Thursday, November 19, 2009

Johnny Snakebite


Join Johnny Snakebite as he treks across a young and rural America, spreading dangerous snakes through out the land as he goes! Yes thanks to Johnny's efforts we can enjoy the many deadly, and poisonous breeds of non-indigenous snakes that plague our land today!!

I'm going to use this as a flyer for my band the next time we play a show.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Chris Award!!!


I was just at the Columbus film festival last night and had a really great time. The films were fantastic, and the Brothers Drake Meadery was there. I even won an award. Having no clue that I would be in a position to give a speech I believe that I came up with a truly moving message. If I remember correctly I think I said.
"It's a miracle that we even made it here today, thank you... thank you"

Ok so maybe public speaking isn't my strong suite. Either way the festival was great and I was glad to be a part of it. If you haven't seen the award winning film yet check it out here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu8vMa7YNLU

I was really happy to see the Brother Drake there. I've been a long time fan of their mead and any time I can get a free glass is alright in my book. Check them out here.

http://www.brothersdrake.com/Content/main.aspx

If you've never tried mead before you should go there and try the mead sampling.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Tombstone is a great movie

If you get the chance watch tombstone. The movie is full of great lines. Such as....
Johnny Ringo and Doc Holiday sketches below.



Monday, October 19, 2009

Check Out This Audio Skit My Friends and I Made

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbrkmhidHVE
Yo guys, what's up! I finally found a computer that would allow me to upload this audio skit my friends and I made, onto YouTube. None of us have a video camera, but I thought "who need's it" One of my favorite shows is home movies and that's just about as funny with out the visuals, as with. It could practically be a radio show. Oh yeah! Also I listened to some Prairie home Companion. That also sort of sparked the idea.

It's sort of like Dr. Katz goes out west. A fairly level headed psychiatrist interviews/helps various frontiers men with varying psychological ailments. I'd like to do more episodes but the voice of the psychiatrist (Leo Eisenlore) moved to F#@$ing China of all places. Might do more with a different voice but it's pretty upsetting, I really made the character with him in mind.

I originally conceived the idea to be purely an audio experience but my friends are assuring me that it will be better with visuals, so I am complying. Here are a few of the early scenes where he is describing how he met Jedediah Smith (who apparently is a real historical figure). The version with visuals will be up in a bit, but I won't lie. It will probably be a while.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbrkmhidHVE


Saturday, October 10, 2009


Here are some character and location concepts for an idea I was working on a while ago. It was sort of a Tom Sawyer era ghost story. I think the cabin looks pretty spooky.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A more detailed account of perceived majesty


I realize that I gave a pretty poor account of a pretty epic trip before. So I am righting my wrongs. Above are pictures of Colorado. These were taken the first morning of our trip. This meant that we drove from Cincinnati to Colorado in one all day long voyage. We met up with some friends there and camped over night.

Above is Arizona. We drove through it twice. On the way out we drove through a little 15 mile stretch in the north west corner. It also happened to be a pretty majestic canyon.
Above is a picture of Beverly hills, then 2 pictures of California one. You know one of the crazy things about this trip was? It proved damn near every preconceived notion I had about most of the places we went to.
Colorado=All of the people their are either hip, backpackers, or crazy (or all 3)
California=The weather is actually perfect
LA=There are porn stars and wannabes everywhere
San Francisco=Hippies, HIPPIES
Texas=Texans are fat and the love texas
Kansas= Kansas sucks
Yosemite! Now you're talking majestic place! enough said.
The first picture is the sun setting over the Mississippi (Nashville). The next is the Grand Canyon, and the last is some power plant in the desert. So much happened it's hard to put down any thing of real significance. One of the coolest places we stumbled upon was a modern ghost town in the middle of the Mojave desert. That was really creepy. Sadly I have no photos of it. It was the only roll of film I lost. MAYBE THE PLACE NEVER EXISTED AT ALL.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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Hey, guys. Here is some new animation I have been working on. I wont spoil the joke but It'll be called "NO" if that gives you any clues. It's taking a while because I have a full time job now, but it'll get done eventually. If you want to see awesome hand painted backgrounds like the Lassie video post a comment on this page about how Brad needs to get off his Lazy ass and paint them.

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Obviously all of this animation is rough and there's a lot that is going to be tweaked so if you have any suggestions let know.

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I just want to let it be known that Seals were one of my favorite animals growing up. So anything I do to them is out of some sort of sick OJ Simpson love.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Martin


If you didn't figure it out I didn't do that mural in my last post. Here are some sketches of what my cat really looks like.
Any way things are going well. A lot of problems just seem to work themselves out if you keep your head in the game.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Weirdest alarm clock ever

I woke up around 8 o clock today to a bird flying in circles around my room. Apparently my cat had brought it in before he had killed it. He was really pretty twisted. He kept catching it and letting it go so he could re-catch it again and again. Do you think he brought him inside because he knew it wouldn't be able to get away?

Friday, August 14, 2009

In the perception of majesty


I just got back from America. It's a really great place.
Here are some pictures of Colorado. A most excellent place to be. I'll have some pictures up in a couple of days of Arizona and California.

Friday, July 10, 2009

JULY 31st L.A. BE THERE!

Good news all!
This beautiful finished film here is going to be played on July 31st at the LA international film festival. I understand that, more than likely no one who follows this bog lives in California or would have the opportunity to go there for the screening. That being said I call on all of you to spread the word around. please link as many people as you can or want to to my youtube page.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu8vMa7YNLU&feature=channel_page
I'm trying to give this as much exposer as possible and I'll need a lot of help from viewers like you to make it happen.
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Thursday, July 2, 2009



Sorry I havn't posted in a while. Here are a few random sketch book pages.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

EXODUS


Hey fellows, here are some collages I have done.

I bought 40 national geographic magazines for under 10$

Thats why I like half priced books.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Serge Gainsbourg


Ok, I'm going to use this post to pump a major inspiration of mine. The song on my demo reel is an instrumental by this guy right here. If you've never heard of Serge Gainsbourg you might want to check him out, because he is the baddest dude on the planet. Or was on the planet... I think he's dead now. Either way in his day the guy was the ultimate in lady killing technology. His best album is The History of Melody Nelson, but heres another good song by him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKfBJMIANsM

Here is a picture of Serge in his natural environment.
and heres a picture of him as a cat.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Demo Reel

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I am uploading my demo reel, currently my cat is flipping out, he is uncontrollable. I need to get a job.

You know I'm going to miss my job at the supply store. That was a sweet gig. I honestly feel that it is the best job I have ever had. The place was given so little attention from any sort of authority. It was great. Also the people I worked with were great. Just a swell group of guys. Yeah I'm going to miss it.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Map Quest!

So if you haven't figured it out by now I'll let you in on a little secret. I'm kind of a loser, and if you don't believe me feast your eyes on this. You won't find this map in any atlas because I made it up. Everything on here is fictional including the names. In fact I found that coming up with all the place names was the hardest part.
Theres no story behind this world (No D&D campaign, I'm not that bad) but I kind of picture it to exist in and around an industrial revolution sort of time. A time when naval power is extremely significant. The western continent is more reminiscent of our worlds Europe and America, while the lower eastern continent is more a combination of Asia and Africa, but culturally more similar to a semi modern Germany/Rome (at least the big red nation, (Tytheria)).The Yellow patch near the bottom of the world is supposed to be like an Incan society or tribe.
Any way up loading this was actually kind of premature there are three cities I forgot to assign names to. It can kind of be like a wheres Waldo book! You can have lot's of fun trying to find them. Also, there is one glaringly huge mistake on this map. I'll give any one who can find it a high five.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

More Poetry

Dirty old french whore

You have no love to give me

only STD's

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Naked Girls

A Haiku
T rex seems real cool
I like that one song Jeepster
Others are good too.


Thank you

Thursday, April 16, 2009

AT LONG LAST!!!!... it's almost done...

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Here it is my senior thesis project. It's so close to being finished. I was going to upload it in small bits over a long time... but whatever. If you aren't able to figure it out it's about Lassie going to the moon. Why? I have no idea. Sometimes you just start working on something and this happens.

You know I think if I asked the creators of some of my favorite cartoons, why some of the things that happened, happened in their cartoons they'd have a similar answer. Actually I did, and he did. I asked Tom Ruegger why Slappy Squirrel used the space ship from close encounters of the third kind to (defeat?) the 3 Tenors. He didn't really know. He supposed cause it was funny... It wasn't... But I'm positive that lots of things that were hilarious in that show were thought up he same way. Like Brain reciting Orson Welles Frozen Pea ad. Brilliant! but totally like "what?"
Does any of this make sense? am I getting through to any of you?
Any way I've gotten disgutingly off topic. Also I didn't want to imply that Slappy Squirrel wasn't funny. She's great.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Whittest Kids You Know

A little comic I did a while ago. It features 2 characters I came up with who are complete spoiled rich kids with no grounding on reality what so ever. They  are also feed complete non-truths by their aloof yet noble father. I should do more of these. 

Monday, April 6, 2009

Say goodbye to your daddy sweetheart


"Say goodbye to your daddy, sweetheart."

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Wild Man Rod Thomas

Hello, Here's another Character design project I did. If you can't tell the project was to make a character and design him in all of his stages of life. So this is the life of a classic rock DJ. I think I might of made him look too cool in his 5th stage though.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hello Mr. Nut

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I figured I should post some Animations. This is an oldie but a good one.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I'm sorry the second image NEVER works

Look, I have no idea why the second picture I post never opens up to full screen, but it's really been pissing me off. So to fight this anomaly I'm just posting this again here, if there's another one that doesn't open that you want to see let me know I'll re-post it.

NORTH AMERICA


Yes it's that other thing I do... make maps. This is the third one I've done, and I must say I'm pretty pleased with it. You know it's a real shame cartography went out of style when people pretty much figured out what the world looks like. Damn Satellites!  I really like the emblem on this one. I keep trying to out do myself on the ornate marker in the bottom left corner. I'll post some of the older ones later but I'll stagger them so that you don't get bored with geography. Look forward to the one I'm working on now, it should be the best one yet. It'll be an illustrated map of the Mesozoic Era. Thats right, Dinosaurs!