Media Launch for Vancouver International Jazz Festival
April 30, 2009
Yesterday was the media launch for the 24th annual Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Nancy and I were both invited to this exclusive event and we had a really good time. The incredible line-up of musicians as well as my poster design was revealed to the enthusiastic media. In a few days, as the promotional campain for the festival kicks into high gear, there will be thousands of posters all over Vancouver. Pretty cool.
New Post on ITSP Blog
April 25, 2009
Elemental Magic Book Lauching Party
April 21, 2009
Yesterday, I received a copy of Elemental Magic: The Classical Art of Hand Drawn Animation from Focal Press. People who follow my log may remember that I posted about the book last November when Joe (my friend and author of the book) asked me to write the foreword for it. Now that I have the book in hand, I can honestly say that it doesn't disappoint. Anyone with an interest in traditional FX animation should go buy a copy right now. Joe is having a launch party in Vancouver on Friday, April 24th and needless to say, I'll be attending. Hope to see some of you there as well. Click below for details.
New Post on ITSP Blog
April 18, 2009
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet gets a blog!
April 11, 2009
Hello folks. Many months ago, a decision was reached by concensus by my partners at Fuelcell and I, that we would keep quiet about our videogame, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, until we get closer to our release date. Although, I was itching to release new footage and images, I held myself back and agreed to keep everything under wrap.
I'm happy to announce that we've decided to break our vow of silence and start sharing some of our work on-line to get people excited. As production progresses, I will share our triumphs and hardships, I will update with insights, videos and images at least a couple of times a month. I hope you'll enjoy the ride. Read the blog at www.InsanelyTwistedShadowPlanet.com.
April 4, 2009
I'm delighted to be nominated for a 2009 Joe Shuster Award in the Best Cartoonist category. This is my second JSA nomination (the other one was in 2007) for my “Saga of Rex” contributions to the annual Flight anthology. Cool.
You can read the full list of nominees here.
The Beauty of Print on Demand
March 28, 2009
Last year, I used Lulu's POD (print on demand) services to print my two latest books ("Frenzied Fauna and Freaky Flora" and "Wildlife from the Hot Spots"). Because of the nature of POD, I was able to print smaller runs and not invest thousands of dollars up front. This time around, I wanted to try POD technology to create a sample book of "The Saga of Rex" to send to potential publishers. I also wanted to have some copies for myself to give as gifts and promos. I chose Ka-Blam Digital Printing for the task.
A few days ago, I received my proof copy of the book and I must say that I was pretty impressed. The paper is great (although a bit thin), the colors are fantastic (better than Flight, where the story is being serialized) and the cover looks sharp (although I did notice some slight horizontal streaking in the blue areas). Overall, the whole package feels very professional.
I will definitely keep Ka-blam in mind for some of my upcoming projects. With all the various POD companies sprouting up, this is indeed an exciting time for authors who wish to self-publish!