Sunday, April 28, 2013

Dingle-Berry Hound and the Brain Model Sheets

Model Sheets for "Dingle-Berry Hound" and "The Brain." The stars of my animatic "The Brain of My Existence." For a little back story on each of them...

Dingle-Berry Hound: Is not a hound at all, that’s just his last name. He’s actually a Chinese Crested – a breed of dog that more closely resembles a rat with a mullet than a dog. Which is appropriate since he is a complete pest. He’s that one friend you have who has no regards for your personal space, your belongings or even your feelings at times, but you keep him around because he’s a riot and he makes for great stories. He’s a drug dealer by profession, with the pipe-dream of being “an actor” enough to rival the greats like Bugs Bunny or Woody Woodpecker (or the underrated Gandy Goose and Sour Puss.)

He is the Cartoon Character – the creation. The embodiment of what we as cartoonists want to be (impulsive, funny,interesting) but with all the baggage too (reckless, self-destructive, immature, at times un-caring.)

The Brain: : The Creator. The Cartoonist. The Brain is a self-portrait, in a surreal sort of way. If Dingle Berry Hound is the embodiment of what we as cartoonists want to be, the Brain is the embodiment of what we most often actually are like; controlling, grounded, and maybe just a little depressed. The Brain is also at times almost motherly to Dingle-Berry – its creation. When Dingle-Berry becomes reckless with his drinking, it concerns the Brain. When Dingle-Berry unwittingly harms and eventually kills the Brain, the Brain is not just concerned for their own existence – but Dingle- Berry’s as well. For all these reasons, The Brain plays the straight man opposite to its creation. Despite the fact that deep down, it knows it wants to be the cartoon – the lovable and the memorable fantasy and not the forgettable and un-interesting reality and truth.

The Brain of My Existence

For my OTHER senior project class, I made a near 6 min animatic. "Dingle-Berry Hound" (who's actually not a hound at all but a Chinese Crested) is my oldest creation that I still currently use. I came up with him in high school. and I'm working on a pitch for him and writing some comics about him, so expect to get to know that little shit better. "The Brain" character is actually a self portrait, in a way (hence the glasses) and the film is mainly about how I feel about being a cartoonist - constantly overpowered and overshadowed by my work and unable to control my art even as it destroys us both. Haha I jest - I love being a cartoonist. But it does get rough sometimes.

Monday, April 22, 2013

I Don't Give a Damn 'Bout My Reputation

The sixth and final installment of the "pop culture project." Decided to wrap it up with Freaks and Geeks because I don't give a damn 'bout my bad reputation ;) 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tambourine and Sasquatch Model Sheets

Model sheets for Tambourine and Sasquatch! Made a few tweaks so that’d they’d be easier to animate/easier to keep on model maybe even HALF of the time haha.
So yeah, for those of you not in the know, these are the stars of my first book and will probably continue to be in many many more of my projects. They are boyfriend and girlfriend. Tambourine is a hippie born 30 years to late, and Sasquatch is a cryptozoological marvel.
They have a lot of common interests such as not shaving, not bathing, getting high and playing the didgeridoo at all hours of the night. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Lovey Dovey Gushy Mushy Goo Goo Crap

So yeah - got myself a man now! Which means despite all the work I have to do before finals and graduation, I'm a big pile of happy mush.

My roommates all tell me it's quite gross actually. 

Anyway, he's super fun to draw! Although I think my style doesn't really do his handsome face justice. Rats!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

2 Dirty Hippies Front and Back Covers

Here they are! While I can't upload the whole book online, I managed to get the book into the hands of publishers at MOCCA and hopefully something good will come of that! If not, and enough people are interested, I could self publish and sell them online. 

Thursday, April 4, 2013


Hey you! Yes! YOU! You gonna be in NYC this weekend, April 6th and 7th? Well you should go to MOCCA! There's gonna be a lot of great artists this year, and I split half a table with my bud, Mady G. Mady will be selling some sweet swag. And I'll be selling..

+My Comic, "Two Dirty Hippies!" - The full color, 16 page story about a young hippie girl who finds her true love in Sasquatch. I printed a very limited run of this first edition of only 40 copies so get 'em before they're gone! 

+Prints! I'll also be selling 11x17 prints of both my Freaked poster and my Bluntman and Chronic poster!

AND if you buy either my comic or a print you'll get a FREE BONUS PRINT of my Clerks Illustration!

AND I'll also be selling sketch commissions! Throw some money at me and watch the monkey dance. Or draw, in this case...

So come on down to table B46! Even if you just want a free high-five bro-fists are a buck fifty though...