Guys With Pencils Episode 138 - What We Do and How To Make It Better!

From the start of this podcast we have always made it a point to be observant of what our effect on the animation industry is. Working as Canadians within this industry we have either been working on content for overseas clients or working on our own ideas and trying to expand the Canadian animation scene at home and abroad.
In this episode, we discuss our own personal thoughts based on the past three years. It revolves around the politics, the finances and the culture that we live in that defines our roles in the Canadian animation scene.



Do you like videogames? are you a girl? Do you like girls who play videogames???? ‘Cause u should go check out the videos of NextEstroGEN!!! The most recent one about happy wheels is hilarious!


Te gustan los videojueogos? Eres una chica? O quizá te gustan las chicas que juegan videojuegos!!! Entonces considera ir a ver los videos de NextEstroGEN!!! (aunque están en ingles =V).

The Next EGen ladies being drawn by the awesome Virus Visal!


Guys With Pencils Episode 137 - In a Drunken Stupor With Asteroid Base!

We got to hang out with the awesome talent behind ASTEROID BASE this week! Asteroid Base is a Toronto based indie game studio headed by Matt Hammill  and Jamie Tucker.
We got to have a long lengthy chat about their early starting points with the company and the trails and tribulations they have encountered doing what they do. It’s a great talk and we learned a lot about their process and personal motivations that help them make the awesome games they want to play!

Check their site HERE!






Since it’s almost been two weeks since I started posting Blindsprings, I thought I’d post all the current pages!  It’s still a brand new baby comic, and I update at midnight on Tuesdays and Thursdays every week!!!!

Please reblog if you like giant haired witch babies!!!!!

New page up tomorrow (Thursday!) Who is this mysterious stranger?  What will happen next!!!!  Please come and enjoy my new full coloured comic, featuring magic and intrigue and mysteriousness!

I can’t even deal with how gorgeous this comic is uwu

Breaking news - Kadi is awesome.

Omi gosh! This is beautiful!


Guys With Pencils Episode 136 - Apologies to Mr. Watterson

If you have ever enjoyed Calvin & Hobbes we hope this weeks episode will be a treat for you! Just over a week ago a fan made animation was posted online to YouTube that was based off the classic comic strip. And during the time that it was posted it has reached over 500,000 views! If you haven’t seen it Check it out HERE!
This week we were able to sit and chat with the fan who animated this adorable short. Adam Brown! Adam is a freelance animator who works out of Hamilton, Ontario. This episode has a lot of classic newspaper comic talk along with some insight on getting ones foot in the animation door.

Follow Adam Brown HERE

Check out the Bill Watterson Inspired Comic based off a speech he gave, HERE

ALSO as a bonus; Check out the trailer for this new documentary about the impact of Calvin and Hobbes and its reclusive creator Bill Watterson. Check that out HERE

Note: It looks like the original dance short Adam made got taken down, but luckily it was re-posted by someone else. See that HERE.