Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Border Patrol Spot hits market.

A few posts back (* My Part in the War on Terror ) I showed off some illustrations I did for a spot for JWT for the US Border Patrol. The spot has hit the airwaves (so keep your eyes peeled). Below is a link that hopefully will lead you to a posting of the final spot. As you can see, the final spot is very different from what we started with. Still, it's nice to see the effort pay off.

For the time being, you can see the spot here:
Border Patrol Spot on Adwired.com

Monday, June 16, 2008

And the Emmy goes to...

Well, somebody else. Somebody far less deserving and nowhere near as handsome as the Disney crew! But how could they be. Even so, they can't take away the fact that we had a fantastic time (it's never bad to see all your old friends, and dressed up no less!) I always thought the only time I'd see Dave in a tux he would be in a casket! We met such great people from the rest of the Disney nominees to some really great talent from other networks! But we're the kind of group you could put to work on a chain gang, and bitch as we may, we'd have a great time together. Thank you Disney for making this such a magnificent event. Special thanks to the most supportive team I've ever worked with: Dave, Don, Brian, Angi, Nancy, Lisa, Nicole, Rob and of course Rich and Gary (and a backward thanks to Jeff for the opportunity and my man Joe for the support). (I think I should wear tuxes far more often!)

Friday, June 06, 2008

Up for an Emmy...

Thanks to the fantastic work of David Harman (director), Don Mackinnon (director) and Kurt Anderson (storyboard), I have been included in the nomination for Outstanding Main Title Design...or something like that...for My Friend's Tigger and Pooh. I have been rehearsing my acceptance speach all month in which I thank everyone and Disney and of course my Animation-widow of 16 years (for those partners of Animation artists, they'll understand). In all actuality, I have no delusions about winning, but it's really nice to receive the support from the people who's opinions matter most to you. So in case I don't get to say it out loud, thanks Dave, Don, Kurt, Angi, Lori, Nancy, Mary and everyone else at Disney...and thanks Joe.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Kickin' Shell and takin' names

Decided to try something a little different and show work that is a little rougher than I usually post. These are my thumbnails for a new opening for a long running kids show. Action! Action! Action! 2 different takes on a drive by fight:

Since it's a new opening, we get to play more with CG backgrounds and a higher grade of animation than we can usually get in an episode. So the action here is all presented in 1 camera move; pulling out panning and spinning around. Anyway - just thought it was pretty fun to look at and hoped it might be a bit informative about my process.


Did a little segment for this project for Marvel under the excellent direction of Jay Oliva (a fantastic artist, great action boarder and all around great friend). Buy 2 for every kid you know! Should be a fun movie (brought to you by the same kids that made the Ultimate Avengers movies, Iron Man (oh yeah - worked on that with Jay also! - check it out too! - in Best Buys everywhere!).

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

My part in the war on terror...

This recent spot is nothing if not "All American" I didn't even post the tricycle with the American flag on the back of it (no joke - but it works!), but you get the picture. Not all pieces are here (it's actually quite extensive) so don't worry if you feel like you're missing some of the story. Keeping the style realistic, simple and elegant really helps sell the concept without sending the whole thing overboard emotionally (which could happen all to easily). With great writing and art direction (all this info will be updated once we get closer to air date) this is a good example of how people who might, at first blush, be a bit cynical to a clients message can really connect with the parts that resinate with all people and produce an effective campaign.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Arm like a tornado...

Like this recent drawing for a client, I'm working like mad, but keeping the light at the end of tunnel in sight. Since the move to New York it's all about getting the balance right. So far, so good. Very good. So much cool stuff coming down the pike, I'll probably be posting a lot more often.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Does anyone else smell...Turtles?

Here's just a sneak peak at one of the 99 things I'm up to right at the moment. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I think I've worked on every season since they started back up (my 1st boss Chuck Patton was the founding director of the new series). !

It's always fun to play in the Turtle pond, and this latest season is really great. New toys, new worlds and best of all...a new title, which I'm working on as well! I can't show you anything yet, but stay tuned, because when it's done, it's going to be less of an opening and more of a RIDE

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

YouTube me and Smile.

A little while back I did some work for one of my favorite clients; Copacino & Fujikado. We did some work on a campaign for Washinton Dental. Well now you can see how a little drawing can go a long way. I've posted pics from the pitches (2 that got made and 2 that I just liked the images) and the advertisements that came from them.

Now go brush your bicuspids!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Shakespeare (abridged)

Did a little promotional piece for a theater. Thought I'd share:

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Going after the Pope Diamond

Just posting a drawing from one of the many projects I'm playing around with.  Oddly enough, it reflects how I'm feeling as of late. I've finally found my way to New York, now I'm just reaching for the final piece of the puzzle.  A very exciting time.  Believe it or not, it's actually part this same project: Pearl's Girls

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

I'm with Stupid

Changes are a-foot here at Selfish Children Control. As things play out, the posts will undoubtedly reflect and eventually reveal the nature of my professional evolution. Til then - here's a sample of something hot off the table for the ad agency ______(name withheld 'cause the pitch is still so fresh, I don't want any lazy CD's googling the competition for ideas). More soon!