Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Frosty the Snowmonster (a holiday greeting)

An animated holiday card I created this year. This is different than the sketch below. I saw Frosty the Snowman the other day, and thought how scary is it to have a magic hat that indiscriminately brings things to life? It would make a better horror movie than christmas special!

Monday, December 17, 2007

A.D.D. Jane is Channel F's Cartoon of Month

Jane is the champion! For November anyway. I actually didn't even know they were running a contest, but Jane'll take it! She likes to win. Anyway, I'm honored considering all the great work that was submitted. Thanks Fred!

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Green Images

Some images from a current project "Organic Living with the Greens"... which I wrote, designed and am animating for Pottery Barn. I post the storyboard HERE

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Winter Animation Idea

Frederator is asking for 2- 5 second animations with a winter theme. Since I was planning on making a christmas card with a snowman theme, I think i'll make an animation that I can use for both. Not much can happen in a few seconds, so this is my first idea. A kid finds an unusual snowman...and then finds out who did it. Then I think something really bad happens...still thinking though. I might change my mind :)

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Billy Cosmic

So I finally cracked and purchased a Wacom Cintique tablet/monitor. Wow very cool. I get so sick of scanning crappy drawings, now I draw them direclty onto the monitor. I played around on it and came up with Billy Cosmic, Guardian of the Universe.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Happy Fredsgiving!

I submitted A.D.D. Jane to the very cool Channel Frederator. Jane is the second cartoon. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Introducing the "Greens"

One of the latest projects I'm working on is a 2 minute cartoon for Pottery Barn (yes, the store that sells house stuff), about products that use organic cotton. It stars the Greens, a family that is environmentally conscious. Still in early stages. More to come.

New Animation

After spending a ridiculous amount of time animating A.D.D. Jane, I vowed to do smaller projects that would allow me to experiment with different styles. I'm about halfway done with this 30 second piece about a reckless alien. The design is based on the business card i threw together a comple months ago.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Spot-DJ Robots!

In continuation of updating this blog with past random projects. Early in the summer, I worked a bit for Spot DJ. Their product is that you can create funky-fresh mp3 players that people can build, and embed on their web page (or animation art blog). Its fun and free. Not to mention customizeable. I made a cassette, an mp3 player, a cupcake (!?), and the robot. If Robbie up there looks a little mismatched that’s because you can mix and match the parts. Go ahead and click play to hear some great music! The actual robots I made are below.

Link –> Go to the SpotDJ site and check it out!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


For the hell of it, here’s character designs for a e-card about sisterly love.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Proposal Illustrations

I took a last minute project last week to mock up some screens for a fashion game for girls. It was a little rushed but some of them came out pretty cool. I’ve attached a few examples.

Images Copyright © 2007 Mighty Play

Weapons of Math Destruction Up

Hey, go check out the game I worked on with programmer Dave Castleneuvo (www.boltcreative.com). Its sort of an initial version with only one level. More levels and variations on game-play are in the works. Be sure to use your keyboard to type the answers. Its more satisfying that way. Trust me!

link–> Weapons of Math Destruction!

Image Copyright © 2007 Bonus.com

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Okay, so i’m going to Flash Forward for the hell of it and because A.D.D. Jane is nominated. But its a good chance to, dare i say it, NETWORK. Ouch, that sounds really grown up. Well, having been freelancing for about a year now, I have managed to not have a business card. Well, I’m caving in and making one. Don’t ask me why I picked this image. It was the first thing that came to mind. I think I have aliens on the brain!

Friday, August 24, 2007

WoMD logo

Still working on the game. Had fun designing a logo incorporating a couple of the bad guys, using lots and LOTS of gradients.

Image Copyright © 2007 Bonus.com

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Friday, August 10, 2007

Cyborg Kitty!

More stuff for Weapons of Math Destruction. Watch out for these guys. They are Adora-borgs! Cute and Deadly.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

First Blog Entry!

Jumping on the blog bandwagon! I’m Allan and I’m a freelance flash guy working in San Francisco. I decided to start blogging when my short A.D.D. Jane was accepted into Flash Forward. I haven’t been posting my work to my portfolio because its such a hassle to update. The advantage of a blog is that you can just throw up new stuff and whatever you feel like without overloading the portfolio page. For instance, here’s a piece of flash design I just did for a game I’m working on called “Weapons of Math Destruction” for the (now beta) kids site Bonus.com. Its a space-shooter game where you have to enter the answers to math problems to destroy enemies. Its my first stab at the cockpit.

More later!