Monday, December 24, 2007

MERRY X-MAS TO ME...


Our portion of the vinyl shipment finally arrives on Christmas Eve Day.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

MERRY "CRUSH"MAS...


Well our Vinyl Toy site is finally up - Check it out!!!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Stage 7...


WHERE FOR ART THOU...

We had TONS of problems with the colors on our last vinyl. not only did we have a record breaking number of spraypads but we found out much too late that the figure should've been broken down into 7 seperate sections as opposed to our original 3.
PMS#'s are a tricky thing to calculate when your working on a monitor. the variation from our actual pantone color guide to the monitor to the photoshop eyedropper are staggering to say the least. there is no way that i know how to get the colors perfect and in the end you just have to go with your gut and hope the thing comes back from china looking half decent - and without lead - HA.
Harratio Weinerski aka Harry is the next vinyl in Neptoon's Monstrocity High collection.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

NEW TOYS...


A BIG thanks to VINYL ABUSE for the plug on our NEW Monstrocity High vinyl.

Monday, October 29, 2007

BUS SHELTER...


You know you've made it BIG when...

(if you look real close you can see my characters in the upper right hand corner)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

UMMMM, WOW...




Check this out - my drawings burping at everyone as they walk into the 07 MIPCOM in Cannes, France.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

OIAF07 - Best Year Yet...


Met some new friends.
B - Me, Mark Thornton
F - Brooke Keesling, Lisa Jones.


...hung out with some old friends.

L-R, Nick Cross, Hobo Divine, Lisa Jones, Me.


I got some new ink done...

...and so did Thorny.


Warren Leonheart (right) at the CN party.

and we actually stayed for the awards this year.

B - Mark Thornton , Kris Boban
F - Brooke Keesling, Me

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

QUICK AND DIRTY...



I find a good exercise to do is a quick and dirty facial expression chart of characters I'm developing - you'll learn really fast what the limitations are and you can adjust your design to be more friendly in production. Your animation team will thank you for it - I promise.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Ottawa International Animation Festival 2007...


Join us for a beer at the OIAF 07 Sept 19-24


This year look for us as

"Lucky Cherry Inc." our NEW studio with super talents Mark Ackland and Riccardo Durante.


We're gunna tare it open yo.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

DEVELOPMENT SHHHHH...


One of the reasons I haven't posted in awhile is because most of my recent work I'm not allowed to post. These are some reject designs - so I guess it's okay to put them up.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

MY MOO CARDS ARE HERE!!!



I know....so what, right. Chris Battle had a bunch he was handing out when we were down in LA. I just think they're cool and so should you.

Monday, July 23, 2007

NEW CRUSH COLOR...






Here are the new CRUSH colors from our factory in China - this time they nailed it ;)

Friday, July 20, 2007

"CRUSH"ED TO PIECES...

Separation pics of the "NEW" new Crush vinyl - color to come soon. I know, long time coming...but it'll be worth it I promise. ;)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

MY INTERVIEW with MTV e2...


Watch MTV e2 Tuesday July 10th at 7:30pm ET only on MTV.
Nevermind - here it is ~CLICK~

NEW INK...


Finally finished the design for the rest of my wrap-around wrist tattoo.

Ganesh, Kali and Hanuman - all Hindu Gods of strength.

Friday, June 29, 2007

A SHOUT OUT...


A little tip-o-the hat to our friends over at CARNIVAL CARTOONS. They got their vinyl on the show MIAMI INK.

Happy Anniversary Pauly

A year ago today we shared a pint on a patio with some new guy.
The story goes that he packed up his gear, his loving girlfriend, and came back to the big smoke to help a couple of shmos try to make some cool cartoons.
Sure glad he did.
Cheers.

TELETOON'S TDI PROMO...


For those of you not lucky enough to be living in Canada - here's a promo ad running on TELETOON promoting our new show TOTAL DRAMA ISLAND.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

TDI TITLE SEQ...


Watch the title seq. from our new show!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

SEPARATION ANXIETY...

One thing you should expect when you set out to make your own vinyl toy is that there will, with out question, be set backs.

"Separation" turned out to be one of our biggest set backs. In order to paint the vinyl the "spray pads" (CRUSH has over a hundred) must lay flat. The more bumps, the more chance of overspray. Our original had 3 separations - the head, torso and legs - BIG PROBLEM.

This time around CRUSH will be separated into 7 sections - head, brow, arms, torso, waist and legs. This will help tremendously in the final look of the paint.

Monday, June 04, 2007

TDI WILD LIFE...


Come check out some of the WILD animal designs done by Paul Watling over on our Total Darma Island Blog.

Monday, May 28, 2007

WTF...




Q: Hey loser! Where the hell is that CRUSH vinyl you promised me?
A: Our factory in China thought it would be funny not to make them.

sooo, here are the ALL NEW AND EXTRA SUPER wax pics of CRUSH from our NEW factory that totally won't quit on us yo.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

THAT'S THAT - MON...


An early flight back to Toronto and running late - but before we left we met up with Tracy and Andrew at MEL'S DINER for a super quick goodbye. Andrew had set up one last business meeting for us with David Faustino. A little strange pitching shows to Bud Bundy while wolfing down the #1 special but David was hilarious and we hope to work with him and his production house in the near future.


Cheers LA, I guess we had some good times. NOW BEAT IT!