Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ghostbot Holiday Card

Last chance for me to get a blog posting in for 2010...

Ghostbot asked that I create their first ever Holiday card. I was honored. Below is the progression to final.

Okay, see you in the New Year!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Train Table

For my son's second birthday we had a "pre-owned" train table we wanted to upgrade. The play surface was pretty beat up so I thought it would be cool to design our own table top. Below is the result.

It was a fun design. Now that I see it so big, I would have added even more details... but I might have blown the deadline. Here is the Illustrator image:

So far it's a big hit.

Friday, August 27, 2010

FanBoy Concepts

When I was doing the titlecards for Fanboy, I would receive a workprint of the show to brainstorm concepts off of. The director would pick his favorite and I'd paint it up. Here are a few of my favorite thumbs I did. (Click the Titles to see final versions.)


"The Incredible Chulk"

"Saving Private Chum Chum"

"Battle of the Stands"

I tried to go as fast as I could with these, limiting myself to about an hour to come up with 10 ideas. I enjoyed not worrying about the drawings as much as the idea. Even when I ran out at 7 ideas, I tried really hard to keep going even when i knew it would never fly (ie. Last panel on "Saving Private Chum Chum")

I hope to post some things I've been doing at Ghostbot soon. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Happy Comic Con!

I had a reason to draw this last year for something... thought I'd share it here on the eve of this nerd holiday.

Updated For Jorge:

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Justice Tarot Card

Hello. I was asked to participate in the Super Punch Tarot Card Project by the site's founder, John Struan. (Check out all the other amazing submissions above.) Below is my final submission:

I really struggled with this for some reason. I started on a totally different concept before throwing it overboard and going with the final bloody massacre version. Here is my first attempt:

I decided that the more static/graphic approach was a little too down the middle for the project.

Here are the thumbs for these two:

It was a challenge, but I'm happy with the final. I hope you like it too.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

FanBoy and Chum Chum

I recently was tasked with doing some title cards for the Nickelodeon show "Fanboy and Chum Chum" Most of what I have done hasn't yet aired, but one episode is on Nick's site, so I figured it was fair game to show here.

First submission without text:

And the early color comp:

Eric Robles, the creator is a real nice guy and has been really supportive and cool to work with. Each card is different, and it is fun to try new things with each one. I look forward to showing off the other 18 cards I have done for Season 1 once they get on the air.

**Update 4/25/10**
It appears that the Frederator blog has been posting many of the completed title cards. Below are the links:

Fan vs. Wild
Cold War
Seperation Anxiety
Strings Attached
Stan Arctica
The Book Report of the Dead
Norse Code

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I've been working at the amazing world famous animation studio, GhostBot, for a few months now. It is run by great people and I'm having a real fun time working there.

I sit at a desk facing a Ghostbot poster of the three characters that represent the studio heads; Alan Lau, Brad Rau and Roque Ballesteros as "ghost-bots". They are awesome! It got me doodling "ghost-bots" and below is the result. It is a great name that generates some fun designs.

and some roughs:

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Munny Monster

Last year, Wildbrain was looking for ways to promote it's sister company KidRobot, makers of the world famous MUNNY! They asked the artists internally to pitch concepts for shorts. I thumb-nailed out an idea that my friend and Wildbrain employee Josh Book thought was neat, so we started thinking about making it as a CG short. It never got off the ground before they shuttered the SF studio, but I did create a few little images I thought were kinda fun and give an idea of what the short would have been like.

The Monster imagined as a Munny.

The captain of the boat.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

More random stuff... from the vaults...

I love inking in flash. It's gives you such great inky black lines. That's all... oh and Happy New Year!