Friday, September 12, 2014

Donkey Town - Of arms and a man...

Well hello there. It's been a minute, hasn't it? What have you been up to? That's fantastic, really. I'm really glad to hear it. Right. Right, sure. Absolutely. Uh huh. Well that's good, really, I'm pleased for you. No one deserves it more. No, I always felt you guys were right for each other. Yes. Y - well, no, not at first, to be honest, but. Exactly. Ugh - that's so good to hear, seriously. Congratulations.

Me? I'm fine. All kinds of things have gone down since I last posted here - had a kid, created my first web series for Nickelodeon - but let's focus on Donkey Town, shall we? I'm back with the brilliant team that rigged, animated, and storyboarded the first Donkey Town short, and we're not only working on another one, we're doing it with an eye to pitching the series. Once this short's done, we'll have fully functional rigs of The Don, Grelle, Arriss, and Jorree - all four main characters! Here's a page of Jorree arms that I drew to be used for his rig.

I'll be working mainly on scripts and a pitch bible for the next few weeks, so maybe I'll post a few doodles and bits of dialogue every now and then. Or maybe I'll just go quiet for another 25 months. Probably the latter.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Donkey Town - "The Law Offices of Kren and Hendry"

Seeing as Donkey Town's at least partially show about the machinations of a small town government official, I figured I should at least add some lawyers to the mix.  Kren's the fast-talking brains, Hendry's the slow-talking not-brains.  I have a bunch of sample repartee written for them, which I'll try to comic-ize and post over the next few days.  Until then, here's a rather crowded, poorly paced vignette to introduce them.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


So this is one of my first studies of the The Don's sister, Janelle.  I'd originally conceived of her as a more sensible, grounded sibling, always worried about her brother, checking in on him, etc.  But when I actually sat down to realize her in comic form, all that went out the window.  Why not make her a cynical, new age castoff, someone deeply injured and perpetually self-sabotaging, who rolls her eyes at her own plight but is unable to stop feeding into the drama and attention it creates around her.

I don't think this necessarily captures all that!  But it's one idea, anyway.

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Don - "Clipboard"

As I settle into my early mid-life - I'm 31 now - all sorts of questions waft up from the miasmic protoplasm of my soul and drift into my consciousness :  Shouldn't I already have, like, two kids?  Would I be happier if I'd paid attention in that Frost/Marx class?  What is a Tumblr?  

I don't have the answers.  But I do have some old comics here that I never got around to posting last year (mainly because I wasn't too thrilled with them).  Donkey Town continues apace, which is to say not at all.  I'm ready to work on it, but I'm actually really busy with other things, including a delightful PBS Kids show that premiers in September.  I'll keep you updated on all that as it becomes real, delightful, and hopefully real delightful.