Friday, June 29, 2007


Just work for two years on a game and you get one free. I look better in mine by the way but I didn't get a cheese head.
Go see the movie. Michael Medved says "Probably the best movie of the year." marty and I saw it. We were surprised how incredibly good it is.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Comic Page

Here is the page of the comic idea that Tom C. and I submitted to the Comic Pitch contest. Impy is a computer generated AI construct and Lotus is a superhero that he hangs around with and annoys... and occasionally helps out.

Wednesday Sketch Surprise

OMG! I'm posting a drawing!!! Just a doodle cause of boredom. Some kind of robot-guy . I think he was inspired by a Power Ranger's episode I was watching with my kid the other night.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Top Ten Coolest And Charles R Knight SaberTooth

Random doodles and a toy I'm looking for. Did any of you guys ever have a hard plastic sabertooth toy all of 3 to 4 inches long that looked just like this Charles R Knight drawing? I've trying to luck into finding it on EBAY. It's a geek thing.

Found it... It's a Marx toy...


Monday, June 25, 2007

More Tolga For Ya

Another Tolga. We have just rearranged everyone's seat here at work, and now Tolga and I are on the same floor, in the same quadrant. Plan on more drawings.

This drawing, by the way, was meant to humiliate him into quitting all that hair product. I said he looks like he's in an ad for the latest Tatra cabriolet.

BONUS CONTENT: "Jok" (pronounced like "egg yolk"), our French head of IT in his F.C. Nantes tee-shirt.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Um ... I Made The Top 50 In The Comic Book Challenge

It was the last submission I made before the deadline closed, a comic book adaptation of the theatrical musical variety revue I'm finishing up right now. Here is the text that went with it:


This is primarily the story of six people, one disenfranchised Neo-Conservative with a gun for a nose, two steadfast women at opposite ends of the political spectrum, a three-headed general, a salsa-dancing terrorist, and a conflicted peacenik, all striving to validate their lives and work in the months leading up to the 2008 Presidential election.

The comic supports a musical stage revue called, amazingly, “I Survived The Bush Administration (And All I Got Was This #$%^&@ T-Shirt)”. The finished comic would include all of the revue’s comedy sketches and skits, as well as print versions of all eleven songs.

The playlist is comprised of the following songs:
-- The Road To Utopia
-- The Neo-Conservative Blues
-- Stomp The Constitution
-- The Terrorism Cha-Cha
-- Simple Solution
-- Bake Sale
-- I Am Sorry
-- Just A Girl …
-- It Hurts When The Congress Thinks You’re Nuts
-- Going Forward

All songs will be referenced in the comic and will be available for readers to listen to on

Children of Dune

I've been re-reading Children of Dune lately, so I have Freman on my mind...

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Tuesday Penguin

My first balloon thought was "breakfast is served." Decided it was funnier to leave it blank.

Penguin Madness, part 2

This is just a quick one. Congrats, Jeff! You should be proud of yerself!



Sunday evening I took a slew of family to see yr film. Our ages ranged from 11 to 77, and every single person was in agreement--they loved it! People in the theater even applauded spontaneously when the film ended--not biden by us, mind you, tho' we joined in. When your name came up on the screen we all cheered wildly. On the whole, it was quite a thrill--esp. seeing yr big name up on the big screen, all by its lonesome!

I hope you are whooping it up, basking in the glow. In my drawing you seem to be saying, "Let the accolades flow!" but I couldn't be sure--the words were a little slurred when you spoke them.

Everybody, git out there and check out the flick--it's good, it's honestly suitable for all ages, and it's not cloying. And the story cut together really well--that's our boy, the master of the boards at work!

I have been trying to convince my boss to let me take the whole department to see it, but he's balking. CHEAP BASTARDS.

Anyhow, mega-congrats. My apologies if the likeness is weak. I think every TAG member should commemorate Jeff's acheivement with a penguin-themed drawing.


Monday, June 11, 2007

Good, bad... I'm the guy with the gun

Today marks the official announcement of the game I've been working on for the past year and a half: The Agency.

Read all about it here:


Shacknews announcement

Shacknews preview

Gametrailers Behind-the-scenes film

Being the weapons guy for this project, I did the minigun you can see in the screenshot. I've also done a little character work (hair on one of the guys and the evening shoes worn by the hot chick). But mostly I make guns. Lots and lots of guns.

The official website:

Offical Website

I'm super-happy to be on "The Agency" team. If we can cram all the great ideas and artwork onto a Blu-Ray, I think we'll have a great fun, game!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Powerful Fun

Surf's Up was a great story. Seeing Jeff's name, all by itself on the big screen. Wow. The story of a boy who loved surfing, took some courses and swam to the top of show biz. Very cool.

Blown away by so many aspects of the film it's hard to list them. I think the style of subtly, slightly jostled hand held camera made it very intimate. Loved the voice talents. Jack's line gets about the biggest laugh. My fave joke was the injured urchin.

Ok though. Mystery. You go to IMDB, SURFS UP, and do a search for Ranjo and you only come up with Smudge, young Jack Ranjo. Where is you Jeff?

Good review on AintItCool as well. This is the sort of flick the kids will wear out once it comes out on DVD.

The ending was feel good hall of fame.

Congrats Jeff.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Transformer Premiere a BUST

All individual tickets are sold out. Boo hoo.

Looking through old files...

I was doing some cleaning on my computer and I came across this photo. If you follow baseball then you probably know who the guy on the left is. Shilling is a huge EQ fan and stopped by the SOE offices to visit the makers of the game... then he stood around for an hour while just about every person in the company had his or her picture taken with him. I didn't even know who he was at the time. We both ended up in Boston, both playing for different teams than we were when this picture was taken. Now that I'm back in CA, I wonder if he's going to get snapped up by the As...
BTW, there was a good review for Surfs Up in the SJ Mercury today... maybe I'll check it out. ;)

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


Hello Ellis,

As of June 8th individual ticket sales will begin. If you are
interested in only seeing "TRANSFORMERS " as the totality of your LA
Fest experience, individual tickets may indeed be the route to explore.
Nevertheless, please do be cognizant of the factor that the screening
interest, in this specific case, is thee hot ticket item of the
Yet, even with that information at hand, we have no foresight as to how
many individual tickets will be remaining, if any, to go up for sale on
the aforementioned morning.

It is with this in mind that we here at The Los Angeles Film Festival
always recommend the consideration of a pass purchase, which could more
easily ensure you getting into these types of screenings of
You can find passes for purchase on our website, so that you can more
fully immerse yourself in a plethora of our fine film going events,
you so desire. Please go to for more info, and feel
free to call a Film Fest representative at 866-345-6337.

Elementary -
S.M. Watson
Phone Room Sales Manager


Tickets to the “TRANSFORMERS” premiere are $25 and can be obtained
now by
purchasing a pass to this year’s Festival. Any single tickets
will be sold beginning June 8 by calling 866.FILM.FEST (866.345.6337)
on our website, Screenings will take place at The
Landmark Regent Theater, the Mann National Theater, the Mann Bruin
Theater, and the Mann Village Theater, with the main premiere taking
at the Mann National Theater.

Transformer Premiere UPDATE!!

So I called the number that they gave on the website and was told that they won't start selling the $25 Transformer Premiere ticktes until the June 8th. Call this number (1-866-345-6337) or check on June 8th!! I'm so there!! Like these guys er...guy:

Great Caricaturist Sculptor

Hermann Mejia

another viral link from work.

The drawing oif the Seven Samurai blew me away.

Too bad all the work is embedded Flash. I'd like to right click/save all that work.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Sorry for the big lay-off in posting, my little minions. I was without my computer for over a month and I couldn't muster up the damn site at work. And then there's the fact that I would have to blog with Ellis and I just couldn't justify that.

The new job at High Moon is going great. Enjoy the work and enjoy the people... I also enjoy the new cashflow. Have you guys heard of this place called Target? It's great! You can BUY things there with your money and you can place them IN YOUR HOME!

I've found a place in Carlsbad right near where the 5 meets the 78. It's a cool bachelor pad with big rooms, washer/dryer, vaulted ceilings, torso of a mummified Brazilian... the works. Come down for a visit!

Jeff! Surf's Up is actually looking cool! Usually I'm not too impressed with some of these new animated trailers lately, but yours is making me laugh (especially the three rewinds on the screaming penguin as he plunges off the wave.) Also, your son's delivery of his lines were excellent. Give him a cookie.

Anyways, I'll post some new drawings soon or something. Oh, and I also splurged on a new XBOX 360 Elite. I heard they were really hard to get but I just walked into a Best Buy down here and there were two just sitting there. So I stole it. I set a fat kid on fire to distract the guards. Worked like a charm.

Anyways: The Sequel, I'll talk to you guys soon. Maybe I should have a housewarming party or something. Maybe Target will cater.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Transformer Premiere Anybody?? Only $25!!!

I just ran across this:

Film Independent announced today that DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures’ highly anticipated summer blockbuster “TRANSFORMERS” will have its Los Angeles premiere at the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival on Wednesday, June 27. One of the largest film premieres of its kind to take place in Los Angeles and open to the public, “TRANSFORMERS” will be screened simultaneously in four Westwood Village theaters with a seating of 4,000.

The red-carpet premiere will be followed by a massive block party – which is open to anyone who attends one of the film’s four screenings – on the Festival Promenade on Broxton Avenue.

Directed by Michael Bay, “TRANSFORMERS” stars Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Anderson, Megan Fox, Rachael Taylor, with John Turturro and Jon Voight.

“Fans have been waiting for this movie for years,” said Festival Director, Rich Raddon. “I’m excited that, through the Festival, the public can be a part of this anticipated premiere, not to mention the after-party that will take place in the streets of Westwood.”

“TRANSFORMERS” is the ultimate L.A. movie, with many of its most exciting action sequences shot on the city’s streets,” said the film’s producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. “The Los Angeles Film Festival is the perfect venue to launch this film.”

In “TRANSFORMERS,” aliens make Earth their final battleground. As the forces of evil seek the key to ultimate power, our last chance for survival rests in the hands of young Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf). “TRANSFORMERS” will be released nationwide on July 4, 2007.

Tickets to the “TRANSFORMERS” premiere are $25 and can be obtained now by purchasing a pass to this year’s Festival. Any single tickets remaining will be sold beginning June 8 by calling 866.FILM.FEST (866.345.6337) or on our website, Screenings will take place at The Landmark Regent Theatre, the Mann National Theatre, the Mann Bruin Theatre, and the Mann Village Theatre, with the main premiere taking place at the Mann National Theatre.

As previously announced, Academy Award®-winning actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood will receive this year’s Spirit of Independence Award on Thursday, June 28 at a special event sponsored by Target. Kasi Lemmons’ Talk to Me (Focus Features) will kick off the Festival as the Opening Night film on Thursday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mann Village Theatre. Danny Boyle’s Sunshine (Fox Searchlight Pictures) will serve as the Closing Night film on Sunday, July 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wadsworth Theatre.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Brent Anderson sighting!

I just attended Super-Con yesterday here in San Jose and who should I see there but Brent! Brent was part of TAG before I joined up, but I knew he was a TAG alum, so I have pointed him to this Blog in the hopes that he will have a chance occasionally to contribute.

Also, go to his website: In his Bio, he metions TAG, the TAG Rag, and he has his TAG Rag story on posted on his site.