Now that I’m about 10 pounds heavier full of candy canes and egg nog, it’s time to start dropping some weight. Figure I’ll start with what I’ve been working on these past few months.
2014 saw the rise of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey which has gone on to win more awards than I can list here, but I will mention that it won 4 Emmy’s and earned a place in the world’s hearts. It was an incredible honor to be so involved on a project of that scale that touched so many people and will inspire generations to come.
HAMSTERS WITH MUSTACHES:
DreamWorks TV contracted this series out to us at my studio and I once again took the helm of this … tiny little hamster wheel. I’m actually really proud of what we did in such a short amount of time. I had a great team of artists working under me, and it was my first experience using Toon Boom’s Harmony animation software. Flash is dead to me now. The difference in quality and ease of control is night and day. Check it out for yourself. Episode 2 and 3 to come soon … the Hamster Trilogy.
And finally, announcing:
MEET ME AT THE FALLS – PART THREE!
The journey to the Falls has been the beloved side-project for myself, Zack Keller and Ben Tuller, but it’s truly the closest to my heart.
Now, in part Three, the Murphy family travels deeper into the wild of the post-apocalyptic world, still pressing on toward Snoqualmie Falls, where they hope everyone will be waiting. But much still stands in their way. Part 3 will be released in the next few weeks.
Parts 4 and 5 will be completed before the end of the year, and finally printed as one, complete volume. We plan to approach agents about publishing and TV mini-series rights when all is said and done.
It’s been nothing short of inspiring to see draft after draft of this story unfold and discover what the rest of my “family” has been up to on their own journey to the Falls. With Zack and Ben miles away in real life, Meet Me at the Falls has truly reflected my own life.
Much more to come in 2015:
- Involvement with a yet-to-be-disclosed Animated Feature Film
- “Turner of the Century“ with the Keller Boys
- Two New Novels poised to drop
- … and much more animation!
The road ahead is long and filled with adventure, but I came prepared, with Pen, Pint and Pyre in hand.