October 07, 2005

2003

A couple years ago I started on a project based on my experience of the suburbs--a little pleasant, a little melancholy. I really think that the real world can be beautiful and compelling, and I wanted to make something that was. I'm a big fan of animation being animation, but I think that there's a place in animation for something more subtle and sincere; a good story is a good story, isn't it? Make it entertaining, make it challenging, make it funny, make it heartwarming, make it poignant; we owe it to people to do good stuff.

Needless to say, it's two years later. From this portfolio I've had some good responses; I've flown around a bit, drawn some storyboards, production designed, animated; I'm still working through this fella, but have since moved on to a number of other projects in its wake. But anyway, that's where I was going, so this is where we'll start.

An excerpt: