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About Administrator

Tom has worked for over two decades in television, advertising, and feature film animation. Tom was Character Sculptor and Effects Animator on the Warner Bros/Lorimar Gumby Adventures‚ TV series (1987-1988) and Gumby Movie‚ the stop-motion feature film (1991). In 1991 at Colossal Pictures, Tom's Animation Direction debut Coca-Cola Watch‚ won a Clio Award. In 2000 he became Co-Partner at Way Out West Prods in San Francisco. Tom joined Maverix Studios in October of 2002 and was a dedicated principal member of the group until September 2011. Tom is now an artist for hire.

Another Missed Comic Con

Darn it! I couldn’t make it to San Diego again this year. Most people I talked to including Maverix Studio mates say it was bigger than ever. Once I catch up with everybody I’m sure I’ll hear some fun stories. … Continue reading

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Daniel Ellsberg and Allen Ginsberg

They have very little in common, right? Perhaps the fact that their names both end with “berg” or the controversies surrounding them. Well, for me they both represent good fortune – that I was involved, though to a small degree … Continue reading

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Summer Begins!

Memorial Day is the official start of summer, so I hear. It’s June and the weather is finally getting warmer – except for the typical summer fog pattern we in the Bay Area are all too familiar with. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Black Widow – fan art

Well, because she’s in black tights, packs firearms and can handle herself in hand to hand battles, she gets a Character Jam thread on the Drawingboard.Org website. Here are my two entries so far. If time allows, I’ll try my … Continue reading

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What? Spring already?

It’s been a couple of months since my last post – time flies when your busy. Not complaining mind you. It’s been a good busy – two projects going on simultaneously. But I’ve found a break to post a recent … Continue reading

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Winter Girl 2010

The weather in SF Bay Area since the holidays has been pretty stormy and we had a bit of a cold snap with a rare snow occurrence down to about 500 feet in December. Lots of people bundled up for … Continue reading

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Memorial for Art Clokey

It was a splendid day in Los Osos, CA., near San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay on Saturday, January 23rd, 2010. Made for a perfect atmosphere for celebrating the life of Art Clokey, Gumby creator who passed away on January … Continue reading

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The passing of Art Clokey

I know that there is great sadness in the animation and film-making community that an icon in the industry has passed. He was certainly an icon in my eyes. When I was first so privileged to join the team on … Continue reading

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Maverix ‘Root/Branch’ Holiday Art Show

It’s going to be a grand holiday event, I’m thinking! A host of our industry colleagues and friends will have art for sale this Thursday night, December 10th. Read about the artists participating here as we compile the list and … Continue reading

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Fall upon us…

Man, what a crazy Summer and crazy year. A bit tragic, sad and quite unpredictable. So now that Fall is here and Winter is about to bare down, the New Year can only bring better days – at least one … Continue reading

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