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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


The B&R feature continues to creep around the festival circuit...

Sunday, September 06, 2015

First Place

The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead & Roundhead wins first place in the feature film category at the Expotoons International Animation Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Podcast Interview

I was interviewed by Animation Auteur. I don't recall how big an arsehole I sounded but I think I was ok.
I answered a lot of stuff I've been asked before but we talked about the future of indie animated features and that might be interesting.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015


I'm tinkering with new techniques here...

Sunday, August 16, 2015

New Drawings

I've just realized that I can update my poor neglected blog from my phone, so here are some new things.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Defeated by technology, I'm manually adding German subtitles to the B&R feature.
Rundkopf and Kistenkopf does have a nice ring to it...

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Song of the Sea, UK/Ireland release

Dear friends and folks and family in the UK.
I know your kids are all very excited about the Minions movie.
And I know why. It's really very funny. Surprisingly so. It's a good film, sure.
But Song of the Sea has been released in the UK and Ireland.
It's a much smaller film than Minions but it's kind of better in so many ways.
Especially for you Irish folks. It's a film about your chunk of the world. It's a film about you. YOU! Some guy, one of your own, made a film about you. It's a film your kids should see. And when they've grown up, it's the kind of film they'll play for their own kids.
But it's important you go see it very soon. Today. Tomorrow. This week.
Minions will be around for a VERY long time, believe me. You won't miss them. But if you don't take the opportunity to see Song then it'll flutter away and you won't get films about you anymore.
You'll be stuck with shitty leprechaun films and Americans with bad accents.
Song it out now in Ireland and the UK.
Take your kids and your grannies. Your grannies will love it.
Mums and daddys too. The whole family, in fact (see where I'm going here).

Tickets here.

Friday, May 08, 2015

B&R Back on Cartoon Brew

It's been a while since my name was mentioned on Cartoonbrew but here it is again.
Thanks folks!

Friday, May 01, 2015

Radio and Bulgaria

Not only was I interviewed for Spoiler Alert Radio for the second time but B&R will also be playing in Bulgaria next week.

Spoiler Alert Radio Interview.

B&R at the Golden Kukor Int Anim Film Fest.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Fare Thee Well...

Dear excellent young people.

I have some good news and some bad news.

I’ll give you the bad news first.
Not everyone here is going to have a long and/or lasting career in commercial animation.

That’s all the bad news I have for you.

Here’s the good news.
That’s ok.
It’s really ok, I promise.
If you don’t direct a commercial or create a pilot for Nickelodeon or design the next iteration of Mickey Mouse you are letting down nobody.
Not yourself, not your parents and, if it is a concern, not me either.
To paraphrase comedian Marc Maron "Animation is not your parents".
You don't need to seek it's approval.
You have no expectations to live up to.
It's not going to pat you on the back and say "Well done, kid".
Occasionally it might take you out for icecream but that's it.

I never really outwardly lectured on this or even vocalized it specifically, but if there’s one thing that all my grumbling and eye rolling and “Why the hell are you watching that?” has been about is that there’s more to this artform than the stuff they shove at you on TV and the multiplexes.
The thing you can do if you’re not working commercially is to continue to make stuff.
Contribute to the story of animation.
The collective voice.
The collective voice is much louder and more important than any single commercial project (which in themselves are part of the collective voice).
Make things and let people see them, either via the internet or festivals or whatever other platform the world has yet to offer you.
Make things to be discovered by an audience.
Make things that other young people will see and think “Oh. I love that. I want to make animation”.
And support the medium by supporting others who make things.
Yes. Go see Toy Story 7 and 8 and 9.
Fine. I’ll probably end up seeing them too.
You’ll see me bitching about it on Facebook.
But never forget to go see whatever Amanda Bautista is doing, or Tomm Moore is doing or, if you’re not already sick to death of me, what I’m doing.
Try and get to the Ottawa Animation Festival or ANY animation festival. Even if you don't have a film playing.
The only way you’re going to let anyone down is to dry up and become inert.

If you're feeling miserable about the whole thing then go watch the Wayne White documentary and you'll be good again soon enough.

So that’s my thing.
Whatever you become and wherever you go please be sure to remember that you are all excellent human beings.
It has been a pleasure taking this journey with you.
Please stay in touch.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

Thanks Dad!

My dad, who's way better than all your dads, must have seen this post about an out of print series of children's books I loved as a kid.
Well using the power of the internet dad went and found them all.
Thanks Dad!
You're the best!

Sunday, March 29, 2015


One of the frustrating things about adjuncting is that it's particularly hard to attend nice arty things, like screenings of my film.
B&R played in Athens a few hours back and of course I'd love to visit Greece.
But it's really, REALLY frustrating when the screenings are in your own back yard and I can't make it.
The Crossroads Film Festival in Jackson, Mississippi looks like a hoot and it's maddening to not attend.
I hope they dig it there when it plays in a few weeks.

Monday, March 23, 2015

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