Hey here are four illustrations that I've made throughout this year. Perfect for giving, getting or ignoring. All of them are signed and numbered and if you want me to I'll kiss yours before I ship it. BUY THEM HERE!!!
From our November New Money show at UCB.
Made this to go on my invite for my Christmas party, which was the night before Thanksgiving. Uh, sorry I maybe didn't invite you.
One of a new series of online spots...
From the UCB sketch team New Money's October show. With Casey Feigh, Mary Holland and me. Written by Aaron Preacher.
*Special fun: Watch for me forgetting the ONLY name I need to reember in this sketch, the one I'd already said 4 times. I am not good at what I do.
I can't hold my tongue anymore. Something needs to be said about a MONSTER.
Just want everyone to know I came up with the "hitting him in the face with the mic bit" because dammit I am a comedic legend.
Here's the poster I made for the upcoming Halloween show for my UCB sketch team! And an old sketch we did that I love.
With Alana Johnston and Matt Newell, written by Alison Agosti.
A couple years ago Joe Hartzler and I set out to make a movie. The plan was to make the first third on our own, and then surely, once the world saw our brilliance, money would come flooding in. Unfortunately the second part of our scheme didn't work out. And now, we're sick of leaving our film hidden and unseen. A lot of really wonderful people put a lot of their talents into this, and I am incredibly fond of it. This was a work of love, and I'm happy that it can live and hopefully make a couple people smile.
The feature we were planning was a road trip movie. We would visit all the big shots who claimed to know how to achieve happiness and find out they, like so many of the people out their saying they have the answers, were total liars. Joe would meet up with his ex, Barak would fall in love with a pop-star, the two would fight and make up, and eventually find themselves on the stage of HappyCon. And dog-gone-it, they would discover the key to happiness (which shall remain a secret until we eventually get funding to make this.)
We shot this in LA and Ohio, stole a lot of fun locations, involved our parents (my dad plays the mobile home business owner, and Joe's dad owns that actual business,) and did not pay a single friend for a thing. God, I wish we could afford to make the rest of this and pay people what they're worth.
I got an email from my friend Caleb. His twelve year anniversary was coming up and he wanted me to draw a scene from each year that he could turn into a book to give his wife. I'm glad I said yes because it proved to me I'm still capable of emotions.
He sent me photos and some details on what each setup should be and I got to work. I didn't expect it to affect me but bit by bit I was drawn into their story. It's not that it was a spectacular story, or filled with intrigue. It was just two people going about the business of trying to enjoy each other and build a family.
So I drew the honeymoon, then them getting a dog. There was the first baby and in the next frame there was the second. It wasn't just family triumph's but funny mundane stuff: a terrible family vacation and a weird Halloween. Also, the sad: The dog about to be put down in a vet's office as a terrible, ironic song played.
As I drew I tried to picture each scene, tried to sketch in some emotion into their stances. I felt like I was getting to know these total strangers. It seemed a little wrong to be glimpsing into these private moments and be privy to their emotions (which I was totally imagining.) At one point I was totally choked up. It might have been the cocktails and sad music I had playing, but it was also getting to briefly pretend I was part of the life these two had made for themselves.
It's a rare project that comes along that let's you feel all these passing emotions as you sketch. And rarer still, I think, that someone would include the memory of a fight in their anniversary gift: the two of them on a couch, her clearly upset. And him saying, "If this is as bad as it gets we're doing really well." That's my favorite panel.
Occasionally it feels really great to be jealous.
Caleb was nice enough to let me post some of the drawings:
Privacy is important and pathetic. With Noel Wells, Echo Kellum, Paul Downs and me. Written by Ben Greene. Performed at UCB LA on 8/21.
From the 8/21 show at UCB, with Jessica McKenna, Kyle Bosman and written by Alison Agosti.
Excited for this to arrive to the world September 6th...
Something I've been thinking about lately. It's the reason I didn't go to my last class reunion. I just couldn't remember any of the people I was trying to prove myself to. I'll make a print of it if there's any interest.
I got invited to the Fantasia Fest screening of Bounty Killer along with Christian Pitre. Such a blast to meet so many great film makers and film fans. 700 people crammed the beautiful theater to cheer every time a head blew up (which was a lot.) Awesome time!
Just saw the poster for the new film Evidence! Oh and fund out it was released. Guess I'm not invited to a red carpet thing. Whatever, fun making the film. Great cast and crew. Vampire Bill is a funny funny man.
7% on Rotten Tomatoes. NOT TOO SHABBY.
A sketch from our show last night. The language is a bit NSFW! (I have to put that on there cause my family only watches stuff with lots of cussing)