November 13th, 2011
Chris Foss, BR Bruss, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Silver Age Marvel, Basil Wolverton,
Steve Ditko, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Ultraman and Eiji Tsuburaya, Fleuve Noir Anticipation,
HR Giger, Picasso, Moebius, Trilobites, Walt Disney
Osamu Tezuka, Yves Tanguy, Nature and its Wonders, Norman McLaren, Stefan Wul and René Laloux,
Wayne Barlowe, Ishiro Honda and Godzilla, Oskar Fischinger, Science and the Universe, Miyazaki,
Science Fiction Literature, Kandinsky, Don Bluth, Carl Sagan, Watership Down.
Punto y Raya Animation Festival
November 7th, 2011
I just learned this morning that my film Sensology won the third prize at the Punto y Raya Animation Festival in Madrid.
The PyR Festival bills itself as the most abstract film festival in the world. No representation allowed! The aim is to pose a creative challenge to study and reflect upon the essence of form and movement. In fact, I had to create a special version of Sensology without the inter-titles (text outside of the main and end titles is considered representational) so that the film would be eligible.
Over 368 films from 42 countries were submitted and 109 were
selected to take part in the official competition. I had no idea so many abstract films were being made!
For Your Consideration
November 1st, 2011
one thousand videos of Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet on YouTube from various sources, so I feel a bit hesitant about adding more. However, since I had to create new videos for awards submissions (yes, it's that time of the year again), I thought I'd share them here.
The first one features gameplay footage with in-game music from the Shadow Hunters mode, composed by Andrew Scott, Troy Lawlor and Dan Bruington.
The second video features the game's cinematics with music by Dimmu Borgir.
October 29th, 2011
Here's another pumpkin carving
I found on Tumblr which was inspired by Insanely Twisted Shadow Puppets . It was posted by someone nicknamed Infiniki - not sure who the carver is but I think it looks pretty nifty!
In the Spirit of Halloween
October 27th, 2011
Jorge Garcia (Hurley from Lost), carved some pretty cool pumpkins based on my designs. The originals are from
The Spectre's Bride and Insanely Twisted Shadow Puppets. You can read Jorge's blog here.
Shadow Hunters Concept Gallery
October 24th, 2011
To celebrate the successful release of our first DLC, Shadow Hunters, I decided to put together this concept gallery to give the viewer a little insight into our creative process.
Check it out here!
Download Volume 1
October 18th, 2011
The first issue of Download has been released and features 18 pages devoted to Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet. This high quality, square bound French magazine focuses on downloadable games and is a visual treat for anyone interested in videogames. More info can be found here.
Barnes & Noble Signing on Saturday, October 15th
October 11th, 2011
I will be signing my graphic novel, The Saga of Rex, at Barnes & Nobles located at 4099 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98226, on Saturday October 15, 2011, from 2:00-4:00 PM.
Please come on by if you're in the neighborhood. Click here for more info.