Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Other Tarts - 1/3/11

I'm 90% sure that "The Other Tarts", my second episode of Adventure Time, boarded in collaboration with Ako Castuera, is gonna run at 8:00 on Monday on Cartoon Network.  If I'm wrong... well whatever.  Anyway, this is actually the third one we boarded, it just got bumped forward for some reason.  The second one, "Her Parents", should be on in a couple weeks.

Fellow boarder Rebecca Sugar has been making fantastic little promo drawings for her episodes, which I thought was a great idea, and asked her to do one for mine, but she said I should, so I did:

Stephen Root (Milton from "Office Space") plays a couple roles in this one, including the beaky guy on the right up there.  He also recites a weird little poem I wrote near the end of the episode, which was really fun to see.

Friday, November 5, 2010

"Story Telling'"

"Story Telling", my first for-reals episode of Adventure Time (storyboarded in collaboration with Ako Castuera) is gonna be on Cartoon Network, Monday at 8.  Also, it is my television acting debut.  I play Mr. Fox.  Check it out.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Monster Concepts

Here's a few monster concept highlights from season one of Adventure Time. The demon cat was for Dungeon, and the Crystal Guardian for Tree Trunks. And the wood man eventually became the sign monsters in Tree Trunks. The goblins and the stag demon were for that one too, but didn't get used. I can't remember what the swamp ape was for (possibly Tree Trunks- I guess I was on a roll at the time), but whatever it was, it didn't get used either...

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Duke

Here's some of my concept drawings from the Adventure Time episode "The Duke", which aired last week-

I'll put up some assorted Season 1 monster drawings in a couple days-

Also- just F-y'alls-I, I just updated the post previous to this one to include the complete "The Front Door" comic (it was just an excerpt before).

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Front Door (complete)

Issue 8 of my friend Brandon Graham's comic "King City" hit the stands a couple months ago, with a five page bonus story by me in there too. I think it's safe to put the whole thing up here now:

Also recommended for the comics nerds out there: Brandon's livejournal, where he puts up preview pages of his and his friends' new stuff and waxes nostalgic about obscure eurocomics raunch and weird manga from his youth.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Drink 'N Draw

A few portraits of my coworkers from the Drink 'N Draw night that Pen Ward organizes once a month at The Roost in LA.

Here's Ako, my new storyboarding partner:

Kat Morris, who boards on Regular Show:

And Pen himself, creator of Adventure Time, with a post-it on his chest:

Also, speaking of Adventure Time, the series premiere is April 5th, BUT, there's gonna be two preview segments- one on Thursday March 11th at 8:30 on Cartoon Network, and I think one the following Thursday. Y'all should try to watch the previews to get your first impression, cause they're stronger episodes.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ice Creatures

Here's a few of my designs from the in-progress Adventure Time episode "What is Life?", along with my original concept sketch for the ice bull.
I think the color on these is a combination of Catherine Simmonds and Nick Jennings.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Future Schlock!

Here's a big dose of celebrity caricatures I just did for Billboard Magazine (art direction via Greg Grabowy). This is also the first time my handwriting has appeared in a national magazine, which actually feels a little weird.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Animation Magazine

Adventure Time's got the cover story in the new issue of Animation Magazine (that links to the site, but the article's not up there yet.) The cover was drawn by me (the monsters) Phil Rynda (the main characters) and Ghostshrimp (the clouds). I think Nick Jennings colored it, but I can't be bothered to find out for sure.