to post here but if you follow this link it will take you straight there:

Welcome to the 3rd World

Hope you enjoy it.

Fun Fact: only 21% of Americans have passports.