Monday, May 28, 2018

Harpy Gee animated short.

March 3, 2018, while I was tabling at ECCC, the Harpy Gee short I'd spent two years in development with Nickelodeon went live on youtube.  I'm still over the moon this exists after all these years.  Everyone I worked with at Nick on this project was amazing and supportive, I'm so glad to have had this experience!

This past Thursday, I found out they had passed on bringing it to series.  I'm ok with this decision, I'll be able to continue writing and drawing the comic, and will be able to finish the story.
Only a few years ago I wouldn't have believed any of this would have been a possibility, seeing and hearing these characters move and speak after all these years just makes me smile.

Thank you thank you to all those who supported and believed in me, I made it this far because of you.


💚 Links to designs and gifs from the shorts! 💚


💚 Twitter Moment with details and extras from the production! 💚

💚 Harpy Gee short crew:
I was the director, storyboard artist, and character designer.
Writing help/script by Dani Michaeli
Extra character models by Kathryn Marusik
Prop Design Katie Pambuku
Character Color by Claire Lenth
Background Layout by Amber Blade Jones
Background paint and Color script by Chu-Hui Song
Kind Execs and others who guided me Audrey Diehl, Phil Rynda, Gabe Swarr, Glen Murakami
Animation studio is Maven in South Korea

💚 Voice Cast
Harpy is Kamali Minter
Opal and Pumkin is Ashley Spillars
Humphrey is Jason Spisak
Ash is John Omohundro

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

SDCC 2017

HI!  It's been awhile!
If you found my old blogger, I very rarely update it.

Please find me and contact me through my website,
I post art frequently on my Instagram 
And my ongoing webcomic, updated every Monday Harpy Gee

Here's a run down of what's been going on the past couple of years:

I've been working at Nickelodeon since 2014, drawing storyboards on Pig Goat Banana Cricket, and am currently a storyboard revisionist on the upcoming Glitch Techs tv show.

I decided to take a less busy job, because I'm also directing an animated short/pilot at Nickelodeon for something new.  Maybe I'll get to share it, maybe not, but it's been a great experience and the past year has been exciting and positive!

I also finished a five issue run drawing Mega Princess, written by Kelly Thompson.  The trade will be out this August, and it's a really adorable story about a sister solving the mystery of her missing brother, with the help of her talking pony!  You can order Mega Princess HERE

San Diego Comic Con is this week, I won't be there but my books will be!  Stuart Ng Books will have all THREE Harpy Gee books available, signed! If you want a book and can't make it to the show, you can order them HERE. 

I'm still busy making the Harpy Gee webcomic, it's really a labor of love at this point.  Currently I'm about half way through drawing Chapter Four.  I never thought I'd be drawing it the past three years, and I've been over the moon being able to share the characters and their story.  The response has been positive, and I look forward to posting a new update every Monday.  Everyone has been so kind.

Last but not least, Skippy, my kitty and one of the first posts on this blog, passed away last January.  I miss him terribly.  I got him after moving into my first apartment and working my first tv animation job. He was a very good artist assistant and gave the best arm hugs. He was such a good kitty and friend.  
Until next time Blogger.  💚

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

End of 2014

2014 is almost over, and here's some art and what I've been busy with the past few months.  Poor neglected blogger!

Harpy Gee is still moving along.  I'd really like to make a short little music video, or maybe even a game next year.  Most of that depends on how much free time I have.  (And I still would love to make an actual cartoon, because I love cartoons and am crazy. Oh well.)

Some important Harpy links.  Go here for weekly and daily doodles and updates!

Harpy Gee 

Although my "Girly Poo" portfolio app from 2010 is no longer supported by iTunes, 

This piece was for the Capture Creatures gallery show at Nucleus last week.  It's still available if anyone is interested.

My full time job is currently storyboarding on "Pig Goat Banana Cricket".  It's a lot of work, but the characters are loads of fun to draw!
This was for our crew gallery show in the hallway at Nickelodeon.  

I'm planning to have a full color book of Harpy's first chapter ready for Emerald City Comic Con, 2015.   This might be the cover.

Everthing else is just odds and ends from the past few months.  There's probably some I'm missing, more on my art tumblr. 
I still like how blogger is organized as opposed to tumblr.  But uploading here is a bit messier. 
Everyone have a good winter break!

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