Friday, April 27, 2012

Interview with Animation

An interview that I did with the website Animation just came out today. Click on the image below to check it out!  If you are a student studying animation and haven't seen the website, it is a really nice resource.   Enjoy!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Interview Coming Soon!!!

I'm doing an interview for the Animation Insider website soon. I will post the link to the interview when its available. If you've been in a class of mine before, you've probably heard some of what I talked about, but there will be some new stuff as well. Looking forward to seeing it online!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The First Copies of Captain Cheeseball Sold!

The first copy of The Saga of Captain Cheeseball: Book I sold through on April 16th!  The first copies of Volume I sold through today, April 19th (four copies)!  Special thanks to Jeff for that first purchase!  If and when 'Captain Cheeseball, The Movie' comes out, I'll give you a special shout out!

Breaking news!  You saw it here first on... my blog!...  I'm aiming to have Volume II available before June 1st!  

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sample from Book III: Help Me Wise Old Wizard

Wanted to post some sample artwork from The Saga of Captain Cheeseball.  This page is towards the end of book three where Captain Cheeseball regains control of his ship after the wise old wizard gives him a little helping hand.  He arrives at a ship graveyard and starts to navigate his way through it.  (click here to purchase book)

Had a LOT of fun putting this volume together.  Just finished roughing out the artwork for book four.  It will probably take me about a month and a half to get the next volume complete and finished.  The other challenge is that I am also working on an animated film concurrently.  Also working on illustrations for another book with a friend of mine, so need to budget my time wisely over the next couple months.  Time is probably going to tip towards the animatic for my animated film for a while.  Need to make some progress on that and put the books on the back burner for a while (not stop with them completely, but not the priority right now).  

This book has been great for getting my energy up.  Quick and fast and loose.  Really ready to dive back into my animatic! 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Saga of Captain Cheeseball Volume I is Available!

There will be a total of six books in this series for kids which will chronicle the adventures of Captain Cheeseball.  He is hand picked by the king of Flinginghamdunbergville to find a treasure for the good of his homeland; however, things may not be as they seem.   There are details throughout the stories that kids can add and draw directly into the book. The illustrations throughout the books can also be colored (my daughter Lauren colored the cover). I hope to have the next volume completed and available within the next month or two.

The story is based on a character my kids made up. I love telling them silly little stories at bedtime, and I decided recently to go ahead and actually make this story into a book series. I had a lot of fun putting it together and, if you pick up a copy, I hope you and your kids enjoy the stories as much as I enjoyed telling them and creating the books!

It will be available on in the next week or so. I will post a note when that happens. 

To purchase the book, follow the link below.  Thanks!!!