Monday, April 25, 2011

Overly-Complicated Nail Art

GUEST ARTIST: Arlyne Ramirez

Arlyne is a designer in the Los Angeles animation industry who also contributes content to iSCREAMgarbage.

A minor announcement from Ryan:
I've decided to take a break from posting daily. This doesn't mean I'm going to stop completely, but my posts will be more sporadic now. You can follow on the CiBE Facebook page. I'll still be posting your submissions, so check out the guidelines here if you think of something that could use bunny ears. Thanks for understanding!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

CG Sky Domes

GUEST ARTIST: Akiko Crawford

Akiko recently finished working on the latest Tinker Bell production and is currently a painter on the DisneyToon Studios feature, "Planes."

While on Tinker Bell, Akiko spent countless hours painting sky domes, which are like matt paintings, but curved to encompass the whole sky, far mountains, or anything else that might be in the distance in a CG movie. The appreciation/effort ratio of sky domes is extremly small, as most of the audience's attention is focused on the characters or foreground sets. Next time you watch a CG movie, take the time to stare past the characters, past the houses, past the trees, and appreciate the work of a sky dome painter.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Neighborhood Militia

Yesterday, I was awakened from a nap by a harsh "TING TING-TING TI-TING" kind of noise. I followed the sound to the bathroom, peeked out the window, and saw a person in full camoflage, goggles, and a rifle pressed against the vacant house adjacent to ours. I slid to the front door, flipped the locks, and peered outside. Hiding in the bushes was another soldier, rifle cocked.

"Holy sh*t! Burbank is at war!" was my first thought, but the notion evaporated as soon as the soldier stood up. He had the stature of a teenager and his rifle had a bright orange tip.

Then another round of "TING TING-TING TI-TING" spattered against our house.

Rarely do I have to act like an adult, but the role naturally surged through me. I clenched my fists, puffed out my chest, grew my beard a half-inch longer, and ran outside, yelling, "Dagnabbit! You crazy kids know you can't shoot guns in the neighborhood!!" The boys stopped firing, simultaneously said, "You're old," and disappeared around the corner of the house.

I shouted after them, "Get back here you little brats!! I have some bunny ears to put on you!"

What kind of a parent lets his/her kids shoot automatic Airsoft guns in a residential neighborhood?? Maybe I am getting old.

Friday, April 15, 2011


Happy 122nd Birthday, Charlie! (Chaplin's birthday is actually tomorrow, April 16th, but I don't post on Saturdays, soooo...)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Queen Elizabeth II's Old Used Panties

GUEST ARTIST: Arlyne Ramirez

Apparently, Queen Elizabeth II's panties are for sale. MUST HAVES if you have a couple grand to spare.

Arlyne is a designer in the Los Angeles animation industry who also contributes content to iSCREAMgarbage.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

"Morbidly Obese and Slightly Depressed" Bird

"Can you tell me how to to get to the cookies, please?"

Monday, April 11, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

Doing the Limbo

It may be cuter, but it's definitely more difficult.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Wizard of Chocolate Land

GUEST ARTIST: Jimmy Miller

Jimmy is a student in Lock Haven, PA.

UPDATE: Betsy Coffey, a teacher at Central Mt. Middle School in Lock Haven, PA, has been posting drawings from her 6th grade class on the "Cuter in Bunny Ears" Facebook page. Check out the young creativity!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Slimy Ghosts

I believe the original tagline for Ghostbusters was "I ain't afraid of no long as it's in bunny ears...otherwise I might pee my pants a little."

Monday, April 4, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011


Illumination Entertainment's "Hop" comes out today. I didn't work on the movie, but I did board some promotional shorts for it.

By the way, here's a little Illumination Entertainment trivia:

After making this bunny-minion mash-up last July, one of the Illumination directors saw my image and passed it to the "Despicable Me" marketing team. Shortly afterward, a "Cuter in Bunny Ears"-inspired opener was made for the "Despicable Me" DVD. Then they asked me to storyboard a teaser, which became the Illumination Entertainment title card before the movie "Hop."