I watched a lot of cartoons and movies. I draw incessantly and carry a sketchbook everywhere. I work in animation and self-publish my books. There are monsters in the streets, don't wear red. Mad bulls and monsters hate that color. I still watch cartoons.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Illustration hibernation

Pencil, watercolor and black japanese inking brush. Photoshop white background. She was drawn full, I just cropped for presentation.

Need to limber up. Been doing the work for making reels and crew building, the everyday job in story. Surprising how little time I can elbow to draw an extra-curricular project. This one was done last Sunday. Click on the image to go to the larger version. Or click here.

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

The Books are here!

Three Trees Make a Forest At last! I know we've hollered, "The books are here!" before, but this one is special. This is the culmination of something that started as open musing about holding a gallery of our drawings someday and having a hardcover book that goes along with it a few years ago--and it may just have stayed just a daydream. But we ain't dreaming now. I'm holding the book in my hands right now.

All three of us are so happy with the result and quality of the book. David Lopes and Gingko press did a great job. Okay, it's just advance copies and the actual shipment is still in transit. But...THEY'RE HERE!

The proud Poppas. Tadahiro is likely beaming just like like this halfway across the globe. We'll post his happy mug soon as we get it.

Ahhh! This is a great way to start the new year, I say! A guy can get hooked on this. What a rush!


Gingko Press New Release


Monday, January 01, 2007

Fireworks clip from the Philippines

That's my father-in-law, Alex Sablay, officiating the household's fireworks front.

LOUD! The noise started way early. At around 8 p.m. those who had the bigger stash started with their celebration. By around five minutes to midnight it was already in full swing and it kept going for long time. Didn't handle any fireworks myself (read: chicken) but had a great time welcoming the new year, B.F. Homes P'gue style from the Philippines.

Picture above links to a quicktime. Or click this.