Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New Fish Doodle

Finally got around to making another fish illustration, this time based a Super Red Texas cichlid owned by someone here in the cities. Here's the real deal:

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Creature in the Cave

Here are the gnomes again. They seem to be having a difference of opinion as to whether or not to slay the savage fiend they have cornered.

And here are some more mushroom images:

Monday, August 23, 2010

Gnomes and Mushrooms

Took a lot longer than I would've liked, but here's another gnome doodle. I'm starting to like these guys, they're evolving a bit. And here are a few gnomeless mushroom photos that I took around Minneapolis. I've photographed quite a few fungi lately, and I rarely run into the same species. Really fascinating little characters!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Life After Myth

LIFE AFTER MYTH - trailer from Whit Hertford on Vimeo.

As reported by Jeaux Janovsky and Julia Vickerman, the trailer we produced at PUNY for Whit Hertford's cartoon LIFE AFTER MYTH is available to watch online. I painted the backgrounds for the trailer, Jeaux provided the character designs, and Julia produced and animated on it. Whit created and wrote it. Animated by my fellow animators at PUNY.
From the LIFE AFTER MYTH Tumblr...

I think it turned out really nice, and I wish Whit luck with it!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Little Gnomes

I had a lot of fun drawing this, and a lot of fun going out in the woods to take the photo. I also stumbled upon this little Bold Jumping Spider (Phidippus audax), he was pretty funny. I love jumping spiders. He kept attacking the camera, jumping at the lens. Fearless little guy. I got him right before he hopped:

Acting tough. I had a big female Phidippus audax as a pet for a few weeks a couple years ago. She took down crickets bigger than her...

And then, THIS happened...

Couldn't ask for anything cooler. I let em go outside to terrorize some aphids or something.

Anyway, I'll probably be making some more gnome pictures, hope you dig em. I like this one enough; I think they can be a lot cooler though. More to come.

Friday, May 28, 2010


My cryptids illustration is the Coast to Coast AM website's Photo of the Day today! If you don't listen to Coast to Coast, start today! It's your number one source for everything unknown.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Battling Cryptids

I rediscovered and touched up an older illustration of African cryptids Mokele-mbembe and Ninki Nanka I did sort of in the style of Jack Kirby's "Devil Dinosaur" that I love so much.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Me 'n tha Yo Gabba Gabba crew

We do a lot of the animation for Yo Gabba Gabba at PUNY, and we also did the animation for the Yo Gabba Gaba Live! tour. The show came through Minneapolis and it was a really crazy week! Here's a shot of my favorite thing I got to animate for the show, The Name Game.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Happy Apple

I'd like to animate this little fella. I like him, and he looks like he's got a lot to say. I'll eventually photograph my own apple, but for this one I just snaked a stock photo of an apple and cut a (non-apple) leaf out of another, and through the magic of 10 minutes of Photoshop, I've conjured up my little fruit friend.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

My Boshi-Basiik Pug Hat

The Pug hat I designed for Boshi-Basiik went into production recently. The Pug was always one of my favorite designs I did for them. I love pugs, we had one when I was growing up named Pugsy. He was a funny little stout wheezy character. If I had to get a dog, the pug ranks high on the list.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Clyde Comedy

Here's a couple shorts that Ben and I made for Clyde Comedy. The first one we did features comedy from Mike Epps.

And the most recent one uses comedy from Maz Jobrani. This one is available in 720p Web HD!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Phillip the Safety Egg

The first cartoon that I worked on at Puny, "Phillip the Safety Egg" went live today! Phillip was created by the great Mike Owens and co-written/voiced by the great folks of Splendid Things! Developed by Shad Petosky and Will Shepard! Designed by the fantabulous Mitch Loidolt and Mike! Animated by Victor Courtright, Eyo Peters, and myself!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Pikachu iPhone Wallpaper

This morning I decided that I needed a Pikachu iPhone Wallpaper so I made this. I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out, but I'm pretty into how it did. I've been wanting to do some electricity stuff ever since I did the LAZERZ a long while back.
Here it is in action:

Hope you dig it!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Fish #4

Here's the latest finned fiend, a Blood Parrot. These fish are a manmade hybrid. Really cool blaze orange color and funny stumpy body. Inspiration, Bryn's Parrot:

Monday, January 4, 2010

Fish #3

Here's fish numbah 3. If the last one had ice powers, then this one can harness the power of fire. This coloration of fish what's called a "fader." They start out the normal brown color, like the first fish I made, then they "fade" to this orange/yellow/white hue. Good looking fish. And here's our fire and ice duo.

And I probably should include the actual fish:

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Fish #2

Here's the latest fish painting. Owen says this one has ice powers. I'm going to do a bunch of fish I think, which will be different for me. Never really done a series before so it should be fun. This painting is simpler than the last one, but I think I like it more. It's a bit more geometric, I like that.

This particular fish belongs to a friend of mine here in the cities. He's one of the highest quality fish around. His entire body is covered in a light blue/iridescent sheen.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Fishy Tribute

I bought this fish as a pet/show fish a year ago and he was 2" long. At about 8" I gave him away and from there he grew to 10 inches and then just up and died a couple weeks ago. Here's a photo journal of the fish, from 2" to 10" in one year's time.