Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Post NY-Comic-Con

After a horrible plane ride, I landed in JFK, bounced in a cab and went straight to the hotel for a nap. Here was the view from my room on the 33rd floor of the NY Palace Hotel on 50th and Madison.

Then, it was off to the NY Comic-Con to promote the piece I directed for B.E.T. entitled:

On the production side, a big shout goes to my animation assassins at Six Point Harness Studio for making this come to life. On the network side, big thanks to President of BET, Reginald Hudland, Sidney Clifton at Film Roman and SVP of B.E.T. Animation, Denys Cowan (pictured below) for giving me complete creative freedom.

After some technical difficulty, the film made it's world premiere and received a standing NEW YORK. Expect more collaborations with B.E.T. in the very near future.

Afterwards, I hung out with East Coast animation veteran, Kevin Lofton.

He's currently directing animated versions of Smokey and Craig for MTV's new series, "FRIDAY." Not to mention, he has the best pictures from NY Comic-Con. He took a picture with GARY "WHAT YOU TALKIN' ABOUT WILLIS" COLEMAN. Here's the taker: Gary Coleman charged him 5 BUCKS!! ...and was at booth taking the money!!! .... and didn't have an assistant or a cashier either... he just stuffed it in his midget pocket!!!! LOL!!! That was story of the weekend.
Last stop was to catch up with my long time friend, teacher, and world renowned character designer, Stephen Silver (L) and king of curves, Alberto "ART PIMP" Ruiz (R). I swear, all Alberto needs is a green suit, a pinky ring, and cane sized pencil, and he could be in contention for Mack of The Year at next years Pimps Up Hoes Down Convention.

Also caught up with Bobby Chiu and Kei Acedera from Imaginisim Studios. Can't forget the guys over at TOKYOPOP, Director of Manga Development, Jeremy Ross and longtime friend, CEO, Stuart Levy .

Vacation sadly ends after this week and it's back to animation pimpin'. I'll be putting my mack hand back on the block to pimp new episodes of Nickelodeon's El Tigre and ABC Prime-Time's top secret show.


Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Post 100 + 1

Ree goes bi-coastal this weekend. I'll be attending NY Comic-Con. Til then, enjoy the studies:

Monday, February 05, 2007

Underground UP

Busta Rhymes said, "all things start from the underground up." The little cartoon that could, AKUMI, that was mentioned in the REE-NOUNCEMENTS 2 posts down, after just 2 cartoons has made it to the top of AWN's "Best of Web Showcase 2007". Click here for the complete write-up and a hi-res version of the film.
Once again, I'll be on the boards with partner in crime, Milton Pool for the 3rd installment due in March.

In other news, the MASTER KUSH project I storyboarded has been optioned by those crazy kids at ADULT SWIM. Check the old archives under "Storyboards" for some samples.