Saturday, July 29, 2006

Stuff I dig: the Amazing Screw-On Head

I've decided not to go back to the toolbox entries for a while because I don't really have the time and I'm trying to keep my thinking/style flexible for the next for now this blog will just be about stuff I dig.

I caught the half-hour pilot of the Amazing Screw-on Head on Sci-Fi this week; it's worth checking out. An adaptation of a Dark Horse comic by Mike Mignola, it has a Lovecraft/Gorey sensibility. The color palette for the cartoon is just right, and they animated the shadows on the characters, so it doesn't look like Mignola's inking style is static. The pilot is available for viewing online.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Now playing: Norma & Margie!

...After a year of toiling on weeknights and through weekends, Norma & Margie is finished and online. The past few weeks were spent polishing the cartoon on a couple of different machines to measure performance. Special thanks go to Khoi Pham, Jeff Godek, Gordon Barber, Tim Tran, Kevin Grant, Charlie Chu, and Andy Khouri, who were kind enough to download dev versions of N&M and let me know how it performed on their systems. I probably have a few more grey hairs in my goatee now from the overall experience, but it was worth it.

I created a myspace page for N&M, but can't upload the QT version to the page at the moment ("transmission error"), so a link to the flash version will have to do for now. I'll also be posting the cartoon to you tube, google video, etc.