Personal blog for an animation and game design student, illustrator, writer, and all around nice guy with a nack for telling stories. What you'll find here is my work....and pretty much whatever the hell else I want to put up.

 

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Three Mammoths, Three Classes

In MAMMOTH JOCKEYS, the three breeds of mammoth serve as class types. The Broadhorn is strength focused, the Wretch is speed focused, and the Continental has a balanced focus on both. Also, each mammoth has many pros and cons, and all three interact with the game’s systems differently. The three mammoths also have breed specific special moves. 

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Announcing MAMMOTH JOCKEYS, the 2D arcade racing game from Honeycomb Interactive. Coming Fall 2015 for Steam on Mac and PC (With a kickstarter coming this Winter).
Mammoth Jockeys is a four player side-scrolling arcade racing game set in an alternate history Victorian England, where the racing steed of choice is a species of prehistoric flightless birds discovered by Charles Darwin called “mammoths”. The game’s unique control scheme and strategic racing mechanics, are complemented by an aesthetic and color pallet heavily influence by French Impressionism and modernist era Disney films.  

honeycombinteractive:

Announcing MAMMOTH JOCKEYS, the 2D arcade racing game from Honeycomb Interactive. Coming Fall 2015 for Steam on Mac and PC (With a kickstarter coming this Winter).

Mammoth Jockeys is a four player side-scrolling arcade racing game set in an alternate history Victorian England, where the racing steed of choice is a species of prehistoric flightless birds discovered by Charles Darwin called “mammoths”. The game’s unique control scheme and strategic racing mechanics, are complemented by an aesthetic and color pallet heavily influence by French Impressionism and modernist era Disney films.  

CollegeHumor explains Net Neutrality

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I’m Adam.

-And I’m Emily.

We make “funny videos” on the Internet.

-But soon, we might not be able to.

That’s because…

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…net neutrality is in jeopardy. Net Neutrality is the principle that says ISPs can’t discriminate between different types of traffic.

That means that…

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…whether you’re a bedroom music producer, a couple on an amateur porn site, or just someone with a start up idea - you get access to the same users as Netflix, Facebook or Amazon. On the Internet, anyone can succeed.

But…

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…America’s ISPs wanna set up a pay-for-play system where rich companies pay extra to get to those users first.

If this happens…

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…instead of a wonderful playground if innovation that it is now, the Internet will become like cable TV where you can only get stuff that’s been pre-approved by a bunch of old rich guys.

Ten years from now…

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…your Internet bill could be a bigger “fustercluck” than your cable bill.

Now, you might be thinking…

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…isn’t the government supposed to protect me from fragrant doucheholery like this?

Unfortunately…

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…the former chairman of the FCC (government agency that’s SUPPOSED to protect you) is now the cable industry’s head lobbyist. And another former cable industry lobbyist is now the CURRENT head of the FCC.

So…

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…we can’t trust the FCC to make the right decision on their own. That’s why WE need to protect the Internet we love. The chaotic, AWESOME, often quite weird, place where literally everyone’s voice can be heard.

In a few months…

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…the FCC will approve this festering soal of proposal unless we speak up. The Internet is one of the few places where human voices speak louder than money. So while that’s still the case, let’s use those voices. Go to DEARFCC.ORG and tell them to protect Net Neutrality. Thanks for doing your part to protect the Internet.

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Contact FCC at https://dearfcc.org/

IF DEARFCC.ORG IS DOWN, simply go to good oldhttp://www.savetheinternet.com/

All GIFS are courtesy of our new friend, RANDY!

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Source Video

Grant Andrew Ervin Animation Reel 2014

Wanted something quick and painless for anyone interested in my animation skittles.

(Source: vimeo.com)

My entry for Insomniac’s Sunset Overdrive Character Design Contest

If this bad boy wins, I get flown to Burbank, CA for a one day apprenticeship at Insomniac Games. Oh, and my design gets into the actual friggin game as dlc! 
Voting for best design begins August 25th over at www.polygon.com

Oh and thanks to the beautiful Taylor Stefanovicz for helping me with the design and coloring. 

David Rees: Going Deep and Going Ridiculous - The New Yorker

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I like this article because it mentions the spiritual bodybuilding web site that my friend and I ran fourteen years ago. It was called RippedIn2000 and it was a lot of fun!

Artisan Pencil Shaver, Illustrator, Spiritual Body Builder David Rees.