Tuesday, September 27, 2016

OOPS! I TRIATHALONED AGAIN




Well, it's been a little over a week 
and I haven't died of
residual effects from the
2016 MALIBU TRIATHALON.

You'd think I'd have keeled over
after having to get up at 
2:30 A freaking M
to drive down to Zuma Beach with my
sooper-powered neighbor
Darren Turbow.

But we weren't the only ones:


I got marked up
with my bib number
(in case you die and they need to identify you)


And then got my gear set up in the transition area.


It turned out to be a misty day,
which was delightful since the last two years
were stoopid hair dryer in your face hot.


After a beautiful performance of the National Anthem by Rachel Platten,
(and a moving rendition of her hit, The Fight Song)
it was time to go!

And after all was said and done,
I thought I had a really great race!

I knew my swim wasn't as good as last years.
The mist made it hard to keep your bearings and I 
had to stop alot to make sure I was on course.

But I thought I 
MURDERED
it on the bike and run.

I ended up going 
two hours, 10 minutes,
which seemed
AWESOME!


Then I realized I did a 
2:07 last year.

Oops.

Still--
I'll take it.

I mean,
I tied my personal record of 
NOT DYING,
right?

Here are the official times:



I was a minute over on my bike
and a minute under on my run.
The extra time came on my swim.


But next year I'll beat that
2:07.

If I don't die, that is.


Thanks,
Malibu Triathalon!






Friday, September 16, 2016

BRICK-BUILT KND


Wouldn't Codename: Kids Next Door
Lego characters be
KILLER?!

Well,
a sooper Lego ninja 
KND operative 
is trying drum up support to get Lego to make some.


And they look
REEEEEEEEALLY
COOL!






If you want to add your voice to those
shouting for these
run over




SaveSave

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

FACEBOOK FRIENDS

Well, against ALL odds,
it happened.

I HAVE TOO MANY FRIENDS!

And that's something I
NEVER
would have thought could 
happen when I was in 
8th grade.
But Facebook only lets you have
5000 friends.
And I want
MOAR!

So I have to switch to a 
personal page.

It's under the name
Mr. Warburton
and it kinds looks like this:


If we're already Facebook friends,
then I'm pretty sure you've been migrated there already.
But if we're not friends,
why dontcha stop on by and like the
page so we can be
BEST
FRIENDS
FOREVER!!!

I'll post all the usual nonsense:

the lunchbags

the blog posts

the silly doodles

the crazy career updates

It'll be fun,
I promise

The link is
riiiiiiiiiiiight

Monday, September 12, 2016

G:KND-- ANIMATED!!!

Somewhere out there is a
Codename: Kids Next Door
sooper-mega-ultra-fan
who's making awesome use of their time.

How, 
you may ask?

By actually 
ANIMATING
the 
Galactic: Kids Next Door
animatic!

And it's one hundred and sixteen kinds of
AWESOME

Check it:


I especially love the message at the end:




Way to go, Rat Animation!
You've earned a killer promotion in the KND!
Please report to Moonbase for your celebratory ice cream party!

And in case you've lived under a big, dumb and
 very quiet rock that doesn't have an internet connection,
the original 
g:KND animatic is over




Thursday, September 8, 2016

THE RUINING OF MO WILLEMSESES TABLE


Mo Willems used to be dumb.
He used to invite lots of artsy fartsy people over for dinner
and then they'd draw all over his nice dining room table.

So he'd throw it out and get a new one.

And then it'd happen again.

And again.

But then one day,
his wife suggested putting paper over 
the table whenever art freaks came over.

And that's exactly what we did
LAST WEEKEND
when I flew out to do some 
top secret book stuff with Mr. Willems.

We had a delicious meal prepared 
by Mrs. Willems
and then commenced to drawing.

Here's the morning aftermath:



This was my mess:


And this is the boy with the dumpling for a brain.


He later transformed into this:


Mrs. Willems specializes in 
cool, colorful patterns:


drew both Mo's daughter Trixie
and her own daughter, Vivianne.


Her husband Matt is a killer painter
and did some really amazing sketches.


Vivianne's got skills, too!


We spent a lot of time experimenting with writing 
and/or drawing with our opposite hands and/or our eyes closed.



Marquetry master and part time 
Model T driving Santa Claus
proved that every finger has a personality
as well as a story.


You should meet him.
He's a riot:


Trixie's art gets better and better
every time I see it:




Oh...
and whatshisface Mo did this:


And this:



It's always fun ruining Mo's furniture!







SaveSaveSaveSave

Friday, August 26, 2016

MY LATEST SKETCHBOOK ISN'T DEAD--- IT'S JUST SLEEPING


SHHHHHHHHH...

Keep it down!

You don't want to wake up the latest
sketchbook I just finished.

This one ran from 
February 12, 2016
to
August 23rd, 2016
which is about par for the course these days.

And as always,
a good portion of the book is taken up with brainstorming
 on sooner secret projects that are in
varying stages of done-ness--
some of which I hope to announce soon!
HOORAY!

(But nope... sorry.  None of them are G:KND)
(Boooooooooooo, Cartoon Network!)
(Trust me... I'll tell you if there is ever any news on G:KND!)

Anyway,
I'm was happy with
this sketchbook's sticker mash-up:
Sooper Saiyan Mickey!


The guardian pigs on the title page 
got a smidge smudgy:









drew that guy on the postcard
so I gave him a body:




Kelley drew me some awesome 
Yugioh cards:



This was the rough drawing for an auction piece:








And then we were done here:


Not a lot of exciting stuff to show...
but like I said, 
most of the book got eaten with work stuff.
The main thing is that sketchbooks are still 
getting filled after all these years!

Hope you're filling your sketchbooks up with
killer drawlings!