Things I Love This Week

There are a lot of things I’m excited about this week, my friends, and I feel like sharing. Admittedly, there’s a little horn tootin’ here, but not too much, I promise. Big Hero 6 — First off, today is the official release day of Big Hero 6, the latest animated feature from Disney, and the reason I was pretty quiet over the summer. Whew! In all my years in animation and vfx, I think this is the hardest I’ve ever worked. I’m biased, of course, but I think it turned out pretty darn well. If you like animated films, Disney, or superheroes, then I bet you’ll love this one! Look for me in the “Technical Animation” credits. (That’s cloth, hair, and character cleanup, plus other squishy things like Baymax’s skin.) Congrats to all my fellow (very talented) artists and filmmakers on the film! … Continue reading

News and Announcements!

I’m pleased to announce that my story “Nor the Moonlight” will be appearing in the upcoming 20Spec Anthology published by Absolute X Press/Edge. All of the stories in the collection are speculative tales set against the backdrop of the 1920s: The Jazz Age, Prohibition, Decadence and Decay in Europe, etc. The final title and publication date are pending, but the TOC is up here. Major thanks are due to Erika Holt and Jaym Gates for choosing my story. I’m also honored to share the TOC with so many fine writers (including several Clarion West classmates: go John, Jack and Frank!). And even more good news: the February issue of Lightspeed is up. Not only is it chock full of awesome fiction by Cat Rambo, Julie E. Czerneda, Ken Liu, and James Patrick Kelly, but it also includes an article about creating digital lifeforms with the visual effects supervisors for Avatar … Continue reading