Tuesday, February 19, 2013


I'm in a need of money at the moment. Right now I'm selling 16mm films on eBay, which you can view right now.

I'm also doing art commissions for the time being. Here’s my commission info:

$6: lineart
$15: digital color
$25: hand-colored
Add $10 and I’ll even mail the original artwork to you (plus shipping)

Some Rules:
No Rule 34
No Gore/Violence

If you want me to draw a comic, send me a note first. So with that said, send me an email.

Friday, February 15, 2013

More "Pyun Pyun Maru"

Thanks for the feedback on my "Koko" pitch. I'm still working on it as we speak.

In the meantime, here are some more episodes of Pyun Pyun Maru (1967). I just got the second DVD in the mail and watched it all day yesterday. My general overview is that the show is really, really hilarious, and that it's a shame it was so short-lived.

Here are two more episodes:

Episode #7 (Original Broadcast: August 14, 1967)

Written and Directed by Yugo Serikawa (for story credit, credited as "Minoru Hamada" psuedonym)
Animation Director: Shinya Takahashi

Episode #8 (Original Broadcast: August 21, 1967)

Written by Enrico Trizoni (joint psuedonym of Hisashi Inoue and Morihisa Yamamoto)
Directed by Tokushige Shirane
Animation Director" Akinori Namase

Hisashi Inoue is a famous Japanese screenwriter and playwright known for writing satirical and humorous stories. Working on "Pyun Pyun Maru" was, in a way, a stepping stone for bigger things (similar to how alot of TV writers began their career by writing on Saturday Morning cartoons)

Unlike those Sat. AM examples, though, Inoue's satirical style is evident in his animation story. "Pyun Pyun Maru" is a very comical show with a hint of social satire, so Inoue was very much at home when he was writing on this show (he and Yamamoto wrote three episodes of this show).

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

Sick Little Monkeys

Behind the scenes look at animation fascinates me. Love it or hate it, there's something amazing about reading how a cartoon came to be and how much one had to go in order to make it happen.

So that's why I'm recommending Thad Komorowski's book Sick Little Monkeys: The Unauthorized Ren & Stimpy Story. Love it or hate it, the show changed how we look at TV animation when it first came out in 1991. Thad managed to put together a comprehensive book that covers everything, from how it came to be, the people involved, the early success, the Games takeover, the Adult Party Cartoon revival, and more.

It's a good look on the show, and 1990s animation in general. Highly recommended. Buy it here.

Full Disclosure: I inked the cover artwork.