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I have been given the fantastic opportunity to attend the 2010 Festival of Cartoon Art at the Ohio State University this October. From what I have gathered from cartoonists that have attended in the past, it should be an exciting weekend of fellowship with other artists who share a passion for cartooning. However, this weekend [...]

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Recently I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Paul Caggegi for his wonderful podcast show The Process Diary. We talked about Robot Beach, Annabelle’s Bistro, and other animation and illustration related topics. This was my first interview about my comic I and I think it turned out great. (Even though at times I feel [...]

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I have been very quite for a while now. Podcasts have slowed down to a trickle. Blog posts have been pretty much non-existent. It is as if there is nothing new worth talking about with the film. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. We have been engrossed with so much work, that stopping to record [...]

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Be sure to check out this weeks episode of the Annabelle’s Bistro Podcast. It’s Spring Break! Time to get crazy and key some frames! This week is a special spring break edition of the podcast. We are joined by Anron Wang, Josh Mcarthy, Bob Wiese and Maggie the basset hound. Insanity ensues, but thankfully Matt [...]

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Well Spring Break has begun. And you know what that means! It’s time to buckle down and get some work done! WHOOOOOO! We have been working diligently to stay ahead of schedule on the film. Nearly all of my students have volunteered to give up their spring breaks to do so and have been putting [...]

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I think my students are having a bit to much fun working on this film… Oh and please be sure to update your RSS feeds for this site, Feedburner went and changed them in the last couple of days, sorry.

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In a recent blog post, Micheal Sporn talks about the decline of the dope sheet, and why everyone should absolutely use them as a tool to aid in animation. With the advent of the computer, and as you mention programs such as Toon Boom (which employs its own version of an X-sheet,) studios presumably have [...]

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On this weeks show I am joined by Dave Rogers. (@deddoc) Dave is a freelance artist who is helping to create some of the more complex effects on the film. He joins me to discuss the merits of Wall-E and Kung-Fu Panda. Listen as I awkwardly fumble for the words to explain why I feel [...]

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Ambient Occlusion, Specular Pass, Final Gathering, Global Illumination. If you understand any of these terms, you know the hell I am experiencing right now. I kid of course, but lighting and rendering can certainly be a tedious process and I have yet to land on a “right way” of doing it. Certainly I have yet [...]

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