Saturday, March 16, 2013


Originally, the idea with these infomercials was to fill time and save on animation. You know, reuse the animation and just change the product. It didn't exactly work out that way, we were adding new gags in each infomercial, but there is some reuse... like in the pics above.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Happy Zappy

In every episode of 'The Deerskins' we have a recurring gag with our main character, Thunder Deerskin, in an infomercial peddling products that have something to do with the episode. In this one, the product is Happy Zappy Stun Guns. I added two gags; 1- the terminator wasn't in the script, but there was a line that said something about 'schwarzenator technology'. The word made me laugh, combining 'schwarzenegger' and 'termintor' to end up with 'schwarzenator' is just brilliant. So I added the terminator zapping him. 2- giving him 'bride of Frankenstein' hair after he gets zapped. My homage to the sci-fi horror genre.


Another shot of Gladys. She starts her morning off with a cigarette and booze. I gave her runny mascara, a 5 o'clock shadow, warts, a unibrow, curlers in her hair, and a fish bone.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

allergic reaction

In the script, Gladys has an allergic reaction to peanut butter cookies. Instead of having her break out in spots, or get a rash all over her face, I thought it would be funny and surreal if she actually turned into a peanut butter cookie. I proposed this idea to the director and he loved it. The final scene turned out great! Our sound guy really did a great effect when her face transforms into a cookie.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Some screenshots from a series I am working on, called "THE DEERSKINS", over at  Jerry Co. This is a POV shot from a computer named KAL. It's a spoof of HAL from the movie 2001 A Space Odyssey.  KAL (bottom pic) is a red glowing light... thus the red tinted scene when he is looking at Phoenix in the chair. I'm just animating on this show. I did not design the characters or the backgrounds. But I must say, the show is a lot of fun to work on, and I have as much creative freedom as is possible. Look for it on APTN in the fall.  Lots more Deerskins screenshots to come!!