Friday, August 22, 2008

Kenny vs. Spenny

More caricatures...It feels good being able to draw just for the fun of it. I usually don't get the time to during school or work.

Today I've attempted to capture Kenny and Spenny....Probably one of the funniest and most original shows to come out of Canada.
For those of you who have never seen it. Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice are two best friends. Kenny, a crude antagonist and Spenny, a neurotic pacifist. Every week the two compete in a bizarre competitions like “Who can wear an octopus on their head the longest?”, “Who can gain the most weight?”, or “Who can break the most laws?”…stuff like that. The loser must complete a “humiliation” as decided by the winner. The show works perfectly…Kenny cheats…while Spenny tries to win fair and square…they clash big time.

I often wonder how authentic the show is or how much of it is scripted. Every once in a while I do some stand up comedy at Yuk Yuks and one night Spenny was there as well…I spoke to him off to the side while we waited to do our set and he was EXACTLY how he is in the show…goin on and on about how nervous he was about doing stand up, and he has no idea why he’s doing it, he doesn’t even enjoy it...blah blah blah.

“Real” or not that show is hilarious…lookin forward to the new season this year.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Dumbest, Finest Sitcom Ever

Recently Nick at Night started airing re-runs of Family Matters.
As a result, I've been watching more of that show than any human should. I mean like...HOURS....of Family Matters...every night
I totally forgot how stupid...and yet so GOOD that show was.
I def think that show was the peak of corny sitcoms.

i mean...common
a wholesome, all American family...check
wacky neibour...check
obnoxious laugh track for shit that no REAL person would find funny...check
insane, out of this world situations that range from robots, to evil ventriloquist dummies, to being stranded in hot air balloons...and so on...check
and a lame moral at the end of every episode...check

yup. that sounds pretty good to me.
so anyways...lately i've been in caricature i decided i had to draw Steve could i resist. I'll admit he gets pretty irritating after the 5th or 6th episode in a row...but he's so animated...real life cartoon character.

always ruined it for me though when he'd break character while STILL in the Urkel costume to talk about gun safety or something at the end of an episode...would always make me feel so disillusioned

on a side note...i saw a pic of what Jaleel White looks like'll blow your mind...he definitely does NOT look like Urkel anymore.
I wonder what ever happened to Waldo Geraldo Faldo and 3J....pshh...3J

*this post is dedicated to Tapan*

Speaking of comedic secondary characters with BIG glasses...heres a facebook wall graffitti i did for Sammi...395 days ago...
Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys.

Friday, August 1, 2008

See Ya Later Hollywood

Well...My time in Hollywood has come to an's definitely a bitter sweet feeling. Probably one of the richest and most significant experiences of my life. I'm sad to go but it's also renewed my passion for this art form and has given me incredible insentive to kick 4th year's ass.
We went out with a bang though...tonight we had a pizza party at 6PH with Glen Keane...

John K...Eric Goldberg...and Glen Keane in one summer...*pees pants*...a tri-factor of animation genious if you ask was an incredible honour to meet them all. They were all so humble and enthusiastic to speak to us and share some of their infinite wisdom.

Glen spoke to us about his experience in the animation industry, spoke about his film rapunzel, and offered some great advice regarding getting to know your characters and investing your personality into your film and characters.

He was even kind enough to draw me Ariel witch I got him to make out to Sammi since she 's obsessed with the Little Mermaid and used to roll on the ground pretending she was Ariel.

I think i can speak for all us Sheridan interns out here when i say wev'e had a great time, learned a ton, and have been welcomed with open arms by all the great people at Six Point as well as all the amazing artists we met.
a job well done guys...I tip my hat to you all. It's been a good one.

My only regret is that I couldn't accept John's invitation to hang out one last time tomorrow night before I leave. unfortunately I'll be like 20,000 feet in the air.
He's been exceptionally good to me and it still blows my mind that i got to be all buddy, buddy with my largest influence. Thanks John...I'll catch you next time.
Next stop...the great white north for my last year at Sheridan...Now I can get back to posting art on this blog and get this film goin. Sweet D.