Saturday, December 17, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Jesus is Born makes the best seller list!

                                               
Tiny Bible Treasures 4 - Jesus is Born made the best seller list at WorshipHouseKids! It's the first time one of my animations has made it that far. Cool!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Tiny Bible Treasures now available on WorshipHouseKids.com!

                                               
Check out Worshiphousekids and you'll find the first 5 Tiny Bible Treasures for sale. Also, just to update everyone on our car, we were able to get the transmission fixed--thanks to the generous gifts from family and friends--and are back up and running! Thanks everyone!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Day the Honda Died

Well, today the transmission on our old faithful Honda gave out! So it's either shell out to repair it or trade it in for a new car. Problem is, this was not in our budget. So we're trying to figure out what to do. Whatever we decide, we're gonna need some do-re-mi to pull it off. So this is a sad day indeed, but we still believe that God is a God of miracles and something will work out. So please pray and feel free to send a donation if you can and would like to. Thanks!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Upgrade to Harmony 9


I just upgraded my animation software from Toon Boom Animate Pro to Harmony. Yahoo! Harmony is Toon Boom's top of the line animation software used in studios around the world including Disney which used it for their Princess and the Frog feature. It has some new tools as you can see in the clip above and allows freelancers like me the option of working with other professional studios. So I am really excited with all the possibilities! This is a dream come true and will hopefully be a big step in the production of more animations.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Prince and the Magical Power



I just noticed my illustrations for the Prince and the Magical Power are online. Take a look!

Monday, August 1, 2011

We moved!

We moved houses last week. Whew! Am I glad that's over! For the past year my dear wife has been driving back and forth to college every day which took over two hours to do the round trip. We wanted to move closer and before the kid's school year began but the contract on our old house was for the end of September. So we took a step of faith and told the realtor we were going to move before the end of July. I mean, all we had to do was find a new house for us and renters for the old house for the month of August. Not so hard, right?

Well, it turned out to be miracles along the way. We found a great house 15 minutes away from college and some new renters will be moving into the old house by August 10th. Our new place is smaller but brand new inside, easier to clean, better insulated, new AC, etc. We really like it!

I got my office setup and am ready to roll on new animations, book illustrations and maybe even an internet video series. Who knows what will happen next?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I've gone commercial!

I just opened an account on Sermonspice.com and will begin selling my animations there. I may look for other sites and opportunities as well. The first to be offered are my three Parables of Jesus animations. So they are no longer available for viewing on my YouTube channel. Please drop by and add'm to your shopping cart :-)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

First Film Festival

So my very first film festival came and went yesterday. I was able to give a brief explanation and introduction before each clip that was shown. There was a small crowd and I actually sold one DVD that the organizer had put together for me. Small beginnings but it was fun to see my work on a bigger screen and hear the audience laugh and applaud.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Spaceship

This is a concept illustration for a spaceship that I posted on the myouterspace.com website for their Zenoids series proposal. Not much seems to be happening with it so I thought I'd post it here.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Waller Freedom Fest

I've been invited to my very first film festival to show some of my animations! I will also give a short explanation of my work followed by a question and answer period.  It will be July 2nd at 11:30 AM at the Waller Freedom Fest. Visit their site for more info and directions.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Prince and the Magical Power

I just finished working on some illustrations for a story that I worked on many years ago. The story got rewritten and updated so I did the same with all new art. I decided to try a "no outline" style which required a bit more work but I really liked the results.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tiny Bible Treasures 6 - He's Alive!



One more Tiny Bible Treasures is now online. This one is a special Easter episode.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Xara Outsider May 2011

My animation "Two Ducks and a Frog" got a plug in this month's Xara Outsider. Thanks Xara! Here's the text:

Movie News: See what the two ducks & a frog get up to in this short animation from Zeb. All artwork is created in Xara Designer Pro (the animation is done in Toon Boom Studio).

Sunday, May 22, 2011

200 YouTube subscribers!

Whoopie! Eight months ago I announced that my YT channel had reached the 100 mark and just now made it to 200. Not exactly "viral" or outstanding by any means but I thought I should place a marker in my blog as a reminder. Some day I hope to hit 2,000. That would be cool!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Little Lilly's Polka Dot World


This is a short 25 second animation I did for a new client, Wendy Grimm, who wrote and illustrated a children's book. Hopefully, we will soon be able to produce the entire book. Take a look and leave a comment on her channel and let me know what you think as well. Thanks!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

From Missions to Animations

That's the title on the post that just appeared today on the Animax35.org News and Needs page. I had never heard of this site before but apparently it highlights Christian animators, artists, and comics. So check it out and I'd like to say thanks to them for posting this about me.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Parable 2 - The Two Builders


I did this animation awhile ago but am just now posting it on my YouTube channel. I had hoped to become rich through the sales of these animations but alas, haven't figured out how to do that yet. So here it is for free. Hope you like it and if you do want to send a donation click the button on the right. Thanks!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Latest News in Christian Animation

 The Family Media Channel was the subject of another post on the Latest News in Christian Animation site. Michael Foster, a terrific Christian animator who runs the site, commented particularly about the Unmerciful Servant animation. He said, "The acting of the animated characters in this particular short has really improved. I look forward to seeing more from them." Thanks, Michael!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Careful What I Do animation

I just discovered an animation that I did being featured on the Cherub Wings website. It's called Careful What I Do. Enjoy it while it lasts as I'm sure they will update their page at some point and put something else.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

XaraXone March 2011 Featured Artist

This month's XaraXone featured artist show featured cartoonists and animators. I was fortunate enough to be included along with two friends of mine, Dave Cockburn and Paul Söderholm. We all use Xara Designer Pro to do our final art. I think this is about the third or fourth time I've been featured on the XaraXone as either a one man show or along with some others. Cool! And thanks, Gary Priester for thinking of me!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Parable3 - The Unmerciful Servant

Here it is as promised, my latest animation and third in a series of Parables.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Parable 1 - The Sower


My first in a series of animated Parables of Jesus. Art done with Xara Designer Pro, animation done with Toon Boom Studio.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Xara Outsider January 2011 special edition on cartoons

I just got a whole lot of free advertising compliments of Xara.com by having my work highlighted in their monthly newsletter, the Outsider. There is a link that takes you to their Inspirational Art page that starts off with my cartoon slideshow and some tutorials I've done and, if that wasn't enough, they included a link to my animation "Little Pebble." In addition, they updated my gallery with some new art at the Xara Gallery. Whew! So check it out!

One thing I don't understand about Little Pebble is how few views it has gotten. I felt it was one of my best animations to date. Hmmmm.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Coming soon - The Unmerciful Servant

I haven't written much lately as to what I've been up to. Well, I've been doing a few different freelance projects here and there--caricatures, logos, new art, etc. But for the past two months I have been working on another Parable animation. This will be my third in this series. It is called The Unmerciful Servant. I just have a couple more scenes to do and it should be ready in the next couple of weeks. So stay tuned, you won't want to miss it!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Story of Tommy


This is a story that I did the illustrations for some time ago for the site Tommy's Window. Take a look at their site for more inspirational slideshows.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Green Gas


This was my entry in the Toon Boom/MyOuterspace contest. It came in fifth and I won a free copy of Toon Boom Animate Pro2.