Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Downtown mention on Animated NYC blog

check it out on David Friedman's Ironic Sans.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

another old sketchbook drawing


Here's another drawing from an old sketchbook. Painted with one of those tiny travel Winsor & Newton watercolor sets and highlights with a white-out pen.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Goat


There has been some speculation on the internet about the "Goat" animated character. He is indeed a real person. The characters from Downtown, Megas XLR and Metalocalypse are all the same Goat. The real Goat did his own voice for Downtown and Megas. His voice was done by James Hetfield of Metallica for Metalocalypse. In addition to being forced into doing cartoon voices, he is a tattoo artist located in Jersey City. You can check out his personal web site by clicking on his link in the "friends and artists" section of this blog.

Monday, February 26, 2007

interview

Hey folks. I was interviewed for a podcast called "Small World" recently. You can check out the interview and a reel of some stuff here:
http://smallworldpodcast.com/?p=561

You can also subscribe to the podcast and have it sent directly to your iTunes! Hooray for computers.
I really ramble on in the interview, but hopefully there's a few tidbits in there that someone might find interesting. I say "ya know" way too many times. And I don't even curse. Don't blame me if it's boring, I warned you.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Dethtroll Design



Here's the rough design I did for the Dethtroll. He's in episode 4 of the first season of Metalocalypse. James Hetfield of Metallica did the voice (which was pretty much just screaming into the mic.) As you can see, he's approximately "8 Nathan Explosions tall." In the actual episode he ranged from this height to probably about 20 Nathans tall. Whatever worked for the scene. The design was supposed to invoke 80's metal album cover art. I used to draw this kind of shit on all my high school notebooks. I was the guy who would paint demons on the stoners' jean jackets.

We're working on the special features for the Metalocalypse dvd right now and writing for the second season has begun (another 20 episodes.) Brendon's working hard finishing up the album and it looks like we're going to do a full length music video for one of the songs. We haven't figured out which one yet. I have to say they all sound bad ass. The extended Mermaider gets my vote for now. So look for a bunch more Dethklok stuff this year. Rock on!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

MTV Downtown dvds


Hey there. A lot of people have been asking about Downtown on dvd. When, where, how, etc... Well you can get your own promotional copy of all 13 episodes (3 disc set) if you click on the button in the column on the right hand side of this blog. You'll be charged $25 on paypal. This cost includes the shipping, handling, dvd media and box. The episodes themselves are free! This is a promotional item only and not for resale. Enjoy!

Also - It usually takes a couple weeks to get the dvds. That's if you're in North America. It might take longer if you're in another part of the world. Please be patient! We will send it out. We just have an old fashioned process. We package everything by hand and bring the orders to the post office at the end of every week. But - if it's been over a month and you haven't received anything, please let me know! thanks.

my first post


If you can read this, I guess this "posting a blog entry" thing worked. neat.

Here is an old sketchbook drawing. I used to draw in sketchbooks a lot. Sometimes I'd paint over the drawings (as in this example). Those were the days. Now I mostly draw on post-its or on a computer screen. Maybe this blog will inspire me to do more "art." probably not.