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Some Gravity Falls “Sock Opera” Boards

Gravity Falls Sock Opera

Here are some boards from one of the sections I boarded in “Sock Opera.” I’m really happy with the way all of the catwalk scenes came out.

These boards are an example of a very early boarding pass. The amount of work that the board artists have to do is heavy and the time allowed to do said work is limited. So the idea is to get the story up on it’s feet and working before making it look pretty. The board revisionists, director, and design team obviously have a lot of work to do when something this rough gets turned in!

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Sad Minnie

Sad Minnie

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A new episode of Gravity Falls premieres Monday, September 8th at 9pm on Disney XD! Check it out!

A new episode of Gravity Falls premieres Monday, September 8th at 9pm on Disney XD! Check it out!

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Very shocked and saddened by the passing of Stan Goldberg last night. Stan was the main artist of Archie comics for many years, drew Millie the Model comics, and worked with Stan Lee at Timely Comics and later was a colorist at Marvel. In fact, he’s the reason Spider-man is red and blue!
Through the National Cartoonists Society, I had gotten to know Stan over the past 5 years. We’d chat on the phone about what we were working on (he was still hard at work and had no plans to retire) and we’d mail each other our recent comics. He’d give me critiques on Reed Gunther and tell me his “tricks.” “If you ever draw a figure too high off the ground but you don’t want to redraw him in the correct position, just draw a box under his feet! Done!” Haha, and he wasn’t kidding.

He was always so kind to me when I’d see him at the NCS Reuben awards. Attached is a photo from the past May in San Diego. I gave a talk and Stan made a point to sit in on the talk and rouse me about how I should be more thankful. HA!
Also during the same weekend, a bunch of us went on a short USO trip to the San Diego Naval Hospital and drew for wounded soldiers. Stan and I sat next to each other on the bus and he told me about the days working in the Marvel bullpen and his theories on Betty and Veronica. “Betty’s such a sweet gal but Veronica would probably be more fun.”
Stan was so kind and passionate about comics. Drawing Archie comics for decades seems crazy to me but Stan loved it. He loved and respected the characters and talk about them as if they were his pals. I can only hope that I’ll stay as passionate as Stan was.
Kassandra and I recently went out to NYC but Stan was unable to meet up with us, since he and his wife were vacationing. I would’ve loved to see him one last time.
Thanks for everything, Stan!

Very shocked and saddened by the passing of Stan Goldberg last night. Stan was the main artist of Archie comics for many years, drew Millie the Model comics, and worked with Stan Lee at Timely Comics and later was a colorist at Marvel. In fact, he’s the reason Spider-man is red and blue!

Through the National Cartoonists Society, I had gotten to know Stan over the past 5 years. We’d chat on the phone about what we were working on (he was still hard at work and had no plans to retire) and we’d mail each other our recent comics. He’d give me critiques on Reed Gunther and tell me his “tricks.” “If you ever draw a figure too high off the ground but you don’t want to redraw him in the correct position, just draw a box under his feet! Done!” Haha, and he wasn’t kidding.

He was always so kind to me when I’d see him at the NCS Reuben awards. Attached is a photo from the past May in San Diego. I gave a talk and Stan made a point to sit in on the talk and rouse me about how I should be more thankful. HA!

Also during the same weekend, a bunch of us went on a short USO trip to the San Diego Naval Hospital and drew for wounded soldiers. Stan and I sat next to each other on the bus and he told me about the days working in the Marvel bullpen and his theories on Betty and Veronica. “Betty’s such a sweet gal but Veronica would probably be more fun.”

Stan was so kind and passionate about comics. Drawing Archie comics for decades seems crazy to me but Stan loved it. He loved and respected the characters and talk about them as if they were his pals. I can only hope that I’ll stay as passionate as Stan was.

Kassandra and I recently went out to NYC but Stan was unable to meet up with us, since he and his wife were vacationing. I would’ve loved to see him one last time.

Thanks for everything, Stan!

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I drew a “Cover They Didn’t Use” in the latest issue of MAD Magazine!

I drew a “Cover They Didn’t Use” in the latest issue of MAD Magazine!

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Season 2 of Gravity Falls premieres tonight on the Disney Channel! 9/8c! http://www.tvguide.com/News/Disney-XD-Gravity-1085067.aspx

Season 2 of Gravity Falls premieres tonight on the Disney Channel! 9/8c! http://www.tvguide.com/News/Disney-XD-Gravity-1085067.aspx

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Penguin books recently released some Adventure Time romance novels for which I was happy to provide cover illustrations! I can confidently say this is the only illustration I’ve ever done that included that soap opera-y glow AND sparkles.

I’m auctioning off the above front and back covers for the book, “Epic Tales From Adventure Time: The Untamed Scoundrel” here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=121390585000

And if you’re interested in purchasing the book, you can do so here.

(also, please take note of the terrible bird drawings I did on the original covers! geh! I either blame lack of sleep or a deep-rooted confusion of how birds work.)

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Just finished a quick job for MAD! By the looks of this teaser, it’s a very poignant piece about the tragedies of not always getting what you want in life.

Just finished a quick job for MAD! By the looks of this teaser, it’s a very poignant piece about the tragedies of not always getting what you want in life.

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Here’s a bunch of dumb drawings from the Wander episode “The Lonely Planet.” I just saw the final episode and was reminded of how much fun I had with my director, Eddie Trigueros, coming up with gags about the planet being a complete lunatic in love with Wander.

Most of these shots were cut so I’m sharing them here!

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Gravity Falls season 2! Questions will be answered! Answers will be questioned! Mabel will say something funny!

Here’s a promo piece I drew that I believe was cleaned up by Robert Lacko and colored by art director, Ian Worrel.

Gravity Falls season 2! Questions will be answered! Answers will be questioned! Mabel will say something funny!

Here’s a promo piece I drew that I believe was cleaned up by Robert Lacko and colored by art director, Ian Worrel.

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Stuck!

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About a year ago, I was commissioned to draw the tiniest illustration I’ve ever done: an app icon for the Gravity Falls app. Ever since then, I feel like a new man.
A very tiny new man.
Also, I’m also fairly certain this small drawing had to be approved by a horde of a thousand Disney executives.

About a year ago, I was commissioned to draw the tiniest illustration I’ve ever done: an app icon for the Gravity Falls app. Ever since then, I feel like a new man.

A very tiny new man.

Also, I’m also fairly certain this small drawing had to be approved by a horde of a thousand Disney executives.

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A couple of months ago, I got a call from MAD Magazine to do my first “big boy” interior job! It’s a double-page spread titled “College Courses for the Lousy New Economy.”
It was a bit nerve-wracking. I did a handful of sketches and made myself change a thousand things, but with the aide of the very wise art director, Sam Viviano, we arrived at the final piece above (sans-text).
If you wanna read the piece (written by Neil Berliner) pick up a copy of MAD #527 you clod!.

A couple of months ago, I got a call from MAD Magazine to do my first “big boy” interior job! It’s a double-page spread titled “College Courses for the Lousy New Economy.”

It was a bit nerve-wracking. I did a handful of sketches and made myself change a thousand things, but with the aide of the very wise art director, Sam Viviano, we arrived at the final piece above (sans-text).

If you wanna read the piece (written by Neil Berliner) pick up a copy of MAD #527 you clod!.

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