Sunday, December 31, 2006

This Morning I Elfed Myself ...

... and here the results. Have a great New Year's Eve, everyone. Some big changes are in store for ol' BTA once the New Year rings in, and we'll be sure to keep everyone posted.


Friday, December 29, 2006 Lives

We just finished uploading the old hijacked site to the funnier

Spread it around the internets, it's back. Yay!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

I am in UR holidaz, wishing your cheerz.

The ol' studio is closed until Wednesday and we wish everyone safe travels. Julia is going to South Carolina, Tim to Iowa, and everyone else to the far corners of Minnesota. Where ever you are...Happy Holidays Internets!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Take a gander if you will.

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

"Far Arden" Chapter Three

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Mooooreee Party Pics

The feast, made from shrimp, crab cousins, sausage, vegetables...

...and fun!

Zander and Anna show support for Julie's freaky six fingered hand! *

Chris Jones and Melissa in a fake fight with no backstory.

Dave and Jen take advantage of the last nice weather (36 degrees) we'll have for a while.

Then at midnight, instead of going home, the most hearty sat around and sang Christmas carols and hair-metal.

Anna and Mary take to the piano, but where is our banjo player...

...face down in the coat pile with an enthusiastic "greetings and salutations" for photographers.

THANKS to everyone who came, we had a ton of fun.

* they were intoxicated, Julie's hand has a normal five fingers.

Tim's had one.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Photos from the BTA party.

BTA’s Christmas party last night was a delicious success. If I’d known Shad's wife was such a good cook, I’d have stolen her away from him a long time ago.

My camera didn’t see much action because I was a tad on the drunk side, but here are a few that I did manage to take:

Zander with his lovely family

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Britt tolerating me

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Kevin and Zander are getting ho-ho-hongry for some eats! Get it?

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I don’t know what it’s called when you dump good food all over the table but I do know that it was FANTASTIC.

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Seriously, it was probably the best shrimp I’ve ever had…

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Lastly, here’s Tim mourning the death of a good crab

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Hopefully, Shad will post more later because I’m pretty sure he took better photos than this. Anyway, thanks to Anna for making a fabulous dinner and letting us mess up your house!

Knute Escapes

Here's my take on "Knute's Escapes," a Zander Cannon franchise. Shad immediately thought this comic was a comment on working at BTA but I quickly assured him that the scope of the message is much, much greater than that.


Thursday, December 14, 2006

YAY Busy Time

We started on a whole bunch of projects so no one is blogging. Three Target things, setting up PUNY, a new Cartoon Network game with Ham, another J. Otto Seibold project, more Saucy, more Action City, hollywood stuff, and the new graphic novel is under way. Today someone asked us how much it would cost to have us work on Christmas...which is a good sign...they pushed the schedule around so we don't have to do it..but it's nice to get calls from people who want to fill up your days.

Also, we're not looking for an Animator anymore...thanks! We still have an opening for an internship and in the next few months will probably be looking for another designer for PUNY.

A friend who does great interactive looking for an interactive designer. If you work on the web, there are a ton of jobs out there. What a great time huh!

Here are some recent photos:

WE FOUND A DRYING RACK. Thanks to Wes at Burlesque Design, basement printing just got a lot easier. What a beauty!

Even nerdy dudes can be dudes when it comes to the proper way to drill a big hole through a conference table.

Tim, Justin, and Julia in the PUNY site photo shoot.

Tim, Me, and City Pages Reporter Molly P at the MIMA Holiday Party in the new Guthrie.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Comic Book Christmas Idea (hint hint)

Quick blog love to Johanna Draper Carlson, who specifically mentions the Big Time Attic story in her review of Project: Romantic. For a complete list of reviews, check out The Comics Reporter.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

More nostalgia

Many of you know about the Handicraft Guild studios, where a bunch of cartoonists got low rent studio space in the same building right in the middle of downtown. Zander, Kevin, Me, King Mini, Gene Ha, Will Dinski, Sam Hiti, Adam Wirtzfeld, Rob Franks, OZEL, Brian Ewing...

I found a couple photos of the old studios, I don't think I ever got one of Kevin's space. Click for slightly larger images....

Zander's space, the cover for The Replacement God #7 is up behind the this is probably pre-Top 10:

Vinny's space:

My space on far right, Adam Wirtzfeld middle, Gene Ha back left...I think...I can't remember who had their chair up on blocks...maybe Rob.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Pre-BTA comics

I was looking for some stuff and I found these old anthology comics I did with OZEL pre-BTA. Not may people have seen these...the computer lettering is really bad and my fault...but what the heck OZEL draws on a page to get to the next..

Lower Level Kiosk (5pgs)

Victorian Era Romance (4pgs)

PG 13!--Modern Mundane Classics: Tale of Pandemic (3pgs)

Friday, December 01, 2006


Actually, we're looking for some talent for our new game/interactive entertainment spin-off PUNY.

Over the next few months we'll be looking for:

JR. level 2-D Character and effects animators to create games and short animations in Flash. Flash experience is preferred but being a good animator is more important.

We have a spring animation internship available too.

If this sounds like something you're into...sends samples, a resume, whatever you've got to:

1618 Central Ave NE Suite #130
Minneapolis, MN 55413

No phone calls or emails.