Pixar Animator Mike Makarewicz’s Excellent Lecture Notes

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Academy of Art alum, 8 year Pixar animator and all around swell guy Mike Makarewicz (MUH-KARE-UH-VITCH) gave a great talk at the 79 Montgomery theater on Saturday April 21st on the most important of the 12 animation principles to him: timing. It was an excellent talk. He spoke extensively on the subject, provided great film […]

Zephyr Animation now on Twitter

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Hey folks, I’ve joined the rest of the social media wave and created a Twitter account. Mainly so that I could claim Zephyr Animation before someone else takes the name.Don’t worry I don’t plan on tweeting what I had for lunch (yet.) hashtag @ZephyrAnimation Rock on.

Bay Area Women in Film & Media

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Attended an AWESOME panel this evening hosted by the Bay Area Women in Film & Media. I’ve only been in this town for four months and I am blown away by the sheer amount of creative coolness swirling about this city. Panelists from ILM, Kabam, San Francisco State University and Pixar were on hand to […]

The Sketcher Strikes Again

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Sketches of people at APE: On BART: And a family dinner at Pier Market. Whose family? Who knows.

Kenwood, CA wineries

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My folks were town this weekend so we drove up to Kenwood and visited two wineries. We had fun and had some delicious and not – so delicious beverages of the alcoholic persuasion. Here are some photos from the trip: Rows of Landmark Winery grapes Close up of Landmark grapes Even more Landmark grapes Landmark […]

APE: Alternative Press Expo

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Attended the Alternative Press Expo for the first time on Saturday and had a grand time. The event highlights those in the indie press industry, as well as independent creators and bigwigs like Fantagraphics, Top Shelf and 4D Entertainment. I met every creator that I really liked and now have some great autographed books. With […]

An Evening with Craig Thompson

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San Francisco’s very own Cartoon Art Museum celebrated the release of Craig Thompson’s latest graphic novel “Habibi” this evening at 7 pm. It was a delightful showcase of Thompson’s artistic endeavors as well as an in depth look at how the artist created the 600 + page tome. That’s right folks – 600 pages of […]

Dr. Sketchy’s

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I am greatly excited that there is a Dr. Sketchy’s right here in downtown San Francisco. Summer fun!

National Portfolio Day

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Went to Portfolio Day yesterday. It was…different. I expected it to be crowded so that was no surprise. It was kind of organized in some areas and not so organized in others. Some lines had chairs, others didn’t. I received the best review from Academy of Art. I say best because Frances was the friendliest […]

MileHiCon!

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Hi folks, I had the great pleasure, thanks to my friend Rose Beetem, of volunteering for the 40th Annual MileHiCon in Denver today. It was quite fun! I have been to cons in Texas (Wizard World Dallas – first year held!) and the East Coast (Big Apple Con! New York Comic Con! Mocca Fest! Onna […]