A Day In My Life...
April 19th, 2011

A couple of months ago, I was contacted by Mercedes Milligan, associate editor for Animation Magazine. She asked me if I'd be willing to be the subject of their monthly feature called, “A Day in the Life of...”, to which I answered, "sure, why not!"

And so, I proceeded to photographically document my day, giving an insight into my not so glamorous life. The pictures and captions I provided are featured in the April/May issue. I scanned the page for your viewing pleasure. You can click here for a larger view.

Fan Art
April 11th, 2011

Just added three new pieces to my fan art page. The first one is a cool pottery of Meeka, from The Towers of Numar. It comes from a young artist named Hannah Moffat.

The elegant bedroom motif comes from Magda Jasicka & Bartek Kielban and was inspired by the art of Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet.

And this super cute drawing of Aven, from my graphic novel, The Saga of Rex, comes from a promising illustrator who goes by the pseudo, SkunkyRainbow270.

Interviews from Boston
April 3rd, 2011

The "Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet" video interviews from PAX East in Boston have been surfacing on the web. It's pretty traumatic to look at myself being interviewed but I know my family and friends will enjoy the videos embeded below. I also updated the "press page" of the ITSP website where I compiled the reviews of our PAX demo. Looks like we got thumbs up from everyone.

Speaking of the game, it is nearly done and it looks and sounds incredible, and is super fun to play! What a fantastic team Joe and I have working with us! True wizards!

For some strange reason, I couldn't embed the video interview from Giant Bomb. It is one of the better ones, so here's the link.

West Chester Film Festival
March 30th, 2011

Cool! Just received this email from the West Chester Film Festival:

Congratulations!  The West Chester Film Festival has selected your film, “Sensology” as a nominee in our Best Experimental/Art category.

Nominees are selected by choosing the top-scoring films as determined by our screeners. They are then viewed by a jury of industry professionals who determine a winner in each category.  Winners are announced at the Festival’s Closing Night Party.  Winners who are present receive the “Coveted Chester,” a custom designed and handmade glass statuette.  Winners who are not present will be contacted the following day, and emailed a certificate and winner laurels the following week.

Thank you, and congratulations.

-Kevin Fitzpatrick
 Secretary, West Chester Film Festival

Animation Reporter Features Sensology
March 27th, 2011

A couple of days ago, I received a copy of a very cool magazine from India called, Animation Reporter. I really enjoyed the magazine which focuses a great deal on animation filmmakers and their craft.

I was also surprised and delighted to find that my latest short film, Sensology, was spotlighted over two pages. I guess I'd completely forgotten the interview I did with them after the Oscar Shortlist announcement back in December. Click on the images below for a larger view.

March 20th, 2011

Here's a couple of pictures I just added to my tattoo gallery. The original illustrations are from my book, A Search for Meaning: the Story of Rex. The photos come from Lorelei Shannon.

Back From PAX East
March 17th, 2011

Joe Olson (my partner in crime), Andrew Scott (my sound maestro) and I had a lot of fun in Boston at the PAX convention. The reception to ITSP was incredible. The booth stayed completely busy the whole time with lines of anxious gamers waiting patiently their turns to experience ITSP. Everyone was so excited and positive towards the game, it really warmed our hearts.

Joe and I did several interviews and answered a lot of questions. We were given the go ahead by Microsoft to reveal that the game will be released this summer and that it will feature a coop version.

Observing people playing the game was very insightful. We took a lot of notes and will make sure to use the knowledge we gathered to make the game even better.

Here's a sample of the reviews we received from journalists who got to test the game for themselves:

Critical Bits
Indie Games
Gay Gamer
Platform Nation
Horrible Night
Armless Octopus
Game Rant
Rax Dakkar
Side Questing
My Gamers

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