Category Archives: Life in Art

Fish Head Progress Life in Art

August 30, 2014

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Yes, but. . . In a delirium. Water heater takes a shit. ( Do teenage girls think it’s the end of the world without showers? Try it and see). Run to my studio to animate some more.  Fish a toy … Continue reading

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Life in Art Life is so Daily Serious Thoughts

June 7, 2014

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Nobody Knows…. Nobody knows the private hell I’m going through right now. Some would think me spoiled. Some would call it artistic angst. Some would call it insanity. It is of the artistic nature which leads me often to the … Continue reading

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Animation Life in Art

May 30, 2014

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The Mighty Shoe Horn  I’ve got a one year old who teaches me that we can still lie on the grass and stare at leaves dancing on the trees. But I have not been there too much for everyone else. … Continue reading

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Business as Unusual Life in Art

May 8, 201

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Qualities of the Professional When I’m talking to students, I am always discussing what sets an artist apart, and it’s usually the quality of commitment to the craft, to service, and to further growth. Just being on time with your … Continue reading

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Animation Business as Unusual Life in Art

May 5, 2014

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Animation Life in Art

January 18, 2014

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My former student Cole Rathacker was touring the Nickelodeon studios this week and took this pic of my portrait on the wall. I think it must have been commissioned by one of the executives I didn’t get along with.   … Continue reading

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Animation Fish Head Progress Life in Art

December 5, 2013

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Everyone keeps asking me “When will you be done with Fish Head?”. Sometimes I think the time I’m spending on this film is a direct rebellious response to the fast, go, go, go of commercial and television work. I deliberately … Continue reading

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Animation Business as Unusual Life in Art

December 3, 2013

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I love characters. I love creating them, designing them and making them come alive. I’ve been very fortunate to do it for a living almost my whole life. In many facets, from animation, to books, to marketing, and now in … Continue reading

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Life in Art

October 23, 2013

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Character traits are the human condition. They don’t have to be human in form. I love making characters out of anything. Animals, trees, inanimate objects. They can all carry the traits that we relate to. That hold a mirror up … Continue reading

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Life in Art

September 25, 2013

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“If you’ve ever completed a task for the sole purpose of making yourself look better without any improvement being produced for others, ( customers, colleagues, etc) then you’ve been a participant in the game of mediocrity.”  – Chris Guillebeau

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