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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Check out my friends: Part 1

Taking a cue from my pal, Patrick, I'm going to start regularly featuring some of my friends and other artists who I think deserve more attention. I'm gonna post about them in no particular order, so there's no favoratism or anything... Some of them are artists, some cartoonists, some animators, some are all of the above...

Anyway... Since I'm taking the idea from Patrick, I'll start with him.

Patrick Morgan is one of the first people I met when I moved to L.A. and started working for Disney. Not long after I started there, he left to begin the life of a freelancer. And a couple of years later, I did the same.

Currently, Patrick is working as a background artist and character designer for a new Nickelodeon cartoon: The X's. He aslo got me on board and I'm proudly working, with him, on my first T.V. cartoon. Though Patrick is working primarily as a background artist on this show, his real strength is in character design and caricatures. He recently published his first hardbound sketchbook that serves as a great portfolio of his range of talents. He's also been working on developing an animated series featuring his own character, Whaleboy.

One of the things I've always admired about Patrick is his constant drive and hard work ethic. He never stops... And he's always working in his sketchbook. And now he has a new art blog where he's posting lots of stuff from his sketchbooks.

Patrick has been a HUGE help to me in my freelance career. Most of the freelance work I've found, in the last 3 years, has come through him. I owe this guy so much, he doesn't even know. He has always been a great friend, an inspiration, and an enourmous help to my career. Check out his book and the next time you need a character designer for an animated series, give him a call.

1 comment:

Patrick Morgan said...

Wow! Thanks man. I just saw this today. It means a lot.

your buddy,