September 30th, 2007
time to do my annual chapter of The
Saga of Rex and ZED is
always a bit of a challenge.
at my schedule recently, I realized that my deadline
5 (which will feature the next chapter
of Rex: "The Broken Path")
is November 14th. At first I panicked, due
to the fact that this
particular chapter is the longest yet at an
estimated 36-38 pages. I also felt overwhelmed
by all the other
projects I'm currently doing.
by all the hard working "Flight artists" who
have full time jobs and manage to get their stories
done somehow, I buckled up and
to work. This morning, I'm happy to announce
I just completed page 21 and I'm on course
to be done on time. Cool!
a sample page of "The
out the official Flight website.
September 22nd, 2007
Kaye, who wrote the wonderful new libretto for
Bride, asked me if I could do a
zombie rendition of the opening act, a band called
Social. She sent me the picture below:
this is what I sent back to her:
for larger view.
September 16th, 2007
Design for The Spectre's Bride
close to me know that one
of my long time dreams has been to design
sets for a live opera or classical ballet.
my surprise when I was contacted by Simon
artistic director of the Victoria
Philharmonic Choir, this past June.
He asked me if I'd be interested in designing
a live shadow
theatrical presentation of Dvorak's epic
masterpiece, "The Spectre's Bride". It didn't
take long for me to agree to the proposal!
is going to be an amazing show folks! 80+ singers,
a 65-piece orchestra
a spectacular shadow puppet show designed
by yours truly and perfomed under the supervision
of award-winning puppeteer Tim Gosley from
Jim Henson's fame.
incredible event will take place on October
30th and 31st at
Farquhar theater in Victoria,
British Columbia, Canada. Mark
the official press release here.
out some of the scenery and shadow puppet designs
I created for the show.
tickets and additional information, visit www.spectresbride.com.
September 11th, 2007
Volume 3 wins Harvey Award.
Volume 3 (which features a 32-page chapter of
Saga of Rex) was presented with the Harvey
Award for “Best
Anthology” at this year’s
Baltimore Comic-Con. Congratulations to all the
contributors of Flight 3 and a big thank-you
to everyone that voted for us!
September 10th, 2007
of the Wild"
is a finalist!
recently got an email letting me know that one
of my "Insanely Twisted Shadow Puppets" interstitial,
"Call of the Wild", has been selected as a finalist
in The Best in SW Conference.
This came as a surprise since I did not submit
the short and
had no knowledge of its submission until recently.
Oh well, I'm not complaining! Here's part of
of the Wild" has been selected as a finalist
in the 2007 Best in the SW : : Flash
Animation & Motion
awards will be given in this category 1) People's
Choice Award: Online Favorite
and 2) People's Choice Award: Best of Show. Nominees
are encouraged to invite colleagues, friends, and
family to rate their entry. At 12:00 AM (midnight
- MDT / GMT -6) September 12, 2007 the polls will
close. The entry with the highest rating will be
deemed the winner! Feel free to display your "Finalist
Web Badge" on your website and link to your
entry on the Best in the SW Festival site.
do your part and cast your vote!
September 9th, 2007
Indonesia has launched!
many of you know, I've been involved with the
Xeko trading card game since 2005. My work
consists of setting up the visual style, doing
the main card illustrations, designing visual
components for the Xeko
website, etc. For this
new set, called Mission:
Indonesia, I created lots
of new illustrations that I hope you will enjoy.
I added a bunch to my Xeko
page so check it out.
September 8th, 2007
September 6th, 2007
To Eden and Insanely Twisted Shadow Puppets on GameTrailers.com
to the folks at GameTrailers.com, I now have
versions of Prelude
to Eden and Insanely
Twisted Shadow Puppets on my website
and it won't kill my bandwidth.