I had the absolute pleasure to direct this video for a really talented artist named Rat Boy. We had the perfect crew and the whole production was freaking seamless. I'm really proud of what we got done in just a couple of months. Check it out and share and comment and most importantly, ENJOY!!!
A wire sculpture that I made for Kurt Vonnegut back in 2000 is on display in an exhibit at Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University. The exhibit is called "So It Goes": Drawings by Kurt Vonnegut. My mom and dad drove up to Ithaca to see it and it's so much more awesome than I even expected.Read More
I will be speaking and demonstrating my Powerglove at Pixelatl, a huge animation film festival in Cuernavaca Mexico, on September 9-12. Here is a really cool article on Cartoon Brew where they put my name up with a bunch of AMAZING animation people! So cool. Check this out!Read More
After a long wait, here is the result of our latest Animation Party! ....Mild adult content, but it's just puppets so get over it.
So this is pretty nuts. If you don't know already, I was adopted as a baby and searched for my biological mother when I was about 17. She is incredible and we have been close ever since. Now she has written a book about the experience of carrying a child (me) to term and then placing him (me) for adoption. It is a pretty amazing story, a really incredible read, and totally worth taking a look at. I am so proud of Nancy Murray's courage for putting this out there. Please check it out and pre-order the book.
The cover photo of the book is me. It is the first picture I sent to my biological mother when I was about 8 years old. I always knew I was adopted, my mother and father were always very impressively open about it. My mom would sit with me at night and comfort me, and then one day she suggested I write her a letter. I sent it to the adoption agency with a little Lego heart that was red on one side and blue on the other. I explained that it was blue because I was sad that I didn't know her and red because I loved her still.
This book is an impressive read and an intense story. There is hardship but in the end, it is very uplifting and hopeful. Please feel free to contact me if you have personal experiences or just want to talk to someone.
I am happy to announce that I will now be represented by RW Media. Randi Wilens and her team are a wonderful bunch and I am very excited to develop a relationship and make some really cool work!
Please direct all requests for Directing to Randi and her team by emailing them here or on the contact page.
It was such an honor to get to go to the 42nd Annie Awards with all of my Stoopid Buddies. The film I animated for PES that also brought him together with the Buds was nominated for Best Commercial. In the end we were beat out for the award by none other than Aardman. I am so grateful that my career has led me to so many cool places and afforded me the luxury to make so many wonderful things!
At least I got to rock a Powerglove with my Tux!
Here is our little film:
And here was the winner:
Well done Aardman. Well deserved.
So ABC Eyewitness news came by Stoopid Buddy to do a little interview with me. It was pretty remarkably awesome. But they don't tell you that talking to a serious news lady can be as scary and intimidating as talking to cops. I got super nervous!
Check out the fun little article and the minute long feature! Rad!
Today I woke up with a funny feeling. First I noticed that Playing With Power has now crossed half a million views in just over a week, which is amazing in itself. Then I checked theatlantic.com, scrolled down just a little, and there I saw my Powerglove featured on the front page of their website! Absolutely incredible.
I always loved the joke "If you look up "gullible" in the dictionary, there's a picture of your face." But now, if you look up "Fucking Awesome" on Urban Dictionary, you will actually find a description that makes all seem right with the world. I am satisfied.
The wonderful art blog, thisiscolossal.com wrote us up! This is easily my favorite thing ever written about me. I love the closing line "It makes you wonder what other outmoded technology had the right form factor but wrong application?" I want to spend the next ten years looking for those outmoded technologies and convincing people to wonder the same thing!
This documentary, directed by Ava Benjamin, is the official word on my modified Powerglove. I have used this device to animate for the past 2 years at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios on dozens of sketches for Robot Chicken as well as the entire short, "Citizen M - Swan Song" by PES.
I don't know how I missed this, but the piece I made for the Artmor Project went up and sold at auction for $200! That's awesome. This project basically asked different artists to dress a set of Boba Fett's chest armor which they sell at The Big Toy Auction and the proceeds go towards purchasing Star Wars toys for Toys for Tots. This was a really fun thing to be a part of, and I hope somewhere one my little brothers of metal is playing with some cool new toys!
I just posted this little video showcasing my Three Piece Band wire sculpture. It's fun! Watch it! Share it! Have a great day!
Here is the the newest film by PES, Submarine Sandwich. I was co-animator on it and for three months, PES and I worked in the beautiful deli set that he built from curated antiques. It was a great time. I hope it shows through in the animation.
This is awesome! Citizen M - Swan Song was nominated for an Annie Award for Best Animated TV/Broadcast Commercial! I animated the whole thing...With the POWERGLOVE!! I'm so excited, honored and humbled!
Here is the film:
Just posted this new video showcasing a sculpture of a stop motion animator animating a scene.
Here is a fun Link to a nice little post on the League of Buddies Blog about PES and I making "Swan Song" for Citizen M Hotels.