Monday, June 27, 2016


I recently did a lovely interview 
with someone planning a 
an article
celebrating next year's
anniversary of
Walt Disney's
sooper fun hit show
Pepper Ann.

We talked about early design
development and what it was like
 being the lead character designer for the series.
And one of the questions that came up was:

What was one of your favorite 
episodes to design?

came right to mind,
of course.
Because after drawing the characters as tweens for many years,
I got to figure out what they looked liked
when they were older.

Here was the design list I was given:

This is just some of the designs I did from the episode
I'm not sure why I don't have a design for Milo.

Pepper Ann (27 years old)

Nicky (27 years old)

Milo (27 years old)

Mom (50 years old)

Moose (22 years old)

Aunt Janie (older)

Alec Kane (older)

 Baron von Gus (older)

Ms. Stark (older)

Ms. Bladdar (older)

Coach Doogan (older)

Mr. Finky (older)

Cissy (27 years old)

Dieter (27 years old)

Craig (28 years old)

Mr. Carter (older)

Gina (30 years old)

Gwen Mezzrow (27 years old)

Mark Hamill (older)

This background character named Natasha
was based on head writer
Nahnatchka Kahn
and designed by Sue Rose.

Pink Eye Pete (27 years old)

Principal Hickey (older)

Stuart (27 years old)

And I was really happy with this 
background character of 
Sue Rose I did:

Tessa (27 years old)

Vanessa (27 years old)

Trinket (27 years old)

What a fun show to work on.
Not every show gets to do a real finale
so it was an honor to get to finish 
Pepper Ann with such a bang.


Monday, June 20, 2016


In case I didn't make it clear enough...
the KND operatives I met at 
Creativa Fest 2016
in Mexico City

I met a ton of awesome fans: 

I got to draw in a tra-billion sketchbooks:

And on a buh-million badges:

And a crap-load of shirts

And even a couple iPads:

And I got to take pictures with 
a moonbase full of
sooper sweet
sooper kind
sooper appreciative
KND operatives:

Please note the sweet
(Soup Can And Magnified Photon Phlazer)
that the operative on the left made.

She came dressed as 
Number Four,
dressed as
Number One from the episode
Operation CANNON.
She even had a bucket of
clams to load the clam cannon with!

And don't even get me started on the awesome
volunteers at Creativa Fest.
All of them were
bringers of food and drink
protectors of the realm
human shields.
And there was a hilarious panda aimed Brenda, too!
(front row)

This operative is
a 2x4 technology officer
because he builds awesome miniature animation disks
to have people sign.

He even gave me one!
I tried to get Maxwell Atoms to sign it
but he wanted to charge me two bucks.
And I don't want his autograph
THAT bad.

But if these operatives weren't already the best,
a lot of them brought me all kinds of fun stuff:

Like drawings of me:

Drawings of themselves as KND operatives:

Lots of thank you notes:

But perhaps the sweetest of the lot
was a beautiful hand-drawn book that 
longtime KND sooper operative
Anagby Sanban
and her friends made for me!

It was filled with beautiful drawings,
funny stories and
heartfelt remembrances of what KND meant to them.

I can't lie...
I got a bit teary reading this book.
(but I blamed it on the spicy chilaquiles)

Other amazing operatives brought me 
snacks and candy to keep me going through
hours of signing.

One guy even gave me a 
brand new cell phone battery charger.

But the numbuh one thing 
the Mexican operatives brought
me was their love for 
Codename: Kids Next Door.

You guys rock
beyond words.