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Hey, why don't I get back to you a month later? Thank you very much. I'm glad you enjoy it. Traffic seems to be low here since animationblock.com no longer has a link to this page. Anyhoo, it's still here. And, my typepad account is still active so I figured I'd just keep posting. Thanks again. -Tommy
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Toggle Commented May 27, 2007 on I'm Excited For July at ABP editorial
Yeah! That was my feeling too. I just walked around yelling, "You all don't know who Sergio Aragones is?!?!" Anyway, I appreciated filling the order of a super star. That joy was mine. I owned it. I would love to see a Groo movie too.
Toggle Commented May 24, 2007 on I'm Excited For July at ABP editorial
I'll take an episode of Rocky and Bullwinkle over a snobby art film about crying poets any day.
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2007 on Art Snobs. at ABP editorial
I work for the puppet mafia. Hey blood money is still money. Am I right???
Hey all, I'm glad you're enthused. Hey Ron, check out the film's website. It is hitting film festivals all over the place. If you'd like to see it out east drop them an email and let them know. You can send them comments and questions through their contacts page.
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2007 on Dante's Toys at ABP editorial
Stacey and Rich, Thank you so much! Jayson, You are correct because when I don't sleep the gnomes in my nightmares no longer attack me. Everyone, I guess to a graphic designer this article is hilarious! I've since been corrected and taught that raster graphics use little square dots and vector graphics use little circular dots. And, Adobe Illustrator is apparently no place to make text. Hooray learning! Thank you all, Tommy
Toggle Commented Dec 2, 2006 on Cartooning For Ads Is Hard at ABP editorial
Stacey, Trevor, Marty, Adrianna, Paul, Thanks so much for reading. And, thanks for the positive feedback. I'm going to be re-tooling my ways of interviewing soon so I can give you guys more of what you want.... and more of what I want too. You're all gorgeous. -Tommy
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2006 on Words With Mike Dietz at ABP editorial
Hey Clerks Guy, Thanks for the enthusiasm. Mr. Mahfood is currently delivering his 'Stupid Comics' to the pages of the Phoenix New Times. You should sign up for his e-newsletters, it'll give you updates on his current projects and his live art events. -Tommy
Toggle Commented Oct 30, 2006 on Ten Questions With Jim Mahfood at ABP editorial
I'm guessing that you're referencing the underlined words. Those were not underlined for linking purposes but rather for grammatical ones since they are all titles of things. Anyhoo, you all should check out Jolly Roger's stuff at: http://home.earthlink.net/~rogerbradfield/index.html The above is not a link either, you'll have to copy and paste that.
Toggle Commented Sep 29, 2006 on Words with "Jolly" Roger Bradfield at ABP editorial
Yes, I've seen Kyle Baker's work and I've collected it all. I loved what he did with it. He changed up his art style here and there thoughout the series and he gave the whole book a rubbery, balloony, cartoony look that I thought was refreshing. I loved what Kyle Baker did for Plastic Man. It differed greatly from Cole but I thought that the wild spirit of inventiveness was true to the character and tone of Cole's comics. And, yet Baker made it his own. I was sad to see that series go. Man, comic book fans just don't have a sense of humor anymore which is funny because comic book has the word 'comic' in it.
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2006 on Man, Plastic Man is Boss at ABP editorial
1. What is your profession? Writer. 2. What is your passion? (Write as much as you need in order to answer the question fully.) Art, making people laugh, daydreaming about impossible things, pondering historical and astronomical subjects, and nonsense. The arts that I'm currently into are drawing, improv theater, puppetry, and writing. 3. How long have you been interested in animation (any form)? Since I was three years old. 4. Who were your role models growing up? My mom, my high school theater teacher, Dr. Seuss, Jim Henson, and Mel Blanc. 5. Which animator do you admire today? Nick Park. 6. Do you feel animators are appropriately acknowledged for the work they do? In other words, do the awards ceremonies properly commend the animators for what they do to Contribute to the project? Oh yes, I do believe art is a joy in itself. Awards are nice, but nowhere near necessary. 7. What are your top three favourite animated television shows? -Rex the Runt -Animaniacs -Mission Hill 8. What are your top three favourite animated feature films? -Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were Rabbit -The Incredibles -The Nightmare Before Christmas 9. If I could write an article/blog about any topic having to do with the animation industry, what topic would that be? The history of animation in India. 10. What burning questions do you feel have not been answered by me in any of the articles/blog you have read up to this point? What kind of stop motion animation is happening in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia?
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2006 on toonz survey at ABP editorial
There's more and you can contact the man himself at www.myspace.com/hatrobot
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2006 on Ten Questions For Hat Robot at ABP editorial
Thanks, I have some more neat-o interviews coming up soon.
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2006 on Words with Lincoln Peirce at ABP editorial
Weird. I had someone else tell me he liked the old Johnny not long ago as well. Thank you for the imput. So, you like the colors on the old one. The other guy thought that the old Johnny had more life in him. This is good feedback. Hopefully, I can put these good things into the future drawings. Thank you so much, and keep the criticisms coming!
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2006 on Johnny is Quite the Character at ABP editorial
Ghetto slapping is technically against Arizona state law but that hardly stops anyone from doing it. Even the cops do it. And, yes, Dain's work is tight. Thanks for taking a gander.
Toggle Commented May 15, 2006 on Dain Quentin Gore at ABP editorial
I understand that there is indeed a selling aspect of this business. It actually doesn't really bother me all that much. I just wasn't being true to myself. I was selling out in that I was compromising myself and what I wanted to do. I was holding the possibility of a mega-corporation over the art. That's the wrong way to go. Make good art, the art you want to make, and the mega-corporation will follow. I believe that Matt Groening, Mo Willems, Bill Plympton, John Lasseter, Lincoln Peirce, Roger Bradfield, and many others have all done well for themselves and yet stayed true to their visions and what they wanted to do. I was bending my integrity and doing things that I hated in hopes of getting the attention of studios and publishers. Well, the lack of love showed in my work and the studios and publishers noticed and I got nothing. When I finally started opening up and showing some love that's when I got the gig with the Puppeteers of America. Rant rant rant! Blah blah blah! Anyway, do what you love, do it for yourself, be a great artist. That's what I have to say. Also, I am a huge man. I can cut a cinder block in half with a swift butt of my head.
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2006 on Johnny teaches me about me at ABP editorial
Puppets have received a touch more popularity these days due to the aforementioned 'Team America' and 'Crank Yankers', but I also credit 'Being John Malkovich' for having a major impact. Of course puppetry performed in real time has some major differences with stop motion puppets. But, it is animation none-the-less. Animation is bringing life to things that are normally lifeless. And, puppetry definately falls into that category. Spike and MIke have been showing puppet films for years. However, Johnny and Mr. Sock are 2-D cartoons. My short film 'Feeding at Europa' is indeed a puppet movie that used a moving mouth hand puppet and some finger puppets on sticks.
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2006 on January of 2006 at ABP editorial
Dear Gong M. I currently have no website. However, I am hoping that the not-so-distant-yet-not-so-near future will grant me one. -Tommy Dear Bernie, You will be pleased to know that mere minutes ago I just ghetto punched a silverback gorilla in the back of the head causing his skull to cave in. Now I rule the jungle. -Tommy
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2006 on Fun with 'Feeding at Europa' at ABP editorial