Thursday, September 28, 2006


This past Tuesday we attended the screening of Bruno Bozetto's Allegro Non Troppo, at Innes Hall . After the screening The Italian Cultural Institute, and T.A.I.S. had arranged a meet and greet with the director at a local bar. So I had a chance to shake Mr. Bozetto's hand, and tell him how much I enjoyed his work, especially Signor Rossi. To which he responded by adding a little drawing of Signor Rossi, and his autograph to the back of my program.
Super Neat!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Bruno Bozzetto

One of the showcases at the Ottawa Animation Festival was a screening of the work of Bruno Bozzetto. One of his most Famous characters is Signor Rossi, (pictured above) but he also directed the feature film Allegro Non Troppo.
Allegro non troppo, is a full length animated film along the lines of Fantasia. Short stories put together with a classical score. To read more about this film click HERE.

Iwanted to write about Bruno because tonight (Sept 26th), the Toronto Animated Image Society (or T.A.I.S.) will be having a screening of Allegro Non Troppo, followed by a screening of a sellection of Bruno's short film work, tomorrow evening.
You can get all of the info HERE, on the T.A.I.S. website, as to show time and location.

Image from Allegro non troppo

Image from feature film West and Soda

Monday, September 25, 2006

Pan-Tastic !

A super talented painter by the name of Clive Powsey, put together this jungle background painting for the Jungle Jim Show. If you havent already, you should check out Clive's Blog to see many more great paintings.
So excited about this project so far, at every stage, even more so after seeing this background. Thanks again Clive !

P.S. More to come on the Ottawa Animation Festival tomorrow

Thursday, September 21, 2006

What's All The Hub-Bub.............Bub?

Of special interest at the Ottawa Animation Festival is the Bob Clampett retrospective .
A history of his career and a screening of some of his most popular cartoons.

" His visual style has been described by critic Greg Ford as one of “`sproinging’ rubbery character-motion that gave some of the most eminently stretchable/bendable characters in cartoon history.” This, combined with his zany humour, resulted in animated films that undoubtedly were among the wildest and most imaginative produced during the classic Warner Bros. animation period. "

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Ottawa Animation Festival

So because of a hectic schedule, with my school work, work-work, and getting ready to go to Ottawa, I won't have much to post until early next week.
Check out all of the festival info here OTTAWA ANIMATION FESTIVAL.
Quite a lot has been happening with the little show I have been collaborating on with Chuck Gammage. The few character designs I have posted below are only a taste of what is to come, which is looking to be a very fun, and exciting show.
On another note tomorrow is graduation day for me, as I have just completed my Self Employment Business Program,(also known as S.E.B.) at the Toronto Business Development Center. If you would like to know about this program you can click HERE. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to make the dream of running your own business a reality. So far I have learned so much thanks to the many friendly and helpful people at T.B.D.C.

What is next? Nothing to it but to do it ! Please stay tuned for hopefully many exciting changes in the upcoming weeks and months.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

No..........Mine's Clarence .

So here is another character from the mysterious Jungle Jim Adventure Show (name is still pending). A gorilla of superhuman intelligence, and great sophistication, with a voice something like Ronald Coleman. (click here to hear a sample) Please keep in mind these colors are nowhere near final, and will get better, that's a promise!

Sunday, September 17, 2006


Quick model and color test of Paulie the elephant.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Uncle Jim

This is the man of adventure, uncle Jim. More appropriately, JUNGLE JIM !

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Nephew Jeffrey

"J" is for Jeffrey, who is six years old. Along with his uncle they get into all kinds of fun adventures.
I have been collaborating with Chuck Gammage, on this idea I came up with one day in class. I had some character ideas and thumbnails, and he did some rough character drawings, and here are the results so far, I hope you like them.
Collaboratong is fun !

By the way check out Chuck's animation blog, lots of new updates over there!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Yellow Paper Returns

I originally didn't post this second page of scribbles and doodles, but since I haven't much else I can show today I decided what the heck. Just some ideas I was throwing around.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Comic Convention Treasures

The big FanExpo from last weekend was a very fun time, and very busy too. Below is a picture I snapped of Blair Kitchen hard at work doing sketches for some fans (click on his name to see more of his pictures from the convention and his review). Also below is one of my treasures I picked up at the show, check out Whipped Butter to see more.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Keep On Bloggin !

Keep on bloggin is what I am trying to do, but sometimes it gets tough when all of my drawing time is spent on images I can't post yet, because of top secret things, and not neccessarily MY top secret things. Some artwork just need to be cleared before the public can see them.
I have an extremely busy week coming up, with my school work and getting ready for the Ottawa Animation Festival (more on that to come), but I wanted to keep to my new regular schedule and post some drawings while I have the chance. These cats are not exactly new to me, but a fun drawing to work on. Unfortunately I can't find the scan of the orginal drawing by Chuck Gammage. Anyway, here is the finished line drawing I came up with, and my very first attempt at coloring these cats. Will repost a much better version later in the week.

Enjoy and check back later in the week for more goodies!