February 25th, 2007
February 22nd, 2007
a year and a half ago, my brother from Québec
sent me a stack of old science fiction novels that
to belong to my mom. I devoured all the books in
a matter of days and started hunting ebay for more.
Thus, began my love affair with the French pulp
50s, 60s and 70s.
these novels has not only helped stimulate my imagination
but it also
got me back into reading and writing French (which
I hadn't done in about 20 years). I still
American and British sci-fi
authors, but I find these lesser known novelists
to be refreshing and unique.
a few clunkers, most
of the tales are fun, exciting and on occasion,
brilliant and very thoughtful. I've been particularly
a fantastic writer who, to my amazement, has never
been translated in
reading about 80 of these, I haven't lost
my interest yet and I keep looking forward to
time every night. I love it when I discover something
new that gets my imagination fired up!
February 16th, 2007
Praise of ANIMO
acquiring my full license of Animo
last Fall, I've been extremely excited about animation.
has allowed me to turn my home studio into a
fully functional animation studio. It's so cool
to be able to produce my brand of animation
resolution no less), from start to finish, without
having to leave my home!
first worked with Animo years ago when I did Prelude
to Eden. While making that film, my
friend Jon Hooper and I helped the programmers
feedback and recommendations. Because of that initial
Animation System promised
us both a
to the software. I never made good on that promise
until last year. Now, I'm wondering how I ever
lived without Animo!
just wrapped up my first big "film resolution"
commission using the software to scan my drawings,
paint, composite and render, and everything
worked out beautifully. You will see
Bird's next movie!
on to the next animation project...
February 8th, 2007
to Eden Final Mixed Score
I put together the Prelude
to Eden Music Page,
sound maestro, Joe Campana, provided me with
a bunch of MP3s from the recording session. The
only thing missing was the final mixed score which
no one seemed to be able to locate. Joe dug
some more in his archives, finally unearthing
recording. Here it is, Shirley Walker's mini-masterpiece:
to Eden Score - Final Mix (3:36
min. / 5mb)
February 3rd, 2006
@ A Comic A Day...
is a ruthless writer, gently building a house of
cards for the reader and intentionally swiping
at it to excite our empathy and excitement." (read
February 2nd, 2007
#8 is really coming together. Here's a little
preview to whet your appetite!
here for a larger view.
February 1st, 2007
by Peter Warkentin
here for a larger view.
(who lives in Vancouver) got an unusual present
this Christmas. His Aunt (who's a friend of
my wife and I) gave him a visit with me in my
studio! Peter is an aspiring artist you see.
day after Christmas, Peter and I hung out at my
studio as I shared insights about the work I do.
nice letter I received, I'd say
he had a really
I did too!
is an inspired drawing of ZED he sent me.