Thursday, April 24, 2014

LOOK WHO GOT TURNED INTO A RAINBOW MONKEY!


Who would absolutely
HATE
to be turned into a 
Rainbow Monkey?


Numbuh Four,
of course!
(more like Numbuh FUR, amiright?)


Amazing work by 
sooper krafty
special operative
Lizmet Guzman,
right?

She made it for her pal
Dezi
who rocked some serious 
Numbuh Three 
cosplay
at
Wondercon:

Man,
I love me some
homemade 
Rainbow Monkey!


You guys rule!






Monday, April 21, 2014

WONDERCON 2014




As I mentioned last year,

Sure, it's still crowded
and the chances of losing them are 
3:1
(That's K in the green shirt 
just before being swallowed
by nerddom)


But it's worth it for the boys
to get to play
Mario Kart 8
before 
the general public does:



We even got driver's licenses:


Any table with
anything 
Pokemon
is a guaranteed stop.
(the boys stop, too)


We were pretty sure 
sooper stylist Mom
didn't need any 
nerd-themed leggings 
but we took a picture 
anyway:


Japanese toys were also a 
big draw:



And of course,
cosplay and robot building:




We especially enjoyed the mash-up
of cosplay and Mario Kart:




And
YES!
In preparation for
the release of this summer's
sooper fun 
Where's Waldo-style book
(which I have an illustration in)

I FOUND CATBUG!


I wish I took more pictures
but I was too busy losing my kids.


Hopefully I'll find them before next year!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

OTTAWA ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2014


Come September
don't judge me for getting
all judgmental
over here:


Uh huhs...
It's gonna be my sooper supreme honor
to be a judge at the 
Ottawa International Animation Festival
this year.

Here's my bio:


Tom Warburton est le créateur de la colossale série originale 
Codename : Kids Next Door sur Cartoon Network. 
M. Warburton a auparavant réalisé Sheep in The Big City pour Cartoon Network, 
supervisé le design des personnages pour Disney, 
et a passé cinq ans dans le studio j.j.Sedelmaier productions 
où il était chef décorateur pour Beavis et Butthead sur MTV, 
puis réalisateur des nouveaux épisodes de 
Schoolhouse Rock et Saturday Night Live sur Funhouse TV. 
Son premier livre illustré 1000 Times No a été publié en 2009. 
Récemment, M. Warburton est revenu chez Disney comme directeur artistique sur 
Fish Hooks et co-producteur de 7D!

I have no idea what it says either.
But rumour has it there's a translation over
along with the bios of my esteemed judgy colleagues

And I've said it before
but it bears repeating;

Ottawa is my 
FAVORITE
animation festival.

I love the city.

I love the screenings.

I love the people.

I love the parties.


It was the first festival 
I attended after my 
was accepted.

And it was the mega ultimate honor to have 
Codename: Kids Next Door win
Best Television Animation Made for Children
not once but 
TWO YEARS
in a row!

So maybe I'll see you in 
Ottawa
this September?

I'll be the one blathering on and on with 
festival director
Chris Robinson 
about
animation,
hockey,
The Who
and
Guided By Voices!

Monday, April 14, 2014

DANCERS OF WAR!


After advising you to send
ALL YOUR MONEY
to
Maxwell Atoms'
I now heartily advise you to send
ALL YOUR OTHER MONEY
to this:




I know.
You're all like,

Dancers of Whaaaaaa?

And I'm like,

DANCERS OF WAR!
It's a video game being put together by these guys:



Then you wonder loudly,

Okay,
so a bunch of geniuses are making a game.
What's it about?


Looks fun, right?

So why dontcha pack a suitcase of money 
and head on over to their
kickstarter page over


Thursday, April 10, 2014

THE SKETCHBOOK THAT WOULDN'T DIE


So like,
WHAT WAS THIS 
SKETCHBOOK'S 
PROBLEM?
(aside from the Air Jordan/Heisenberg sticker mash-up)


It took 
FOREVER 
to get through this thing.

It started on
November 5th, 2013


And
FINALLY
ended on
April 6th, 2014

I usually can get through a
sketchbook in 3 months or so.
But this one dragged.
Mainly because I was working on a couple
sooper secret pitch books,
an illustration for
and
other stuffs.

And a huge portion of this book is filled 
with some character design 
I'm working on for a show idea.
Not sure it'll go anywhere,
but you never know.

But to be honest...
this was one of those volumes that 
I just wasn't feeling.

Sometimes you think you're 
drawing is moving forward.
Other times you're staring at a blank page 
and everything you put down just feels
BLAH.

Sooper pal
Kano 
says that if you put stickers 
on a sketchbook before drawing in it,
it's bound to suck.
But I feel the opposite.
You can't start a book until you've got 
it stickered.

And I stickered this one first,
but still...

meh

Regardless,
you fight your way through 
and draw stuff like
map-wielding dwarves:


You go to the premiere of


And
you
draw
draw 
draw:


























And then one day 
you're done:


And you move on to the next one!