Thursday, March 20, 2014

Earthquake!

We had a 4.4 earthquake in L.A.. on St. Patrick's Day. It brought out the best in me.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Angus, Chief of S.C.U.F.F.

Here's a page of preliminary (pre-storyboard) designs I did for a character named "Angus" in the T.U.F.F. Puppy episode "Great Scott". He's the chief of S.C.U.F.F. -- the Scottish version of T.U.F.F. headquarters. I put a star next to the one Butch Hartman picked. I really like how this page turned out.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sidewalk Chalk

Here's my first sidewalk chalk upload of 2014: some random monster guy.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Spooky Neighborhood

A color comp for a background I designed for a friend - a spooky neighborhood where monsters live.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Mike & Mom

An illustration of my Mom and I, based on a really nice photo my Dad took in 1981.

Art Single

My 4 year-old nephew (see image below) invented a super hero named "Art Single", so I made him this comic book cover based on Superman's first appearance in Action Comics #1, June 1938.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Puppy Doll

Inspired by a boy I saw cuddling a plush puppy doll.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Miser Bros.


This one's for my sons who are totally obsessed with the Miser Bros. from the Rankin & Bass Christmas special "The Year Without a Santa Claus".

Friday, November 08, 2013

7am Dyslexia

I asked Charlie to pick a sweater for the school day, but 7am dyslexia kicked in.

Monday, November 04, 2013

White Dragon Martial Arts 2013 Holiday Poster

Every Christmas, Choy Li Fut Kung Fu Sifu Ming Lau (who is also my awesome brother-in-law) commissions me to create a promotional poster for the holiday season. Check out http://www.whitedragonmartialarts.com/

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Toucan Sam

Another day, another chalk drawing.

Friday, October 18, 2013

More Chalk Drawings


A few more recent chalk drawings I did for my kids.

Anniversary Card

I illustrated this card for my wife on the occasion of our 5th wedding anniversary.

More Ideas

Here are two character designs from another abortive show pitch.

Ideas





Here are some abortive show ideas I pitched. I probably won't move forward with these, but one has to start somewhere! Now, on to new ideas...

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Chalk drawings

A collage of sidewalk chalk drawings I did outside during the summer.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Face/Off

I tried watching this movie on Netflix streaming, found it too awful to continue viewing but definitely worth a cartoon spoof.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Mac 'n' Cheese

I'm sure most Moms can relate to this.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

SpongeBob Christmas Illustration

I was commissioned to do this papercraft piece as one in a series of SpongeBob Squarepants Christmas cards. This is not a commercial illustration but simply an internal Nickelodeon/Viacom piece.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

T.U.F.F. Puppy Tank Commander

Here's a page of rough pre-storyboard designs I did for T.U.F.F. Puppy episode "TUFF Choices". The script called for a badger tank commander and this is what I conceived -- a WWII-style commander. Storyboard artist Dave Thomas ended up taking the character in a different (and better) direction, but I had fun doing these anyway. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Dogs


These are two pages of development I did a few months ago for a pilot. The client did not approve the designs.