Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A QUICK ONE FOR THE TABLE


I love staying at
Mo's house,
aka
THE PIGEON'S NEST.

I always know where the iced coffee is:


And everyone draws all over the table.
I done this:


Mo's wife Cheryl drew one of her patented
sooper fun designs:


Mo drew a...

well, it's a...

um...

this:



And Trixie made this cool double image
(that she wanted to keep)


HOORAY
FOR
RUINING
FURNITURE!



Thursday, May 14, 2015

I GOT ART AND I AIN'T AFRAID TO TRAVEL WITH IT!


Hmmmmmmm...

Some pretty nice people
gave me some pretty swell artwork.

Like this original marker sketch by


Or this original
comic by 


And what about this
original production cel
from
Animaniacs
signed by creator
(and 7D executive producer)


I wonder what ima
do with them
when I'm in NYC
this weekend?

Thursday, May 7, 2015

MOMMY...WHERE DO SKETCHBOOKS GO WHEN THEY DIE?


Sometimes sketchbooks die.
And they go to a special place on the shelf
with other sketchbooks that have passed on.

They might be gone.
But they'll always be with us in our hearts.

Like this one that booted up on 
November 5th, 2014
whose sticker mash-up is called


The title page injected all manner of organisms 
into this sketchbook's empty pages:


See?





Long meetings often call for a theme.
Like raccoons:



Or fishies:


Chickens:


Mice:


Rabbits:


And generally unhappy
cupcakes:







Here's a t-shirt design by
sooper talented technical director
Darren Clark:





I like drawing birds alot.
Because beaks:




And sometimes you're just not feeling it:


But you zap it and move on:








And then on May 5th, 2005
it was time for this book to lie down:


6 months
feels a little long
to fill one of these puppies.
But I been doin' lots of
non-sketchbook stuff
lately.

Hope to show you some soon!












Monday, May 4, 2015

THE RIVERRUN FILM FESTIVAL




So as promised,
ima tell you all about what
went down at the 
2015 RIVERRUN FILM FESTIVAL
in 
Winston Salem,
North Carolina.

It started out beautiful 
(and tasty) 
with an
outdoor 
"family supper"
in a big open field.





What a great place to mingle
while your mouth is stuffed full of
some killer
Southern BBQ
(OMG the pulled pork!)

But they didn't bring me 
and my fellow jurors
down South to
just eat and drink!
We had to
WORK!


Well, if you consider getting to watch 
a great selection of animated shorts
"work".

There were a lot of fantastic films
and I told you about our picks over


But I also got the chance to see a couple of
live action documentaries in competition.

The first was
"Cartoonists: Footsoldiers of Democracy"


This was a fascinating look into 
the creation, the reaction and
the consequences of political cartooning
 around the world. 
Both inspiring and terrifying,
it reminds you that our 
freedom of speech in America,
while not perfect,
is definitely something to be thankful for.


The other movie worth a mention was
"SEX ED: THE MOVIE"


It takes a deep look into
 the history of school sex ed movies 
through the ages.
And because the films are so dated,
they're very funny.
Often hysterical.
But also 
misinformed,
scary,
biased,
and
naive.

Its pretty shocking how terrified
 some people are
about educating
kids about their bodies.
But this film
drops some real talk:


But seriously,
can we get back to talking about food?
Because the biscuits at 
Marys Gourmet Diner
were the greatest Ive ever had in my life:


Oh, and Winston Salem is the home of
Krispy Creme Donuts.
So that action was
EVERYWHERE:


When not watching films at festivals,
you're usually at parties.
Of which there were many:




And there was
ALWAYS
a photo booth:


Ive already stated elsewhere that this is possibly
 the third best picture in the history of North Carolina film festival party
 ping pong battles fought in an old power plant turned into condos:


Festival Director
Andrew Rodgers
and his crew
put on a great festival
and I gotta give them mad thanks for inviting me
to be a judge this year!


Thanks
RIVERRUN!
Hope to see you again one day!