Thursday, December 24, 2015

Pre-Order My ZIM #8 Variant Cover

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Quick update, my variant cover for INVADER ZIM #8 is up for pre-order! Check it out, and make sure you tell your local comic shop.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Invader ZIM #5

Stopped by Flying Colors Comics today and hoo-wee look at that Invader Zim #5 on the new releases shelf! Last issue for me and Aaron Alexovich! 

Slapping a giant Irken Invader symbol on the back of my vest seemed like a nice show of appreciation for a series that not only inspired me to get into animation, but also got me my first job in professional comics. Thanks Aaron, Jhonen and Oni Press.

Friday, November 6, 2015

First Feature Film Credit

Here's a cool piece of news: Blue Sky's The Peanuts Movie comes out in theaters today, and I had the amazing chance to be a story trainee through production. Congratulations to everyone who worked on the film and go see the movie this weekend!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Disney Talent Development Test

One story test! This one was for Disney Talent Development. I had two other deadlines the same week and wasn’t able to flesh out the story like I wanted to, but I like the idea enough to share it. This is the last of the work I did this summer, I got a LOT of millage in the last few months.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Star Vs the Forces of Evil Story Test

(not actual production work)
Recently I had the opportunity to test for Disney XD's Star vs the Forces of Evil, the timing wasn't right and I was not offered the job. But I got some great feedback and this was probably the most fun I've had testing for a show so far, maybe next time!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Pixar Summer Story Internship 2015 Portfolio

Here it is! I've picked out my three favorite sequences from my training at Pixar's Story Internship this summer.  It was a very rewarding three months in this intense and inspiring environment. Working on pen and paper and pitching to an audience on gigantic bulletin boards was vastly different than anything I had ever done before.  I learned a lot from the professionals at the studio and my fellow interns and was overall an incredible experience. The blood, sweat and tears I put in to keep up with my internship at Pixar and continued work with Invader Zim was absolutely worth the hustle. I may go back and do a clean up pass on one or two of these, but for now, please enjoy!
A sequence based on an event in my own life, for the final assignment at Pixar. Trying to escape the stress of my school and home life, only to find the chaos had followed me to what was supposed to be a relaxing winter vacation.
Tortoise and the Hare interpreted with my own spin on the classic fable. 
Storyboarded from a script, the cold open from X-Files 3.12: War of the Coprophages. 
Written by Darin Morgan

Monday, August 24, 2015

Summer's End

This has been a completely insane summer. I crossed two massive things off of my bucket list, which included speaking on a panel and signing comics at San Diego Comic Con and getting a chance to work at Pixar. 
My internship at Pixar is over, but it's certainly not the end of things for me.  If you're looking for new story art, it's on the way. It'll be uploaded the second they send us our portfolios (hopefully this week). I'm excited about all of it and where this will take me.

Signing at Comic Con with Jhonen Vasquez, Aaron Alexovich and Eric Trueheart. ZIM #1-2 are both out in stores so you should definitely go pick those up. #3 will be out next month!

Not much personal art, due to working two jobs for three months, but I did manage to update my social media pages with a new ID and a new avatar. 
Also Hellaween Zines are up for sale on Etsy! It's 31 pages of my inktober sketches from last year. Scanned, lookin pretty and without the instagram filters. I've also got sets of halloween themed buttons for sale too!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Invader ZIM at SDCC

i almost forgot, Invader ZIM is out this week and I'll be signing and speaking with the rest of the team at San Diego Comic Con. Come to the events! Tweet at me! Buy the comic!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Pixar Internship

I can't believe I haven't posted this here yet, but I'm interning at Pixar!  I'll be a story intern all summer, and I could not be more thrilled to be here. 

With this and continuing to work on Zim, my blog will probably be a little quiet over the next few months. But I'll have an update right around Comic Con, so stay tuned!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spookiest Place on Earth

I’m going to Disneyland this weekend for my birthday and I felt compelled to draw my Hellaweenies at the park. I can't wait!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Tumblr Junk

Things have been a little crazy around here. I've been attending conventions, taking story tests and Zim just started to ramp up big time. Doesn't leave a lot of room for personal art! But I do manage to squeeze in some quick drawing memes and sketch prompts on tumblr every now and then.
Witchsona Meme
Pokemon sketch requests (Duskull, Spinda, Ursaring)
 Portrait commission examples of Miles and Sloane
Zim and Howlite, my submission for the Steven Universe Gemsona week on tumblr
All that good sketchbook stuff. I may have a fancy tablet but nothing beats scribbling in your sketchbook. I got really into drawing Rocket Raccoon for a while, Guardians of the Galaxy Animated Series if you're looking for artists, I am available for work *wink wink*

Friday, February 20, 2015

Cool New Job!

Oni Press is partnering with Nickelodeon and Jhonen Vasquez to bring the world a brand new Invader Zim comic. On the team is Jhonen Vasquez, Aaron Alexovich, Rikki Simons, Eric Trueheart and Me! I'll be inking the series and I could not be more excited to be a part of this team.

Look for the first issue coming this July!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Adventure Time Story Test

A couple months ago I had the opportunity to test for the new season of Adventure Time. I didn't get the job, but I made the final round of cuts! Which was p cool. I like these characters a lot and hopefully some day I'll be able to write for BMO.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Merry Christmas to Me

After four months of using a cintiq at my Blue Sky internship, coming home to my Intuos 4 held together with electrical tape and a prayer was a nightmare. The disconnect between the tablet and my laptop was huge and it slowed down my boarding substantially. So for Christmas my parents and I went splitzies on a a 22HD Cintiq and it''s so beautiful. I haven't upgraded my laptop or tablet in like eight years, this is so amazing.

Now all I need is to get my desk out of storage!