Thursday, August 2, 2012

Adventures with Gay Hodor

Greetings followers. I present to you a new cartoon, presented to you in glorious flash animation. I figured it was about time to use my talents to parody something I love, and as it just a so happens I love a Game of Thrones. This cartoon askes the important question "what would game of thrones be like if Hodor were gay?"



Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Andy Sketches

Here's the sketchbook page I brainstormed on. I was going to post it with the final but I was lazy.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Andy The Radical Squirrel

Anderson Township Park District, held an open competition to design their new mascot. After some brainstorming I turned this in. He's the perfect mascot for Anderson township. He's cool but he obey's all the rules. Also if you think he looks like the squirrel character I used in my film except wearing clothes... I wouldn't know what you're talking about.

Fingers crossed!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

And here's a comic about cat poop

I usually stay away from potty humor, but this was based on a true story that I thought was... pretty funny.

It's also the first comic I've done that was entirely drawn on the computer.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Boy With Grapes

I know I'm not in the habbit of posting about classical paintings, but this one really affected me upon my last trip to the local art museum.  The painting is by Reynolds and is called "Boy Holding A Bunch of Grapes". Not the most inspiring title, I know, but that's not really the point. The painting was featured in a room full of portraits. Mostly of Kings and Queens and noble children. Then there was this painting. According to the description this was just some urchin boy he pulled off the street, most likely an orphan.

Now I'm not sure what the artist was trying to say with this painting, and I'm sure it's not what I took out of it but for some reason what hit me most about this painting was one simple truth. This boy is dead. Long dead, over 300 years dead. I couldn't tell you why only this painting said that to me in a museum full of dead people. Maybe it's the ghostly way his hand is painted, or the empty stare. Honestly it was kind of freaking me out the way he stares straight at you, as if he's staring at you through time.

Everyone in that room was dead, but they were supposed to be remembered, they wanted to be remembered. The sons and daughters of noble families who wanted their legacy immortalized, in proud regal poses. This was just some confused orphan boy, who will forever be remembered as "holding grapes"

Honestly I lost track of the point I was trying to make but I'm pretty sure it's something to the tune of we're all going to die, the end.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

It's finally finished!



After many many years, seemingly hundreds of years I finally finished this awesome cartoon. I feel like I've been talking about it for an eternity so it feels pretty good to be done. Of course I need to say a big thanks to the people who helped me with it. Particularly Brad and Evan. It's not easy to find people who are willing to work on your project with you with no promise of money, and for that I'm eternally grateful.

The cartoon itself is a parody of the various space movies that have come out over the years. You know the ones, where a rag tag group of eccentric experts and savants are sent into space to save the planet from some impending doom. Except in my cartoon NASA sends up an incompetent squirrel to do the job for them. Of course from that point jokes and hilarity ensue.

I've got to say, it was a lot of work... I mean a lot, but I had some good times working on this. Going over to Evans, drawing, watching cartoons, and playing super smash. It was a great weekly tradition. I know that in the future I'll probably go about working on my own projects a completely different way. Probably more time sitting alone on the computer in a dark room. However, I am very much looking forward to being able to work on some new ideas, and knowing what I know now, I feel like I can turn something like this around way faster!

Any way, it was a lot of fun, hard work, learning, and I'm stoked to be done (unless of course I decide to go back in and add things).

Enjoy.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Montreal


A good friend of mine is moving away to Arizona. I made this T-shirt design for him, in commemoration of our trip to Montreal together. Uh... A lot of the details relate to in jokes and specific things that happened to us. Needless to say we met a guy named Doug, and he left a good impression on us.