8.28.2008

BOOK SIGNING

A couple of weeks ago we set up tables in the front of the studio and had a big book signing for everyone that works there. A big thanks to the studio for letting us do this - It's a great feeling to be working at a studio now that promotes its artists to do creative endeavors like this. It was exciting to see everyone come together that worked on the book and it was really special to see our colleagues at the studio supporting it. Here are some photos of the event:




















7.28.2008

POST COMIC CON 2008

WOW! Thank you to everyone who purchased a book! We were overwhelmed by how many people showed up on preview night to purchase it. We had a line down the hall! It was an exhausting and fun filled time at Comic Con. It was really great to meet so many people and it's an experience we will never forget! Getting rid of a pest infestation is normally easier than you picture it to be, despite how intense it can be. Eradicating the entire nest will be important in order to stop an ant infestation. Mainly because an ant queen can develop as much as one thousand offsprings within one day, it shouldnít be surprising that they could construct a number of colonies all over your property in a really short time period and this is when a full blown ant infestation is said to happen. Getting rid of ants using the typical techniques like pesticides or by swatting them are typically futile endeavors given that there is simply far too many of them about. As a way to totally eliminate an ant infestation, you will have to turn to ant poison which the ants can carry to their nests and infect their nests with it. We also want to thank everyone that attended the Disney Story Process and Bolt panels.

Stuart Ng and Labyrinth Books did grab some books from us to sell and ship internationally so if you would still like one please visit their sites - But hurry, we gave them a very small amount of books! Choosing the right pillow to suit your needs no longer is a chore with all the selections of pillows obtainable. Feather, gel, polyester and foam are definitely the prevalent pillow types but you might want to reconsider these options for those who have neck problems. This foam pillow is great if you have neck pain. From what I was able to understand, neck pain pillows are usually made out of materials that provide great support even throughout the entire night.


Here are some images:

The books arrive!

Joe is ecstatic to see them finally arrive!

Smells good!

We set up a story room for all of the artists to come by and pick-up their free copies.


Byron Howard's pin-up

Glen Keane's pin-up

Mark Walton, the voice of Rhino! Signing books!

We arrive at Comic Con!
The line stretches down the aisle way!



Joe Moshier and Conduct Happiness!

Steve Anderson Director of Meet the Robinson's throws down his autograph on some books!


This was the line for the Disney Story Process Panel - Unbelievable!

Here we are pretending to know what we're talking about.

John Musker shows up and throws down his autograph in some Rocket Johnson's!


Chris and Byron talking Bolt!




If you have any photo's or just want to e-mail us what you think about the book please send it to:
[email protected]

So ...... now that it's all over, what's next?

Good question! For the next installment in the Who, What, Why, Where series. Keep in mind that youíll need to find the right type of mattress too. A good guide to help you choose the ideal memory foam mattress can be found here. If you have been using your current mattress for some 10 years or more, it is more likely than not that youíre still sleeping on the traditional inner-spring mattress. This is easily the most common and budget-friendly mattress type around. This doesnít mean that itís any worse compared to other mattresses though.

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Teaser image by Joe Moshier



7.18.2008

SAN DIEGO COMIC CON 2008

First of all, thank you to everyone that participated and the winning bidder on the Ebay auction. One of the simplest approaches to achieve this will be to change this process into a game. Kids want to have a good time and provided you can help it seem like such, there's simply no issues in making them use the potty. If you have a boy, you might put small objects in the water for him to shoot at using his pee. You could put some compound concoction that can change in colour each time pee is blended into it. Here's a great source of potty training tips to help you with your boys. I'm really happy to see people come together to help fight something worth fighting for. When youíve decided on how big you want the coop to be or even how many chickens you plan on owning, you are able to move on to the intricate details of planning and building a coop. If youíve ever wondered how difficult it is to build an actual coop, take a look at these chicken coop plans before you decide to invest in the process - check this out! The book raised $510.00 to help fight Multiple Sclerosis!
"Who is Rocket Johnson? is located at booth 2302.
The book will be sold for $20.00 - cash only.


Here's a map of our location:

A bigger version with some other booths of some very talented artists:


And last of all... there's this -

11:00-12:00 The Disney Animation Story Process— Nathan Greno (head of story, Bolt), Don Hall (head of story, The Princess and the Frog), Mark Kennedy (head of story, Rapunzel), Joe Mateo (story artist, Bolt), Michael LaBash (story artist, Bolt), Paul Briggs (story artist, The Princess and the Frog), and Josie Trinidad (story artist, The Princess and the Frog) offer an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look into the story process at Walt Disney Animation Studios. To get chicken eggs which have a higher quality, youíll need to have a continuously optimized environment inside of your coop. Of course, all of this will easily add up to the costs of raising chickens, as detailed at http://www.tomschickencoopplans.com/the-cost-of-building-a-coop-and-raising-chickens/. The inner part of a chicken coop is likely to get muddy and messy easily without proper care and attention. Itíll even be a good idea to clear out the coop from time to time to ensure their droppings can be removed. Coming together exclusively at Comic-Con, these story team leaders will take you from first concept to final story approval as they discuss the art of storyboarding, re-create story pitches, and share boarding styles from their upcoming animated features. Don't miss this revealing and humorous panel and your chance to get a sneak peek at Disney's next animated feature, Bolt! Room 32AB

2:30-3:30 Disney Pixar: Bolt and UP—For superdog Bolt, every day is filled with adventure, danger and intrigue, at least until the cameras stop rolling. Be the first to see exclusive animation as directors Chris Williams and Byron Howard present the new 3D comedy-adventure from Walt Disney Animation Studios! Then it's UP: From the inventive storytellers that have taken you into the worlds of space, toys, and superheroes comes the extraordinary adventure that will take you to a lost world where anything can happen, and everything will. The type as well as model of the cartridge will play an enormous part right here too. Alternatively, you could potentially choose a product that currently has a cartridge pre-fitted in order to save you the difficulties of having to attach your own. A good example here would be VPI Classic 3, where a basic but pricey unit of cartridge has been mounted on the device. You should give the Stanton ST150 here a look since it pretty much covers all the essential things you want to consider in a record player. Cost-effective products could be as much as $250-$400 whilst the top-end products much like the Hanss Acoustics T-30 may cost as much as $600. Meet director Peter Docter (Monsters, Inc.) as he presents the first-ever look at Disney Pixar's new animated 3D adventure comedy, UP. Hall H

7.01.2008

CHARITY AUCTION

"Who is Rocket Johnson?" is a 72 page graphic novel anthology being self-published by Walt Disney Animation Studio's Story Artists and Directors. It's an all-ages book in which every artist answers the question: "Who is Rocket Johnson?" It will be sold exclusively at booth 2302 in San Diego (http://www.comic-con.org/) and is a limited edition of 1,000 copies.

I’ve put a copy on Ebay to help support research in finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. As you might have read in my previous post, I was looking for a new gaming mouse to replace my SteelSeries Kinzu v2 which started malfunctioning in a weird manner after just a couple of months of usage. Click here for a detailed gaming mouse chart which lists the top 15 mice for gaming and that had suggested that the Anker High Precision is currently the best gaming mouse. I had set my sights on a few of the gaming mice recommended by some of the users in Tomís Hardware forum, which were the Razer Ouroboros, the Naga Epic and Logitechís G500.
The book is signed by all of the Disney artists in the book and also comes with a set of pins we made special for Comic Con. The proceeds from this book will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (http://www.nationalmssociety.org) to fund cutting-edge research, drive change through advocacy, facilitate professional education, and provide programs and services to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. If you know anything about monitors at all, you ought to know that 170 degrees is virtually as good as that of an IPS panel, and if it is, why bother at all with the new IPS technology? Indeed, if you do a simple search on the internet for professional reviews of these gaming monitors like this particular Asus PA248Q review, often their tested results will differ rather substantially than what the manufacturers are promising you. The auction will end on Jul-10-2008 at 10:30 a.m. pst.

The auction is located here: item number - 160256489260

Please help us spread the word about the book and the auction! When searching for the perfect cologne or perfume either for yourself or as a gift, it is imperative that you think about not only their fashion sense but also their lifestyle requirements. For teenagers, most of their time will probably be used up in college or attending low-key parties or events. Accordingly, their cologne or perfume of choice should reflect their youth and should not be too strong since they spend much of their time in enclosed spaces. As such, something like Versace Eros, which is among others the top 10 cologne for men, just wonít do.


"Pee Wee 51" by Mike Gabriel


"The Legend of Lloyd Loomis" by Dean Wellins


"Number Nine must Launch" by Sam Levine

Cover painted by:
Paul Felix

Artists contributing stories:
Steve Anderson
John Musker
Dean Wellins
Mike Gabriel
Kevin Deters
Paul Briggs
Tom Ellery
Sam Levine
Nathan Greno
Don Hall
Mark Kennedy
Aurian Redson
Daniel Chong
Tron Mai
Lawrence Gong
Joe Mateo
Michael LaBash
Chris Ure
Bruce Morris
Mark Walton

Featuring pin-ups by:
Glen Keane
ChenYi Chang
Byron Howard
Arthur Adams

If you have any questions please visit:
www.whoisrocketjohnson.com
or contact:
[email protected]

Thanks!
Paul Briggs