Wednesday, April 15, 2009

BUCS Behind the scenes!

Here's some cool development from the BUCS Jumbotron animation:)

Recent Projects site!

Here's a link to some sweet recent projects:) ENJOY!

and here's a link to my core site:

Listed on production HUB!

Listed on in 3D Computer Animation / Animators in Florida

Sunburn Serenade character designs + big news

Here's some more "Sunburn Serenade" rough design, + an opportunity to announce some exciting news that Jim Valdes and Scott Parttridg have joined the team officially under the title "Client Engagement," meaning they will be marketing and selling my work as well as assisting in creative brainstorming and client contact. They are good friends, great people, and super hard working, and are helping to launch my work onto an international stage. I am truly blessed to be surrounded with such talent and tenacity:)

Sunburn Serenade!

Here's some fun artwork from the production of "Sunburn Serenade," a 2:30 song styled animation about how not to get a sunburn. I should pay attention to my own work, apparently, as I'm nursing one now!

These characters were part of a collection created for the animation by myself and the Mighty Miah Alcorn who's talent is something absolutely out of this world. He and I have a great time teaming up on projects and the result is always super quality and really entertaining. The song is by Mike Sexton and Joel Momberg of All Children's Hosptial, who's incredible talent in songwrting has me working with them on another project that I shall soon be able to reveal!

Listed under: Tampa, animation, illustration, Kevin Riley, design, graphics, characters, character animation, logos, animated character.


Tampa smashed the record for number of people in attendance for their Flugtag event. 1200,000 people came out on a blisteringly hot day to watch all manner of crazy, zany, costumed characters take flight (or try to)...and speaking of smashing:)

We absolutely annihilated the field of competition with the third farthest Flugtag flight of all time at 120 feet!! (The closest, second place finish was something like 20 feet)

We took home the winning trophy and mad respect from what looked like 1,000,000 people from the top of the flight deck.

Check out the pix and our inspiration, the one and only "Hoff." Thanks to Keith, Kev, Dave, Chris and Bobby..and all the Tampa Baywatch fans (bully with the bullhorns!) who came out to support us. Truly our 15 minutes of fame!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Florida Aquarium Exhibit design + Animation!

Check it are some frames from seven 1:3o to 2:00 minute animations I created for The Florida Aquarium. I was charged with developing characters, storylines, animation, and even tank/exhibit design for their biggest expansion since their opening (In the early 90's, I think!).

A super cool project! Thanks to Pete, Maggie, Polly, and Steve @ the Aquarium for trusting me with developing & bringing these guys to life. Also thanks to Marc Battaglia & Kirsten for the scripts and assist with the creative direction, the Mighty Miah Alcorn for the help with "Mandy," and Marc Rose for the killer sound design! We knocked it out of the park!

Thanks to my good bud Chris Garafalo for taking these great pix for rock! Check out his site at ---he's an amazing photographer and a great guy.

I'll be posting more character designs and the animations in the next few blog posts and on my site. Stay tooned!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

"A Chicken Named Mac"

Here's another installment of the All Children's Hospital intersticials..."A Chicken Named Mac"

This animation is about something we can all relate to (adult & kids alike)--->too much fat food and not enough exercise!!

The animation features a TV commercial style chorus treatment, mixed with a narrative about a chicken (named "MAC," obviously!) who learns to eat right and exercise. This is about as fun as animation gets:) Super Props to the AMAZINGLY MIGHTY Miah Alcorn, who gave me the invaluable opportunity to work with me on this production and Sunburn Serenade to bring both to their full potential. I can't say enough about what a pleasure it is to work with him-talk about talent! Also thanks to Mike Sexton and Joel Momberg for the great rockabilly style tune that made this so fun! This entire project wouldn't even have happened if it weren't for their amazing, relentless talent. I am truly blessed to work in the company of people like these guys.

The full animation(s) can be viewed here: and

"I Am Not a Little Ant!"

Here's a cool little intersticial (think "School House Rock") style animation I just finished on the proper way to wear a backpack. Seems kids all around the country (and world, for that matter) crunch their little spines by packing their backpacks too heavy!

This great tune by Joel Momberg and Mike Sexton of All Children's Hospital is intended to help kids (in a fun way) learn about backpack safety. It's part one of a 3 part intersticial project aimed at pediatric health education.

All three songs can be viewed here: and here

BIG NEWS!!!!!!

I started my own Animation and Illustration Company!
A very exciting time for me and my family. Zack (my son) told me he
wanted to start the first ever "Father & SON" Animation cool is that!!?
Busy, busy, but working on the new site:

Will have the reel updated along with a "recent projects" pages in the next few days...stay tooned!

Regis + Kelly look design

Check out some of the original design comps I put together for the Regis + Kelly show...

Friday, February 13, 2009

Regis + Kelly re-design

Check it out...Giant Octopus tapped me to create the logo for the new Regis + Kelly show! Here are some comps and the final logo design!