Friday, December 05, 2008

Now for sale at Cutesypootoys.com

You can now purchase your very own Musseloom from the Cutesypoo Toys website! he's only $25.00 (usd) plus shipping. hurry and get yours now before Christmas!


BUY HERE




Saturday, November 29, 2008

Monster Plush now for sale on ETSY!

If you head on over to Etsy.com you can find my monster plush for sale through the Cutesypoo Toys Etsy shop!


Made with various types of fabric and each with its own unique theme, they range in price between $45 to $50 each (plus shipping). Remember, each is a one of a kind handmade work of art. Once these are gone.. they're gone! 

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cutesypoo toys soon to release Musseloom!

Cutesypoo Toys are proud to present, MUSSELOOM!
coming next week! Musseloom plush toys will be released through DKE toys. they were designed by yours truly and manufactured by ESC toys.  just in time for Christmas! 
stay tuned for more news!


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Happy tree friends new short!

I again had the pleasure of contributing some animation to another Happy Tree Friends, Ka-Pow! short. this ones called "Splendid’s SSSSSuper Squad : Mirror, Mirror" I have to say, the whole thing came out FANTASTIC! kudos to Roque and all those involved for such a bang up job! but coming from Ghostbot, i'm not entirely surprised.

My sequence starts at 1:48 and goes until, 2:15. yes, i destroyed a couple of endangered species. it was fun.

Friday, November 14, 2008

PLUSH IT

Serena Kuhl's group plush show, PLUSH IT is under way down in AUS at the Ruban Rat gallery in Sydney. If you're in the area, go check it out.. and check out my piece, Rick Licorice as shown below.


*UPDATE!* you can now buy the pieces in the show off the Ruban Rat website HERE!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

SUPER POWER TIME FORCE!

I recently had the pleasure of creating a song for a compilation album that my good friend Hobo Divine produced. It is now available on ITUNES only ten bucks! thats plenty affordable...and you can listen to previews of each song. My song is "SPTF! - Closing Credits" under the name GET!
the concept was to make a piece of music inspired japanese hero TV shows from the 70's and an image made by Hobo Divine. So check it out... then BUY IT! it's completely independently produced and all revenue is divided equally amongst all the artists.. so you know your money is not going to some big mean corporation.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Stop motion tests

I never thought I would get into this... but i've become obsessed with stop motion animation.


My wife and I have been commissioned to make a short stop motion film for an upcoming project which will remain nameless for copyright reasons... but I thought I would share my first attempts at this new craft. 

this one was my first try. I just wanted to do a quick test to see if I could actually do it. I found an old robot sculpture I made like 8 years ago that had wire arms I could pose. i dusted off my old DV camera (used only once) and downloaded a free iStopMotion software trial. the lighting is quite bad and I had no real purpose other than to make it move... so don't judge me too harshly.
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this next one I actually tried to create better lighting and used my wife's Canon digital camera. I downloaded a trial of Dragon, a great little stop motion program developed by the guys who made the United Airlines Dragon commercial (yes it was all stop motion), it can control a digital camera so the resolution of the frames is much much higher than using a stinky old DV cam.. plus its reasonably priced at around 250 bucks.
 I used an old plush doll my wife made a long time ago that she didn't care about.. stuck in some 20 gauge steel wire from home depot (which i do not recommend since it is too springy and does not hold its position well). I tried attaching the feet to the table using magnets... but i found that even though i used  super strong rare earth magnets, which you can barely pry apart, it still was not strong enough for balancing at precarious angles. So for the short I will be using bolt and screw tie-downs. 

 So I made it move... again with no purpose other than to test my own ability to make the thing move. (the table kept moving and i wasn't concentrating on it very much... so it's not my best effort).

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my dad and I are working on a proper steel armature with ball joints that will give me the ability to do much more subtle movements and be much sturdier, you can buy armature sets online.. but they are pretty expensive, luckily my dad has a workshop and knows all about metal parts, so we are making our own from scratch. i'll post pictures of it later.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

WEBSITE UPDATE

hey i finally figured out HTML and remade my website www.goldenrusset.com ! it looks much better and has a nicer navigation. plus new images! go check it out.
as you can see here i also updated the look of the blog. now it matches the new website. ooh so co-ordinated!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Turkey Lurkey Time!

well today is Canadian Thanksgiving... so i think this is appropriate. even though its technically a christmas song.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Cone-Gnome

here's a new guy, the Cone-Gnome.
He's 7 1/2 inches tall and made from natural canvas with an iron-on print. i plan to make more of these since the iron-on makes it easy. maybe i'll even sell them! just in time for christmas.



Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Monster Art Rally / Plush It

So i got in to 2, count em, 2 art shows this year! my first ever. both are plush art. both are this October/November.


first is "Monster Art Rally" @ the Gallery 1988 San Francisco. these are the pieces:








and here's my piece for "Plush It" @ the Ruban Rat gallery in Australia .. also in October

Sunday, September 14, 2008

HTF on CHF

Check it out, there's a whole article about the new Happy Tree Friends, Ka-Pow episode i worked on... i even got mentioned as "the nefarious" Jayson Thiessen... hahahaha.. *GLOAT*


http://coldhardflash.com/2008/09/ka-pow-series-ready-for-battle.html

they isolated the huge fight scene on one of the vids posted... which i animated the first half of.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

New Happy Tree Friends cartoon


I got to animate some scenes on a cool new "Happy Tree Friends" episode, produced by the good folks at Ghostbot.
it's part of a new series of action shorts called "Ka-POW"
check it out!

my scenes start when Flippy bursts out of the dead carcass, and ends when he gets stabbed in the gut. ENJOY!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Cutesypoo toys at dke toys booth at SDCC

My wife and I have joined forces and became, Cutesypoo Toys (basically i just joined her). we are releasing 3 plush toys in the near future, 2 versions of her Egg Tarts (one has a happy face and the other has a sleepy one)
and Musseloom, a mushroom character i designed.

our handmade prototypes were previewed at this year's San Diego Comicon at the DKE toys booth, and are being manufactured by ESC.

Monday, July 28, 2008

pucca season 2 episodes

one of my fave episodes of Pucca from season 2 someone posted on youtube. the song and dance at the end turned out quite well i think. (forgive the high pitched sound.. bad youtube recording)



and here's another one



yet another one... (this story was actually my idea :D )

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

licklick


here's a quick little sexy cutie

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

new Cubecat papertoy

Here you go! download the plans for the cubecat papertoy! make it yourself you crafty person!





Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Mr. Obtuse Paper toy plans

WORK WORK WORK!  wow i can't believe how much time has gone by... i've just been so busy.

i definitly cannot keep up with the weekly schedule. So i'm putting Mr. Obtuse on hiatus until i have more time.  SORRY EVERYONE, I'm only one man with too many projects... something had to give. BUT  I SHALL RETURN WITH NEW EPISODES AT A LATER DATE. 

Until then... hey why not make yourself your very own Mr. Obtuse for your desk! download these plans and get crafty. Use your noggin and see if you can put it together.

                                download the PDF here!

ENJOY!
(stay tuned for cubecat)

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

No Obtuse today

hey everyone... i'm sorry to say that there is no Mr. Obtuse this week. I've been pretty busy and wasn't able to get to it. 

from now on i am going to reduce the frequency of the episodes to every 2 weeks, due to work and life commitments. i wish i could just work on Mr. Obtuse all day but it doesn't pay the bills... yet.
so you will just have to be patient... there will be more, just not as often.

thanks for understanding!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Mr Obtuse episode 5! finally here

hey all you Obtuse fans... i'm really sorry for not posting an episode last tuesday. I was on vacation in NYC so i wasn't able to do it.


BUT fear not! here is episode 5 for your viewing pleasure!

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and for you itunes  subscribers, don't forget to update your podcast!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Mr. Obtuse Paper toy!

hey all,

look at this...
its a prototype of the Mr.Obtuse paper toy.  waddaya think? you want one?
i have to make some small adjustments but its pretty much there. it was printed on crappy paper so thats why it looks less than pro. but i'll make a better one, and then i'll post the plans for download so you all can make one.

i'd really like to make vinyl toys of him (and cubecat of course... which i will do a brand new paper toy of next), so we'll see.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Chubby Dee on Crackle

hey all,

i should have posted about this sooner, but you can now find my cartoon "Chubby Dee in: Stale Sale" that i did so long ago, on CRACKLE.COM it's been featured recently (which is when i should have talked about it) and you can watch it in HIGH RESOLUTION! so take a look!

I really want to do a lot more with that character, and hopefully i will get a chance to. I have a whole pitch worked out and even an entire pilot storyboard ready to go... all i need is someone with money or a network willing to take a chance on it. any takers?

anyways, enjoy the old film in good quality video in the meantime....here

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

OBTUESDAY!

HEY HEY it's the 4th installment of OBTUESDAY!  can you believe i've been doing this for a month already?


If you haven't already, be sure to subscribe to the PODCAST as you will be automatically updated with new episodes when they are made and you can watch them on your ipod. and be sure to write a review!

or you could just watch the latest episode here or 
on youtube.  but youtube has crappy quality.


Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Mr. Obtuse_ episode 03

alright! here be episode 3 of Mr. Obtuse.


AND i am proud to announce that you can now find Mr. Obtuse as a PODCAST on iTUNES!
just click on this link HERE to subscribe to it.

i'll still put it up on youtube, but the quality on itunes is MUCH MUCH better. plus if you subscribe you'll automatically get the latest episode downloaded to your computer and ipod. YOU CAN'T LOSE!... unless i become too busy and can't produce them as often. but lets hope that doesn't happen. In fact i'd much rather expand on the world and make it a longer, fuller, more legit show... rather than a one minute joke i produce in my basement, Patience jayson... Patience!

enjoy.

also, check the side bar for Mr. Obtuse quicktimes in nice, high(er) quality.
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Sunday, April 06, 2008

Designs

here's some designs i did as a favor for a show that was being pitched. 

went nowhere. hopefully not due to these.

Space Ape

here's an old idea that went nowhere... maybe its a good thing... you decide.


Thursday, April 03, 2008

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Mr. Obtuse_ episode 02

We regret to inform you that Mr. Obtuse will not be shown this week.
APRIL FOOL!  Enjoy episode 2

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

MR.OBTUSE!



here it is.. the first episode of Mr. Obtuse.
i hope to make every tuesday.. mr. Obtuesday.
check back to see if i can manage to do it

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more found doodles

found!  
i suppose that steak he's carrying is like a security blanket or something.

cool robot.  needs some repair it seems.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

PUCCA DVD

don't forget to pick up your copy of PUCCA season one on dvd! HERE!

notebook treasures


i like fish hats ever since i went to Tokyo and saw all these weird costumes in Tokyu Hands, a department store with just about anything you can imagine. they have a whole section just for office party costumes. i got a funny pic of me in a fish hat, though it sorta works better on a cartoon somehow.
weird.