Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Kevin Langley - Cartoon Connoisseur

Kevin Langley posts and discusses cartoon greats from the Golden Age.


Ratatouille, Pixar's latest film, was pretty damn good. Here's a review.

Monday, July 30, 2007

A Whole Mess of Travel

By Saturday I will have been on 11 flights in the last month. Bold letters mean that I actually spent some time there (as opposed to just going through the airport). Blue means that I was there to visit a studio.

Los Angeles, USA > Taipei, Taiwan > Singapore > Hyderabad, India > Bangkok, Thailand > Seoul, Korea > Taipei, Taiwan > Seoul, Korea > Singapore > Hyderabad, India > Kuala Lampur, Malaysia > Los Angeles, USA


Here's a rundown on the Airports:

  • LAX - Some parts new and nice, others old and not so great. (Before you start comlaining about LAX this list is relative).
  • Taipei - Very clean fairly easy to navigate if you are using the right airline. One terminal looks hatched in the sixties.
  • Singapore -Nice. There are transit hotels for layovers. One even has a pool.
  • Hyderabad - Pure Squalor. Please, someone just get a sponge a whipe down the fucking walls. Old and Chaotic like the rest of the city. People can just walk up to the terminal making it crowded and chaotic to get in. I cannot use the word chaos enough when talking about India. Also people just walk through immigration without even drawing a glance from the officers. Sometimes officials don't have matching uniforms.
  • Bangkok - New Airport, very nice. The airline even shows you a video before landing that tells you where to go for connections and whatever else you need. Business class gives you shorter Immigration lines.
  • Seoul - Nice and new.

The Golf Pro

Check out my work of fiction; The Golf Pro

Originally I had intended on John Apple being seen as a real person. But I just don't have the time to dedicate to it. Still I'm happy with the writing in it.

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Ah, The Internet

Let me tell you why I love the internet. Because its such a waste of time. I don't mean this sarcasticly, I'm serious. You see, I want to smack people when they say "someone's got too much time on their hands." To me it's a grand acheivement to have time to waste. We need gaps in the business to play, to create, even if it doesn't add up to anything.

Shit, sometimes the stupidest little thing ends up adding up. Take Matt of http://www.wherethehellismatt.com/ His silly way of recording his travels earned him an offer to go around the world again on someone elses dime.

Not that this is going to happen to you. But the net is an outlet for every inane bit of creativity. You can put every doodle in front of a large audience.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Michael Dougherty

Check out Michael Dougherty's site. He's doing some TOP SECRET character design for Vacant Planet.

You Tube is Cruel

YouTube.com had some bad news for me while I was creating my profile.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

In India Again

I'm on my third tour of duty in the chaos and squalor of India for Nickelodeon. We are trying to usher Tak to its first major delivery.

Monday, July 23, 2007

A Curious Bit of Scrap

A Curious Bit of Scrap
See 1280x720 HD version at http://www.vacantplanet.com/
Chapter II will be out around November.