Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Canned Ninjas

Are you experiencing people stealing your lunch money at school? Do you make continuous visits to the hospital due to wedgie related injuries? Do you have a GPA 4.0 or higher? Is bench pressing balsa wood a serious workout for you? WELL THEN, you need Canned Ninjas! Canned Ninjas are transported in a small can that can fit in either a backpack or even a fanny pack. Whenever trouble comes about from unruly assailants, open a can of ninjas, and you're opening a can of whoop ass! When opened a clan of highly trained ninjas will be dispersed inflicting deserved pain on your antagonizers. Occasionally a ninja will get stuck the can, but just give it a shake to loosen things up, and unleash the beast! Order now, and we'll throw in our free Canned Car Salesmen. It's not the physical anguish, as much as mental anguish these trained "professionals" inflict. They will follow your enemy everywhere, and we mean everywhere asking them questions and making statements like: "So, what kinda set of wheels you lookin' for today?" "You know, I have a sales goal my team is trying to reach, so I need to sell this car." "So what's it gonna take for me to get you to drive this home." "Well all I can give you for your car is $35." "You look like a pretty cool guy, you deserve one of the cars I can offer you." The constant annoyance will not only drive your enemies away, but insane. ORDER NOW!

Whew! Ok, that's for this week's's subject "Canned" It was fun. You know I just got back from Comic Con in San Diego, and this product could do well there. I have a sneaking suspicion some of those folks are/were being picked on in school.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough

A tribute to one of my favorites for this week's subject of Enough. Michael Jackson's song Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough premiered on his album Off the Wall, and it's definitely a classic. Recently it was made popular again being played in the Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker movie Rush Hour. I need to make clear too, that I like Michael Jackson THEN, not now. We all know what's going on now, but I'm talking about this Michael who made Off The Wall and Thriller. I am proud and sad to say at the same time too that I can do the entire Thriller dance. This would make me an ideal candidate for the new reality show coming out So You Think You Can Dance...But Are Horribly Mistaken.


Friday, July 18, 2008

TUNA: A Love Story

I was just reading a magazine column of the author's favorite picks for new books on the market, and one of them was called Tuna: A Love Story. Well this made me laugh like a maniac because for those of you who don't know, my little cat's name is Tuna, and I LOVE HER TO DEATH. Sarah, my fiance, I think gets a little jealous sometimes of the bond we share. I've had Tuna for about three years now since she was a nine week old kitten. She's all black, with yellow-green eyes, with a really long tail. I've never had a pet I've felt so close to, and it's especially strange because up to her I never really had interest in having a cat. Sarah's cat Tippy passed away a few months before we got Tuna, and that was really my first experience living with a cat. Tippy really grew on me, and I was really sad when she passed. But now I have Tuna! She's a pain in the ass sometimes, but she's been such a great little companion, and has helped get me through some tougher times. So when I saw Tuna: A Love Story, I immediately thought of me and Tuna, and all the cheesy, cliche images you'd see from romance movies. Running down the beach seemed like the best image to bring this across. Ahhh, good times.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

My Son Has A Gift!

Here's a scene from an animation I'm working on right now. It'll be a dialog piece that I'm messing around with. I'll post it in its entirety when I'm all done.

Another Day in San Francisco

HA! Nah, it's not that gloomy, but I did this more for an illustration club called Illustration Friday, and this week's topic is 'foggy' Of course not only living here, but I think almost anyone when they hear fog would think of San Francisco. I didn't want to be too cliche with some image of the Golden Gate Bridge surrounded by fog (yawn), so I just think of the many times I've sat out there at the bus stop waiting...and waiting...and waiting. It really looked just like this sometimes though. Also the number 38 has so much significance to me (and many others) as it's the bus that runs along Geary street, which is the only street in SF that goes all the way across the city. I mostly drive now when I'm in the city (see earlier post), but the bus was ALWAYS an interesting ride.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Day at the Museum

We were in New York over the fourth of July as I previously mentioned for a funeral. There were some sights of the city we got a chance to get out and see though. Although I've been there before and probably should start seeing new things when I go, we were at the American Museum of Natural History. I love it there. It's so massive and full of rich artifacts, and well...history. They had many animal displays, which I of course gravitated to. If you didn't know, the name of this post is a play off the movie "Night at the Museum" with Ben Stiller, which was based around this museum. The outside shots are right on, but much of the interior shots were altered for the movie.
I like New York. I still don't think I'd want to live there, but I like it. It's a good walkin' city, and of course there's tons to do, eat, and see. People are definitely on the move there. I wouldn't say rushed, but just moving.
Sarah and I did get to see fireworks over the Statue of Liberty on the 4th. It was really nice, but apparently an even bigger show happens on the lower west side of the island. That's ok though, we loved what we saw.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Lean On Me

My fiance's brother passed away this past weekend. It's a very difficult time for her and her family. We're all flying out to New York tomorrow for a memorial service. I feel bad that this happened, but I'm most concerned about her and making sure she gets through this ok.

There's so many ways of seeing and getting through a situation like this. Everyone has their two cents and own, sometimes personal, experience in this area, which I believe is always good to hear. There's only so much I can say, but mostly I just listen.

It can be times like this too that people start really questioning the existence of God and the afterlife. Perhaps if they do believe in God, they then question the reason behind taking a life such as this. I am not a follower of any religion and I suppose would be considered an atheist. All I do know is I strongly believe that there is more to "life" than what we see. I truly believe there is something beyond this physical world, but what it is I don't know. Is this where we'll end up after physical death? My belief is yes. I truly hope as well that this is where we'll find all of our lost loved ones. Some may call it heaven, some call it a parallel dimension, some simply of place filled with light and love. They're all nice concepts, and I certainly hope it is the case.

I love you Sarah, and I'm so sorry for what's happened.