Friday, February 20, 2009


Moving into a more complex phase (I fear . . . )

Once public television and cable have ransacked all unknown, misunderstood artists and geniuses for their in depth documentaries, what will be left?

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Yes, yes, I know. It must be a phase I'm going through. I'm obsessed with my experiments in short animations. They're quick "doodles," if you will, inspired by some of my favorite things--antique photos, toby mugs, drawings and illustrations. I seem to be driven to explore new ways of story telling--new for me, at any rate.

Below are two more new ones. And then I will TRY to stop for a while--and maybe work on a longer work of more overall heft.


Family Portrait

The Competition

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Some commerical promotions . . . and a rant! Hope you're not sorry you visited!


Chloe wants her chance in the spotlight--especially for a good cause.


Okay, okay, he has a vested interest, but Ernest Silliman has decided to help promote EDDIE HAS ALLERGIES. Here's HIS commercial.


Many thanks to President Obama for being a straight shooter and saying, hey, yeah, I screwed up on some of these appointments. It continues to show that he's "real people," one of us, and it helps earn our trust.

But WHY are all these appointees needing to apologize for tax evasion? (Or "mistakes," as they so sheepishly put it?) They're up for posts as the country's experts. They are not just average Joes. (Or Joe the Plumber, for that matter.) It is true that few of us can know, comprehend and negotiate all the complicated tax codes. But surely Tom Daschle, former Senate Majority Leader, should know--or has a staff that knows the ins-and-outs? (And maybe he does!) Don't they have access to some of the best tax minds? And our new Secretary of Treasury, Timothy Geitner, former head of the New York Federal Reserve, should certainly have a handle on it! Once again, this is a sign of just how long power has provided loopholes. It's a symptom of the exact same malaise afflicting the executives who continue to want all the perks of their position while their company is begging for bailouts. Accountability, people! The word "bonus" was supposed to mean something extra, a special one-time gift for a job well done--not a guaranteed part of a salary regardless of whether or not you've run your company into the ground.