Friday, November 19, 2010

Animopus: Interview with Pixar Storyboard Artist James Rober...


My Google Reader had this little tidbit waiting for me today to listen to from artisBryon Caldwell who has a great animation oriented blog over at called Animopus.
Animopus: Interview with Pixar Storyboard Artist James Rober...: "Great interview here with story artist James Robertson. Be sure to check out his blog as well: The Iron Scythe"

James Robertson Interview from Bobby Chiu on Vimeo.

Bobby Chiu  (the interviewer) Runs a studio up in Canada called IMAGINISM and an online school called SCHOOLISM.  He has a number of great interviews of artists one of his blogs at he also has some others that aren't up on his blog yet at 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

1st page done - pretty much

Hey folks.  Thanks for tuning in.  Here's the 1st page of a comic I've been working on for a while.  Some of the grey tones still need to be adjusted and there's a couple tweaks I'm sure only I see, but I'm moving on to page 2 for now and I thought I'd post this.

I'm working on this comic with my buddy Chris Mich.  Chris has also just started a blog & podcast about the coveted Star Wars.  It's a great "Geek Out" listen.  Here's a blurb about it:

Digging Star Wars” explores the films that inspired and are referenced by George Lucas in his six Star Wars movies via short podcasts (about 10 minutes per episode). Each episode is dedicated to one of the six Star Wars films and a predecessor film from a previous era. One of the goals of “Digging Star Wars” is to combat age-discrimination against films made prior to 1977-2005 (era Star Wars films were initially released). While it is no longer surprising to encounter professors, students, and industry professionals who have never seen Star Wars, it is discouraging to hear people who refuse to watch any foreign films, black-and-white films, or films made prior to their own birth. The films covered in these podcasts are considered cultural artifacts of their era and country of origin, yet share in common themes, philosophies, and symbols that are reinterpreted throughout time and, specifically, in the Star Wars film series. By unearthing these films and tying them to one of the most financially successful film series of all-time, we hope to encourage people to watch these worthwhile movies!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Comic Book Designs

Here are some sketches for a character in a project I'm working on.  My friend Eugene wanted to go with a different vibe than these samples.  The blue pen ones were for the character, I based them on a sketch I did "inspired" by Johnny Depp, which is the one in pencil.  I liked the design and I thought I'd try it and see how it fit the character.  Maybe I'll get to use it somewhere else.