Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I'm Back!

Sorry I haven't been my merry, blog-posting self. This winter's been a little tough for me, but now I'm ready to return to my doodling and posting. Hope you all have been enjoying your holidays :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Playground Animation Test

This pan will be worked into my first year short film...

Playground Test from Emily Brundige on Vimeo.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Downhearted Duckling

A Tom and Jerry cartoon I fell in love with the other night on Boomerang.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Eric's Portraits

So, my friend Eric Favela did these great portraits of Lou and me...he's a terrific artist, and I thought I'd share. His caricature of Lou is so dead-on it's scary.

He and my friend Laura Jane are now "affianced"! Congrats to those kids :)


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

My latest film...


My first cut-out animation. The song I sing is a song my mom made up when she was a little girl, and used to sing to me. I always thought it was about a lonely little skunk. Made at Calarts, in part for my mom's birthday.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Quit monkeying around!

That was addressed to me.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Annette!

Those who know me well know that I am a little obsessed with Annette Funicello. Today is her birthday. She turns 67. I adore her, and wish her all the best. I listen to her music recordings on an unhealthy basis. She is magical.

Here's a crayon study I did of her from a Babes in Toyland still image. Happy birthday Annette!

Oh, I also wrote and recorded a song about Annette called "Americannette" with the Myonics. You can listen to it here.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My Dad Loves to Golf

This is my first stop-mo piece. I recorded the song without realizing that I said "also" and "too" in the same sentence in a part of the song. Oh well... Enjoy!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Beany the Ham Face

HamFace from Emily Brundige on Vimeo.

In all its hi-res glory!

The sound I used is a clip from the old Time for Beany puppet show from the late 40's/early 50's. The voices are characters Beany and Uncle Captain. Daws Butler did both voices. I recorded the sound off youtube onto my ipod. The purpose of this animation exercise was to get us used to animating to sound, rather than animating first, then adding sound later. I love this sound clip. The sound alone sounds really dirty (even though the original Time for Beany context wasn't at all). I really wanted to challenge myself not to make it dirty, so I thought of this TV dinner ham concept/guilty eater. I'm happy with how it turned out. More on the horizon!

Pookie the Guinea Pig

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ham Face Animation Test

Animating in Flash for the first time (for realz), and I'm not sure what I'm doing or why there seems to be a lag in time. Oh well, I'll figure it out.

Coming Soon...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Emily in the flesh...again...

...Yelpin' and playing on piano "Ingrid Bergman",
which was written by Woody Guthrie, and arranged by Billy Bragg and Wilco.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009


This is my first animation test done at CalArts. It's based on an idea I have for a tushy-faced baby named "Tushyface." It's pretty silly. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Flapjack (c) Cartoon Network

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cecil The Seasick Sea Serpent

Puppet from Time for Beany. Love this guy. Love him. Love him.

Friday, September 18, 2009

"It Changes" from Snoopy Come Home

Here's a video I just recorded on my new mac of me attempting to yelp "It Changes" by the Sherman Brothers, which is from the movie, Snoopy Come Home. ENJOY (or do not)!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Ever had sex behind a bull's ass?

These guys have...

I drew this to go along with a website article accounting some girl's strange sex encounter. I guess they didn't pick my drawing.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

This image...

Inspires me...

Friday, September 4, 2009

Deliverance Reference: FAIL

While Louie and I were canoeing in Green Valley Lake, I decided to try to do the Deliverance jingle, but got lost in the attempt...

Monday, August 31, 2009

Me yelping "Golden Girls"...

Thank you for being a friend!!!!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

My Neighbor...

...Mister Rogers.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

A Tomboy Type

Supposed to be fifties, but I can do better...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

Jewish Boy and Rabbit

More Jewish boys on the horizon...

Friday, July 31, 2009


Inspired by the fascinating Fantastic Mr. Fox trailer that came out yesterday...

Position of right hand looks weird, and possibly incorrect. My apologies.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Best of Comic-Con 2009



Hanukkah Boy

Anticipating the fate of his dreidel...

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Muppety Girl

One of my new characters. She doesn't have a name yet. Done on train going to San Diego (Comic-Con)...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Fantastic Mr. Fox



I am looking forward to this bizarre film. The stop-motion design is far from what I expected. I expected a more stylized, skinnier look to the animals. Unfortunately, the stop-motion puppets (not so much here as in other stills) resemble CG to me, probably because of the digital lighting and shading effects that are now possible. I'm not sure. But I'm still looking forward to this film, mostly to see what an animated story looks like in Wes Anderson's hands.

Moochie, the Pooch of the Future

Character idea for animated short series, and maybe...puppets (?)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Good Night

Last minute digital doodle before I go to sleeeeep.