Friday, July 30, 2010


The rescue team tried to urge Herbie down with an artificial mother duck.

Friday, July 23, 2010


In the early days of film, actors like Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin did all their owns stunts.
When the actors became too "valuable", the studios started hiring stunt doubles.
Now DreamWorks has begun hiring stunt doubles for their "valuable" animated characters.
What next?? Really... I just wanted an excuse to come up with my own version of Shrek :o)

Friday, July 16, 2010


HMMMM..... I wonder what Smokey the Bear has for breakfast?

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Inspired by Vittoria's giant Illustration Friday submission. Check her out at FARUFFANDO
Sammy contemplated his next diary entry.

Friday, July 2, 2010


I always loved Max Fleischer's (1939) animated feature Gulliver's Travels. My favorite part was when the night watchman Gabby tries to convince the town that "There's a giant on the beach! There's a giant on the beach!"

In the 1980's a popular comedian named Gallagher would smash watermelons on stage as part of his act. The front rows would always get covered in watermelon at his shows.
After one of his shows, he was so exhausted from all that smashing, that he found a secluded beach and fell asleep..... the rest is history ;o)

I "borrowed" the original Max Fleischer's background for this piece..... and doodled up my own version of Gabby.