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Part 1: Coronavirus: The Early Days

June 1, 2020

I do a weekly cartoon for the newspaper health section. It is a lot of fun and it keeps me drawing. It’s easy to forget how early most of us knew Covid-19 could become a real problem.  Experts were downplaying it as a minor hazard compared to influenza.. Not until January 20 was there official […]


Pen issues in Toon Boom and Fixes

August 2, 2017

Pen issues have plagued Toon Boom products for a long time.  By saying “a long time,” I’m talking about more than a decade.   However, be assured you can make Toon Boom work on a variety of Windows machines and devices.   This includes anything from desktop workstations hooked to Wacom Cintiqs down to low […]

The Ebola Czar makes for some fun animation

October 26, 2014

The Ebola Czar has arrived and the need for speedy animation was never more apparent. Thankfully, I was able to reuse some characters and scenes, quickly draw a hazmat suit, attach a deformation tool and then write the script. Unfortunately, things changed so fast that multiple scripts grew outdated within a few days. Finally, I […]

Surface Pro 3 and Toon Boom

September 1, 2014

The moment Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 3, many artists with Toon Boom asked the same question: Will Surface Pro 3 work with Toon Boom Software? Three weeks ago, my i7 Surface Pro 3 arrived from the online Microsoft store. The short answer to the question is: Yes, with some qualifications. A few days ago, […]

An Ultrabook for Animation

May 25, 2013

If you want a portable tablet pc for Toon Boom animation, here is very interesting option: The Samsung Ativ SmartPC Pro 700T. First: This is not designed to replace your desktop PC with a Wacom Cintiq or tablet interface. You will always need the horsepower and precision of a good workstation with a high quality […]

Something I hope not to see…

January 7, 2013

There is a lot of stuff here at CES.  Hopefully, this is not part of the “innovation.”

LG talks about the Smart Life!

January 7, 2013

LG makes washers, dryers, refrigerators, televisions, smartphones, stoves, and other devices. LG will make your smartphones work with all of your appliances: Your LG stove, your refrigerator, your television, your washer and your dryer  and will make connectivity easier to let you live “the Smart Life!” …but only if every appliance and smartphone in your […]

“I had no idea!”

January 7, 2013

Hearing aids are not waterproof.  Apparently, some make claims to being water resistant. Unfortunately, you still cannot swim in a hearing aid.  You cannot step into the shower with a hearing aid.  If it rains on you, you must hide your hearing aid.  You cannot even sweat too much while wearing a hearing aid.  The […]

Toon Boom Coming to CES!

December 9, 2012

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a huge electronics show held annually in Las Vegas.  For the third year in a row, Toon Boom will be there. This time, however, the company is also going First Class, showing their products at the special show “CES Unveiled.” This will be huge!  Check out typical CES events in this […]

Windows Surface is Doomed!

December 9, 2012

Microsoft is doomed. This is the popular cliché. However, this week, I saw something that made it all so clear. Our annual Christmas office party was this week. Those attending can best be described as grandmothers and older mothers. Someone brought their iPad. The entire group was thrilled when they saw the iPad. You would […]