Better Blogging Starts now

I need to get better at posting to this blog.

A lot of times I just hope that most people who like my work, find and keep track of what I'm up to on Instagram. But that isn't necessarily true.

Here's a little something, I recently opened a Facebook Business page & a Threadless Artist Shop. They aren't ready for primetime yet but once they are, these locations will be places where you can find updates & product announcements featuring my work.

There, that wasn't too hard.

My next post will have a few links to the goods I just mentioned above.

Becoming Big

So I've been working on my childrens book for the past month straight and it's nearly done!
All art is finished and I've just received some great 1st reader feedback from one of my closest friends Kasha, who graciously shared it with her daughters and the girls loved it :] I just need to take a look at the rhyming structure again and make a final decision about a few great suggestions on their part. I haven't shared any images of this book on my site yet but feel free to follow along on Instagram. In the meantime, here's some manly hyperlapse of me cutting the final illustrations down into gallery ready gumdrops!
{Music by Wilco "Ekg"}

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animation block party goodies

So I went to the 10th annual Animation Block Party here in Brooklyn a few days over the weekend.
A lot of fun and a lot of great talent.

I composed a list of favorites to share with a friend who couldn't make it but I figured, why not share this list with everyone else while I'm at it.

I realize that these are waaaaaay more links than most of you will visit. So here's a short list of really good ones that are actually on the internet and available to watch.
If you have additional time you can check out the others!

-"Elk Grass" By Abby Luck

-"Peter of the Pigs" by Michael Ribeiro

-"Separated" by Mark Borgions

-"Tap to Retry" by Neta Cohen



Favorites from Friday:

"Jamon" Iria Lopez. This was a great one but I can't find the full length film on the webs—

"Sidewalk" By Celia Bullwinkel. This one was great too but I ALSO can not find the full-length online (so annoying)—

"Elk Grass" By Abby Luck. FINALLY one that I can find online. Finally an artist who isn't over-come with paranoia. Love this one. Beautiful animation, great music and a terrific story —

"Feral" By Daniel Sousa. Unfortunately, only the trailer exist online for this one too. Think the artists are doing this because the films are still screening for the first time. Anyway, good film. About a naked kid who gets "saved" from the wild by a hunter. The hunter tries to make the kid assimilate into modern society. Kid tries but ultimately reverts — 

"Umbrellacorn" By Bluesky Studios. This was one of the only entires submitted by a heavy hitter in the film industry that night and it was a major crowd favorite. Surprisingly low-key in it's animation style for a multimillion dollar animation house but I think that really added to it's cool-factor. HOWEVER incredibly disappointing cuz they haven't even posted a trailer of it on the web!!! —

"I am Tom Moody" By Ainslie Henderson. Another where I can't find the full animation online —  BUT if you go to his blog and watch the post for June 22, 2013, it's pretty amazing —


Favorites from Saturday:

"Shelter" by Carl Burton

"Peter of the Pigs" by Michael Ribeiro

"Separated" by Mark Borgions |

"Fingers Tail" by Luca Schenato & Sinem Vardarli

"Tap to Retry" by Neta Cohen

"Great Plastic Purge" by Alberto Scirocco



Its a book, for children, mostly

I have written & am now slowly illustrating a childrens book. I have 7.5 pages drawn now, out of an estimated 14.  
This is turning out to be much more work than I expected but on the upside, I am really happy with how it's shaping up.
Once I have all of the pages drawn then I will begin painting them with gouache.
The plan is to keep the paintings simple, loose & fun but I am getting the sneaky suspicion that my subconscience
has something much more complicated in mind, based on the drawings that I have been producing so far.
I hope to beat that subconscience into bloody submission.

I am not sure how many drawings or paintings I will share before the book is complete.
Check back here weekly or connect with me on instagram to stay tuned.