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Karl Toerge in the house.

June 4th, 2008

Artwork by Karl Toerge
Karl Toerge has worked a lot with Frederator recently, on his original short (with Jim Wyatt) Ratzafratz, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, and the Ape Escape Cartoons. And it’s always great when he stops by the Burbank office when I’m in town, like he did last week to show us a pitch for his new series.

Thanks to Karl for kind permission to show some art from his cartoon pitch.

Karl Toerge & Fred Seibert

Elliot Cowan.

April 29th, 2008

Elliot Cowan came by the other day to show us his storyboard for a funny short called “Snake.”

We met Elliot through his membership on Channel Frederator RAW late last year. We featured his cartoons in Episodes 86 & 106 and in our & “48 Frames…” contest, we’ve hung out at the New York Drinking and Drawing’s, and he gave us a nice, thoughtful, Christmas present.

Thanks to Elliot for kind permission to post some of his storyboard.

Ed Ludvigsen & Brian Belanger

April 22nd, 2008


Ed Ludvigsen & Brian Belanger came by on Friday to introduce themselves. Ed’s an art director for an online agency in Westchester, New York, and Brian’s a comic book artist and writer in Manchester, New Hampshire. They pitched us their project Skullduggery.

Thanks to Brian for kind permission to post his artwork.

Damian Farrell & Joanne Roboz

February 13th, 2008

Eric had his Irish studio visit and I had mine. Caboom produces animation, live action, TV, film, commercials, digital…they *produce*. Creative Director/owner (and animator) Damian Farrell and producer Joanne Roboz stopped by during Kidscreen to show us “A Beary Bootiful World” (bootifully design by the wonderful Anna Chambers) and some of their other projects. (They left a DVD, but I couldn’t rip it properly to show you.)

Thanks to Caboom for kind permission to show their artwork.

David Cowles

February 13th, 2008

Fred by David Cowles

David Cowles has long been a personal favorite illustrator, but unitl Sally Anne Syberg called to bring him over (from Rochester, NY) I had no idea he also did animation. It was great meeting him (and seeing Sally again) to get the down low on his ideas for series.

David’s such a great artist I thought I’d only pull out his best illustration and point you to the rest.

Adrian Bishop, Bloom Animation.

January 18th, 2008

Adrian Bishop

Adrian is founder of the Bloom Animation collective in Denver. We met when I spoke at ASIFA/AIGA/Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design last year. He stopped by Frederator/Burbank to show me one of his projects and find out a little about the cartoon biz in Hollywood.

Jim Mortensen in the house.

December 9th, 2007

Jim Mortensen stopped by to visit Eric and me at Frederator/Burbank with his storyboard for “Suzy Backwards.” It’s always good to see Jim, an early contributor to Channel Frederator and a talented, nice guy.

Jim Mortenson and Fred Seibert
Thanks to Jim for his kind permission to use a frame from his board and this special illustration.

Jesse Willmon & Julie Ann Pietrangelo.

August 16th, 2007


I’ve known Jesse Willmon since he was a student at New York’s School of Visual Arts and he showed me his awesome make-your-own-comics site COMMIX. He and one of his creative partners, Julie Ann Pietrangelo, came by to show me one of their cartoon projects. Thanks guys.

Dan Shefelman.

August 16th, 2007


Dan Shefelman is an artist, designer, and story guy who’s worked on Blue Sky features and a bunch of TV things too. He’s New York based but somehow we’d never met until the other day when he came by to show me his project “Ooze.”

Thanks Dan, for kind permission to post your artwork.

Kevin Lofton, Jackie ‘The Joke Man’ Martling, Rohit Sang, Lynn Shaw.

August 6th, 2007


We had a full house in New York last week when one of our favorite directors, Kevin Lofton, was in with Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling, and partners Rohit Sang and Lynn Shaw. Many of you know Jackie from his stint on the Howard Stern FM radio show and are familiar with his adult comedy act. But, we discussed the team’s idea for an animated kids show.

Thanks for coming in folks. See you soon.