Monday, January 29, 2007

Took a trip out to Coney Island this past weekend to take some pics of everyones favorite freaks... Buzz & Harriet. I just love going down to Coney Island on the off season when it's all quiet & nobody is around. I did get some looks though as i was sprawled out laying on the boardwalk trying to take decent pics of these guys. It was a bit overcast, but I think I got some decent shots here. Anyways... these colors are not final on Harriet. These are the paint samples from the factory. The colors on the final should be a bit more vibrant. But the con is getting close & I wanted to show you guys a sneak peek anyways. The green version will be the NY Comic Con exclusive. But... I just may have a few of the red & purple versions on hand for those that ask nicely:)
And be sure to stop by table #A247 in Artist Alley for all of your Carney needs.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Just... about... done. Should wrap animation tonight, then it's off to Canada to get edited. Still planning to wrap the whole shebang by the end of the month. I'll give you guys more info once Stern posts it on his "Streets Are Saying Things" website.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

There is a fantastic post on
  • John K's Blog
  • discussing layout & layout theories. Please check it out! There is a wealth of knowledge in this blog. Lets bring drawing back in to animation again. OK, I'm done... end rant.

    Tuesday, January 16, 2007

    Tryin' to get a little fancier with this one. All of the embellishments are hand sewn on as opposed to glued. He's still got a ways to go... I'm thinking of adding tusks , toes, etc. He's also gonna have a stuffed bottle of beer in his hand. I wanted to do a kind of Carnival Cartoons mascot. I'm having fun w/ this one, I'll post when I'm finished.

    Friday, January 12, 2007

    Lookin' to venture in to plush in the new year. Right now just messin' around w/ a few ideas. We plan to launch "Carnival Cool Stuffs" soon. Stay tuned. 2007 is the year of the toy!

    Wednesday, January 10, 2007

    TOY BOX!
    Here's the box design for the 1st colorway of Harriet. The "Green" version will be availible SOON at the
  • New York Comic Con
  • in February!
    Garnet designed these bad boys & I contributed the character heads.
    Check out
  • Garnet's Blog
  • to see the other two boxes!

    Monday, January 08, 2007

    A few weeks back
  • Stephen Levinson
  • from
  • Channel Frederator
  • interviewed me. This interview (a little trimmed down) appears in this months "aNYmator" (ASIFA East's newsletter). Pick it up if you get a chance. Thanx again for the interview guys!

    Thursday, January 04, 2007

    ... or at least 3rd best in show. I want to send a special congratulations out to
  • Eric Nocella Diaz

  • for being honored by Plastic and Plush for his sculpting job on our Buzz Carney toy. Buzz was named by the site as one of the top 3 toy sculpts of 2006!!! Check the following link for the write up & also to see the winners in the other categories. I snagged the above pic from END's website. Nice photo dude! Also thanx to Plastic and Plush for being so supportive & helping us get our toys "out there". By the way... for anyone interested, there's one up on ebay now at a good price. Get it now as these will be hard to come by once Harriet is released.
  • Plastic and Plush 2006 Toy Awards