Category Archives: Business as Unusual

Animation Business as Unusual Life in Art

June 11, 2015

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Extremely crazy busy. PBS pilot moving forward. Just signed Joan Cusack for the lead role. Very happy about that. Todd Henry sent me his new pre-release copy of his new book “Louder than Words”. I strongly recommend buying it when … Continue reading

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Business as Unusual Life in Art Serious Thoughts

May 11, 2015

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I was speaking with my old high school art teacher Mark Briggs yesterday ( he just turned 94 last week and still “sharp as a tack”), and we got on the subject of branding. He said he just learned about … Continue reading

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Animation Business as Unusual Life in Art travels

April 25, 2015

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A Return?  Hmmmm…. I recently went out of town for a large gathering of PBS producers, content creators and local stations ( my friend the very talented Craig Bartlett was there) and I have returned with a new hope and … Continue reading

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Animation Business as Unusual Serious Thoughts

February 10, 2015

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Had a great skype with Todd Henry a couple of weeks ago, author of “Die Empty” and “The Accidental Creative” ( Two books that I highly recommend.) Really down to earth with lots of insightful advice and banter. Had a … Continue reading

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Animation Business as Unusual

December 22, 2014

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The Auteur Approach I recently watched Miyazaki’s final feature film “The Wind Rises” again as well as the Studio Ghibli documentary “Kingdom of Dreams and Madness”, and yes, I’m saddened by the end of Miyazaki’s films, but something more important … Continue reading

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Business as Unusual Life in Art

December 9, 2014

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Right Livelihood What we do as an honest vocation says so much about us. I’ve always tried to go by the eightfold path of Buddhism and “Do no harm” in my vocation. But what I had a hard time with … Continue reading

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Business as Unusual Life in Art

October 30, 2014

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Business as Unusual Life in Art

October 18, 2014

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Leanin’ Tree Greetings has licensed my art and writing for a line of greeting cards that is scheduled for a June 2015 release to retail.

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Business as Unusual Serious Thoughts

October 11, 2014

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Art and the Family Balance As artists, we’ve all been there. Choices on behalf of our art, or to feed the family. Lucky if they both serve the same master. A challenge if they don’t. Are we selling out if … Continue reading

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Business as Unusual Filmmaker Spotlight

October 5, 2014

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For No Good Reason Yes, I was into Hunter S. Thompson, and the twisted drawings of Ralph Steadman. I wanted to be both. Possibly writing like Thompson and illustrating my own articles with the genius of Steadman. Unfortunately, neither did, … Continue reading

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