• Color Test

    Same pencil test using flat colors. I love ToonBoom Animate!

  • Pencil Test

    I’m going to lay out most of the story using ToonBoom Animate. I’m a big JohnK fan and after his glowing recommendation, I decided to investigate ToonBoon. I love it! What a great tool. In fact, I have been torn between doing a 3D and a 2D movie for a while. There’s a lot of [...]

  • Surly Bird Returns!!!

    Final maquette of Surly. This model was started back in 2001-2002 in Maya. I dusted it off a few years ago and made some changes in Modo. Didn’t touch it much after that. Then, a few days ago I took into Zbrush and played around with it. Finally, I took it into 3DCoat where I [...]

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  • TAG Sampler

    I’ve got a pin-up in the first-ever Tuesday Art Group Sampler. My good friend, Rick Schmitz was gracious enough to organize and collate the whole affair. Get your copy here: TAG Sampler at Lulu.com  

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  • Spring Time

    So I’m still fiddling with all the ComicPress/Wordpress styles and settings. Eventually, I’ll get something I like. I’m also still trying to decide how I want to proceed with the strip, so before I embark on making new strips, I thought I’d play around with some old material (1994) and use it as a learning [...]

  • Surly Bird Alternate Designs

    I initially created Surly Bird circa 1997-1998. I still have that original drawing somewhere (I’ll find it for a future post). Like all cartoon characters, SB’s look changed, but one thing is consistent and that is that he is a cartoon character first and a bird second. I was never interested in making him mirror [...]

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  • Strip or Book

    Trying to decide between a strip or a book right now and it’s a tough decision.

  • Coming Soon!

    Getting the hang of Comics Manager.

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Color Test

Same pencil test using flat colors. I love ToonBoom Animate!

Pencil Test

I’m going to lay out most of the story using ToonBoom Animate. I’m a big JohnK fan and after his glowing recommendation, I decided to investigate ToonBoon. I love it! What a great tool. In fact, I have been torn between doing a 3D and a 2D movie for a while. There’s a lot of [...]

surlybird_01

Surly Bird Returns!!!

Final maquette of Surly. This model was started back in 2001-2002 in Maya. I dusted it off a few years ago and made some changes in Modo. Didn’t touch it much after that. Then, a few days ago I took into Zbrush and played around with it. Finally, I took it into 3DCoat where I [...]

java_bot_attack01

TAG Sampler

I’ve got a pin-up in the first-ever Tuesday Art Group Sampler. My good friend, Rick Schmitz was gracious enough to organize and collate the whole affair. Get your copy here: TAG Sampler at Lulu.com  

Spring Time

So I’m still fiddling with all the ComicPress/Wordpress styles and settings. Eventually, I’ll get something I like. I’m also still trying to decide how I want to proceed with the strip, so before I embark on making new strips, I thought I’d play around with some old material (1994) and use it as a learning [...]

sbird_02

Surly Bird Alternate Designs

I initially created Surly Bird circa 1997-1998. I still have that original drawing somewhere (I’ll find it for a future post). Like all cartoon characters, SB’s look changed, but one thing is consistent and that is that he is a cartoon character first and a bird second. I was never interested in making him mirror [...]