Friday, December 31, 2010

support a village in Ghana by buying art!

Support the sustainable growth of a village in Ghana's Volta region by visiting the nsumensa village project. There's a bunch of great original art to buy on the site to support this Ghanaian school. For information on how to get this cool shirt designed by me contact nsumensaproject[at]gmail[dot]com

Thursday, December 23, 2010

what I'm working on today: a Christmas present for the vet who saved my dog's life

Lucia and I came up with a short story that I'm designing as a single page comic for Dr. Katz of Amherst, MA. Earlier this year he saved our dog's life. Here's to good vets, loving animals, and loving people. Happy Holidays everyone!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

"Cat, Dog, Stoop" Holiday Episode!

Cat is visited by the ghost of Frank Capra and is shown what Fort Greene, Brooklyn would be like if he didn't exist. He wouldn't have talked to Melaena, the Real estate cockroach voiced by Melaena Cadiz, about Naomi Klein's Shock Doctrine. He wouldn't have made an impression on Francis or Dusty either. And what would have happened to Dog? We, the viewers, experience it all through Cat's eyes thanks to the king of Cinema, Mr. Capra. Enjoy!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Lucia interviewed on Democracy Now! this morning

My wife, Lucia, is the first interviewee on this morning's Democracy Now! show hosted by Amy Goodman. She's reporting from Cancun, Mexico, the location of this year's UN climate change conference, the COP 16. Lucia talks about Liu Xiaobo receiving the Nobel Peace prize and about her upcoming article in The Nation that explains the evolution of the relationship between the US and China regarding their environmental policies. I was with Lucia in Cancun for four days of the COP and, like I always am when I witness her do her work, I was so proud and impressed. Go Lucia!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cat, Dog, Stoop episode 10: DUSTY'S DOUBLE TIME BAND

Introducing Dusty, the muscle weiner dog: actor/model/musician (youtube, dogs playing poker paintings). Dusty and dog have started a band that consists of air drumming to a metronome and a strobe light.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cat, Dog, Stoop episode 7: DOLLAR STORE FINDER'S FEE

Introducing Russell, Fort Greene's squirrel bully. He happens to own a miniature laundry/grocery pushcart. Where did he get it? Was it a custom build from a chop shop?

toon published in the Herald

Friday, November 12, 2010

Cat, Dog, Stoop episode 4: EMPIRE STATE

dog makes up his own guide to the Empire State Building lighting color code. He made a drawing of it as well:

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cat, Dog, Stoop episode 3: TATTOO

dog wants a tattoo. cat wants him to stop talking. Brooklynites are very serious about their tattoos.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cat, Dog, Stoop episode 1: Do You Like Kung Fu?

Dog lists his favorite king fu movies to the tune of Santana's "Oye Como Va." Cat plays annoyed but secretly agrees that Jackie Chan's, 'Drunken Master II' and Ronny Yu's, 'Bride With The White Hair' are exemplary films of the genre.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

what I'm working on today

draft 1. rotoscope illustrations for posters for a play in the UK- Santana and a Fender:

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

'Cat, Dog, Stoop' animated series!

This month my animated series, "Cat, Dog, Stoop" will be released on . They are minute-long episodes about a cat and a dog observing life in Brooklyn. I have teamed up with the Dilbert and New Yorker cartoon animators, , to make this happen. It's been almost a year in the works and I'm excited for it to see daylight! For this project I'm writing the episodes and doing all animating and voice work. Ringtales does the final sound mix, FX and score and is in charge of distribution. Here are some background drawings:

from top to bottom: 1. the master shot. 2. reverse of the master- POV from cat and dog of the street
3. close up of cat over dog's shoulder 4. POV from a cockroach character of the street.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The truth is funnier than fiction...

Here's my New Yorker cartoon about a fictitious Alan Peterson:

Here's the email and photo I received from the real Alan Peterson:

Alan, thanks for getting in touch- If I'd known you were real I would have made the couple happier to see you!

Friday, June 25, 2010

ILE in this week's New Yorker:

Thursday, May 20, 2010

second draft

this cartoon has been picked up a lot in the google image search for 'onomatopoeia' so I thought I'd draw a better version.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

What I'm working on today

detail of the first draft of a logo I'm designing for a women's jai alai team based in Miami.

two more stills from the music vid animation for Adam.

Friday, May 7, 2010

What I'm working on today

Here's a detail of a map I'm making for local muralist,
Evelyn Talarico. I'm using the same stencil/silkscreen
style that I've been experimenting on with my
single panel cartoons.

Here are two stills from an animation I'm creating for
local musician/sculptor, Adam Mugavero.