Thursday, April 27, 2006

The Z's are Upon Us...

Here is a quick concept for a story I want to have ready for Comic-con, called "The Z's"... I want the boy to be younger; so, that already needs to change, but I just wanted to start thinking about him... I actually think this age boy would work better in another unnamed fantasy story I am developing, I will hopefully start that one up later this year...

Monday, April 17, 2006


Okay, the cat is officially out of the bag.
Dik and I are working on one of the [adult swim] swim shows called "Metalocalypse". So new is this show that it hasn't even aired yet. In fact we haven't even finished the first season. Which is why I had a good laugh when I saw this in studio trailer on-line the other day. It is still totally rough and I don't think it was meant to be released to the public......but iut was! So here it is. Check it out.

P.S. I think the trailer has the older name of the show "Dethklok" which has now been changed to "Metalocalypse" due to a pending copyright infringment. Dethklok is still the name of the band.

A little info: Metalocalypse is the newest show from Brendon Small (Home Movies). We are doing the whole show in house at Titmouse animation. I am the show's lead animator and Dik is currently serving as the show's one man layout department. Rock on!

Mike Roush

Monday, April 10, 2006

First painting with cel-vinyl

Well i have now officially begun the frustrating/cool process of learning to paint with cel-vinyl. I really like the feel of the paint and how it goes down. I really should invest in smaller brushes, i found myself struggling in areas where i wanted more detail. Anyway, here it is in all its glory. Oh, one more thing, the image size is about 5x6"

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Flash Animated ecards

So my good friend, and fellow "The Those Guys" member, Matt Spangler is in charge of the freelancers over at a company called They have a whole lot of cool cards and invitations that you can send on-line, for free no less. Matt let me do some flash animation freelance for him and I just wanted to let you guys check them out. Also check out all the cool stuff Matt has done already. Matt is really doing it up. Thanks Matty.

Mikes Cards

Matt's Cards

P.S. I hear through he grape vine IO might also be doing some cards in the future. Keep your eyes peeled.

Mike Roush

Monday, April 03, 2006


Here's the finished painting for the previously posted sketch, done in cel vinyl and about 8x10 inches big.