Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Curious Case of Invader Zim Fan Art

I'm still not sure why I did these.

Zim, GIR, and Piggy (c) Jhonen Vasquez

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays

Here's a little something sure to fill you with holiday cheer!

The next couple of doodle-ma-jigs are from my little solitary sketch jam at Starbucks the other day.


Monday, December 15, 2008


The fall semester has come to a close. Last Friday there was a screening for my animation production studio class. We got to show our story reel and concept art and get feedback. The finished product will be done in May. So, for those who were not able to go to the screening, here is a bit of the concept work I have been doing.

The story is about a young boy who makes shadow puppets that come to life.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Cartooning Final Project

I decided to make my final project for cartooning a little more personal.

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Semester Is Almost Over

I wish I had a nice warm bath to relax in. Unfortunately the bath in my apartment isn't the most appealing. I can't wait for Christmas vacation.

Monday, December 1, 2008


Thank God for Thanksgiving break.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Farewell To Sketchy-Magee

So, another sketchbook has come and gone. I was so intimidated when I first started working in it. All of the sketchbooks that I am used to are much thinner. I also have a bad habit of not filling sketchbooks all the way up, but I did it! I have filled the whole thing up. I am quite proud of myself. I started it on August 29th and finished it on November 11. Most of it is scribbles and homework, but there are a few gems here and there. So, without further ado, I would like to take a look back on the life of Sketchy-Magee.

Concept stuff

John in a pool

Don Hertzfeldt's autograph


Bat boy!

* So I went to see Don Hertzfeldt show his new film "I Am So Proud Of You" here in Chicago. Afterward I got to say thanks and I asked him to doodle in my sketchbook, and he did a little something. My boyfriend, John, also got to meet him and he some how got him to sign a banana.

And here is a bad quality photograph of me pretending to squish Don between my fingers.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Comics of the UNEXPLAINED!

More comics...

I'm not too pleased with the crappy computer font on the Fort comic, but I really don't feel like changing it at this point in time.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Just wanted to do something scary for Halloween. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Work, Work, Work!

So I've been pretty busy lately. With work, school, and homework it has been quite difficult to have social life time, but somehow I've been managing to squeeze it in. I really need to cut out socializing altogether; it is making me exhausted. The other day I fell asleep at work for an hour and a half. I probably should not have admitted that. But it was a Saturday and hardly any of my students come in on Saturdays.

Anyways, lately Animation Production Studio has been monopolizing my sketchbook. It seems like everything coming from my pencil has been concept art, character designs, or storyboards. So that is part of the reason I haven’t been updating my blog. I’m not sure I have the okay to post my concept art yet. Today I just have a little doodle I did like two weeks ago. It is a rejected character. Really she was rejected because she is a girl, so I never really got to present her to the class. The drawing has nothing to do with the story or the characters, but she is pretty freakin’ cute.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Animation Reel

So, here it is.

More animation soon.

Monday, September 22, 2008


So, I suppose I should explain. I have this awesome cartooning class this semester. I am learning so much. I have never really gotten into drawing comics, even though it is very similar to doing storyboards. I signed up for this class thinking it was going to focus on drawing style, but it is really about sequential art and framing and posing and all of that good stuff that makes animation so great! So, I am actually quite glad that it was not what I expected. Anyway, this week’s assignment has to do with journal comics, but the focus is on the place instead of on a specific character’s life.

Here is one I did about the apartment in which I am living. I hope my roommates are not offended by it.
More comics soon. So, stay tuned...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Back To School

This past week was my first week as a senior as well as my first week back working at the Columbia College Writing Center. It is going to be a busy semester. I'm taking Animation Production Studio I, the first half of a long class where the entire class works on producing an animated short. I'm also taking Intro to Computer Animation, Cartooning, and Early Asian History. Lots of work, but I'm up for it. I'll try to keep my blog updated, but I'm sure you can forgive me if I skip a week or two. To hold you over here are a couple of good ol' polar bears.

Stay tuned...

Saturday, August 30, 2008

My Obsession With Pandas Has Finally Come Out

I started a new sketchbook yesterday. It is big and intimidating, but I'm sure I'll tackle the beast before the semester is out. Oh yeah, school starts on Tuesday. I still don't have a solid pitch for APS, but I have been working on it (more on that later). So while you wait, here are some of the pandas I have been sketching and a random ladybug.
I'm sure there will be more pandas soon. So, stay tuned...

Friday, August 22, 2008

Developing...(5% complete)

Story development is definitely one of my weaker attributes when it comes to animation. I start my animation production studio class in about a week and a half and I feel like my story idea is still too weak to pitch in class. When coming up with ideas for stories I have no clue where to start. I often come up with vague ideas and have a hard time polishing them into a decent story.

What I have so far…

The main character is a young boy who can travel between th
e three-dimensional real world and the two-dimensional world of graffiti art.

So really, it is a rough concept with no real story. I did a few sketches after doing research on different kinds of street art. Here they are.

Critique is encouraged!!!!

More pretty soon. So, stay tuned...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Some of the Sketchyness I've Been Up To

Being the procrastinator I am, I haven't really been doing any of the stuff that I said I would be doing. So here is a bit of the sketchyness I have been up to instead.

More to come. So, stay tuned...