Innocent bystanders at parks and hotel rooms in and around Madrid, Spain, 1999.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Our time in Spain was divided between Madrid, Seville and Almeria. While in Almeria, the order of the day was fresh seafood. Tip of the day: when you eat mussels, eat only the ones with open shells, otherwise you could spend the rest of your vacation in the bathroom. Anyway, that's what I heard.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
For the next few days I'll dip into a sketchbook I kept on a trip to Spain in 1999. This is the view from the balcony of my wife's relatives in Almeria, a block or two from the Mediterranean Sea. The traveling party consisted of myself, my wife and her mother, and since I didn't speak Spanish, I was left to draw to my hearts content. It was a little like being deaf.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
2001, yet another excuse to make one's sketchbook pages all waffled. A color study of an image I played around with for a while. Ironically, it was on manual typewriters like this one, that I learned to type in high school. Our school had 2 electrics and the rest were Underwood manuals.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Early 2001. I made a significant break-through in the study of depression. With the right light and enough hours consecutive sleep, I'd discovered that depression was caused by a slug-like parasite that latches on to the head and feeds through the tear ducts. I didn't learn much else about these creatures, although it appears they are attracted to day-time television. It didn't make any of the recognized journals.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Sorry about the delay, computer glitches laid me low yesterday. 2000 or so, while working for Hypnotix, technically this is their property. As you can see, this is drawn on the back of an animation exposure sheet. This is during the 6-8 months we spent working on the cd-rom game for MTV called Daria's Inferno. The challenge was staying "on model" using MTV's characters. A former teacher of mine, Frank Suarez, who had worked for MTV (every animator in New York had at one time or another) advised me to sit next to a Xerox machine and cut n paste copies of the model sheets in different positions. Sound advice to all animators. I sought release in sad little drawings of wretched animators suffering under the weight of pencils, etc.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Early 2001. A friend of mine from the Kubert School had given me an "in" with an editor at Dark Horse comics, Phil Amara, to be specific. Knowing that he edited the Alien titles, I worked up 6 or 7 pages of continuity to show him. I emailed the pages to him. Now, in those days in order to download anything on the Inter-Web, you had to crank a little handle and talk to your local operator (Sarah was her name) and she'd connect with, say, Oregon and their operator would have to crank a little handle in the opposite direction until all the info was downloaded. It was quite a cumbersome process. All I ever heard from Phil was "cool!"
Phil never believed that Quick was my real name. Really now, if I were going to take another name I'd have borrowed something cool like McQueen or Frazetta. My friend John Patterson held a grudge against cartoonist Scott Shaw! because he incorporated the ! into his name. John was convinced it was a gimmick better suited for my name. I agree, but Scott Shaw! is better suited for the spotlight than me.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Jan. 2001. I had just quit my job as an animator for Hypnotix in New Jersey, to play "Mr. Mom" to our brand new son. Blue pencil was still the order of the day and I was enjoying not being at a job. Back then, when I wanted to draw but didn't have anything to work on, I would draw a set of eyes and compile ridiculous elements around them. And by "ridiculous" , I mean breath-taking and innovative.