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THE CARTOONIST'S REVENGE

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Everyone knows what it takes to have a successful career.  A college education is essential.  A graduate degree is even better (preferably in a field such as technology, business or finance).   You have to dress for success, build a network of important contacts, and cultivate the  Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.  Language proficiency in Chinese wouldn't hurt.

But on the other hand, if you have none of these you might try sitting alone in a ratty T shirt and drawing doodles.  When you lack the necessary credentials, or even basic literacy, a simple line can still be The Great Equalizer.


Cartoonist Thomas Nast could scarcely read or write but he had a greater impact than all the lawyers, accountants,  famous writers and powerful government officials combined in bringing down the corrupt politicians who controlled New York.  Nast's drawings resonated with the public and knocked the Tweed politicians off their throne.  He also created many popular symbols, such as the Repu…

Puss in Boots and the Tres Diablos!

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Puss in Boots comes out on dvd/blu-ray this week. With it is a short called "The Three Diablos" that we did after completing the feature length movie. I was the color and lighting illustrator for the show, here's my colorscript (full screen when you click it). This is meant to lay out the continuity of color and lighting moods as the story progresses from start to finish. I'll post some higher res illustrations in future posts, until then, enjoy the show!
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Step by Step Reprise and Video

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HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

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These are recent watercolor demos for my class.

Original Paintings Now for Sale!

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I'm excited to now have original paintings up for sale! Check out the available originals link on the sidebar to the right.

Due to the great 1st day response I've added a few more paintings to the for sale list, have a look if you'd like.