Hey, animation fans - and I know you cartoon fans are out there - do I have good news for you!
My latest and greatest film is having its U.S. festival premiere this coming weekend at the prestigious Portland International Film Festival (Feb. 9-25).
As you probably know, Portland, Oregon is where I was born and raised, where I began my career as a cartoonist and animator - so it's especially sweet that I get to premiere the new film there, and I will be there in person to present the film, and give a free sketch to anyone who attends -
Also, as a great added surprise bonus, co-director Jim Lujan will be driving up from L.A. to help me introduce "Revengeance". Jim wrote the film and in fact is the main creative force behind this crazy political biker film. He also designed the characters and backgrounds, did the music and created aboutu 80% of all of the voices. I storyboarded and produced the film, co-directed and did all of the animation.
So, if you or anyone you know lives in the Oregon-Washington area, I encourage you to attend, or at least help spread the word, to support one of the craziest underground films around.
Screenings will take place on Saturday, February 18, 8:45 pm at the Laurelhurst Theater, 2735 E. Burnside Street, and on Sunday, February 19, 2:15 pm at the Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave. (inside the Portland Art Museum). Tickets and more info are available here:
By the way, a number of reviewers are comparing the villain of this film, Senator Deathface, who was a TV star that turned into a corrupt politician, to a certain elected personality who is all over the news these days. However, Jim wrote the script about three years ago, so perhaps it's just the luck of history that these two characters are so similar. But please come out to the screenings and see for yourself!
We hope to get a big crowd there, so I hope you can all come, and bring your friends! Help keep Portland weird!