Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Howdy folks. I looks like I'll be attending the first ever CTN Animation Expo. Mark your calendars.
10% off admission with code: PRESINGX09 (see below for details).

Have you registered for the Creative Talent Network’s Animation Expo (CTN-X)? Early bird pricing ends September 30th. The most anticipated animation tradeshow on the planet comes to the City of Burbank beginning Friday, November 20th – Sunday, November 22nd. This is the ONLY place where you’ll meet so many animation industry icons under one roof. Make contacts, learn new techniques and meet with recruiters. Hurry and join in on the action where “X” marks the spot to connect with renowned artists from around the world. Register online or call today (800) 604-2238. CTN-X takes place at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center with ample discounted parking and is conveniently located across the street from the Burbank Airport and Amtrak Station. Early bird tickets are $25 for the exhibit floor only, $50 for a day pass and $125 for a 3-day pass. Discounted rates are available to students, active military and professional industry organizations. Space is strictly limited at this groundbreaking event. For more information and to register, please visit: www.ctnanimationexpo.com or call, (800) 604-2238 and mention the special member discount code to obtain an extra 10% off any 1day or 3day professional/general passport.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Candy Girl

My wife and I received some awesome wedding gifts, but this one from Kei Acedera takes the cake. Or "dessert" may be more appropriate. Based on this piece I painted as a Valentine gift for my wife. Hand sculpted (with sculpey I believe) by the ridiculously talented Kei, who has bravely ventured into the realm of three dimensional pin up. A place I have not yet dared to tread. I'm awed, inspired and jealous even. It makes me want to mass produce this cutie.
Once again an enormous thank you from us both to Kei. Wow.

Photos by Fer Juaristi.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Purrcasso 2009

Every year I contribute an original piece of art to the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society's art show fundraiser Purrcasso. It's that time of year again and they're going to need contributions. If you're an artist who would like to donate a cat or dog themed piece of art, check out the official website for details.
Submissions are due by October 17th, 2009.

The show itself will be held November 7th and 8th (location still to be determined), so if you're an art collector who enjoys the work of animation artists you may want to check it out.

All of the money raised will go to the animals in the Berkeley Animal shelter and for their care.

You can check out my contributions from the previous two years HERE and HERE.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Music to Smash By

Some of you may remember a few years back an animated short made by Alex Woo and myself (mostly Alex, and also Matt Peters and a bunch of other people). Rex Steele: Nazi Smasher, based on the comic of the same name. Well let me tell you, it's got one heck of a rousing musical score composed and conducted by a certain Mr. Ryan Shore, and performed by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra no less.
I'm very proud to announce the Rex Steele score along with other short film scores by Ryan Shore is now commercially available on CD or MP3 download.

Sound clips and more info HERE.

CD distributed by Screen Archives Entertainment.

Download album in 320kbit mp3 format HERE.

Download album on iTunes HERE.