Monday, December 31, 2007

"A Charlie Brown Christmas"

I LOVE Peanuts, and being that t'was the holidays, I went and recently bought "A Charlie Brown Christmas." I believe I have seen it when I was very young, but I don't remember much, so it was like seeing it for the first time. It is beyond amazing. Having been first aired in 1965, it still holds up as an example of masterful story telling and character development. Hats off to our man Schulz, animator/director/former Disney artist Bill Melendez and the melodious jazzy genius of Vince Guaraldi.

"I know nobody likes me. Why do we have to have a holiday season to emphasize it?" -Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown flips out upon realizing his own baby sister has succumbed to the commercialization of Christmas.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Lack of posts due to lack of internet In good ol' Stockton

Well, I have been here in Stockton for the past week, spending time with family for the holidays. It's been good times and free food. The only thing is that our internet connection in only dial-up, so access is slow and not worth it once you get online. I've been online seldomly, only when I make the occasionaly cafe trip. Rest assure, there will be more posts when I return to San Jeezy. But for now, here is a little something illustrated by me and written by friend and fellow artist, Chris McKane.

I randomly drew this, slid it across the table to Mckane and said "make him say something funny."

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Gone sketchin'

Here's a spread I did in my sketchbook today at Barnes and Noble. ENJOY!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Brought back due to popular demand!

This is dedicated to my pal, Saul "The General" Ruiz.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Andrew in the Midst of Predatorial Chaos

This started out as a caricture of my lover, er, I mean friend, Andrew; but I would open my sketchbook from time to time and add to it...

Monday, December 17, 2007

To make up for lost blogging..

My friends have given me death threats regarding my lack of activity and flamingo dominance on my blog; so here is a modest barrage of sketch book pages done not too long ago...more to come, stay tuned...

Batjan Returns

Winter break is finally here, which means it is time to blog like I have never blogged before! "I want you to tell all your friends about me..."
p.s. updated flamingos coming soon!