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Dusting Off A New Toon

2016-04-30 08:17:55 by JABToons

New (oldish) toon that you, your friends, even that person over there can cheggout here: 

Nausia: A Parody for Pigs

Currently working on two new animations, with one that I'm probably going to fully focus on for the time being.

Hoping to let more work loose [animations, illustrations, videos, comics, website(?)], and seriously jolt my motivation.

It's been said way too often, I know.

I need a millionth chance. 

Anyway, here's a tiny, sneak peek thing of the toon I'm working on now:

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San Diego Comic Con 2014

2014-08-03 14:53:07 by JABToons

So this year I went to my first ever San Diego Comic Con, and it completely exceeded my already hyped expectations! I snagged a 4-Day Pass as a Professional and after the first night I was running purely on excitement and coffee. I didn't see many panels because I wanted to experience the Exhibit Floor, also I totally underestimated the lines like a fool and probably should've camped out. I had 4 goals in mind: get a Glorious Golden Bender exclusive, meet Felicia Day, meet Evangeline Lilly, and see the Game of Thrones panel. Game of Thrones was a bust, but I succeeded in the first 3, which made my trip! I'm already stoked for San Diego Comic Con 2015, and will definitely plan it out a lot better. I still had a stellar time walking around the floor, running into celebs, snagging cool stuff, and ,believe it or not, standing in line. 

Being there definitely fueled my motivation even more to come back home and animate. Besides another possible episode collabing with Ross Bollinger, I storyboarded a mini toon involving another favorite X-Men of mine, as well as a sequel to Wolverine @ Comic Con, especially after finally going to Comic Con. I'm currently working on getting one of these animations out soon, at the same time as finding a way to move to California. 

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New Toon, bubs!

2013-10-13 12:02:37 by JABToons

After an immense delay (over 3 months), and how I'd like to tie that into a "Wolverine has 3 claws in each hand so 3 months was the plan all along!", my latest toon is finally released!

Wolverine @ Comic-Con

Freelancing projects, snagging a new part-time casino gig, and a lack of motivation in between definitely fueled the delay of Wolverine @ Comic-Con, but they're no excuse! (especially being unmotivated) Pulling all nighters for the past week to finish this toon off definitely got me back in the animating zone, I'm seriously wanting to shorten my project deadlines to get more animations out!

Hope you dig it, gang!

New Toon, bubs!


New Toon Comin Soon, Bubs

2013-07-26 12:08:15 by JABToons

It's been a while since I posted anything, just been busy with freelancing making some extra scratch on the side, but I'm finally back to animating ridiculous nonsense once more!

I'm pretty stoked for The Wolverine coming out tonight and gave me an idea for a small animation about my favorite super mutant. It's called "Wolvering @ Comic-Con" and will involve Wolverine dealing with some fans and the overall nerdy atmosphere. I tried to get my homeslice Hugh Jackman to do the voice, but he was busy with prior engagements. Also, he doesn't know who I am.

I'm hoping to get this sucker knocked out in the next week or two, but I'm definitely happy with how it's turning out so far!

Keep an eye out, bubs.

New Toon Comin Soon, Bubs


Novice Round Toon Done

2013-05-30 09:18:21 by JABToons

Check it out while I crash for 12 hours!:

The Swell Endeavor

Novice Round Toon Done


NATA 2013 Submission

2013-04-25 11:54:49 by JABToons

Every year I miss the NATA, but not this year, dammit!

Lots of hours put in for this insanely short toon, but it came out exactly how I wanted it to and I'm stoked to finally share it!

Boss Boombox Dancin' Day

NATA 2013 Submission


New Toon!

2012-08-01 23:03:09 by JABToons

Finally dusted off the cobwebs on my animation motivation and cranked out a new toon!

Bale Toons: Date Night

I've been meaning to bust out more shorter animations, as my usual projects always end up being way too big that it takes me 9 years to finish or causing me to never finish due to lack of interest. My goal is to balance my illustration & animation work ethic, but I've definitely been jonesin' to whip together more toonage in the next coming months!

New Toon!


New Ill/Painting

2012-07-14 14:04:11 by JABToons

Hey gang,

Just finished up another illustration dedicated to The Wicker Man, this time experimenting with ol' watercolor! I really dig how it turned out, and even though it was a royal pain in the ass, I hope to crank out some more watercolor projects:

The Wicker Man

As for animations, I always dread coming back to Newgrounds because I see all these boss animations, and it makes me disappointed in myself that I have yet to dust off the cobwebs on my animating since I've been focusing on illustrations. Also, I'm a lazy doof, and should quit that.

P.S. If you haven't viewed the terribly hilarious glory that is The Wicker Man starring Mr. Nic Cage, you're missing out.



So, in January I was chosen, with 9 other inspiring artist/animators, to be inducted in an online Animation Master Class taught by none other than Joe Murray, creator of Rocko's Modern Life, and my all-time favorite animator and inspiration! You can understand how insanely honored I was that Joe liked my stuff enough to be part of his course, he even told me how much my final storyboard assignment made him laugh! Instant mind blown and black out.

Not only did I receive feedback from Joe through email, I also got weekly one-on-one rap sessions via Skype to discuss my assignments, goals, and just shoot the shit! It seriously is an experience I'll never forget, and it still blows my mind that I was a part of it.

I even asked for a doodle of Filburt saying "Oh Fish Sticks!" and he obliged me no problem with a signed sketch! An incredible last minute bonus and definitely my next tattoo!

Follow the link below to check out my final storyboard for the class and more info about it:

Final Storyboard

Completed Joe Murray's Animation Course!



So I entered a contest for Jessica Lea Mayfield which involved taking her tune "Blue Skies Again" and creating a 5-15 second animated clip. If you win, you snag 500 bucks and get to animate her entire music video.

I probably should've added a link to it weeks ago for people to vote on it, but it doesn't really matter since she'll be picking the winner.

Check it out anyway, if you please, and dig it hopefully:

http://www.talenthouse.com/creativeinv ites/preview/abe227e59834e50107bf674c8 9bd4237/319

Blue Skies Again - Jessica Lea Mayfield Contest