Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Little is known about this rare dinosaur. Honkosaurus couldn't eat meat or plants. He honked to let the other dinosaurs know about it.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Beer guzzler

Sometimes after falling asleep on the couch I'll place my slightly sipped beer on my dinner tray. The next morning I tend to wake up sipping the hoppy barliness of room temperature beer. (It's morning, I don't know any better.)

Then shock sets in. My beer bottles are empty. The beer guzzler has struck again during my slumber. I must be vigilant.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Tree Hugger

Tree Hugger frolics through the forest hugging anybody she can see, preventing any work from being done.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dr. Drool

Dr. Drool wanders the countryside drooling people into submission to do his will. He has yet to be arrested.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Armstrong T-Rex

I got tired of seeing my beloved T-rex dinos pushed aside for what passes to be "stronger" and more "bad assier" villains. Jurassic Park 3 was guilty of this as well as King Kong. In both cases I was rooting for the T-Rex. Is this all because T-Rexs have puny arms? Well, I had my T-Rex go to the gym. Behold, Armstrong T-Rex. This T-Rex will never be "strong armed" on screen. Let's see what happens when King Kong takes Armstrong in an arm wrestling contest for starters. FOOLS!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Soggy Cereal Dampener

Sometimes when I enjoy my Capn' Crunch with Crunch Berries I dance around my apartment with joy. Upon returning I usually find my cereal soggy with a lack of crunch. The Soggy Cereal Dampener has struck again. He sneaks up to unsuspecting cereal bowls and applies more milk. This is easier for digestion since he has an organic straw for a mouth.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Armchair Schemer

He sits in his armchair all day pointing out the flaws of failed villainous plans on tv. He also comes up with his own nefarious plans (based on tv) and does nothing about it. Lucky for us.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cows That Didn't Jump Over The Moon

Everyone knows about the success of how the cow jumped over the moon. No one ever talks about the number of cows that have tried and failed. Believe me, they are up there. Bitter with defeat they want nothing more than to destroy our planet. Using space debris they are formulating a plan.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Seriously Mad Cow

Annabelle is not the average mad cow. She is seriously mad. She waits and waits, daring any passerby to ask her what her problem is. By the way, she's from Jersey.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Upgraded Villain: Minotaur with cell phone GPS and sports drink

It always bugged me how the Minotaur was stuck in the labyrinth. It wasn't his fault his mom tricked the Cretan bull into copulating with her in a mechanical cow suit. On top of that they keep him in a maze to keep him confused.

Now it seems like a bunch of punks go down to his pad, tease him and/or kill him, and run away laughing just because he exists.

No more.

I've upgraded him with a sports bottle and GPS phone. He'll never get lost again. I also gave him workout clothes. Air Jordan shorts will make him feel like a winner.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bina The Boring Buffalo

I wanted to let you know that boring buffalo enjoy traveling in herds. Keep your eye out. Bina hates wine but drinks it anyways. She slowly grazes from conversation to conversation blinking occasionally. Bishr and Bina are dating.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Bishr the Boring Buffalo

Bishr the Boring Buffalo attends social events and activities with the intention of "boring" it up. He usually has little or nothing to say or add to a conversation. He wanders from conversation to conversation simply to stare and ruin any participants' fun.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Pterrible Pteranodon

Pterrible Pteranodon was instrumental in prolonging the great fires of the Cretaceous period. Instead of using his water balloons for good, he would drop the balloons on the unsuspecting heads of dino citizens below. His senseless pranks may have played a hand in ultimate dinosaur extinction.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Bad Breath Bear

Henrietta The Bad Breath Bear hates friends. If she made any she would have to share. She has perfected her defensive mechanism to thwart friendship.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Vera The Vegetarian Vulture

Vera took a controversial stance against the vulture community. She got tired of eating meat. Because of this she never helps to clean the landscape of dead carcasses making other vultures work harder. She likes broccoli.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Martini Hyeni

Martini Hyeni is not a typical hyena. He never laughs. Ever.

Noticing that he did not get along with his hyena brethren he turned his attention to a local hipster bar. Donning a turtleneck he infiltrated the bar and sampled his first martini. He never looked back. He changed the last letter of his hyena name to rhyme with his favorite drink.

Martini Hyeni can be found at various hipster bars in the city. Since he has a permanent look of seriousness he rarely has trouble fitting in. His goal is to never laugh at any joke that comes his way. He ruins the confidence of comedians everywhere. He also carries a man purse.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Thudian and Mundoose Episode 2: Mundoose smelling his armpit

I decided to switch gears today to give the 4 fans of Thudian and Mundoose a peek at some production drawing. These drawings center on Mundoose checking his "freshness" by smelling his armpit. When Huge Suj, Head Writer of Thudian and Mundoose, scripted this sequence I laughed out loud. When Abua Braham, Lead Voice Actor of Thudian and Mundoose, delivered the lines I laughed out loud once again. As I crudely translated these talents to visual form I'm hoping many people will laugh out loud. Only time will tell. Perhaps I'll distribute dollar bills out and buy some laughs.


I had two choices when I got to this sequence (which is common in this production).

One choice was to "act" with what I have in the Thudian and Mundoose archive and keep going forward -or- Visit the realm of the unknown and come up with something from scratch. The perils of going the archive route is knowing that I don't have the right drawings and try to "just get by". I felt this sequence needed more than just archive drawings. The problem with going "from scratch" is not knowing the outcome as well as potentially impacting deadlines. In the end I said "bah! This sequence needs the right drawings!" The crows outside agreed.

This drawing above was wrong on a few fronts but got the idea rolling. From the underlay image of Thudian I could see some potential visual conflicts with Mundoose invading Thudian's space. There are too many lines fighting abstractly with each other that could diminish Mundoose's action. I liked Mundoose's expression and line of action, but I'd have to experiment. This lead to....


Round 2 had the same problems as Round 1. However, the most important action is not obscured. Mundoose is easier to see sniffing his armpit compared to Round 1. Sold!

Once I'm happy with a drawing it needs to go through a clean up and color phase for animation. This is considered...


Round 3 provides the results suitable for animation which usually goes twelve rounds. That story is for another blog entry. Finally, I'm sure many of you are wondering if Mundoose passed his freshness check. The sketch below should help with the confirmation.

ROUND 1(again)...FIGHT:

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Deceptive Transcriber Alternate Version

There are a few Deceptive Transcribers out there that I want you to be aware of. This version encourages people to est more by deceiving them. He wants company.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Deceptive Transcriber

I'm on a diet (somewhat). Since injuring my knee I've been watching my calorie intake to offset my inactivity. Enjoying the finer things in life like Chips Ahoy! and Twix bars is a luxury at best. The other day while at work I decided to go the vending machine to find something to munch on.

I marveled at the choices. "Twix? No, that has 150 caloriesish! Man, Twix bars are the best! Sigh." I said aloud to myself and to the ants on the ground hidden in the grass. People in the vicinity hurriedly walked away.

Then, through the machine glass I saw it:

"100 calories in this bag of goodness? Awesome! What a wonderful find!" I said as I purchased the treasure, walking away happily through the grass. I started munching with glee and pride. "What a wonderful, healthy find!" I said with a mouthful. Then I turned the package around and saw this:

Servings per container....2? That means 200 calories!? I'm holding a tiny bag of crackers and somehow this is two servings!?? Two servings for who? Pesky skinny elves who live in a haunted magical forest? I could've had my Twix!!! It would've been much healthier.

"Who could have done this?" I cried with tears welling in my eyes. Then the realization kicked in. "CURSE YOU DECEPTIVE TRANSRIBER!" as I shook my fist to the heavens.

The Deceptive Transcriber wanders the land writing deceptive formulas on innocent corporate packaging. He is obsessed with being the skinniest transcriber on earth and will stop at nothing to keep it that way. I must be vigilant.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Magapede is locked in constant battle with Bookworm. He insists on reading magazines. He loves the articles.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sneak Attack Turtle With Punching Glove

This guy is a jerk. He sneaks up behind victims and slowly nudges them with his punching glove.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

High Slacks Pete

Pete was just an average guy... until one morning he pulled his slacks up too high disfiguring him for life. Pete turned to a life of crime and became a part of the seedy underworld. He wields a gun and and scimitar to show he means business.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Gus The Angry Gussied Up Penguin

Gus hates being forced to wear a suit everyday. He takes his anger out on other penguins by bonking them on the head with his cane. I regret giving him a top hat. I'll draw him again someday.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Grilled Cheese Masher

He runs from town to town smashing unsuspecting victims between slices of grilled cheese sandwiches. He wears a loin cloth.