I just finished my latest book Frenzied Fauna: From A to Z. It left for the printer 2 days ago. I posted some of the inside pages for your viewing pleasure. The book will be available on the site in about 6 weeks. It should be available in stores nationwide around March or April 2002. I will be doing a signing at Golden Apple in December (world premiere!). I'll let you know all the details later on...


Meltdown Comics is celebrating its 8th aniversary this coming Saturday (Oct 27). Click here to see the anniversary drawing I gave Gaston, the owner.


I have been getting so many requests to put all my short films on DVD that I finally broke down and did it. So here it is!

See what started it all! The embryo of my animation career all packaged in one convenient DVD, with all films remastered from the best possible sources. This is what you get:

On a Good Note (1985), my very first student film.

A Touch of Deceit (1986), my second student film. Plus: In 1995, I digitally remastered the film from the original 35mm negative and added a new original score (The first version used licenced music). Both versions are on the DVD.

Prelude to Eden, an animation tour de force that took over four years to complete. The transfer was done utilizing the original 35mm negative and It's never looked better!

Plus: An interview performed by The Pod.

All of this for a measly $14.00 (postage + tax included)! Order here.


Zed #3 left for the printer yesterday and we should have copies available in about 3 - 4 weeks. The issue will be available at comic stores nationwide (as well as Canada + U.K.) in January 2002. I believe this is the strongest issue so far and I'm very proud of it. If you want to have a sneak peek at some of the inside illustrations, click here.

The sales have been coming in for the first two issues and the numbers are lower than we expected. We need your support in order to keep the series going, so, if you like Zed, please spread the word!


Once again, I had to submit a picture of myself to ASIFA for the Annie Award ceremony program book. Check out what I sent them...


The other day, I received an e-mail from Sue Howison (Dark Delicacies) asking if I would be interested in participating in their new charity project, an alphabet book. My response was, sure why not! The book is called The Altruistic Alphabet and will be edited by Gomez and Morticia Howison.

Here is the concept: 26 writers were each given one letter from the alphabet. They were asked to write a verse (with a horror theme) representing that letter. Then, 26 illustrators were asked to pick one verse to illustrate. I got the verse for letter A, written by Jack Ketchum. If you want to read the verse and see what I came up with, click here.

Some of the artists who participated in the project include writers Peter Straub, Peter Atkins, F. Paul Wilson, Karen Taylor, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and illustrators Gahan Wilson, Clive Barker, Bernie Wrightston, Jhonen Vasquez, Gak, and more!

Signing will be Dec 1st, 2001, from 2 to 4 at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, California. All profits will go to the Shriners Children's Hospital. I'll remind you when the time comes.


Yesterday, I was talking to my friend Gaston, owner of Meltdown Comics (a wonderful comic store in Los Angeles) and he told me that Zed #1 had been reviewed by iComics. Check it out.


As I write these words, I'm still profoundly shaken by the events of last Tuesday. I watched television, like many people throughout the world, in a state of complete disbelief.

The tragedy at the WTC in New York and the Pentagon in Washington DC seem to make everything else trivial. How horrible. I still can't shake some of these images out of my head. My heart goes out to the victims of these heinous crimes. So much pain and suffering... I am impressed by the New Yorkers. They're really pulling together through this horrendous ordeal. I guess goodness is still in the majority of men and women. It only takes a handful of fanatic a**holes to make everybody look bad.

When visiting the Animation Nation message board, a couple of days ago, I found this post (which was originally written for Salon.com). It definitely made me think. This is a highly complex issue with many sides, religions, races, ideas and agendas. My hope is that we, as individuals and as a nation, do not react driven by fear and hatred, but with open hearts and minds.


The Annie Award nominations have been announced. I am glad to report that I have been nominated in the OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT FOR EFFECTS ANIMATION category, for my work on Osmosis Jones. This is my fourth Annie nomination. Other nominees in the same category are Arnauld Lamorlette for Shrek and Marlon West for Atlantis, The Lost Empire. To see the full list of nominations, click here.


COOL! Cold Cut Distribution has just been added to our list of distributors. If you're a retailer, that's one more outlet where you can get my books and comics for your store.

Speaking of distribution, Zed #2 is now being featured in the September edition of Previews. It's on page 285 and it received a "certified cool" endorsement! Make sure you tell your comic retailer about it.

On a different note, I just designed a banner for the web.

I'm not sure where I'm going to have it shown. I might use it as a signature piece, when I go on message boards. Who knows? Any ideas?