Saturday, November 18, 2006

The Harryhausen Experience

Ray, me, and my autographed copy of Clash.

This man is so good he doesn't even have to look at the camera!
(guilt by association)

There are many perks that come from working at an animation studio! We, the people of Film Roman, just a few weeks ago, were fortunate enough to be graced by the presence of Mr. Ray Harryhausen, pioneer of the groundbreaking stop-motion and visual effects making their debut into the motion picture industry during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. Some of Ray's works include The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (1958), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), and the notorious Clash of the Titans (1981), to name a select few. Above are a couple snapshots taken in the glass conference room at Film Roman after Ray's presentation. With him is your humble narrator, in true animator fashion, looking as grizzled and fatigued as possible!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Nightmaring


I shut my eyes and dreamed a dream that simply shouldn't exist,
Then held a wooden writing stick and started drawing this.
And as the dream began to fade, no comfort did I find,
Within this dark, forgotten place...this prison called my mind.

(Dismal . . . isn't it, folks?!)

Just a little rough "teaser" involving your good friend and mine, Chuckles the Clown! Chuckles is a character I've been developing for a long time, and is the dark star of my up-and-coming short film, Clownsyndrome. This cartoon will be the first installment in a series of gorific delights, which I call PSYCHOTIC CONCOCTIONS (the Chance Raspberry version of Merrie Melodies.) Stay tuned!