I am an Emmy and Annie Award-losing animation director who makes cartoons for world peace and money.

My work has appeared in TV shows, unaired TV pilots, and in many too-often-aired TV commercials. This right now is the internet.

Vine

Vine

People. I’m deep deep into Vine. It’s so casual, quick and easy to just pull out the device I am already carrying, and just capture 6-second glimpses into the daily experience – without the option to overthink or overedit. I am reflecting the moment I’m in. Sure, I’m looking for...
The DMV is awesome.

The DMV is awesome.

OK fine, the DMV is actually a desperately sad place where we all witness, first-hand, a demonic floorshow of brutal bureaucracy at its most grotesquely mundane, carried out by legions of miserable and uncaring foot soldiers to the delight of no one. Awesome is a strong word, but in my...
Metropolitanical

Metropolitanical

Earlier in the Summer still – before the (latest) baby came, I made it a point to carve a moment out of a precious weekend day and try to refresh my inspiration station up at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  I needed some juicy fuel to fill my empty creative...
Brooklyn is the new China.

Brooklyn is the new China.

Did you know that the largest “chinatown” in NYC is actually in Sunset Park Brooklyn and that it used to be “Little Norway” but it isn’t anymore? We spent some time there during the Spring as we paid an old Chinese lady to stick needles into my wife during this...
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Artist Series (by Hillman Curtis)

Artist Series (by Hillman Curtis)

I’ve admired designer/director David Hillman Curtis since back in the Flash days, when he was doing beautifully polished web work that revealed to me time and again what a ham-handed design amateur I was/am. I discovered these amazing videos he made about creative people.  It’s the kind of thing that makes me care about commercial...
An accidental picnic.

An accidental picnic.

This is now super old news, but back in March we got into a car accident.  A guy decided he wanted to take a sudden left turn and discovered that this was where we were driving at that time.   It was pretty sudden and scary.  Three tiny kids in the back seats and my...
The latest lately.

The latest lately.

It’s been awhile. I used to find time to write at night a couple times a week, but  for months my workdays have been so creatively/mentally/metaphysically challenging that by the time I pull in from my Nascarrish commute at 8 or 9, I’m wiped.  I have nothing for anybody. This is what I see if...
Comedy is hard.

Comedy is hard.

Writing comedy and being funny are two separate things. I’m now officially spending several evenings each week working on the spec pilot I’ve been wanting to write for over a year and it’s very clear that writing is hard enough on its own – writing something truly funny is feeling impossible. But that’s “feelings”. I’m...
I changed my mind.

I changed my mind.

In a given year, I might hope to have maybe one magical moment during which I can step outside myself long enough to see myself – see what’s REALLY real.  I might catch a glimpse of what’s behind what’s going on with me – and hopefully, in that instant, even re-see the whole world with...
From the Sketchbook (Volume 3)

From the Sketchbook (Volume 3)

I’ve been wanting to post the last of the scans I made from the purple sketchbook, but this has been the first chance in awhile. The wife is sick with a fever – in bed since before I got home at 4 today. Ida and Mae are asleep in their new bunkbed – complete with...
From the Sketchbook (Volume 2)

From the Sketchbook (Volume 2)

Here are some more scans from my purple sketchbook.  I’m starting to get excited about starting a new one – a feeling I haven’t had in awhile. Writing these posts, I’ve decided on the need for two simultaneous sketchbooks: a hardbound book  for “free” drawing; experimental stuff to keep my brain and hand loose and...
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