Month: January 2010

3 Month Break… Again

October to January is always insanely busy at JibJab so by the time February rolls around I am pretty tired and very rusty. It’s been almost 4 months since I made it down to the studio to draw and man, did I feel it! Since it had been so long I decided to draw with a different tool (a pencil) on a different size paper (8×11) so as to hopefully avoid falling into the same old habits. Not drawing for a while is a funny thing because I get this kind of brain-to-hand atrophy. My brain knows what my hand should be able to do but my hand just doesn’t want to listen. These are the most publishable of a not-so-publishable day. All are from the one minute warm ups…

An idea…

Over the holidays I had some time to decompress and think about working on some non ‘work’ related stuff. I had such a good time earlier in December making puppets and janky collage characters for the annual JibJab Year n Review that I wanted to keep fun going. My buddy Will had gotten me a book about Automata so I figured why not give it a whirl. With that in mind I drew this goofy little thumbnail while sitting on my dad’s couch…

I have some kind of weird fascination with bears. I’m (irrationally) petrified of them, yet at the same time they are the biggest, cutest, cuddliest animals on God’s green earth. With that in mind, what could be funnier than a 10,000 pound monster riding a bicycle? Plus, I experimented with LED lights making my son’s Halloween costume so I can give the bike a little night light. We’ll see how it shapes up…