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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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Life in Art

July 21, 2013

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Sacred Selfishness “One cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning; for what was great in the morning will be of little importance in the evening, and what in the morning was true will at … Continue reading

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Business as Unusual Life in Art

June 18, 2013

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“People freelancing in a creative field,   get work because of 3 things:   1. Their work is good.   2. Because they are easy to get  along with.   3. They deliver their work on time.   Do two out … Continue reading

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Animation Business as Unusual Life in Art

June 1, 2013

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PERSISTENCE OF VISION – Trailer from Kevin Schreck on Vimeo. My friend and former student Adam Paloian clued me in to this new film that came out about Richard Williams’s film “The Thief and the Cobbler”. ( I believe it … Continue reading

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Animation Business as Unusual Life in Art

April 17, 2013

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Lazlo on Netflix! A few items of note. The first two seasons of Camp Lazlo was added to the repertoire offered up by Netflix. Very cool to finally view the episodes without commercials ( since they have yet to appear … Continue reading

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Life in Art

March 28, 2013

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