Francis Darville - Renown Medium and So Much More

A character and graphic design study for Francis Darville, resident spiritualist and shaman of the Yehey Expedition.  This would be a poster, lobby card or flyer for one of his live public seances, and is inspired by vintage posters and adverts of the early 1900's.  

Francis is a man of many talents, namely that of shamanistic practices and being a skilled medium in communicating with the dead.  He's quite the showman!  But this a gross exploitation of his spiritual prowess. However a man's gotta eat, er...not really since he's a living mummy, but you get the idea.

The Lost Land of Yehey: Minisode 1 - You Don't Gnome Me

It's finally here! Check out my first real collaboration project. In this minisode Markus starts his day off with a fresh cup of coffee, and an unexpected visitor who is not what he seems to be.

Credits:

Script & Voices - Mark & Noelle Cruz

Animation - Mark Cruz

Music - Jessica Rae Huber

Fire Safety: Character Line-Up

Fire Safety Cast

Here is the cast of characters for an animated short I'm working on.  It's about fire safety, specifically how fire sprinklers work.  I was going for a retro-cartoon style, and I think I reached my goal.  I really had a lot of fun making this, and I hope I can do something like this again.

The Lost Land of Yehey - Explorer Portraits

Check out these portraits I made for Yehey's intrepid explorers. Click on any one of the portraits to get the skinny on each explorer, and discover more about The Lost Land of Yehey series.  More portraits will be revealed as the series progresses, so stay tuned at the official Yehey website.

Portrait - Lolo
Portrait - Chechi
Portrait - Markus

The Lost Land of Yehey - Official Trailer (2014)


It has finally arrived.  Ladies and gents, we are proud to share our official trailer with everyone! Please enjoy. Don't forget to like, comment and subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date on the series premiere as well as all the behind the scenes videos. Prepare for adventure!

New Animation Pre-visuals

Ahoy, all! It's been a while, but I've been keeping busy, and I'm happy to announce that the wife and I's collaboration project is slowly coming to fruition in the form of an animated trailer. That's right, there's a trailer...cause our story is so epically awesome that it warrants one. The following are screenshots from our pre-visual clip or animatic. I'm currently working on all the final animation.

Lolo Polaroid

Here we have a polaroid of Pachechi and her grandfather pinned to an old map. "A map of what?" you ask...you'll see.

Pirate Crew

A shot of an infamous pirate crew that our heroes encounter. Friends or foes? Not sure yet.

Sea Monster

Oh snap, it's a sea monster! No high seas adventure is complete without sea monsters. So that's what I got for you. I'll be releasing more screen shots and sketches as we progress. Stay tuned.

Vlog07: V-DAY 2 - Electric Boogaloo

In which I regale you with an epic tale of meeting my one true love...and all the perils that that entails. If you liked this, be sure to watch V-Day 1, the vlog that started it all.  Also, you can be a troll/creeper by checking out my wedding music video.

Music Credit: "Hey Beautiful" (How I Met Your Mother Theme Song) by The Solids

Hairy at the Heels on Ganda-Ganda.com

Hairy at the Heels Icon

I made this illustrated icon of my own website for my wife’s blog. The inspiration? Well it’s getting a bit chilly here in Busan, so I broke out the old pipe over the weekend. Unfortunately I forgot that I needed to buy some tobacco. Disappointed, I decided to make my icon an illustration of what I wish was reality. Either way you should checkout my wife’s blog, where you can see this icon in all it’s tiny glory amongst other amazing things.

The Renaissance Man of Mechanics

Gisangnim

This is another character from the wife and I’s collab project. His name is Kisanim (기사님), which isn’t a name at all. It actually means “driver” in Korean. This character is actually based off of the driver of The Magic English Bus I used to work on, whom we all actually called “kisanim.” He was an older, gentleman whose real name I never knew. He was very sweet and was a real problem solver when it came to mechanics. In our collab project Kisanim is a stoic genius that can drive anything from buses and tanks, to planes and ships. He very rarely speaks, but when he does it’s always in Korean.

Bachelor Night

Bachelor Night

Every once in a blue moon my wife hangs out with a girlfriend or two, which gives me a free night to myself. I usually call up a friend to hang out and watch a movie or play video games with. However I’ve been a little hermetic as of late, so I usually end up watching old episodes of Ultraman and eating Red Baron microwavable pizza. What you see is the exact portrayal of those bachelor nights where I am as happy as a geeky pig in slop.