Blog: Living in a Van

Saturday 11th October 2014// Bunker gallery of cartoon Melbourne is 868 miles South.

A month on the road has delivered some interesting places & people. Australia’s landscape can change within a car’s drive & the further north we go the more we settle into a life less ordinary.

Passing through Coffs Harbour we made friends with the passionate people at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery & have agreed to enter some work for this years Rotary Awards. We also discussed opening the gallery up to an Animation category.

I believe we are half way up to the tip of Australia, with 2 months before we arrive back in Melbourne there’s lots more opportunities for future stories.

Back Slip

Blog: Bye Bye Farm

Monday 1st September 2014 // Cartoon animator Melbourne

Our 3 month stay with the Chambers family is almost up so as a departing gift I have illustrated one anecdote they shared with us about a disgruntled local pub after hitting the jukebox to play the “Pulp Fiction” cut of Dick Dales, Misirlou.

Background Nick & Fiona

I also found time to render a short animation which was animated around a 45 second sound recording I took while at an AFL game last June.

Blog: Glass half empty

Sunday 27th July 2014 // Flash Animator in Melbourne

We are still on the farm in Colac, the pigs are loud and they are always hungry. The other day I fell over in some mud while carrying a 20kg bag of feed and was mobbed by 20 – 30 pigs. That will be a highlight. I made Nick the farmer a space to fling his ‘manure’, lacking the need for anything creative I have put together a very nice rock and broken wood boarder with a symmetrical border. I also updated my Freelancer profile and received a call from Doug Bray. He is writing a short cartoon, I said I would help and here is a rendered scene from the production of “Glass Half Empty”.

Glass half empty rendered scene

Sunday 20th July 2014 //

Begin pre-production with Doug Bray for his web series “Glass Half Empty”

Character Sketches for the two featured characters, “Sicko” & Davey”

Glass half empty sketch