Friday, November 30, 2007

I Love Rainy Days

I am doing a lot of drawing today and I needed a warm up, so here it is.

I went to Starbucks and got a double tall latté in a for here cup and sat on the patio to read and sip and listen to the rain. It was lovely.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tony Hale

I got to meet Tony Hale tonight!
And I did a drawing.
And he liked it.
And because he liked it so much I gave it to him.

Thats right people... I ripped a page out of my sketch book. Now that isn't something that happens everyday, but one doesn't get to meet Tony Hale everyday either.
(On that back was my drawing of Dan in Real Life).

Saturday, November 24, 2007

United Hollywood

Last week my friend Abbie and I went down to the WGA picket lines, it was a wonderful experience.

Our journey went as follows, we met at BIOLA at 5:30 am and went over to Panera to get a tote of hazelnut coffee and then to Yum Yum Donuts and got 2 dozen donuts. We were on the road by 6:30am, despite the traffic we had some wonderful fellowship about our faith, future careers, and a possible calling into the entertainment industry. We arrived in Burbank around 7:50am, and our first stop was the Warner Brothers Studios lot. This is where we met some very nice writers. A huge surprise for me was when I got to meet Paul Feig, creator of Freaks and Geeks (a wonderful TV show that was woefully unappreciated). We then headed out to NBC Studios were we met the Ellen show writers and the Jay Leno show writers. They were all appreciative of the coffee and donuts and explained that they were just holding out for rights on the digital media, they compromised on the DVD sales, but they have to hold their grounds on this digital media stuff... the studio claim to be making no money off of it, but it's simply not true. Our last stop was to the ABC/Disney lot. This was a lively bunch complete with mega phone, chanting, marching, and song! It was very fun. Abbie and I spoke with a writer who explained that they hate to be in this position. She gave Abbie and I some "United Hollywood" red and black bracelets to show out support. She went onto explained to us how them not working effects other cast and crew members, but it's the stubbornness of the few suits who hold the power who are doing the real damage. If these few suits would just realize they are milking these people for their talent on a loophole and man-up to their responsibility. They should just be grateful that they got away with it for as long as they did. It's sad to see all of the selfishness that is brought out for the love of money... stolen money.

Writers do not grow weary in doing this good, the public is on your side.

Here is a series of illustrations I am starting. They are of iconic Movie and TV characters with empty word bubbles, symbolizing that without the writers these characters would have nothing to say... they would could not exist.
I am calling it Speechless. If you have any good ideas and suggestions please leave me a comment.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Turkey Day and Drawings.

Happy Thanks Giving everybody! Here are a few scans from my most recent sketch book. Enjoy.


Goliath concepts.

Spanish 2.

Happy Thanks Giving! (its not even a turkey! Gobble gobble!)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


These past week I was 4 movies, in the movie theater. I saw Bee Movie, Dan in Real Life, Enchanted, and August Rush. All were wonderful except for Bee Movie, where it was just eh. Not horrible, but not worth going out of your way for.

Dan in Real Life was a great movie and I plan to buy it on DVD as soon as it comes out. It will be one of those movies that I can watch over and over again. I was simple and heartfelt, it was truly a "slice of life" film that I love so very much. The sad thing is that after seeing it I realized how horribly it was marketed. Whom ever handled the distribution did a horrible job, all the trailers and TV spots I saw did a horrible job at showing this movie for what it was. I feel the trailers and such tried to show it as a Steve Correl movie, where it was not. It was a movie where he was the lead, but he was not the center. Don't get me wrong he did a wonderful job, and it was nice to see him in a sober role again. The whole cast did a wonderful job. It was wonderfully acted, written, directed, ect. It is worth you time.

Enchanted was, well... Enchanting. LOL You saw that coming didn't you? Ha ha. Any who it was an all around fun and well made movie. The only disappointment I had for this one was that It is already made, and I wasn't able to help out. If you go see it be ready for a lot of sappy and cheesy Disney-ish humor, some musical numbers, and a hot red head! Sounds like a recipe for the perfect Frankie Movie, if only there was magic in it. WAIT! There was! Oh it also had a good little message and moral to it.

August Rush was very moving, but it is not your typical movie and I can tell it is not going to be for everyone. What really hooked me was something the little boy said in the begging of the movie. There is a segment of exposition where he is talking about himself where he says something to the effect of, "I believe in music the same way other people believe in fairy-tales." That really set the tone of the movie for me. I really feel that is was a unique movie. The plot is simple enough: a boy is looking for his parents, his mother thought he died birth, the father doesn't even know he ever had a son. He searches for them through the music. It has themes of talent, destiny, hard work and lost, or misplaced, love. I will leave it at that, I really enjoyed it and I think it is worth your time. Oh and also the lighting and sound design was beautiful.

Friday, November 02, 2007

"Mr. Franco can I go to the bathroom?"

(Thats right Mr. Franco is a total BA)

I finally started subbing and it was a very interesting experience, I'm looking forward to doing it again. I subbed 5 periods of art and one period of math. Most of the kids were well behaved, but some gave me a hard time, and cliché as it is my tattoo and sketch book scored me some brownie points.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Pushing Daisies

Pushing Daisies is quickly becoming one of my favorite shows, scratch that, its quickly becoming my favorite show. It is wonderfully written, performed, and constructed. It's a wonderful blend of humor, heart, and some good old dark comedy. And to top it off Jim Dale is the narrator for it. If you haven't watched it please give it an episode or two, i would hate for it to go off of the air. Watch for free at


A few weeks ago some good friends of mine from The Leaky Cauldron were invited by special invitation to meet J. K. Rowling in New York. I was able to write Ms. Rowling a letter, and a small doodle, they were kind enough to pass the letter onto her! This made me very happy! Who knew that I was such a nerd.

Did you know that I like cats too?