Thursday, December 30, 2010

Drawing Santa in August

I've been telling this story for awhile now and thought it might be good as a comic. So enjoy, and try to think of this whenever things aren't going your way.

p.s. sorry to anybody who took a long look at that second to last panel.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

South Pole on sale at Larry's Comics!

If you have some last minute Christmas shopping look no further! South Pole is on sale at Larry's Comics, 66 Lakeview Ave, Lowell MA. It's one of the best comic shops around, and is now the best cause you can get yourself a copy of South Pole for $5.00! So come one and come all and pick up a copy!

"Buy me now!"

Saturday, December 18, 2010

South Pole playing at the Squeaky Wheel Dysfunctional Holiday show

Tonight at 8:00 p.m. at Squeaky Wheel (712 Main Street, Buffalo NY) they will be playing South Pole as apart of their Dysfunctional Holiday Show! So if your in Buffalo go check it out, it should be awesomely outrageous.

For more info check out the website...

Friday, December 17, 2010

LA Movie Awards, Awards South Pole!

South Pole won the Award of Excellence in animation, Best Animated Characters, and the Best Animated Screen Play Awards at this seasons LA Movie Awards!

"Thanks LA!"

p.s. Thanks to everyone who made it to the Cormack Cook Colossal Cinema Collection and to everyone who stuck around for the after party!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cormack Cook Colossal Cinema Collection After Partyat the Sunset Grill in Allston!

The Cormack Cook Colossal Cinema Collection After Party is at the Sunset Grill at 130 Brighton Avenue, in Allston MA. Starting at 8:30 for the people after the first showing. The party is under the name Alex and should be a good time knowing their beer selection.

So, see you there!

Tonight only the Cormack Cook Colossal Cinema Collection!

The shows are tonight at the Coolidge Corner Theater at 290 Harvard St Brookline 7 and 8 tonight! Featuring Jordan Baker-Caldwell, Greg Condon, Ashley Cook, Tim Finn, Geoff Marian, Mark Mullaney, and Melinda Rainsberger! Not to mention South Pole! So be there or be somewhere else that's not as fun.


Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Cormack Cook Colossal Cinema Collection!

Back by popular demand, the Cormack Cook Colossal Cinema Collection or CCCCC if your in a hurry is coming back to Coolidge Corner Wednesday the 15th with 2 showings at 7 and 8!

So if you missed it last year, and there's a good chance that you did, come into town and check it out! All your friends will be there, and if they aren't, well would you want to be friends with people that would blow off a show like this?

Learn more here on the website...

See you there!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Production still from the new animation

So this is a still from my new animation that is currently in production. If you scroll down further I mentioned it in the first blog on here. There is still no name for it but it should be good.

Friday, November 5, 2010

New South Pole Trailer!

Hey check it out, it'sthe new trailer for South Pole which by the way will be playing at encore presentation of the Cormack Cook Colossal Cinema Collection December 15th (more details when they come)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

This is a true story: "The Death of Superman"

So this actually happened to me a few years ago. At the time I thought I would make an animation of the situation but I thought I would try making it into a comic instead. So I made it into a comic, end of story.

Friday, October 1, 2010

They love South Pole at SNOB

Just got a newsletter from the SNOB festival talking up South Pole

oh dig it

South Pole playing at the SNOB Festival

South Pole is playing at the SNOB (Somewhat North of Boston) Film Festival in Concord NH playing November 19th -21st! It's been selected as a "Must See" so come on up!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Some more sketches

Here are some more sketches done on breaks from animating, I guess it's a series of bad situations. Anyways, feel free to make up a story.

not sure exactly whats going on with these two, but ask yourself this, who's zapping who?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Some sketches

Did some sketches tonight while watching tv and thought I would share them. Keep in mind there is no story line to any of them so feel free to make one up and let me know, anyways enjoy.

you would surprised how relaxing it is to draw a bunch of zombies

Friday, September 24, 2010

Gertrude Galapagos and the continuing search for the Holey Sock

Here is the latest Gertrude Galapagos illustration! As you can see she running through a pyramid in Egypt looking for clues to find the mystical Holey Sock! These are loosely based on bedtime stories my mother told me where I was Indiana Jones and I was looking for the Holey Sock. It was great, each night was a new story, the only difference is that Gertrude doesn't have a hat and that I'm not a girl.

So the main plan with these is to start up a kids book, if you got any ideas let me know. The next one will most likely be her on the Amazon, or somewhere in the jungle.

Here some earlier ones that I have done in case you haven't seen them.

Here's Gertrude with her dog Howard scuba-diving, searching for clues,

and here she's actually finding the Holey Sock (this was the first illustration that I had done, so far the rest have been prequels).

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Uncle Alex just got kitties!

So after having Danger and Destruction for while Ashley and I had a BBQ and had my family come over. My nephew Will was very interested in my WII while my nephew Chad was more interested in the cats. At one point he had them cornered, crawling slowly at them saying "I'm going to get the kitty, I'm going to get the kitty." We all thought it was funny so I decided to do the above illustration from the cats perspective.

By the way my nephew is better looking then this kid, just for the record.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

the sophmore post

I've started this illustration as a break from my new "Gertrude Galapagos" illustration (you'll see it eventually). I'm not finished yet but here is a teaser for you.

Its going to be about the first time my nephew met my cats Danger and Destruction and chased them around. A while ago I decided I needed more family friendly illustrations so this is one of them.

Along with that, here is an extreme rough draft of a scene from my new animation which as of now is called the "adventure cartoon." Hopefully it will be finished for the next Cormack Cook Colossal Cinema Collection which will be at the end of January. More on that later, but for now check it out and enjoy the music i bummed off the "Night of the Living Dead" soundtrack to make it more enjoyable

Oh man whats gonna happen next?


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Welcome to the show

So on the advice of a friend of mine I'm starting a blog. Here you'll see my finished works (illustrations, animations, comics, and probably more) along with the behind the scenes stuff (sketches, thumbnails, tests) should be pretty good.

By the way, I'll just say its a pain trying to figure out a good name for a blog, hence the very clever name that you see above. Some of the names I had kicking around were "trying to control my A.D.D" "the thin line between clever and stupid" "kidnapped umbrella" and so on and so forth.

Anyways welcome to my blog, hope you enjoy the show

Photo taken by Jazzmine Beaulieu me at the Animation Block Party in NYC