Pickles the Plushie

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Lately I’ve had the yen to turn my comic character Pickles into a plushie, so after two days of sketching, thinking, sewing and rubbing my chin…here he is! 🙂

First of all, I created a maquette out of green paper (more…)

Manga, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Darth Vader and the Chipmunk

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Yeesh!  The print deadline for my comic has been extended (due to a last-minute printing issue) to this Thursday morning so I’m still working away making the relevant changes but oh well.  “S#%t happens” as they say. 😛

It’s going to be an exciting feeling waking up on Saturday, 28 September at it will be the day I exhibit at the Overload Comic and Manga Convention and show off some of my drawings on one of the artist alley tables.  I already feel a bit nervous about it but the main thing is that I’m there to have fun and bask in the glorious light that is anime and manga fandom so it’s going to be a guaranteed day of excitement and laughs! 😀 (more…)

Writer’s Class: Script and Character Analysis

Today I have been playing the waiting game, in hopes of hearing any good news tomorrow, so I ended up doing a bit of spring cleaning and went through a few cupboards.  While looking through my art and design books, a paper pamphlet fell out of one of them.  It was the script and character analysis booklet that was given to me from my days in animation school!  These few pages have provided me with inspiration time and again when it comes to developing not only stories but also believable cartoon characters. (more…)

Have a Fun (and Safe!) Weekend Everyone

Ahhh there’s nothing like the feeling of that well earned cup of tea!  Work went by pretty smoothly, I spent much of my time doing a bit of the cleaning and reception duties.  The high point of the day was when I was humming along to my iPod while doing the hoovering, remembering what appearances certain songs made in my favourite TV shows.  Gotta love that one time where everyone danced to “The Safety Dance” on Family Guy.  Not that doing the hoovering is always so great, in fact I am still mentally scarred from one particular occasion… (more…)