Nearly 100 years after the fall of humanity, a lone survivor roams forest replaced cities in search of food, shelter, and companionship. The film explores the concept of when an individual living with no cause, purpose, or human interactions, transitions into becoming an animal.
Though it is only 5 minutes in length it is my most dense and detailed film so far.
Animated Short Film
GIRL WOLF trailer
Original Sketch of Mia from GIRL WOLF
NIL: No Blood for Coffee
In January 2017 I had the honour of working with one of my long time comic book heroes; James Turner, to create a short film based on his graphic novel, NIL: A Land Beyond Belief.
It's currently in the festival circuit and has already won awards in several festivals, including:
International Film Festival: Best Professional Animation, 2017
Intendence Film Festival: Best Animation (Jury and Audience awards), 2017
Sunscreen Film Festival: Best Animation, 2017
Calcutta Cult Film Festival: Award for best animation, March 2017.
Dragon Con Indiependent Short Film Festival: Award for best animated comedy, 2017
Selected and screened at
Toronto After Dark Festival, 2017
Animocje Festival, 2017
For this collaboration, James Turner conceptualized the story. After we created a series of storyboards from his written draft. Once all of the storyboards were in place, he supplied the artwork from the graphic novel, and I rigged animated, and co-directed the piece.
I had been reading James' work for around ten years. This was a dream project and I hope to do many more like it.
Wishing a happy holidays to everyone, with the true story of how your gifts wind up underneath the tree!
Happy Holidays 2017
Created, designed, and animated by Andrew Foerster (Rewfoe), Tin Canyon follows three well-meaning bluegrass musicians who must overcome their debilitating stage fright to unleash their talent on the world. Initially created by Rewfoe as a stage show of visuals, music, and storytelling, Tin Canyon has since been adapted by Together’s Pazit Cahlon into a rhyming ballad, and has been produced by Together and Rewfoe as an animated short. Tin Canyon features the bluegrass-inspired sounds of Juno Award-winning banjoist and composer, Jayme Stone.
MUSIC: Jayme Stone (Banjo, toy piano), Enion Tiller (Fiddle), Eric Thorin (Bass)
VOICE RECORD: Forrest Rainier
Tin Canyon - Animated Short Film
Tin Canyon Film Premiere at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto 2014
The Music of Tin Canyon (Excerpts from the live show 2011)
Tin Canyon Trailer
Trailer for Tin Canyon: Live Music, Storytelling, and Art event at the Trane Studio, 2011.
Tin Canyon: Live Music, Storytelling, and Art event at the Trane Studio, 2011
Original Music by Jaron Freeman-Fox, Tim Posgate, and Charles James
Storytelling by Armando Espana
Tin Canyon OCADU Illustration Thesis, Grad Ex, Toronto, 2011
Tin Canyon Concept Sketches
Tin Canyon first rendition of current characters, 2010
First rendition of robot characters, 2009
100days Project: Vonandalous Alchneminan
Vonandalous Alchneminan: The Space Station of the Seven Stars
A gif of the creation of the space station day by day.
Day 1: Chip McKinney
Maintence manager, Chip McKinney is on his way to Vonandalous Alchneminan: The Space Station of the Seven Stars.
Day 2: Doug Hare
Chief scientist and engineer, Doug Hare makes his way to Vonandalous Alchneminan to oversee construction and repairs.
Day 3: Pirates
The crooked pirates Rockwell Gibbons and Sophra Anboric slowly fly around space aimlessly.
Day 4: Tokka Aik
Tokka Aik the exterior maintenance robot goes to clock in for his shift at Vonandalous Alchneminan: The Space Station of the Seven Stars
Day 5: Tibell Alchneminan
Tibell Alchneminan, daughter of Kettathog Alchneminan, director of The Space Station of the Seven Stars, plots her course.
Day 6: Beekos
Artist and designer, Beekos is adding new paintings to her hand crafted shuttle.
Day 7: Robot Interns
Robot interns ride the space bus to Vonandalous Alchneminan: The Space Station of the Seven Stars.
Day 8: Kettathog Alchneminan
Kettathog Alchneminan, director of The Space Station of the Seven Stars flies himself to personally inspect and oversee projects.
Day 9: Chip McKinney arrives at Vonandalous Alchneminan.
Chip McKinney finally arrives at Vonandalous Alchneminan: The Space Station of the Seven Stars. He carefully removes his space suit and mentally prepares to get to work. He often spends up to three months at a time on Vonandalous Alchneminan.
Day 10: The Airlock
Just an Airlock and corridor.
Day 11: Doug Hare adjusts work station
Engineer Doug Hare adjusts his work station. No major changes are required since his previous shift. Doug spends 10 months a year at Vonandalous Alchneminan. He only goes back to Earth recalibrate his bones. He has no family.
Day 12: Tibell Alchneminan waiting
Tibell Alchneminan relaxes in her quarters while awaiting her father's arrival.
Day 13: Robot Interns
Robot interns prepare food for the crew of Vonandalous Alchneminan: The Space Station of the Seven Stars.
Day 14: Tibell Alchneminan and the Galaxy Map
Tibell Alchneminan examines the galaxy map to track the location of her father's space craft. He is late, which is uncharacteristic of him. His ship is not on the map.
Day 15: Vonandalous Alchneminan day 15
An overview of Vonandalous Alchneminan: The Space Station of the Seven Stars in it's 15th day.
Day 16: Calling it a night.
Chip McKinney and Tokka Aik retire to their chambers for the evening. In the morning they will strategize the best approach to begin exterior maintenance of Vonandalous Alchneminan.
Day 17: Doug Hare's Discovery
After 9 years of diligence, Doug Hare has located a planet similar to Earth He sets an order to create a probe to test the planet's attributes. He feels fulfilled at this moment.
Day 18: Robot Interns Constructing an Exploration Probe
Following Doug Hare's orders, the robot interns begin scrounging up parts for a probe to investigate the possibly habitable planet. There is only a small window of time to create the probe as they will soon be out of range.
Day 19: Chip and Tokka Repair
Chip McKinney and Tokka Aik clumsily repair signal receptors while inadvertently damaging radar systems.
Day 20: Beekos' Design
Artist/ designer Beekos presents the final design of the exploration probe to Doug. This is an unmanned probe. In just over 3 days, the habitable planet will be out of range for another 2 years. Time is of the essence.
Day 21: Tibell is Worried
Tibell Alchneminan attempts to reach her father again. There is still no answer. He is several days late and his whereabouts are unknown. She is growing very concerned.
Day 22: Tibell and Doug's Argument
Tibell orders Doug to use his newly made exploration probe to search for her father instead of exploring the potentially habitable planet. He is not keen on this idea, but he must obey orders or he may lose his job.
Day 23: Doug Rebels
As the rest of the crew sleeps Doug Hare locks the destination of the probe. He believes the exploration of a potentially habitable planet is a more worthy cause than searching for just one person. He'll be damned if he has to wait another 2 years to send a probe. It may cost him his job, but he believes this is the right thing to do.
Day 24: Chip Feeding the Ghuaingorians
Chip McKinney feeds the livestock, the Ghuaingorians, an endangered species known for their stupidity, barbaric culture and delicious taste.
Day 25: Beekos Working
Beekos spends the evening working on her personal art projects.
Day 26: Tokka Aik in the Bath
Tokka Aik sneaks into Tibell's private bathroom and goes for a dip. Sometimes a robot just wants to feel his cleanest.
Day 27: Probe Exploration
Doug Hare goes to the science lab to print the probe's first findings. His discovery is like none other. He would surely go down in history for this.
Day 28: Tibell's Demands
Tibell demands an update on the probe's findings from Doug. He informs her there is no information on the whereabouts of her father yet, but the probe is still searching. He tells her he forgot something in his ship then leaves through the airlock.
Day 29: The Laundry Room
The robot interns conveniently share a room with the laundry facilities.
Day 30: Vonandalous Alchneminan day 30
Vonandalous Alchneminan: The Space Station of the Seven Stars in it's 30th day.
Day 31: Chip and Tokka in the Sauna
Chip and Tokka relax in the sauna on their day off. Tibell abruptly enters to inquire if they know the whereabouts of Doug. They curtly tell her they do not.
Day 32: Rockwell Gibbons and Sophra Anboric Enter Vonandalous Alchneminan
The crooked pirates Rockwell Gibbons and his Ghuaingorian partner, Sophra Anboric burn a hole into Vonandalous Alchneminan and begin searching for loot and swag. They are careful to not alarm the crew.
Day 33: Tibell and Beekos
Tibell chases Beekos up the stairs asking if she knows what happened to Doug. She says she has no knowledge of where he could be and that she needs to tend to her projects.
Day 34: Video Games and Gossip
Tokka, Chip, and Beekos play video games while gossiping about recent happenings on the ship. Chip expresses that he is quite sick of Tibell, while Beekos mentions that she does not miss Doug. Tokka quietly listens as he does not wish to participate in petty gossip.
Day 35: Rockwell and Sophra Discover the Livestock
Rockwell Gibbons and Sophra Anboric discover a shackled and wounded Ghuaingorian named Oiulok. In his native tongue he tells Sophra how the crew of this vessel has been hunting and eating Ghuaingorians. All the others have been eaten. Oiulok tells Sophra that they ate his hand and some of his arm. Sophra tells Rockwell what's been going on. He's shocked and horrified.
Day 36: The Damaged Radar
Tibell and the robot interns attempt to use the radar system to search for Doug's ship, only to discover it has been damaged.
Day 37: The Pirates Have Been Discovered
The robot interns search for the damaged radar system and discover the unwanted visitors. The robot interns disable the pirate ship's engines, then they report their findings to Tibell.
Day 38: Meeting in the Armory
Tibell calls the crew together for an urgent meeting in the armory. She informs them that there are pirates aboard. She sends Tokka out to repair the radar. She orders the robot interns to investigate the lower levels and she will investigate the higher levels with Chip and Beekos. Although she is scared at this moment she feels satisfied that she can step up to fill her father's shoes, and take charge of the situation.
Day 39: Robot Interns Search the Lower Corridors
The robot interns carefully search the lower corridors. Meanwhile Rockwell, Sophra and Oiulok hide out of sight.
Day 40: Splitting Up
Beekos, Chip, and Tibell peer around every corridor searching the ship extremely carefully. Tibell insists that she searches down the corridor to the right while Chip and Beekos continue on forward. Chip does not agree, he firmly believes splitting up is a poor idea, Beekos agrees with Chip. Tibell reminds them that she is their boss and orders them to do as they're told.
Day 41: Tokka Replaces the Radar
Tokka Aik installs the new radar and heads back to the ship to regroup with the others.
Day 42: Rockwell, Sophra, and Oiulok in the Reactor Room
Rockwell and Sophra are frightened. They returned to their ship only to find out the engine wiring was destroyed. Sophra is concerned about Oiulok who is showing signs of malnourishment and exhaustion. Their only goal now is to get off Vonandalous Alchneminan. They found their way to the reactor room to lie low and devise a plan.
Day 43: The Surveillance Room
Tibell goes to a hidden surveillance room on Vonandalous Alchneminan. From here she is able to see and hear everything that is going on in the space station. She locates the pirates and the stolen livestock in the reactor room and locks the doors remotely. Tibell is surprised to find out that one of the pirates aboard is a Ghuaingorian.
Day 44: Friendly Fire!
Upon returning from installing the new radar satellite, Tokka startles the robot interns. Thank goodness they are terrible shots.
Day 45: Vonandalous Alchneminan day 45
An overview of Vonandalous Alchneminan: The Space Station of the Seven Stars in it's 45th day.
Day 46: Chip and Beekos in the Storage Closet
Chip and Beekos are sitting together in a storage closet. They've been speaking for hours. They had no idea how much they had in common. Tibell announces the capture of the pirates and calls a crew meeting in the large meeting room on the middle level.
Day 47: Tibell's Orders and Lies
Tibell informs the crew of the notorious pirates that are aboard the ship. She tells them she was able to identify them as she held them at gunpoint and locked them in the reactor room. She orders the crew to go there and handcuff the pirates, then she tells Chip to use his ship to transport the prisoners to Earth.
Day 48: Captured Pirates
The crew bursts into the reactor room. Even though Rockwell and Sophra are armed they know they are severely outnumbered. They have been in enough fights to know they won't come out on top, especially if they want to save Oiulok. The crew marches the pirates up to Chip's vessel. Oiulok and Sophra cry and shout to each other in Ghuaingorian. The crew continues to follow their orders, but nobody feels like what they're doing is right.
Day 49: Beekos' Doubts
Chip heads to Earth with the pirates. Tokka goes to report to Tibell. Beekos and the robot interns bring Oiulok to a solitary cell. Beekos stays with this creature for a while. She can't get the image of Oiulok and Sophra communicating out of her head. It was caring and gentle... perhaps people have it all wrong about the Ghuaingorians...
Day 50: Beekos and Tokka message Chip
Beekos and Tokka message Chip. They express that they don't feel right about Tibell's leadership. They all decide that when Chip returns they will take action to change the situation.
Day 51: Tibell in Kettathog's office
Tibell pours over old documents in her father's office looking for some vague clue of where he might be. She orders the robot interns to cook dinner from the remaining Ghuaingorian.
Day 52: Robot Interns Secret Project
The robot interns head to a small closet space. They avoid Tibell's dinner request to put the final touches on their top secret project.
Day 53: The Locked Armory
Beekos and Tokka attempt to grab some guns from the armory, only to realize someone has locked the door.
Day 54: The Robot Interns Set Oiulok Free
The robot interns had been working on a robotic hand, a large size space suit, and a small vessel for Oiulok. They release him from his cell and send him on his way. He is extraordinary grateful.
Day 55: Beekos Chatting with Chip
Beekos is hanging out in her quarters while chatting with Chip. He's about to drop the pirates off on Earth, he's aiming to be back in a couple of days.
Day 56: Tibell Locks Up The Robot Interns
When Tibell inquires what happened to her Ghuaingorian dinner the robot interns admit to sending Oiulok home. She is enraged that they would not only waste food, but use valuable resources to build a ship for the mindless creature. She locks the robot interns in the brig.
Day 57: Chip Comes Back to Vonandalous Alchneminan
Chip arrives at Vonandalous Alchneminan. Before reaching Earth, the space pirates broke free from their cell and stole Chip's ship. However, they at least had the decency to send Chip back in his detachable pod.
Day 58: A Mutiny Cut Short
Chip doesn't wait a moment after arriving to start planning a mutiny with Beekos and Tokka. But after only a few minutes Tibell enters the room with a gun targeting the three of them. She instructs them to walk to the brig.
Day 59: The Crew is Locked Up
Beekos, Chip, and Tokka are locked in the brig just above the robot interns.
Day 60: Vonandalous Alchneminan day 60
An overview of Vonandalous Alchneminan: Space Station of the Seven Stars in it's 60th day.
Day 61: Tibell at her Lowest
Tibell goes to her father's library. She is filled with depression and self pity. She feels like she's done everything wrong. She longs for her father's guidance. She feels betrayed by her entire crew. She doesn't know where to go from here. If action isn't taken soon she and her captive crew will all starve to death. She thinks of the old expression "The captain goes down with the ship."
Day 62: The Seven Stars
Tibell steps out of Vonandalous Alchneminan. She gazes at the stars. From the space station, the seven stars that make up the constellation Maerriaro Sphedualte were always crystal clear. It is said that this is the most enchanting group of stars in the entire universe. She takes it all in one last time.
Day 63: Kettathog Arrives at Vonandalous Alchneminan
Just as Tibell is about to remove her helmet, she notices the peak of the constellation growing brighter than before. She strains her eyes to focus on it, and she realizes it's coming closer to her, and it's not a star. She is able to define the shape. It is her father's ship. He has finally returned to Vonandalous Alchneminan: The Space Station of the Seven Stars. Her father, Kettathog steps out to greet her.
Day 64: Tibell Reunites with Kettathog
Kettathog asks Tibell to bring him up to date with what's been going on. Tibell tells him about Doug's disappearance, the space pirates, the robot interns waste of food, the planning of a mutiny, and how the whole crew is currently locked in the brig. He laughs enthusiastically and congratulates her for holding the fort while he was gone. Every time Tibell tries to inquire about where he was he brushes it off with a laugh and a vague answer. Kettathog wolfs half a Ghuaingorian from the food reserve on his ship then decides to hit the hay. Tibell still has many unanswered questions, but Kettathog tells her they can talk about everything else in the morning.
Day 65: The Crew Escapes Through the Vents
Tokka uses his built-in welding tools to cut a hole through the prison wall. However the tool was not designed to cut through such a strong material so it took several days. Tokka and the robot interns are ok, but Beekos and Chip and malnourished and dehydrated. Tokka worries for their safety. They all travel through the vents to escape. The robots carry Chip and Beekos as they're incapable of moving on their own.
Day 66: The Crew in the Medical Room
The robots take Beekos and Chip to the small medical room on the second level. Tokka hooks them up in healing chairs. They will take a couple days to recover fully. He hopes Tibell doesn't find them in that time. The robot interns go to the docking bay to see if there's a ship big enough for the five of them.
Day 67: Tibell at Kettathog's Door
Kettathog has remained in his room for more than 3 days. Tibell does not want to intrude but she goes to check up on her father. He is not answering when she is knocking. Tibell is still unaware that the crew has escaped.
Day 68: Robot Interns in the Docking Bay
The robot interns find three short range bikes in the docking bay. They could use them to venture out but they might not get very far. Plus only there's not enough for everyone. They decide to keep looking.
Day 69: A Gelatinous Blob
Tibell enters Kettathog's room. She does not find her father, only a dark yellow gelatinous blob covering his bed and walls, and a massive hole in the ceiling.
Day 70: Stopping for a Snack
Beekos and Chip eat some rations from the medical room and make their way to the robot interns in the docking bay. Tokka diligently dismantles every camera he can find. He feels bad to destroy any part of the ship as he and Chip worked so hard to maintain it.
Day 71: A Strange Space Ship in the Docking Bay
The robot interns discover a strange ship in the docking bay. It's made of a squishy shining blue material, and has no landing gear. It appears to be free-floating, and it's tethered to the ceiling with little grabbers. It definitely looks large enough to carry the whole crew but they can't even figure out how to enter it, let alone fly it. They are truly puzzled, they've never seen anything like this.
Day 72: Another Hole in the Ceiling
When Tibell goes to inspect the damage in the area above her father's room, she finds another hole in the ceiling and the room is completely torn apart. The same dark yellow gunk covers the floor, ceiling and walls. She goes to the next floor up to search for the cause.
Day 73: The Crew Regroups
The robot interns regroup with Chip, Beekos, and Tokka. They explain that the only ship they could find that was big enough, was some kind of foreign model that they didn't know how to enter. They head to the other side of the ship, perhaps they could find something more useful there.
Day 74: Tibell Uncovering the Extent of the Damage
Tibell follows the holes throughout the ship. Considerable damage appears to be done, but there's no reasonable explanation of what the cause could be.
Day 75: Vonandalous Alchneminan day 75
An overview of Vonandalous Alchneminan in it's 75th day.
Day 76: The Return of Doug
The crew burst into a small storage room on the lower level. They startle two strange looking creatures. One has a long face with sharp teeth and pointy ears. The other is Doug! The crew is shocked to see him, especially wearing such bizarre armour. He greets them warmly and tells them he has no time to explain, but they are all in grave danger...
Day 77: Doug Explains Everything
The crew follows Doug into the next room. Here, they see another creature like the one Doug is with, and the entire room looks destroyed. There's dark yellow gunk everywhere and a gaping hole in the ceiling. Doug explains that the habitable planet he found called B'Zphedus was home to the Zoidamphs, a peaceful being that lived in harmony with the last few Ghuaingorians. Their society welcomed and accepted Doug. The Zoidamphs and the Guaingorians have a sickness on the planet. This disease causes the infected creature's skin to bubble up and turn to mush while the muscles and bone structure grew uncontrollably and the host was driven insane with a need to destroy anything in sight. Doug is working with a team of researchers to find a cure, and they're very close. Doug says he came back to Vonandalous Alchneminan to save the remaining Ghuaingorians to see if there were any healthy ones to help repopulate their species, as there are so few left on B'Zphedus, but upon his return to the space station, he realized the problem was much more severe than he could have expected.
Day 78: Pirates Return
Sophra and Rockwell return with the boys from back home and they're back with a vengeance. They tear open the door controls and barge intro Vonandalous Alchneminan.
Day 79: Destruction of The Nest
Doug and Zpherus locate the nest of the of the infected creature. They are surprised to find the walls lined with eggs. They destroy the eggs but they know the creature will not be far..
Day 80: The Pirates Demands
The pirates find Tibell attempting to flee Vonandalous Alchneminan. Vyndl the birdman holds Tibell still while Sophra points a gun in Tibell's face demanding to bring them to Oiulok the Ghuaingorian. Tibell knows if she says that Oiulok was given a ship and sent home that the pirates will kill her, so in order to buy herself time she tells them to follow her to the lower level.
Day 81: Hatching Eggs
Above the warmth of the reactor a group of eggs begins to hatch.
Day 82: The Creature!
The monster crashes through the ceiling splattering two of the pirates. Sophra, Rockwell and Vyndl go flying in all directions. Tibell grabs a ledge and pulls herself up to safety. The pirates quickly lose sight of her. The ceiling collapses above Doug and the crew. The crew huddles in the corner while Doug and the Zoidamphs fire away at the creature.
Day 83: The Groups Split
Everyone runs in different directions to get away from the insane destructive monster. Chip, Beekos, and one of the robot interns wind up in a room with Sophra and Vyndl. Sophra thanks Chip again for the use of his ship. Chip thanks Sophra for coming back, looks like they needed that backup plan after all. The robot intern explains that he sent Oiulok home. Vyndl expresses great remorse for his two friends that were eaten. He suggests that they try to find Rockwell and leave Vonandalous Alchneminan for good.
Day 84: Tokka and the Robot Intern Flee
Tokka and the other robot intern run for their lives.
Day 85: Rockwell Chases Tibell
Tibell flees to the higher areas of the ship. Rockwell is close behind but can't get a decent shot.
Day 86: Monster Running Amok
Doug and the Zoidamphs chase the monster through the ship. The monster rips through the ship's walls to get away from them.
Day 87: Preparing for the Worst
Sophra and Vyndl briefly go to their ship to fetch more weapons. They don't know what they're going to find but they want to be prepared for anything.
Day 88: Breach in the Hull
When Tokka and the robot intern look for a place to lie low they come across a room crawling with the baby monsters gnawing through the wall of Vonandalous Alchneminan. Once the hull is breached they fly off into the void of space. Tokka and the robot intern quickly jump into action to repair the wall as quickly as possible.
Day 89: The Death of Rockwell Gibbons
Rockwell finally catches up with Tibell. He holds her at gunpoint, he won't let her get away this time. Just then the monster smashes through the wall followed by Doug and the Zoidamphs. The monster devours Rockwell and makes short work of the Zoidamphs. Tibell sneaks away once again. Doug fires at the monster blowing off one of it's arms. Doug watches as Tibell leaves but can do nothing about it.
Day 90: Exterior Infestation
Tokka and the robot intern find an infestation of eggs and baby monsters covering many exterior surfaces. They do their best to remove as many as they can. They wonder how many are covering Vonandalous Alchneminan.
Day 91: The Monster is Gone
Doug stumbles into an empty room with a view of space. He is exhausted and covered in the blood of the monster. He defeated the horrible creature but lost his friends in the process. He did not save the Ghuaingorians, nor does he know anything more about this strange disease. He feels coming back was a complete waste. Vonandalous Alchneminan was always a place of frustration and anger for Doug, perhaps it still is. He looks out into the void of space wondering what to do next. Just then he sees Tibell in a small spacecraft flying away from the space station. Their eyes lock for just a moment, then she disappears into the darkness.
Day 92: Tokka and Robot Intern Head Back In
Tokka and the robot intern find more and more eggs coating the exterior. They realize the degree of infestation to the space station. They feel Vonandalous Alchneminan is a lost cause. They head back in to regroup with the others and share the news.
Day 93: Leaving Vonandalous Alchneminan
Chip, Beekos, Sophra, Vyndl and the robot intern find themselves in the same room as Doug. The exhausted, blood covered Doug tells the group that he finished off the monster. He tells them in a very matter-of-fact tone that the monster killed his friends, and ate Rockwell. He expresses that it was pointless to come back to Vonandalous Alchneminan. Sophra and Vyndl break down stricken with grief. Beekos asks Doug if he knows what happened to Tibell. Doug points at the window and says he saw her fly off just a few moments ago. Just then Tokka and the other robot intern enter the room. They inform the others about the degree of infestation in and on the space station. Doug shrugs and walks away. Chip gathers the emotionally destroyed pirates, and suggests gently that "Now...it's time to leave."
Day 94: Dhiil
Years later, Chip and Beekos had a daughter. They named her Dhiil. She went on to become a top pilot in the Priydeeros Academy.
Day 95: Sophra and Oiulok
Sophra searched 31 systems over 6 years, and finally found Oiulok. As it turns out, the whole time she was looking for him, Oiulok was looking for her as well. They joined in the Ghuaingorian lifetime commitment ceremony and had 9 Ghuaingorian children all whom became excellent pirates.
Day 96: Beekos Leaves Chip
Beekos eventually left Chip to pursue her adventurous side. She joined up with Sophra, Oiulok and Vyndl to travel the universe.
Day 97: Chip's Business
Chip, Tokka and the robot interns opened up their own business doing ship maintenance and repairs. The robot interns finally got paid full-time positions but everyone still calls them interns.
Day 98: Doug Finds a Cure
Doug returned to B'Zphedus. He never left behind the haunting memories of Vonandalous Alchneminan. He worked tirelessly to find a cure for the monster disease. It took him 5 years but he finally did it. After donating his results to a widespread medicine company he disappeared, no one has seen him since. Doug is regarded as a hero among the Zoidamphs and Ghuaingorians.
Day 99: Tibell Alchneminan
Shortly after jettisoning from Vonandalous Alchneminan Tibell found that her ship's engine was infested with eggs. The engine exploded leaving her stranded. She put out a distress call, but the only ship in range at the time was Sophra's. Tibell's ship was never recovered.
Day 100: Vonandalous Alchneminan: The Space Station of the Seven Stars
Vonandalous Alchneminan: The Space Station of the Seven Stars grew more and more infested with the monsters until they completely took over. With no reliable food source the creatures soon died off one by one. Strange and aggressive as they were, they exhibited absolutely no cannibalistic tendencies. It was a long, long time before Vonandalous had any visitors, but years later a small creature named Pobolo cracked open the door. The walls of Vonandalous were destroyed, the entire ship was devoid of oxygen or electricity. Pobolo wasn't looking for loot, nor was she looking for what caused the destruction of this space station. No, Pobolo was looking for a friend.
A futuristic western turned on its head when Cowboy Jim; the boy from Hell rips apart a rag-tag team of fierce villains while keeping true to the themes, beats, and lyrics of Cage The Elephant's "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked".
Concept art below.
Ain't No Rest for the Wicked - Process Work
Wake Up sinners
Fan video for The Crow Quill Night Owl's song "Wake Up Sinners"
Below: Process work and sketches
Artwork in illustrator
Ham & Cat
Ham & Cat is an ongoing series about a long cat and a little hamster inspired by true life events.
Ham and Cat Island Party!
Ham and Cat in Space
Monsters of Annoyance
A series of monsters that annoyingly impact our daily lives.
A little fun side project to clear out the brain cobwebs. Each monster takes around an hour start to finish.
Purglagantor Galablani - monster of bumbling feet
Appears the night before an exam or stressful situation and tries to convince you to mess up a little.
Bourgentafastarphee - monster of troubled headpound
Comes around to over-complicate simple ideas and concepts.
Turjalur Jalurjalov - monster of swollen grummbus
Distracts momentarily at the perfect time to allow for minor accidents.
Phurnalo Albogobo - monster of skin quarr’d
Causes mild itchiness in the inner thighs during job interviews.
Hyrgle Luglak-galus - monster of perpetual damp
Makes it his duty to ensure that your towel is always wet. No matter what.
Music video for Emmy Award-Winning series HitRECord on TV season 1, 2014. Emmy awarded in the field of Creative Achievement in Interactive Media - Social TV Experience.
Music video created for Stephen Trask's song "Stay Away"
The video touches themes of pursuing time alone and returning with a new perspective
Kitbash: taking a toy or model kit and modifying, adding to it, and painting it to create a custom figure. Here, you can take a look at some of my ongoing Kitbash projects.
This is something I like to do in my spare time, hope you enjoy the gallery.
Lots of process work below.
Figure 1. The Lone Cowboy:
Starting point: K2SO Star Wars Black Series figure.
Modified with: Acrylic paint, leather, tape, accessories from other figures, and a hand sculpted sculpey hat. Balance held by Figma stand.
Modified with: Acrylic paint, sand, two-part epoxy, fake moss, leather, various accessories from other figures, small scale objects, tape, real sticks, real tree bark, and found objects.
Figure 3. River (Rusty's counterpart)
Starting point: Archetype Figma Female
Modified with: Acrylic paint, leather, hand-made sculpey mask, horns, and bones, wood, thread and Playmobile bucket. Balance held by Figma stand.
Figure 4. xE-47 Intergalactic Bounty Hunter
Starting point: K2SO Star Wars Black Series figure.
Modified with: Acrylic paint, gloss, various model kit pieces, SAFS Gashapon figure for head, leather strings, headphone cords, bags from 1/12 scale Membership Bertie (Ashley Wood series) various accessories from other figures. Balance held by Figma stand.
Various illustrations for publication, installation, and galleries.
Perpetual Toronto Lineups
2017, shown at Northern Contemporary Gallery's "Petite Bourgeois Revolution" Show.
Lantern Monster 1
2016, shown at Northern Contemporary Gallery's "100 Demons Halloween" Show.
Lantern Monster 2
2016, shown at Northern Contemporary Gallery's "100 Demons Halloween" Show.
Lantern Monster 3
2016, shown at Northern Contemporary Gallery's "100 Demons Halloween" Show.
Lantern Monster 4
2016, shown at Northern Contemporary Gallery's "100 Demons Halloween" Show.
50 Days of Monsters
On May 3rd 2017 I started 50 Days of Monsters. One monster a day for 50 days! This was a fun exercise to warm up for the day!
I was Inspired by the Radiohead song 2+2=5 to create my own take on the classic Frankenstein story in the form of a music video.
I wanted to use this project to explore digital collage techniques in a way I hadn't tackled before.
This film currently has no set release date.
Just for Fun
In this section of my site you'll find a whole bunch of random projects I've done over the years.
Dancin' Boba Fett was created as a birthday gift for my brother.
For the 2015 election I wanted to encourage young voters to get out there using a different kind of approach.
The Heart That Farts
For Valentines Day.
The Heart that Farts
When I first began animating, I did many little tests pairing characters to music and sound. My favourite of these was this short video I did for the Gorillaz song "Happy Landfill".
When I'm not animating I like to make sculptures. This first series is a group of four lone characters, each with a different story of how they came to stowed away below the deck of a pirate boat.
Photo credit: Ian Bethune
Skud left behind the army with his friend and organ donor, Opit, to pursue a life of crime.
The boy from hell strives to put his life back together, one piece at a time.
He's been here as long as he can remember, doing the only thing he knows anymore.
Born from the sadistic science experiments of a crazy man, Opit joined the army in a move to find purpose. He later left with the only creature who understood him, Skud.
Cowboy Jim and The Robot
Photo Credit: Ian Bethune
A discarded idea who came to life through his own determination and clawed his way from the mind of a person, to true existence.
These photos were for the Contact Photography Festival in Toronto.
Photo Credit: Ian Bethune
This robot was created from cardboard and found objects.
Photo Credit: Ian Bethune
Ham and Cat's house
This was a gift for Yuliya a few Christmases ago. It's the house that Ham and Cat would live in.