Thursday, August 28, 2008

Tootsie Blow Pop- Now Jumbo-Sized!

I got an email from Brian Lee, a cadet at West Point yesterday. Apparently they're looking to expand their number of wheelchair bound recruits to create a new special strike force called "Hell on Wheels" and they want me to lead them. I leave tomorrow.

Okay, not really, but that'd be kind of cool. Mount a cannon on my chair and I'm good to go.

For real though, Army has a football game against Temple this Friday night. Temple's mascot is the owl, so Army is going to play Tootsie Blow Pop on their Jumbotron.
I can't believe I just typed that. I love it.

Fan Film is still rolling along as fast as I can push it, which, sadly, never feels fast enough. One way or another, it will premier in November (more on that soon).

In other news, I'm leaving Monday morning for my birthday trip to Niagara Falls and I'm really looking forward to the break.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A Lunchbox Full of Bullcrank

Aimee Carlson just featured us on her web show, Lunchbox, over at
I may be a bit biased here, but I think it's a pretty cool piece. Check it out here:

A million more thanks to Aimee!

Saturday, August 09, 2008


I know I'm ridiculously overdue for an update, so let's fix that, shall we?

I'm still working my butt off on The Greatest Fan Film of All Time. I still love how it's looking, though it's still taking forever. I tallied it up a couple weeks ago and found I have well over twenty minutes of it animated. I'd expect that would make the finish line feel closer, but so far no dice. I'm currently working on the major action scene of the film. Once that's finished, I think I'll start to feel good.

I'm still frequenting the movie theater when I need a break. As I anticipated, I'm a big fan of Wall-E. Cool story, amazing visuals, very touching, Pixar didn't let me down.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army was a blast and a great followup to the first.

Hancock was just okay for me. It was fun and had it's cool moments, but I wasn't blown away. I liked it though.

The Dark Knight, as I'm sure most of you know, is a beast. It's been a long time since I've enjoyed seeing a movie as much as I enjoyed that midnight screening. Eric, Jeff, Mikey, Mo and I were there in the sold out theater for the first showing. Everyone there was pumped and we even had a Robin and a Nightwing in attendance. Turns out I actually knew Nightwing.
The movie itself was great. Intense, dark, and managed to surprise me several times. I'm looking forward to a few more viewings.

DailyMotion has been awesome and very supportive of our films. After they gave Nintendo: OldSchool Revolution a couple months back (giving it an additional 89,000+ views so far), they ended up showing it at a screening at their offices last week. It's pretty wild to think that the project I animated nearly three years ago was just shown on a rooftop in New York City. Craziness. A million thanks to Aimee.

Even crazier, I got an email requesting I submit Sex Love and Honey to the Anim'est International Animation Film Festival in Bucharest, Romania. I still can't process that people on the other side of the world have seen my work and are even requesting it.
Now as part of the submission, I need to create a press kit for myself. That ought to be bizarre.

Who wants more baby Matthew pictures?

Also, some long overdue pictures of my autographed prize from Stan Lee, which turned out to be a poster for The Incredible Hulk.

I'll have to find a prime spot on my wall for this beauty.

Saturday, August 02, 2008