Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bud Luckey turns 75!

I just learned on Cartoon Brew that it's Bud Luckey's birthday. Birthdays are cool, and I hope that he has a great one. But what I learned via that post was that Bud Luckey animated and co-wrote the Donny Budd shorts for Sesame Street! These were some of my favorites as a kid and I had pretty much completely forgotten about them. And it all makes sense now. I really enjoyed Pixar's "Boundin" but I could never put a finger on why it felt so familiar to me. But now I know! There is a certain youthfulness and energy in Boundin' that brings me back to some of my favorite shorts from Sesame Street.

Well... here are some of Donny Budd shorts. The drawings are so great in these cartoons. They blow my fan art out of the water.

Happy Birthday Bud! and thanks,

Back from Comic Con

Amanda and I are back from our whirlwind/totally under-planned trip to SDCC. I handed out just about all of my mini comics (50 of them!). I'm going to print up a second batch and send them out to whoever would like one. I'll post when they are printed up.

We had a good time and saw some old friends and made some new ones. Thanks to Natasha and her Arizona cartoonist crew for letting us crash at their hotel. Also thanks to Andy for giving us a place to call home on the convention floor. Thanks to Shane Glines for the ridiculously nice compliment. A huge thanks to Bob Boyle for giving us his spare train pass. And thanks to everyone that laughed at my mini comic.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Comic Coooonnnn!!!

Looks like Mandy and I will be heading down for the con tomorrow. If you see me, ask me for a copy of my mini comic, "Comic Book Paaarty". It's hot of the xerox machine.

If I have any left over I'll try to make them available on the blog.


Blogger comment moderation always does me wrong. I just accidentally deleted a bunch of newish comments.

Thanks for the kind words, David Gemmill, Dan Krall, Mr. Magoo, and some other people that I can't recall. Sorry about that.