Merry Ironic Christmas

This year was a low key Christmas for me and my family, which was really nice. I bought my mom the "Charlie Brown Christmas Tree" from Urban Outfitters, amongst other things. She gave me a CD of Charlie Brown Christmas music. I listened to it on the drive home from the house that I lived in my entire life before college. When I got home, I was determined to post a cute, little nostalgic bit from the Charlie Brown Christmas Special that almost everyone I know cherishes like worn photos of years past. As I watched it, I felt a little weird listening to Charlie Brown being anti-commercialism... I plucked his tree off a stack of many other boxes containing authentic Charlie Brown Christmas Trees this year, and only neglected to buy a Linus Blanket because they were all out. Thank you, Urban Outfitters, and America! Thank you for making this Christmas the most ironic to date.

Also, I'd like to point out that I was able to post the above bit of Christmas warmth because of You Tube, which was Time Magazine's Person(?) of the Year, selling for millions of dollars this year, and that the first three clips I clicked on were banned for being a violation of copyright now that it's owned by big money people. What happened to the days of yore, when I could download tons of stuff for free, without the popo busting down my door? Thanks a lot, Metallica, for RUINING the FUTURE!

I'm gonna go to my room and reminisce about 3.5" floppy disks, my 14.4 dial up modem, and 256 megs of RAM, and chuckle myself to sleep...

Beeeeeepssssshhhhhhwaaaaaannnnn!!! (that's the sound of dial-up, kids... when I had to wait 15 minutes for a 1KB file to walk 15 miles in the snow to get to my Amiga)


Deck the Halls with Lots of Puppets

Happy Holidays to all! I hope everyone is having a good holiday. It seems like Christmas came pouncing out of the bushes this year, but luckily I didn't get completely torn to shreds, and managed to pull off one of the best surprises yet...

Merry Christmas, Kevin Dart:


With All My Love,


Late Night Doodling


That'll Do, Pig

Yesterday I got the best comment yet after I finished pitching a sequence I've been working on for the past month or so:

"Well, this isn't the best way to do it, but it works for now."

I put it in bold-italics, and separated it from the rest of the text just to emphasize how great it was.

Enough about that! Here's a video I just finished editing this morning:

From start to finish, the whole thing took less than two days to make. Me, my tiger puppet, my camcorder, iMovie, and a rockin' song by What Made Milwaukee Famous. I think I could get used to making stuff like this for a living... If you know any bands that want a neat-O puppet video, let me know! If I can get someone to pay me, I might even be able to get another person to help me next time...


End of the Year Update

My last pitch went well, lots of laughs, followed by a lot of new ideas, and notes. Surprising how sometimes when things go well, a lot more work blossoms like a fungus.

I'm looking forward to 2007. This year a lot of ups and downs. Thankfully 2006 seems to be ending on an upswing, despite the letter I recieved on my desk this morning to inform me that I will be on a month to month contract at my current place of employment after January 2007. I found it a little hard to concentrate on my sequence after overthinking the future.

I did this drawing to clear my thoughts a little this morning-thru-lunch.


Kevin Dart

I am constantly amazed and flattered when artists I admire are into my work. More so than that, I am even more surprised when other artists are inspired enough to do work that references my work.

Soooo... holy crap... Check out what Kevin Dart did, using an old sketch I posted as reference! I think it's awesome, to say the least: