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Thursday, January 25, 2007


I came across an article on John K's blog where he talks about executive's beliefs in the animation biz. One comment hit home...

"Execs think that characters by themselves have inherent value. "This character is worth millions". They never get that the artist who is able to create great characters is the thing of value.

Bugs is a great character, right? Then why hasn't anyone been able to do a good cartoon with him in 50 years?

Because they don't have Clampett, Avery or Jones to direct him. These guys created scores of great characters.

This obvious fact of history that repeats itself over and over again is completely over the heads of executives."
-John K

Friday, January 19, 2007


Today's throwback is a cereal throwback. Though I never ate Quisp cereal as a kid, I've always been a fan of the Jay Ward commercials. I didn't have much time to ink or color these, so I'm just posting the sketches for now.

Saturday, January 13, 2007


Ludwig, originally uploaded by saxtonmoore.

Ludwig Von Drake was Donald's uncle and Mother Goose's grandson, who only appeared on TV. He hosted 17 television featurettes. I remember him mostly from his accent and screwy know-it -all segments that surrounded the Sunday night Disney movie specials. My goal was to do this piece only with the wacom, totally digital. I really need to get the hang of drawing directly into the computer. This is my first real attempt to draw straight in photoshop. I hope to get better at it this year, although I'll still continue to use pencil and paper on the regular.

Here's an additional sketch I did using good ol' pencil and paper.

Monday, January 08, 2007


IMG_1213, originally uploaded by saxtonmoore.

This past weekend me and 3 other atrists contructed a 7 foot carousel to promote our upcoming art show in March called "TRANSPLANT" The display is in the window of a vintage toy store called BIG FUN here in Cleveland. What a way to start off the new year.

Each artist picked another artist to paint riding on a human organ. My painting of Jorge Lacera is on the far left.