Monday, May 05, 2008

WW1 Re-Enactment
Two weekends ago I was sent back in time to an era not of my choosing. I put in for an assignment in the tropics documenting dinosaurs and amazon women but I guess someone up there can't take a joke...
So there I was; immersed in trench warfare against the central powers of Germany and Austria-Hungry. When I wasn't getting shot at - I took some time to sketch.

In all seriousness, I was apart of a WW1 Re-Enactment on April 18th and 19th. Photos from the event can be found HERE. These fantastic photos were all taken by R.C. Hooker.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Clicky Gets Coffee

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

NSteens Launch!
With the help of Sprint and Julianne Moore - NSteens was launched as part of the 4NetSafety campaign. New Yorks Ch.2 WCBS did a news spot on the event. Click here to view

Monday, December 17, 2007

Clicky Run/Walk Cycles

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

He Lives!

"Clicky the Internet Safety Robot only existed
in the hearts and minds of children,
now he walks among us all."

-Chris M.
The suit has arrived, and according to Mike it fits. Scollon Productions, INC. made the suit for us in 3 months. They were great to work with. They took our comments and made requested changes with great enthusiasm. I think this will definalty be a big hit at events...

but until then, he'll have to pull the same 9 to 5 we all do.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My City Girl

She stole the blue prints to my heart
We got engaged last weekend!

Friday, September 28, 2007

More Character Designs.

the last four designs are for a character that - tries to make you look at inappropriate things that make you feel uncomfortable or confused.
These are going out for focus testing. I'm not sure what to expect back from the sessions... hope they have a sense of humor.

Monday, September 24, 2007

The office got us 5 cintiq monitors. It takes some getting used to - but I'm not complaining! these are two color boards I painted with photoshop using the new cintiq monitor.

Monday, September 17, 2007

SwineFest '07
The T-shirt was well received. "Deano" the 110lb. pig was delish! I'd like to think the T-shirt added a little flavor.

Fox 5 Interview
Clicky was interviewed by Steve Chenevey of Fox 5 News today. I animated the first minute and thirty seconds of the interview. It was a blast to see it air this morning . Click here to view the interview at

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Cute and Creepy
Various character designs of mischief and trickery.

Monday, August 27, 2007

I take a Friday off

- and Monday I come back to this. Bravo everyone... bravo.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

I'm working on redesigning my website. So square one is making a new logo for myself. Hmmm...

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Swine Fest 2007
My Buddy's Father In-Law is hosting a pig roast over Labor Day. I was asked to come up with some T-shirt designs. The task turned out to be more involved than I thought. Turns out my buddy is an "Art Critic". I asked Bevingtoons to give it a try as well. Here are some of the designs...

Friday, August 10, 2007

Boarding in the Bullpen!
When it comes down to it - Nothing beats boarding on Index cards.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Liz and Scooty! has struck internet gold! Who wouldn't sign away their email address and birth date to be magically whisked away to the tropics?

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Clicky Live on Fox 5

Link to video

Monday, July 09, 2007

Clicky Live on Radio KOL
Last month was internet safety month. KOL - Kids Online (a branch of America Online) let us (NetSmartz) into the studios to teach their listeners about internet safety via Clicky Live. Clicky Live is one of the most rewarding things I get to be involved with. We take Clicky to schools, sports events and public conventions via a laptop computer and a joystick. I use Alias MotionBuilder to assign a series of animations (triggers) to a keyboard. So in essence, it is live 3d puppeteering. Clicky is set up for Live lipsync as well. In-house voice talent is provided by none other than our own Creative Man-ager Spikes Mills. Children have really responded well with Clicky Live. To engage a gymnasium full first and second graders - having them laugh out loud, chant our NetSmartz slogans and most of all teach them to make smarter choices as they grow up - has been an incredible thing to be apart of.
Watch our Clicky Live on Radio KOL! be sure to watch Clickys Dance Off With KOL's own - DJ Rick and Producer Mark!
DJ Rick Interviews Clicky Part II

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here are some pictures from our time at the studio

Chroma Key tests w/ Roarke

Cramming into the KOL studio

Spikes Mills - Click here to watch the insanity!

And lastly, yours truly

Friday, June 22, 2007 was just launched today. Click here to see our new series NSteens - "Post to be Private"

I recently got back from the Grand Canyon. It was my fist vacation in 3 or so years. It was amazing. My Girlfriend and I went camping in and around the Grand Canyon (Sedona and Flagstaff, AZ). We checked all of our camping supplies on board our flight. After spending 4 days in the rough - with a tent and a rented Pontiac grand prix - we ended up in Las Vegas for 3 nights. I've been drawing little memories from the trip ever since. Tales from the Grand Canyon!
*more like "Inside jokes from the Grand Canyon!" Hope you enjoy them anyway.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Happy Mothers Day
I made my Mom a card this year - Thought it would make the day extra special!


Monday, April 30, 2007

Brenda and Clem run a strict campground. Driving off-road, exceeding 10mph, Driving through the hay fields, Running over the live stock, Posting paper plate signs that say "Munch" are not tolerated -

"I'm sorry did you say Mulch?" - Bevingtoons

The one thing that is absolutely in no way shape or form permissible on the Canoe Co. Campground would be to answer Brenda's question with a direct or indirect "correction" of her speech.

"...mulch?" - Bevingtoons

Just ask Clem. He'd tell you if he could but he's not allowed to speak. Clem is actually a fence post with a John Deer hat nailed to it. The ghost of Clem follows Brenda in hopes to warn camp-goers of Brenda's magical powers. luckily, we all made it home Sunday having a great time outdoors!
Great Pancakes Dan!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Rabbit Interrogation, Acrylic. 2007
Happy Easter
I painted this yesterday. I call it Rabbit Interrogation. I'd accuse the one on the right. He looks like he's got something to hide (malted eggs?) But then again, they all have beady little eyes...
You be the judge. Hope everyone had a great Easter! THE LORD HAS RISEN... INDEED.

Friday, March 30, 2007

"I like Chicken. Chicken Good!"
I found this on YouTube about a year ago. It made me smile and I had to share it with as many people as I could. I thought this would make a good post for the day.

-Read more about the "Peter Rabbit" Class -
Teaching English Abroad: Revelation in a Korean Kindergarten

*As for the kids, when I was in Korea, I taught kindergarten. These are the kids I taught in the peter rabbit class. Oh, and before any one asks, Sherry (the queen) is saying "kiss my hand" not "kiss my ass." Her pronunciation is just a little strained.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

*Miss America took a tour of the office this week. Just got the photos back. I think they speak for themselves. Or do they? Fill in the blanks.
check out Bevingtoons post on the subject. (I Threw you a bone Dawg!)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Self incrimination post #1.
You should never give out your personal information on the internet. Anyone can read it. Anyone. Peers to Pedophiles, Human relations to Blood relations. (that was a play on words...ouch) This week it has come to my attention from loved ones as well as co-workers that Pleated pants have become a fashion "no-no". So what now? I guess now someone will tell me wearing brown with black is like wearing a tie with short sleeves... for Pleeetz Sakes people!!!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

it's a CAMPOUT!
I'm putting together a camp out - I drew this today for the evite.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Final Character Designs!
Bevingtoons did a great job developing these characters from the original concept art. The original character designs were created by two talented guys from Maryland University. This roster was made straight out of ToonBoom. These poses were created from the actual character rigs within the program. Its great to see all of the characters on one page. They all look like they gel together.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Lovin' it up!
I'm working on a animated short addressing the dangers of social networking sites. I'm posting my progress of one of my shots. Here is the background I've done (all in vector) - I've worked too long on it and have to move on to animation. I could go on forever with detail - I'll have to go back later and add what details I can...

Friday, February 23, 2007

Character designs are finalized and ready for production. Today, I made an animation test with one of the characters (CL) - Here are the results...

Friday, February 16, 2007

I made a valentines card for my special luvbug. As a side project, I made an animated .gif out of all the drawings - We bump heads a lot hence the missing subtitle "Love Hurts!"
*How many times can you watch the animation loop?? theres money in it - Go!