A Dog and a Yard Someday

Currently, my wife and I live in a nice little two bedroom apartment in Goleta, CA.  We pay rent that is probably higher than the lowest in the area but we still feel like we’re getting a deal for the area.  The average price, we’re told, to rent in the Santa Barbara area (the more well-known city immediately south of us) is some amount between ridiculous and absurd.  We have no children or pets.  Our second room serves as my place of business and I sometimes find myself barely even leaving the apartment for days at a time.  I often fantisize about what the future will hold and what it will be like ‘when’.  ‘When my business is more established’, ‘when my wife finishes getting her teaching credential’, ‘when I can afford a new car or bigger tv or nicer cell phone’, ‘when I have children’, ‘when we move to another town’.  The list goes on. Continue reading A Dog and a Yard Someday

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Stop Motion Fun with Pig and Wolf

I’ve noticed I’ve been posting several videos lately and, well, that trend isn’t going away very soon.  I’ve got yet another random piece I found (via digg.com).  It’s a stop motion video of pictures in an apartment.  You just have to see it yourself.  It’s pretty cool.

The weekend was busy but I should be able to get some pictures up from Easter soon (and maybe something from… “The Photo Vault” – dum dum duuuummmm!  Um… right.

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Disney Templates

I always had a strong sense as a kid that every time I saw one of the old classic animated Disney films that I had already seen parts of the film before in other Disney films.  The following video confirms exactly what I always suspected but was always to lazy to actually prove.

And in case you think I’m bagging on Disney for copying themselves, I’m not.  Traditional animation is long and grueling (at one point I wanted to be an animator) so I expect to see some of this here and there pop up in the old films.  It’s just funny just how closely they actually adhered in some films to other films (namely The Jungle Book and Robin Hood).

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Invader Sarah

My sister, Sarah, will love me for posting this. I threw this picture together quickly one morning while she was visiting back when I still worked at UCSB a few years ago.

Gir face of Doom
Gir face of Doom

I think it is actually one of the earliest designs I ever did in which Mr. (Not So) Smiley made an appearance.

Oh, and if you have no idea who Gir is or why there is doom then look up “Invader Zim”.  It has to be one of my all time favorite animated series.

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