Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Mighty Thor

Powerful people want us to cave in,

Average people want to be rewarded for mediocrity,

Angry people want us to be afraid and confuse rage for strength.

Here's what I say to them, inspired by of Bill Mantlo, John Buscema and Joe Sinnott in the Mighty Thor number 241.

(Copyright Marvel-Disney)

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Bill Melendez Charlie Brown Christmas

A great privilege to meet Mr. Melendez.
Got his autograph, (forgot the date)

(copyright Paramount, now copyright Warner Home Video)

Missed seeing this on TV this year, my VHS tape still plays, but it's wearing out.
Now I'm reminded of seeing this originally on CBS with the Coca-Cola ads, and the Dolly Madison ads...

It's been a stressed out year with the economy and hostile fat-cat politics.

I did begin upgrading the Animation Guild Computer Lab, will try to get more new gear and software in 2011.

Here's to better days,


Monday, November 22, 2010

CTN Expo

That's me, on the job for Woodbury University.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

More fish and starfish acting

This exercise is just to show basic blocking and timing, but I like the starfish going "Huh!?" as the little fish slips past him. I should push the poses harder.

CTN Expo, year 2

Here it is-if you're in the business, you're on your way.
If you're not in the business, it's still tough to break in-
or if you're trying to get back in...


Dr. Spectrum, or, no more spandex.

One reader of my comic said he was tired of spandex-clad heroes.
(Of course, who knows what some of Herman Bear's foes wear on their off-hours;)

Not so friendly faces

More scribblings...

Coffee fix-Doctor Who style


Hello blog, its been a long time.
This sketch is from last year.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Maya in a nutshell

Some thoughts on teaching a basic Maya class:

Maya- student is climbing two mountains, technical and creative;
each factor affects the outcome of the other.
Student may go off in different direction.

Students may have very rigid preconceptions of how their 3D projects should look
Some students become hung up on using very specific menu commands and/or procedures that distract them from easier work arounds.

Students are very resistant about buying Maya text books

Learning interface,

Modeling polygons; polygon components

animation, graph editor

lighting & rendering

Putting final reel together

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Subjects for projects, General catagories:

Monsters, soldiers, action
Cute characters
Castles, temples, furniture, landscapes, dungeons
Effects-fire, lightning, fog
Photorealism (rare)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


New Drawings... hard to find something good to post here.

But I did update...

New drawings are in there!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Maya tutorial on

Hello blog, haven't posted since the Holidays. Here's a very basic polygon modeling video I made using "Jing". Let's see if this embed works.

Its raining a LOT in LA. Reminds me of Bladerunner.