Tuesday, April 24, 2007

and all the figgies went wee wee wee all the way home

So finally, the little cookie that thought it was a fruit, Fig newton has wrapped and I am enjoying some quite time in between jobs. And damn does it feel good. In order to keep my cool during the job i occupy any down time with little doodles.
From the first one it's pretty obvious what was on my mind. As for the second one, I really have no idea why I would make a fig newton a transvestite. Oh well. I'm working some neat little pitch for work right now and using the rest of the time to finish that damn book and other personal stuff.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Send in the clowns

So I've missed a week of posting and I'm sorry about that. I was a little lame, a little lazy, and mostly busy animating little cookies running around for Fig Newton. More of that to come.

Anyway this little guy is an idea I've had bouncing around for some time yet only now do I actually have the time to do anything about it. You see with the big glut of CG penguin movies such as Happy Feet, Surfs Up, and those penguins from Madagascar, I figured that this fad will end soon and hard. What will become of all those CG actors? Will they be left in a void? Perhaps a second wave of movies will hit and we will see their popularity return. Ecstatic Feet? Surfs STILL up? Those Penguins from Madagascar 2: Electric Boogaloo? I think not.
More than likely they will end up like every other actor in Hollywood, working as a waiter, in a coffee shop or staring in some sort of "Alternative" entertainment.
So I present to you all the first of The out of work cartoon actors. This first series will mostly be about penguins as I love drawing the little guys and there are so many great situations to place them in. So here he is, crying on the inside.
My final question is, if these guys were little vinyl toys would anyone be interested? I see a lot of what I consider junk toys out there but they get snatched up like crazy. I figured if I put a little more personality into them then well...
Would you buy one?