Monday, January 21, 2013


I am late getting this posted, meant to announce it weeks ago: Maury Whyte, story instructor for the BAA at Sheridan, is showing Steven Speilberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark  this week as one of his regular Friday screening that he does over the semester....and I will there to do some Q&A and talk about my experience working on the film, which I did, way back in 1980.
So - if you want to hear some war stories about effects production for Raiders, show up at the SCAET auditorium, Sheridan College, Oakville campus, this Friday the 25th, movie starts at 6:30, but i will there earlier! Bring your whips and fedoras!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Quick one from the files

Don't know why this, just found it in the files: a development sketch done for the Don Bluth feature Thumbelina. This was early work to design Thumbelina'a home, her mother's cottage.
Rowland Wilson, the production designer, wanted us to take a northern European slant on this...

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Guys With Pencils

I had the honour of being interviewed for the Guys With Pencils podcast. Adam Hunt and Andrew Murray, two erstwhile members of the Toronto animation community, have been doing this since they graduated out of Sheridan. But you all know that.
Anyway, go have a listen..and catch some of the other 'casts as well.
Thanks guys! for letting me get the message out there! Anything that still promotes a bit of old school...

Guys With Pencils

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Twelfth Night

Once again, the 6th of January is upon us - Epiphany, the arrival of the Three Wise Men, the last day of the Twelve days of Christmas - rounding up the tail end of the holiday season.
On into 2013 - how will it end? Don't know - It's a mystery!