Monday, December 21, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tango Launch was fantastic!

Still from my Tango 9 Love and War comic.
Set in Edinburgh 2001
Title: Smoking

Thursday, December 10, 2009

La Cinémathèque Française

Petr told me about an exhibition Lanterne Magique at La Cinémathèque Française in Paris.
Within the website there is a section called The Optical Theatre of
Emile Reynaud.

Who is Emile Reynaud.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Before Christmas

It's like running up a big hill isn't it.
Or running down a hill, headed towards Christmas...

Trying to get all my work done before Christmas.

Pic from sketches for some of that work.
I like this one. Oh my gosh, what has he seen?

Monday, December 07, 2009

Clickity Clix

A still from a 2002 comic
Clickity Clix
This was one of my comics that was animated by Seamus Ashly.

You can also view Clickity Clix from the Cornerfold site (you may need to allow pop-ups). It is likely I linked to this one some years ago, I couldn't link to the site for quite a while, but I've now found the link again (that works). Enjoy.

Music composed for Clickity Clix was by Ben O'loghlin who also did the music for Ponce in 2003

This is Ponce.

I have finally uploaded the Child Neglect TVC to my YouTube channel.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tango 9 - Love and War

A little sketch for my latest Tango submission, a 3 page comic titled Smoking.

"On December 10th - 2009, Allen and Unwin will release 'The Tango Collection' (a 264 page omnibus of stories selected from the first 8 issues of 'Tango'), and Cardigan Comics will release 'Tango9: Love and War'.
At Dante's on Gertrude St." quote from Cardigan Comics 22/11/2009
Bernard Caleo

Monday, October 05, 2009

Monday, September 07, 2009

Little Cars

Not much time to think, but trying to think about these little cars. They are part of an animation, but I'd like them to drive elsewhere.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Sunday Render

Rendering second animation in this set. (Image not from current render)

Monday, August 24, 2009

2001 Sketchbook picture

Had just got back from England and was doing some nice inky sketches.

Ferret Face T-Shirt promotion

Ferret Face T-Shirts
On sale $28.95

Do you want one? I'm getting a blue one.
Think of it as fund raising for ink.
I shall coax Rhys to give me a snapshot of the shirt in action.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

While I am rendering (again)

Sample lady - currently she is rendering.

Page from 2001 England travel diary.
This image on the left is of a guy I went to the Museum with. He was French. We also went with a Canadian fellow - he may be the yellow one? It was a very interesting dynamic between the three of us. The French guy was 18, though seemed much older, he was quite arrogant actually, but we had some good arguments (One of them about littering). The Canadian guy was quiet and thoughtful. I didn't see either of them again after that.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The guy who went wrong.

This guy went wrong.
I thought I'd best save his life and screen-grab him.

worr'wurr ga nyiknyik & Wandjuk and the Pilot

Still of
from worr'wurr ga nyiknyik

worr'wurr ga nyiknyik

Story and Illustration by Dundiwuy Wunungmurra.
Animation by Kirrily Schell.

Wandjuk and the Pilot.
Animation and Direction by Bunbuyngu Marika
Story by Wandjuk Marika
Narration by Banduk Marika
Animation training by Kirrily Schell

Here are the two projects I worked on in Yirrkala for two weeks of October 2008.
See movie credits for further detail.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

so close

A still from the oh-so-close-to-finished anim-current-project..

Friday, August 14, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

tick tock

this guy is about to get some hair.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Saturday, August 08, 2009

lock it in

exporting exporting importing importing
(could be a kraftwerk song)
Fellow comickers are drawing (just down the road) for Tango and I'm locked to the computer exporting the final timelock anims. ...nearly done

fig 1. Little bloke with stool.

I still haven't been to the Len Lye exhibition. Apparently it is very good. I can't wait. It is always great to see an artist's multifarious mediums on display, to see how their ideas are realised in different forms.

Looks like the Chris Ware animation has come back. Fantastic.
(See post before last if you're interested in comic artist Chris Ware.)

Saturday, August 01, 2009

2 updates are better than 1

Well in this case they are.

Who: Jonathan Nix
What: Animation (in the making)
What, again: The Missing Key

Where: see trailers here The Missing Key

Or here
Most exciting!!!

This is also pretty lovely: Lost Buildings
On a bit of a C. Ware roll

Chris Ware animating for This American Life

This Chris Ware animation I tried to embed a few weeks ago. I believe it is from season 2, episode 5. I'll have to update later - if I'm incorrect. Below is another one. If you trawl around This American Life I'm sure there'll be more

Quimby The Mouse from This American Life on Vimeo.

It is most exciting. I'll have to find out the specs. Fikaris posted Quimby on FB.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Pencil Lady

vector vector all I feel like today is pencil

Monday, July 27, 2009


This is a creative chap, coming up with ideas.
animation is a complex process

Monday, July 20, 2009

procrastination fella

On the busy side..
..still there's time to sneak in a little procrastination fella.

fig 1: procrastination fella

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Animation Currants

Today's work consisted of frantic goings on.

Exhibit A

Exhibit B.

This evening's work consists of finishing off some animation for Nyalung (and other splendid folk.)

Exhibit C.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

orange flower stalker

I drew this picture whilst thinking "Summer, now wouldn't that be nice.

thinky chops

Wintery short days.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Still from burning houses Flash animation.

Just bought my MIAF pass

Just finished my Marsden project animations.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

An old comic I did in 1996 - I think?
Just changed it's colour to blue for fun.

It's an animation in waiting really.

Friday, May 22, 2009

i was built for paper

Everything going on all at once. My animated flame chugs due to OTT alpha-ing.

I'm built for paper and film
. (picture: Me, in a tizz)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

God's Machine (Moving Elephants)

Title of animation God's Machine
"an animation about god and his machine.
animated by azusa nakagawa
designed and illustrated by laura bird, rose blake, and azusa nakagawa "
I found this animation on a blog called Moving Elephants. A very delightful blog (what I've perused within the last 3 minutes) about illustrators animating. Go there and have a look, it's got a particularly delicious selection of little lovely illustrator animated movies.

I've just emailed off some draft anims.
Some trees. Not very exciting compared to Moving Elephants :(

rendering..... ho hum

Here we have a little procrastination man.
All part of concept development you knowow (typo, but I like it, makes it sound like a pop song). Are there any popo songs about animators?

Into this green background at the moment.
Render has finished. Back to work.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Teethy McGee

things .......
things are a little glum today

Monday, May 18, 2009

izzy wizzy

Busy busy busy!
Drew this chap a while back.
Imagine, a new fancy hat that functions as an extra hand.
Great! Could type on computer and draw with my hat-hand.
..Slight problem in the design is that you need to move your head to the required area for extra dexterous activity to function efficiently. ..Better go to yoga this week.

izzy wizzy lets get bizzy
(spoken in a kiwi accent heightens the impact)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Charlie's head

This fellow has great eyebrows.

This is how the Bernard calendar picture turned out.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Little bit of Chris Ware

Chris Ware was commissioned to create an animated section for one of the shows This American Life .
I don't know much about it. I've just come across this link.

Suddenly I am busy with a lot of work-work and a little concerned about my own projects getting done.

Monday, May 11, 2009

back to the drawing board

Trying so hard to resolve a story issue at the moment - just created this little snow-movie (with a glitch!).

Friday, May 08, 2009

God Is

God Is is out!
I've not seen it yet - but it is in shops, I've been told.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Granny Sea Sick

I gave a lecture on animation this week (heaven on a stick), and was rifling through all of my seemingly-organised-but-not-really files, and found some pix from the NYWF talk (last year with Mandy). For the talk I'd scanned previously unscanned drawings from my childhood. There are a selection of "Granny Races". So for your entertainment, here is one of the Grannies featured.

Monday, April 27, 2009


The SMoACfyc Calendar was launched on Saturday. Was fantastic. Bernard's speech was marvelous.
My fever managed to subside for an hour with the aid of aspro.

A small bird was trapped in my fireplace this morning. Scratching and occasionally tweeting. I managed to wrench open the fireplace door (which probably hasn't been opened since 1896) and within a few minutes the poor little thing had clambered out. A little Indian Minor bird. Skipped around the room a couple of times (the bird that is) and then stepped up to the window sill and flew away.

I did this little animation last year. I don't think I've put it up anywhere. I will be missing Secret Handshake tomorrow night which is a disappointment - I thought I might have a little animation ready for them - but alas. So this is a little gesture towards the Secret Handshakers - a little, gentle animation made in an evening.

Friday, April 24, 2009

dental joy

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Moo Wish.

He is sleeping..

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Pencil Wednesday

Loose sketchy rough draft of a comic:

Friday, April 03, 2009

Bernard - a work in progress

Here is sample of sketches to demonstrate the work in progress.

I don't really want to do a "Spooner" style cartoon of Bernard. I'm aiming to stick to my own style - that is to say, to be comfortable with my own interpretation of Bernard, rather than aiming for something that would be a typical 'look' for a paper.

The format is A4 LANDSCAPE - which is particularly difficult for a portrait, so I have developed (over many many loose sketches) a pose that suits both Bernard's personality and the landscape format.

Getting back to work...