My Audio Commentary On A Classic Popeye Cartoon

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Thought I’d try something different. Just for fun I’ve recorded my own audio commentary on a classic public-domain Popeye cartoon (“A Date To Skate”, 1938) focusing on pose drawing and animation. Let me know what you think.

I’m also starting to build my own YouTube channel with misc. odds and ends related to drawing (demo videos, etc.).  Not sure just exactly where I’m going with it yet, but you can subscribe to the channel and find out.

Emmy Winning Character Designer Dan Haskett Writes Foreword to Pose Drawing Sparkbook

Illustration by Cedric Hohnstadt

I’m proud to announce that Emmy-winning character designer Dan Haskett has written the Foreword to the Pose Drawing Sparkbook.

Dan is an amazing character designer, animator, and all-around great guy. He’s worked on everything from Sesame Street to Beauty and the Beast to Toy Story to The Simpsons, where he won an Emmy for his work converting Matt Groening’s rough designs into an animation-friendly format.

I consider Dan a friend and I have tremendous admiration for him both as an artist and as a person. I’m both humbled and grateful that he has so generously given his support for the Pose Drawing Sparkbook. To learn more about Dan, here’s an interview I did with him on my blog back in 2010.

The book is almost finished and will be going to press soon. The official launch will be at at the CTN Animation Expo in November, but you can pre-order yours now.

The Pose Drawing Sparkbook is 100% FUNDED!!


The Pose Drawing Sparkbook just broke the tape! We are now 100% funded and this thing is gonna happen! Woo hoo! (Hard to type this while I’m dancing a jig.) Thank you all so much!! I’m sending a fist bump with this message – just touch your knuckles to the screen.

We still have 8 days to push forward toward some awesome stretch goals. Let’s see if we can make the Sparkbook even more awesomer!! Feel free to tell your friends and followers that the Sparkbook train is now leaving the station and ask them to jump on board.