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That music!

I'm not too modest to say that I think the tracks I picked out for The Mockingbird Song soundtrack are pretty fantastic, but I had nothing to do with their creation. I just found them, thought, "Oh my gosh, that's IT!" and bought the licenses to use them. That means I can't give them to you for free, but I have good news! You can get them for yourself! And please do; independent artists can always use your support. Those artists are Gayle Ellett and Todd Montgomery--aka Fernwood--and the tracks in question are "Cimarron" and...

Apologies for the delay!

The Mockingbird Song should hooooopefully be fixed and ready to go shortly after Easter. I'd hoped to finish it by this weekend, but I've been out of town, under the weather, and had other priorities. AT THE SAME TIME. But worry not! It's coming soon. Would you like a snack while you wait?

Tomorrow!

Because True Blood isn't on yet. Update 2/14/10: Technical problems. I know. Again. The day I can publish a cartoon without issue is the day the Earth stands still. But I'm working on the problem and will post Mockingbird just as soon as I'm able. Update 2/17/10: This has been one doozie of a technical problem. I've sent the file off to someone who's good at figuring out why things break, and I hope to have a mended animation to show you soon. My apologies!

Some ‘Mockingbird’ Questions Answered

Two days until The Mockingbird Song! It's been a couple of years since my last long cartoon (Ida's Luck Part 2), so I'm very excited to show it off. I've been getting a few questions about it since I initially announced it, so here are a few of those answers: I'm narrating it this time. It's based on a Sixcast episode I wrote and recorded a few months ago; many of you may already be familiar with it. I've taken the recording down for now so that you'll have some time to forget it! As...

A Glimpse from Mockingbird

Today's 31 Days of Halloween will be up this afternoon! In the mean time, check out a couple of pics from The Mockingbird Song: I'd show you more, but I want some of it to be a surprise! Also, because Shawnee Jenkins isn't quite like the other Skary kids, the animation style on Mockingbird will be different from what you're used to. It's going to be in full color, and I'm giving it a little bit of retro styling, too. I've also taken down the original recording for now. Some slight changes have been made...

It’s all Skary!

My drawing hands are flying busily as I work on Mockingbird to get it ready in time for its Halloween Christmas debut. In the mean time, remember the collage? Here's the state of it so far. You're all surrounded by a lot of creepy things (and people), you know that? ;-) I especially like the eggs:

The Christmas Cartoon

This one's going to be a little different from past cartoons. I just don't think the usual jelly-bean eyes and limited color scheme will do Shawnee Jenkins' story justice. But I think it'll be a refreshing change of pace, and I hope you'll all like it! There will also be a few slight revisions to the original story now that I've had time to polish it. Well, I have to have some surprises for those of you who've heard it already! Not to worry, though - it'll still be the Mockingbird Song you asked for....