Tuesday, July 27, 2010

San Diego Comic-Con

Went to SDCC this past Friday. There is a few rules to follow for a successful day of Nerdom.
1) Get in and get out - woke up at 5, landed at 8, beers at 12, dinner at 7 and flight out at 10
2) Go in w a plan - chart out who and what you want to see and stick to it
3) No panels! - now this is a hard one cause there is alot of good talks, but that means at least 2 hours in line before the presentation, 2 hours you can't afford to lose.
4) Stick to a amount - go to a ATM and take out some cash. When the money runs out - thats it. No going back to a ATM...... unless you have a credit card ;)
While at Comic-Con, left a trail of post-its behind me wherever I went. My cheap advertising for my other site, The Daily Post-it
Two nerds on the 6:45am flight down to San Diego. Make sure to go check out my bud Ev's site
Met up w Buzz and the gang while I was there
Fellow Pixar Animator Angus Maclane signing his lego creation, CubeDudes. Had to pull some serious strings to be able to get my hands on one of those boxes!
TS3 toys spotted

The Walking Dead. By far, the thing i'm looking forward to the most this year! More then any movie, book, or album coming out.

Come back in a few days and i'll be doing a post on my Siggraph visit.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ellie from Up starring Jackson Rock

My 3 yr old son loves the film UP so much, that he can recite the whole beginning.
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Luckily for me, I play the part of young Carl - which has no speaking lines

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Siggraph, here I come!

I will be taking part in a panel called Animation Blockbuster Breakdown hosted by Animation Mentor at Siggraph 2010 this year. 4 animators will go over 2 of their shots, showing how each shot was animated from start to finish.

Its been almost 11 years since I've been back to Siggraph! Back in the nineties I would spend all nighters getting my demo reels together to be able to pass out to any and every animation company attending. Lots of VHS tapes, interviews, handshakes, and waiting for a phone call.

Its kinda surreal that I'm now going back but in a completely different way.


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I'm more nervous that i'll be meeting my all-time favorite animator, Eric Goldberg, then speaking in front of 500+. His Fantasia 2000 short, Rhapsody in Blue (above), blows me away. Phil from Hercules, the Genie!! Ok, my hands are starting to shake now.

Hope to see you all down there. And please, feel free to come up and say hi!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Mr-BLANK-Head

Just finished my interview over at SKETCHOHOLIC.
Was great to see my old friend Bobby again.

During the talk there was a fun drawing assignment, draw Mr-BLANK-Head.
Below are a few of the stand-outs that made me laugh. Enjoy!





Thanks Bobby and Kei for a great nite!

If you missed the talk, click HERE for the replay.