Monday, November 17, 2008


Since I'm trying to save money this X-mas, I've decided to go the "crafty" route for gifts. This probably means that I'll be making my mom something really nice out of a paper plate and some macaroni.

I'm also infusing some vodka to give to some friends, and my girlfriend and I decided we should paint labels with watercolors. I haven't painted in a looong time, and I'd forgotten how fun paints can be. I wet the whole paper first and put down some green, then tried to see what shapes I could find. Sort of like finding faces in the clouds. This is what came out...

I'm not sure if it's a commentary on my mental state, but it was sort of liberating. Now it's back to the grind. I need to get 25 pages of storyboard done per day if I'm going to make my self-imposed pitch date for the new show (sorry, can't show anything yet). If I'm going to be honest with myself, I'd say I'm so close to the Holidays now that I've already missed it. But what kind of stubborn jackass would I be if I didn't try?


Blogger Matt Dimitroff said...

Instead of buying gifts for my mother, I used to draw cards (which were folded sheets of printing paper) featuring whatever characters I'd conceived. They were usually tossed together at the last nanosecond. She still has them all.

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice painting.After the pitch,can ya post stuff about it?Ooh!I can't wait for more of your work,dude!

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ya painting is fun and i got to say ur painting is trippy but in a scary way but good way and i cant wait to hear more about this show ur going to pitch

4:46 PM  
Blogger MasterK said...

nice painting. actually, I really like it, and it doesn't seem at all disturbing to me. also, I wish I could impose deadlines on myself. sadly, I cannot

5:46 PM  
Blogger Racattack Force said...

A green ghostly ghoul in a grey coat drinking some hot for me.

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cranial Explosiv - When you're off world and can't find any Spice.

5:47 PM  
Blogger Chelsea said...

jesus that rules dude.

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish you lots of luck with your new series pitch and I promise to watch it once(I'm determined it'll pass.)it premieres!

8:53 PM  
Blogger Tiger said...

Oh. wow. Uhm... Zombie with bleading head! Pouring Pee with levitating hand into teacup? And you see that in a green blot... You do realize that Psychatrists use blots to find out if a person is completely mental... I don't think bleeding, yellow liquid drinking, mutants are "good".

5:16 AM  
Anonymous Juli said...

What are you infusing the vodka with, exactly? Nitroglycerine?

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you make time to post a sample of the Chowder board?I just love your work!

Ps.Underfist should be on DVD and so should Wrath of the Spider Queen.

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Shea B. said...

I don't know what your voice sounds like,

So I imagine Jeff the Spider's voice when I read your posts..

Oh yeah, Underfist was awesome, I hope you can continue making amazing cartoons.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Mental state, shmental state. Pure & simple, it rocks!

Nothing wrong with "crafty" -- anybody can go buy gifts to give, but not everybody can make things to give.

Good luck with your deadlines, but don't work too hard. (Like they say, "All work & no play make Maxwell Atoms a dull boy.")

2:30 PM  
Blogger Maxwell Atoms said...

I do sound sort of like Jeff, I suppose. More the early jeff than the later Jeff.

I'm infusing the vodka with jalapeno peppers and apples. It's definitely a drink best used for shots. And it does make you feel like your head might blow up. But it doesn't. At least mine didn't.

I'll see what C.H. Greenblatt thinks about posting part of the Chowder board. CN's really been cracking down on blog posts lately.

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hes not ugly, hes just misunderstood :P

nobody gives gifts here, we just stuff ourselves with food for a couple of days.

good luck with the new show.

3:20 PM  
Blogger MasterK said...

so thats why you guys don't post much lately :( that makes me anger

8:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

talking about CN, here in latinamerica, Billy and Mandy has been in the primetime 8:30pm for ages, ages! you get to see a bunch of nintendo (twice almost in a row), dolls, toys and teen movies ads, and they still cancel the show? ... you can guess my opinion of them.

6:54 PM  
Blogger JamiSings said...

I look at that and can't help think "Zombie Vodka: Just what you want after a hard day hunting up brains."

8:57 AM  
Blogger Allyn said...

that painting reminds me of a short film,

it's finding the characters in the paint blobs

12:00 PM  
Blogger CaseyBug said...


10:38 AM  
Blogger laz said...

Your painting reminds me of the horrifying illustrations that were in those "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" books that I read as a kid.

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally, I see some kinda reptilian thing with a bloody hole in the back of its head. Whatever it is, it's pretty cool!

7:38 AM  

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