Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Popoki Comic

I like the fact that now that I'm done with my homepage updates, I can now move on back to the realm of creativity, more specifically, my comics. Which have been in the deep freeze during the last two years of college.
Now that I've got 4 comic series, I've arranged for a weekly rotation cycle on my comic serials (maybe more, maybe less, but I'll try to stick to at least one a week), and "Popoki's Island" is the newest addition to the list. This is the first page:

Of course, I only really draw comics for fun, but if I get enough together, I'll publish them.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Homepage Update

Shiny new graphics adorn my homepage, after a much needed and long overdue update.

More to come, and more regular updates.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Graduating! And making plans.

So it's been 4 months since my last post, a pretty grueling, dukes-up, slave away on art project after art project back to back without a moment to think clearly to myself 4 months, but all that hard work is about to pay off.

I'll be graduating from BYU next week. Pretty cool. :)

So here's a little bit of art. I'm really rather proud of these pieces, more ideas forming for the Maggie and Mitch project from my character design class, expansion of the cast.

Maggie Matilla and Sticky Mitch

A Mayjo girl from the US, with emotional-based magic powers she can't control, and her enchanted teddy bear sidekick.

Pepper Oni and Bunba
A half-human/half-oni exchange student from London, and her nitwit Kasabake companion inherited from her family.

Miya Poko and Nyatto

A airheaded Tanuki girl and her lecherous old Maneki Neko "uncle".

Hanako and Amber

An extremely scary and enigmatic Onryou girl, and her bubbly upbeat spirit-wisp half sister.

Daisho and Mochi
A Kitsune from an aristocratic family. The token male of the group. Suave, overly cool demeanor and object of all girls affections (and occasional fights). His servant is a Kappa with a life debt to him.

So now I have a cast of 5, and if I plan on making it, which I do, it'll be an anime parody-ish animated series, or manga-genre spoofing graphic novel, or both. Either way it should be both cute and funny.

(edit) Just thinking, these also kind of say "action figure merchandise" to me as well. I can see them packaged in plastic with their little friends by their sides ready for adventures. I dream big. :)

Friday, January 22, 2010


2010, think I should post something? Nah....

Oh, what the hey, just for fun:

So it's My last semester at BYU, I've changed from Animation to Illustration, which feels much more my tempo, more creative minded, and I'm actually having fun while I'm in classes. (I know, right?)

We'll see if the blog holds up, I really should update it more. Poor thing, been gathering dustbunnies in a dark corner of the internet.


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Moving on up!

It's summer in AZ (that's hot), but soon I move to colder climbs. Utah. Provo.

By sheer luck and a lot of determination I got into BYU, meaning I'm a shoe in for the animation dept, so I can finish my BFA.

ASU was mostly a waste of my time, OK studio art classes, but a crap animation program, I was VERY disappointed. At least in Utah I'll have some people who actually WORKED in the industry to teach me the ropes, thank goodness.

As a little Summer treat, I offer a two shot: first the crap 3D animation I made well past expectations of the ASU curriculum, not learning a DAMN thing new, and having to use my own equipment, even added music (some creative commons from NIN's Ghosts...good tunes) and sound effects. I feel gypped by the class, but at least I got a 30 second mild snicker to use in my growing portfolio.

High quality version on Youtube:

Then in kind of a huff, and pissed I didn't learn anything at ASU, I resolved to finish my "Cookies and Milk" Maggie & Mitch piece this Summer before I have to move. Cleaned and colored, even wrote the music myself in Garageband.

Better link here:

I like the blog even if there's not much to say during a busy school year, college keeps me REAL busy too. So maybe another update in another 6 months we'll see, maybe I'll have better news more frequently.

Till Next time.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

I have a BLOG?

Oh yeah that's right I do...

So maybe I should use it. Why so long a delay? Well long story short I graduated from Mesa CC and transferred to ASU. I planned on BYU, but they weren't going to accept all my credits and the animation portfolio review came up as a negative for go. So ASU it was. So I spent the last semester playing catch up on a few of the Req classes which meant a lot of studio time. It's holidays now so I have a bit of a break in the busy schedule.

I plan to use the blog more and keep up to date on projects and doings in the work, or any other news.

So let's see, upcoming and stuff in the works:

1. Maggie and Mitch (aka Murasaki Majo Maggie Matilla)
The one with the cute little purple girl and her enchanted, yet slighty creepy but adorable teddy bear. Besides a slew of concept and design art I have floating around, this one's
gone through several revisions. The now held plan is: First, an introductory illustration comic book of sorts. It's actually a lot of illustrations detailing Maggie and Mitch's origins. This too is getting the short animation treatment to coincide with the book, in a traditionally animated sense, or kind of like an animated storybook. (the plan being to sell the comic and DVD together. Slow going now, but at least I have all the pages/pictures ready. Now to find a good printer.

2. Shane Gun - Storyboarded, good idea for a sci-fi cowboy short animated film. I just CAN'T decide on a final "look" for Shane himself.

3. Captain Kelly - A little tricky here, Issue 2 is done and inked, BUT the WHOLE series is undergoing a little change, Issue 1 is getting a few added pages a few minor rewrites and a deeper storyline. and ALL PAGES will be colored, and online. If I can publish this one it'll be a miracle, and I'm already moving into Issue 3 as far as drawing and inking.

4. Popoki - Stirring from it's long abscence, and getting a new look (think old Looney Tunes-ish) a new story, a new Locale, new characters, and more in the works.

That's it for now, maybe 6 months from now I'll post another update.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

DUEL Premiere!!!

After about 2 months of Hard Work, I present my latest 5 Minute masterpiece, "Duel".

This one I pulled out all the stops for taking everything I'd learned to date, and combining my knowledge and talents into one project.

So for a final project in a film class, I think I did a pretty darn good job, this looks and feels like pro work to me.

So Follow the link, Hope you enjoy it!