Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Gene's Videos to Enjoy! Part 1

Sorry about no links for a while. To make up for it, here's a whole bunch! These are videos that I've known about for a while, just never thought to share. But, now I remember to! I hope you enjoy them all!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Good Vibrations by Jeremy Clapin

What's up, dudes and dudettes? Sorry I haven't been updating much lately. I tend to post more frequently on my deviantART, but I try to keep my Blogspot babies in the loop as well.

I didn't win the Viewer's Choice thing on Nick...but oh some, lose some.

Here's a neat little video I found. You should watch it! YES, YOU.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Homework Hydra by Ben Hu

So, Squeak played on Nickelodeon. That was pretty sweet. I can now say I have been on TV! Of course, now I have to live up to this and STAY on TV. ;)

Please keep voting in the competition! We still have a long way to go!

Here's a cool animated short:

Monday, November 16, 2009

Squeak is on Nicktoons!!

Hey guys! My animated short, "Squeak", is gonna be shown on Nicktoons Network (not the main Nickelodeon channel) this Wednesday, Nov. 18th at 4:45PM Central time. Please tune in!

But, there's another task at hand! While I didn't win any of the main awards, there is also a "Viewer's Choice" award that I have a shot at winning! You can vote online here:

If I win, I'll hopefully get a lot more recognition and get closer to achieving my dream job of working on an animated series! Please vote and tell everyone you know to vote as well! THANK YOU! :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Steve Valdez!

My good friend Steve Valdez is working on an awesome animated short called "Round One". Check out the project pitch, and if you're interested, donate some money to the cause! He would really appreciate any help! HELP SPREAD THE WORD! POST THIS VIDEO ON YOUR BLOGS!

He also keeps a blog where he shows his progress every day or so:

Friday, November 13, 2009

Japanese Girl Flies Around And Stuff

That is some bombtastic animation. 'Nuff said.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Robot Skulls!

Here is the label for the DVD that will pop out of the case I mentioned in my previous post. Damn, that was a run-on sentence. Wait, who cares, it's a blog.

The idea here is that this is the skull of the robot featured on the DVD case. It will look good when it's put together, I HOPE.

I hope you like it!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

DVD's and Rabbits


A cover I drew up for my demo reel's DVD case. I'll be using some fancy-shmancy DVD cases that have a trigger which pops out the disc. Check em out here:


Also, do yourself a favor and watch Usavich on Youtube. It's amazing. There's 39 episodes, and each is about 90 seconds of goodness. It gets better and better throughout the series. Here is the first episode:

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Candy Affair

This is short and cute and great:

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Trichrome Blue by Lois van Baarle

Here's a pretty animation!

I hope you are all doing well!





Website Preview 10/09

Lots of thanks to Greg Kinman, Professional Gentleman, who did the majority of the coding. Tell him he's great HERE!

Also, my first livestream went super great. Thanks to everyone for stopping by! I'm definitely gonna do that again!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Davis Donovan!

Davis Donovan

Here's some concept art I drew up for Davis Donovan, the star of my series, Kill All Superheroes. I'll be working on an 8 page comic for Zuda featuring this hunk of man meat, in which he most likely will kill a superhero. Get ready for awesome! ;D

Friday, October 9, 2009

Second Wind by Ian Worrell

Another wonderful animation. Special thanks to Mr. Kirun for showing me!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Michel Gagne

And this is something I will never ever be able to least not by myself. This guy is a badass, by the way. He's done special effects work on a LOT of awesome movies, and he's working on a game right that looks reaaaaaly sweet:

Check him out here:
Michel Gagne!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Duck <3 Teslacoil

Duck Heart Teslacoil from Digital Artist Awards on Vimeo.

A wonderful little short about a Duck and a Bear-thing. I think I wanna do something like's just WONDERFUL.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

GoGurt site posted!

Hey guys! I recently did some animation for a GoGurt website. You can check it out here:


Basically, almost everything that's animated, I had to do. The drawings themselves aren't mine, but I had to give them LIFE!

It was a pretty fun job. Definitely a big client!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cloudy With a Chance of AWESOME

Man, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is GOOD.

Like.....super good. Like, I enjoyed it more than any other movie this summer. It also helps that it was written by the two awesome dudes that made Clone High, which I didn't find out until after the movie. So yeah, I recommend the movie.

Also, check this out, IT IS NEAT:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Squeak featured on a podcast!

Hey guys! Squeak was featured on a podcast called VA Radio!

They talk about it in Episode 6, and they start around 49:00, so if you want, you can just skip to that part. They say a lot of very nice things about the short! The podcast itself is pretty neat, too. Here is the list of all their episodes:

Thanks guys! I really appreciate it! :)


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Beatles Rock Band Intro

Such an awesome piece of work. I saw this a while back, and I was blown away at the overall quality of this. Those Gorillaz guys sure know how to make sweet animated shorts. Enjoy your day!


Monday, September 7, 2009

Production Pilot for Afro Samurai

I wish we had more animated series like this. I own both seasons of this "show". It's amazing. There's not enough stylized/well-animated/well-muzaked series out there.



Saturday, September 5, 2009

Hyperboy Cosplay!

How epic is THIS SHIT?

Hyperboy Cosplay

I think I've made it when kids are dressing up as my characters. It's an awesome feelings, dudes and ladies. An awesome feeling, indeed.

Tell miss Savannah that you think the outfit is rad! She'll appreciate it, I'm sure! :D

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Some links and stuff!

Hello everyone! Here is some funny stuff for you to see!

Sexual Moments in Video Game History

The Best Batman Comic EVER

I think this video is genuinely awesome. I wish we had more videos/music like this in America. They're so over the top and amazing. I'm tired of serious dudes with stubble singing with their acoustic guitars about their lonely lives. I'm looking at you, Daughtry and EVERYTHING ELSE ON RADIO.

Also, the subtitles are hilarious.

Hope all is well! Talk to ya later!


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Baidir by Slimane Aniss

BAIDIR from slimane aniss on Vimeo.

I am an awful animator. This proves it. Also, check out this dude's demo reel. It is rad.

The site is pretty neat, as well:

Thanks to Mr. Kirun for showing this to me!


Friday, August 28, 2009

Collage of Bad Art

Collage of Bad Art

What is with this trend? It's getting out of control. Anytime a movie is "indie" or otherwise considered to be away from the mainstream, they ask some 12 year old to draw the movie poster to keep it "UNDERGROUND" and "HIP"!

This isn't to say I don't like the movies. I think the movies shown here are great. But, at some point this trend needs to stop. It stops being cute when you realize the sheer number of movies that are using this style of cover art.

Let's have some more explosions on the cover, people. Seriously.


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Birthday Suit

So, my birthday came and went. I am now 2 decades old. Hurray!

The lovely Rachel was here for the weekend. We had a good time just hanging out. I got a couple of sweet shirts, and some moolah. Overall, a pretty fine weekend.

I watched Memories, a collection of 3 anime short films. I'd say the quality of the story improved with each one. The third story, Cannon Fodder, was probably my favorite. Yes, it was. *nod*

I saw Inglorious Basterds. It didn't like it. Everyone is pissing themselves about it, but I thought it was very forced and Tarantino is totally out of ideas. He's just pandering to the crowd, and everyone is buying into it. His movies used to push the limits, now they just kinda simmer there, with the occasional violent scene to keep it "Tarantino-ish". Ah well. If you like it, you like it. If you hate it, hi-five.

Check out this dude:
He's got this project going where he draws some fanart of a character each day. They're so full of charm and originality that it makes me angry. Follow him, you won't regret it.


Saturday, August 15, 2009


They now have digital and nicotine-free cigarettes:

A friend of mine bought some of the nicotine-free cigs and we were trying them out. It's pretty awesome. We get to look cool and pretend to be all of our favorite cigarette smoking characters, WITH NO DAMAGE TO OUR LUNGS.

It works through some kind of voodoo, but basically the "smoke" you breathe out is water vapor. It's totally harmless, and only smells like faint java, vanilla, cherry or whatever other flavor you buy. The flavors are subtle and non-invasive, but too much can get kinda obnoxious and it doesn't taste too good. But, you get used to it. And that's a small price to pay for harmless smoking.

I guess it helps real smokers too, since the nicotine cigs have no tar or any of that BAD STUFF. And it gives them their fix without having to go outside or annoying the people around em. I can support that.

Also, the price is very fair for the length of time that you can reuse em. For smokers, it comes out way cheaper down the line.



Friday, August 14, 2009

Here is a Modest Mouse video directed by Heath Ledger, before his death. I think this video shows how much you can get out of very basic animation coupled with a powerful song. I've always enjoyed animating to music, because you get away with so much more. As long as you do it right, and sync up major events to dynamic parts of the song, you can usually turn a decent animated short into an excellent one.

New Blog!

Sup chicky babies? I'm starting a blog! ARE YOU EXCITED?

Most likely, I'll just post cool things I found and rant about stuff I don't like. Even more likely is the fact that I will give up on this and never update again. But, let's be optimistic, eh?

To start off, I guess I'll mention the fact that I am featured in Fat Chunk Volume 2, which you can buy HERE:

So please get yerself a copy! I don't earn anything from it, but its a neat anthology and you should support it!

Stay awesome!

PS - To follow this blog, go to and get yourself an account, and you can follow this easily and efficiently. I'd appreciate it if some people actually read this, so it's not a total waste. >_>