Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Atsushi Wada

The Mechanism of Spring

Playing in Melbourne International Film Festival

Monday, May 09, 2011


Mandy Ord

Comic book to be launched soon by my buddy Mandy. Keep your eyes peeled.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


I have just finished a Chugnuts tumblr site.
Well... it's a work in progress. (Looks great on iPhone though)

The aim was to create a quick-browse-able-showcase-portal representing comics artists I'd mentioned in a recent interview with Helena Turinski, editor of Illustrators Australia's Outline magazine.

The focus of the article is the Sketchbook Project and the interview asked me about my contribution to a collaborative Melbourne (mostly) comics artists sketchbook for the project.

The moniker "Chugnuts" has been coined to describe the loose and expanding group of comics artists (see links). I thought it would be good to have a one-click link to the fellow comickers whom I'd mentioned in the interview. I'm hoping the site will expand to include all Chugnuts folk as and when I have time.

For now the link through from Chugnuts tumblr to the Chugnuts blogsite, which lists links to other chugnutter artists, should satisfy anyone interested in investigating the Chugnut 'thread'

The interview is due to be published in the Illustrators Australia's March issue of Outline magazine (an IA members only resource).

Friday, February 25, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Marks - etchings on copper. Printed, scanned, composited

Loops - Flash animation

Galloping - E Muybridge rotoscope + hand-painted animation

A working project

Music needs to be replaced

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Animating Jukurrpa

Animating Jukurrpa animation from PAW Media and Communications

Last year in February and June I worked for PAW Media in Yuendumu, NT. I did some After Effects work on Willowra Wardilyka animation. Also some captioning on a couple of other animations in the Animating Jukurrpa project working with Adrian 'Simba' Jupurrurla Nelson.

Jason Japaljarri Woods was another PAW media worker I had the privilege to work with. We did some Flash animation, some PhotoShop work, some stopmotion (sand and paper cutout), and I gave him some support on the projects composited in After Effects (+ I was given some support in After Effects by PAW's David Slovo!).

Jason recently completed his final animation in the Animating Jukurrpa collection. Wangarla jukurrpa It is wonderful. His animation skills are impressive. His drawings come to life through patience, careful observation and analysis (a true animator).

Wangarla jukurrpa
Story by Neville “Cobra” Japangardi Poulson

Created and Animated by Jason Japaljarri Woods

Jason, David and myself went out and recorded Neville “Cobra” Japangardi Poulson telling the Wangarla jukurrpa. Jason then went to work on designing the animation. Painting backgrounds and props, scanning and PhotoShopping these elements, and practicing drawing crows - then animating them in Flash. I was only there for four weeks so I have only just seen the final animation. It is beautiful and well worth a look, and while you're there have a look at the other Jukurrpa story animations.

Thanks to Susan, Trevor, Simba, Simon, Jason, David, Gabrielle, and everybody at PAW Media for this opportunity.