2011 in a nutshell

Luis asked me yesterday if I can sum up 2011 in 1 word what would it be.
and in 4 words it's Risks that Pay Off
I dont usually like to go back on the past, but I feel I should mention what I've achieved this year at the very least for the purpose of keeping my sanity and my long term goals in check.

The Bad

Left School to try to create the indiegogo champain and send the popup card applications for a job in the industy (www.indiegogo.com/Popups-for-Toronto?a=11564&i=addr)

Lost a lot of friends because I couldn't face talking to my school friends about why I left and after I didn't get any work out of it I was too sad and bitter to talk to anyone for a while . And after leaving lost a ton of money in the first few weeks after leaving studylink, moving house, my comp dying again and parents were really pissed at me so we weren't in talking terms... as they should have been I'm sure! Those were really tough months. Looking back though.. if I could do it again... I still would have left school! Because - 
The Good
Taught my own life drawing class, fantasic experience!

I sent out 30 cards in April to 30 animation companies while I should be studying

Went to my first Art Expo as an exhibitor while I should be studying

Made my first comic book while I should be studying

Made a 3 minute cartoon in 2 weeks for my indiegogo champaign while I should be studying(LITERALLY! Snuck my laptop into the classroom!)

Sent out 10 Cards in September with the money from my indiegogo champaign along with a copy of my comic while I should be 

Worked for film for an indie film festival(21 day festival) in Philadelphia(from here)  while I should be studying

Got a signed letter of recomendation from recommendation from Stephen Silver, my favorite character designer of all time and a phone call from Bobby Chiu , world famous painter telling me to keep going after I told them about my champaign! Both while studying! In the course of a week! 

Met some of the most amazing artists online and have talked to and collaborated with some of the most tallented cartoonists I've ever met!

Started my own website advertising my popups and selling them as a way to get to my long term goal http://popupsfortoronto.com/

Made 24 Full Colored Single Page Strips in the course of 24 days and gave the source files free to download!

So I'm proud of this year, proud of everything I've done! On the surface it doesnt look like much, but I'm dead sure all of it will pay off very soon! Have a happy new years everyone!



I've got a whole collection of stuff I'm doing over at http://popupsfortoronto.com/ And currently working on christmas cards! Gogogo Check it out! No one coments on these posts anyway :P But if you want me to keep posting stuff here say so and I'll do so!


Fiona And Popups

Animation's done, check it!
Drew'd #Fiona :B #OOooohhhh Fionaaa


Popup boy 5 6 and 7

Since its been a while and i got a day off I decided to do 3  :)

Mike Meyer's story

Come contribute!

Its for a good cause :)


Top Cat

My fav scene from watching Top Cat :P
If you've got a minute www.indiegogo.com/Popups-for-Toronto?a=11564&i=addr

Popup boy 3 and 4

If you've got a minute please check www.indiegogo.com/Popups-for-Toronto?a=11564&i=addr !


Hair Bears

It's the Hair Bear Bunch! A little request for a friend :)


Popup boy 1 and 2

I can only make them when I have free time but gonna try to release 3-4 a week!

More Info at www.indiegogo.com/Popups-for-Toronto!


Popups for Toronto

Well I've started it again! I cant afford to make 30 new cards again so i decided to make a hundred! I could really use your help! http://www.indiegogo.com/Popups-for-Toronto?a=11564&i=addr
Check out the project! I'm giving away a ton of rewards for helping me achieve my goal :)
Thanks so much for taking the time to check it out!

Squawks of Fury production art

Heres some stuff from a volunteer project I just worked onAnimated some stuff in flash but wanted to try animating in sketchbook pro. Pretty fun to do as well!



alright gang..

(WIP screenshots)
Second one's animated too! http://pencilsandcoffee.com/sequence%20_12.html

and something for a bud -



here's some animal doodles!

And look it's me at overload trying to sell something! /fail


Judy Jetson

I drewe'd Judy Jetson  and I'm off to serve drunks wheeee!


00. Dick Dastardly and Muttley

Sneaking along last is that Mean Machine with those double dealing do-badders Dick Dastardly and his sidekick, Muttley
Thought I'd mess around with color this time :B



Here's the lovely Penelope Pitstop, the glamour gal of the gas pedal




Next up it's the Gruesome Twosome in the Creepy Coupe


And at number 10 leading it's Rufus ruffcut and Sawtooth in the buzzwagon



I wanted to give drawing anime a shot since overload is coming. But I just had to pick an obscure anime haha, this is Myon from Mindgame, and yes her breasts are actually this big. In fact they're bigger!


Moon Boy

Screw it here's the whole comic! Will be printing it off hopefully sell some copies at Overload, won't be doing any more comics for a while, took me a lot longer than expected XD Sketched, Inked traditionally, re inked digitally took me a LOT of time! Enjoy!
p.s. that white space in the end is for a personal sketch ill put on every copy of the comic