7/21/2008

The Day They Found Candied Island

John's son did this.
Awesome job Ryan McIntyre! Super Cute too.

6/25/2008

Flapjack Design


Flapjack is doing well, the show is great and we draw with our fingers crossed, in hopes for a 2nd season pickup. The show is climbing in the ratings, and now that the Lakers lost, Dad's across the country have given the remote back to the kids for thursday night cartoons on Cartoon Network. So below is the crazy professor, pilot, slash, inventor from Several Leagues above the sea. This was one of the early episodes I designed on, and thought I would show my thought process for this guy. Open jacket no shirt with slight perv undertones towards Bubbie. Whales need loving too.

Starting to get close and did a pass with a tombo brush pen.

The final design shipped.

So tune in every Thursday new episodes at 8:30 pm Pacific.

4/03/2008

IT'S PPG TIME AGAIN

It's so good to be back at CNS and in the main building again! The pressure is on to finish what will be the first PPG flash movie. I'm tired but it's too good to complain.

2/24/2008

rockets on land


yea... I'm still feeling all rockety

2/15/2008

50 years in space

On October 4th 1957 The Russians beat the U.S. in the space race launching the first satellite "Sputnik" in orbit. Pasadena's JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) had been working on several rockets to take our own satellite in to space. Only 4 months later January 31st 1958 we put EXPLORER 1 up with a few science experiments one being the Van Allen Cosmic radiation instrument. My grandfather was on the Design team at JPL and I am proud of his accomplishments as he is recognized as one of the few left alive from the LAB. Its amazing to think what we have accomplished in 50 years with the satellite space program, yet how little man has traveled the same.

Explorer 1 6ft long just under 30 lbs.



"Sputnick" 23 inches in diameter. Many don't know that the russians launched a second satellite a month after sputnick this time carrying a very highly trained Dog!



2/04/2008

Ollie Johnston estate

Last may, while flipping through a penny saver, possibly by fate I found this "Estate Sale Famous animator La Canada Flintridge", assuming it was Ollie Johnston, and I had never got the chance to visit with him at his house, I jumped at the chance to visit his home. Once there, it felt more like leeches rummaging through the Johnston's belongings. It didn't feel right, who were these people didn't they know who this man was? I saw a few fellow animators but mostly the flea market type. Ollie needed assisted living and had left a few months prior. The proceeds went to his care I assume. So I took this chance to photograph his home and show those who don't know the way his mind worked at home. I apologize to any one in advance that may be offended I too feel sad just looking through these images, however I was more astonished and mesmerized by Ollie's sense of engineering and love for building things, especially the trains.





Uh oh...Animation Fan?
His own blueprints and sketches to build parts and spec scaled down cars for the train.




His Playground, If I had the room in my backyard I would make a track to test my toys.



Thats a lot of sap in there..



1/23/2008

Track Day Instructor

Here is a good example of just how things are done at the Streets of Willow race track in Willow Springs Rosamond. This is my instructor in my same car (wrx STI) from last year September doing a few laps Counter Clockwise. You can see on lap 2 how much more confident he enters the bowl at the top of the hill, when he closes in on the lotus and miata. You're supposed to approach this at over 100 and the fact that left hand hairpin is banked keeps you from flying off into orbit. Though I did the fastest times in the novice group until I get the courage to approach the bowl that committed, I'll never see a faster lap.
This is how things looked in my car but with more tire squeal, Panic, and sweaty palms. Will bring gloves and bigger balls next time!

1/16/2008

found this ???


Just found this while digging for some blank paper. Not sure what I was thinking or drawing that day?

can I borrow your diff !

Rally driver Ari Vatanen from 1976 breaks his rear differential gear on a rough stage in Scotland, his mechanic asks a passing spectator in a similar car for a spare. A true example of sporting spirit and mechanical abilities on the fly. Where have those days gone? The end is the best part.

1/15/2008

Camp Lazlo Days

I use to work on Camp Lazlo as Character and Prop Designer. This show is still on the air loved by many children and retarded adults. Now even though the characters were not a design masterpiece, and I really had to adjust to draw like Joe Murray, the crew turned into something special. Every day was fun, we had an amazing group of artists and talent. Many of same crew moved on to Flap Jack ,the show I 'm on today, and the fun continues. So I'll post a few designs never seen here and there from time time.








Everyone likes weiners!

1/14/2008

and I Begin

So after years of hesitation I begin my bloging.
Here is my 2007 Christmas gift tag I put on,
well... gifts and stuff.
Merry Christmas... from a few weeks ago.
And since I am unemployed I will post mucho!

Oh don't we love those 75 degree So Cal winters