Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Pretty Eyes

We were a little weirded out when our waitress said this to us at breakfast this morning. I took everything that happened and made a quick comic out of it! CLICK TO ENLARGE.




Here's a rough sketch I did first, to stage the characters.

Friday, June 22, 2007

All the Cats Join In

I go through most weeks with a different obsession, and the past month or so I'm on a real Disney kick. But I tried to find this on YouTube, and when I did, I wanted to post it! It's 1946's "All the Cats Join In", and it's one of my favorite 'one-shot' Disney short subjects.

I love all the Freddie Moore characters (I'm sure he animated on this.. or did he just design the characters? I'm not sure), and check out the dancing scenes at the malt shop... Such smooth and fun animation!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

My Favorite Mickey!

Of course everyone likes Mickey Mouse, but I looooove his first dozen or so batch of cartoons, from his first couple years. They're surreal, violent, and not at all how today's modern public knows Mickey. I captured the clips below to show you.

This is the song "Minnie's Yoo-Hoo". Carefully watch Mickey's mouth throughout this clip... It's gotta be some of the craziest, naughtiest animation the Disney studio ever produced! I say "naughty" because, well, you can see why if you pause on certain frames!



The clip below is from the "Karnival Kid". Another reason this first batch of shorts is so crazy is because they were before Mickey's signature high-pitched happy voice... In this clip, he sounds like a man!
Also, tons of the oldest cartoons have jokes aimed at Minnie's pantyhose or underwear. This scene has one of 'em! Nothing like a good butt joke.



Finally, this clip from "The Barn Dance" shows Mickey stomping the crap out of his girlfriend! He sure was a rascal in his first couple years...

Check out Minnie slicing off her own leg with giant scissors. Ouch!


There's a lot more than just these scenes I've posted. And this is just the beginning! I plan to post all kinds of stuff from awesome old cartoons, on this page, whenever I'm taking a break from making art of my own! Thanks for reading.

Monday, June 18, 2007

My pal Cyndi

I was just bored, and drew this. Cyndi's real photos are HERE!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Happy Hour Online Store AD

So a year has passed since my last animated piece (in my previous post), and I've just finished this 2nd one last week. I'm still beaming from all the positive feedback I've been getting!

Lots of Disney sound effects and references in this one. Ren & Stimpy-type music and humor, with Looney Tunes pace and timing, hopefully. Plus I added as many voices or appearances of my closest friends as I could.





BTW, if ya like our show Happy Hour, check out the store this cartoon is promoting!

Friday, June 15, 2007

HI FOLKS

So on top of the official website of our TV show, a Myspace page, a personal homepage and a YouTube account.... I now have another website; my own Blogger page.

But this is going to be a little different.

If you want to know more about me and what I'm always up to, dig around my other sites. But THIS will be my journal for cartoons and animation only. 99% of all entries will be sort of a behind-the-scenes diary for while I'm working on drawings/animated films of my own. But, I'll always link or post up cool artwork or cartoon-related news from around the Internetz, as I stumble across them.

I just last week completed my 2nd animated "film" ever, and the positive feedback I received is what inspired me to make not only this page, but more short animated cartoons as well!

Anyway to kick things off, here's my very first animation, circa March 2006. As soon as I post my 2nd film, you'll see how much I've hopefully improved in just over a year!