Sunday, November 2, 2014

Have You Seen Sex?

I'm an animator, not a graphic designer, but more and more I find myself doing graphic design. Truth be told, I kind of like it. Posters have always been something I've enjoyed doing. This poster is especially significant to me, because I'm producing this show. Come see S.E.X. in A.T.X. this February, you won't regret it!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Adventures of Dr.Blah-kman & Mr. Meow: The time is Meow

The Adventures of Dr.Blah-kman & Mr. Meow: The time is Meow!: The time is Meow! It's so exciting to see how far the Mr. Meow plush has come in 5 months. Once he arrives our Kickstarter campaign...

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

B's dream

My Friend Banana sent me this email the other day. I found it amusing.

So in my dream last night you were at this fancy pants table like a restaurant or something. But you were the only one there. And it was a super tiny table with a huuuge tomato on it. And you had this weird grinder thing on your hand to shave off bits of the tomato to garnish your food with. Even thought the tomato was the only thing on the table. When I woke up my first thought was "but Nicole doesn't like tomatoes." So I needed to share that with you. I've attached a drawing for reference since I can't describe things out loud or with my hands and stuff.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Looking forward to Meow

I'm so looking forward to the next version of the Meow Plush that's in progress.

I can't help my excitement and anticipation. Hopefully I'll get the next round of pictures soon!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Have you seen S.E.X.?

This weekend I had the pleasure of shooting a few pictures of this amazing SEX sign for the lovely and talented Dr. Karen Rayne. Together she and Sam Killermann are doing a live sex show (but not that kind of sex show) called Have you seen sex? It's slated to be a classy night of debauchery and sexual education like none other.  Check out their website for information on dates, tickets, and venue location. What could be better then all this fun? Getting your picture taken with this sign!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Nyk's Award Winning Chocolate Cake

Step 1:
preheat the oven to 350*

Step 2:
1 cup water
1/3 cup Hershey's Cocoa
2 sticks of real salted butter

Put in a pot on low/medium heat, and leave it there as you are doing the next steps. Check on it every few minutes, so that just as the butter melts you can move it to a place where it can cool, and stir it a few times to blend it all really well.

Step 3:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Soda (orange box)
1 teaspoon salt

Put in one of those plastic bags from the produce section and shake well. It kind of sifts the flour.

Step 4:
2 eggs 
1 teaspoon Extract PURE vanilla (don't get the cheap stuff)

Put the eggs in a bowl; add the vanilla and beat well. 

Step 5:
1/2 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vinegar or, even BETTER juice of half a lemon

Put the milk in the measuring cup and add the lemon juice then stir just once. Leave it aside.

Step 6:
In a giant bowl put the flour mix in...then slowly stir in the cooled cocoa/water/butter...then stir in the milk/lemon juice. Stir all of this very well. Then you have to quickly stir in the egg mixture. You have to do it fast so that the heat from the cocoa water doesn't cook the eggs. Set the bowl aside.

Step 7:
Grease 2  9" cake pans or whatever you are going to use. You have to make sure the shortening covers the pan really well...especially in the corners and grooves. Then dust the pans liberally with cocoa powder. You can use flour, but it leaves white powder on the cake and it doesn't look good.

Step 8:
Bake for 30 minutes on 350*. Put the pans in the center rack evenly spaced in the oven. When pans are too close the cakes come out lopsided. Pat the center of the cake to make sure it springs back up. if it doesn't put it back in for 5 more minutes.

1/2 cup cocoa
4 cups powdered sugar
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup milk
dash salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Melt the butter in a large pot over low heat. Add the cocoa, milk and vanilla. Stir well. Add the salt and stir well, then...slowly add one cup of powdered sugar at a time and stir in completely. Then turn the heat off and taste it. Adjust to your liking. Then let it cool as the cakes come out of the oven. DO NOT cool the cakes completely before you frost them or they will tear apart (I learned this the hard way!). Let the cakes cool about 10 minutes, then take the cake pans and smack 'em on the counter a few times on the bottom and the sides, to make sure the cake comes completely loose from the pan. Put strips of paper, or foil on the bottom of the plate you are going to use to serve the cake, in the shape if a triangle. Put the cake over the paper triangle then frost the top of it in a really really thick layer (the cake will absorb most of it - that's why it has to be thick). Then put the next cake on top of the first one and frost the top of it. If the frosting is warm enough it will run down the sides, and you want that. Just use a butter knife to spread it around the sides evenly. Pour more frosting on the top and keep spreading it out and on the sides. It takes a while to frost a cake well so go slow and be patient. The warmth of the frosting makes it seal the moisture in the cake once it cools, so the cake stays delicious for days when others get dry overnight. After it's frosted very gently pull the pieces of paper away from under the cake. This leaves a perfectly clean surface.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Polish Pass for a Client's Logo

Since 2013 I've been doing some work off and on for the CFLE's National Sex Ed Conference. Below is a polish pass done on a Logo they created for their new mascot Sex Eddie, a cut gender neutral owl.

Cover Photo Art!

The Adventures of Dr. Blah-kman & Mr. Meow's facebook page has new cover art! Wicked Pickle and his relish army are looking pretty spiffy.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Meow Plush

I'm currently getting bids on turning Mr. Meow into a plush toy. Hopefully I can find a reasonable cost vs quantity so these guys can come with me to Wizard Con Austin 2014 and be offered as Kickstarter Rewards for tiers $25 and above!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Kickstarter Video phase 1

 The first phase of creating the video for The Adventures of Dr. Blah-kman & Mr. Meow kickstarter campaign is complete! Green screen footage is in the can and soon to be edited. Thanks to Chris Vondergruen and Bryan Lee for their help and skills. I couldn't have done it without their talent and equipment.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Book Ad for the CFLE

Planned Parenthood and the Center for Family Life Education just released a new manual, and with every new product, there comes a new print ad. Voila, let there be text about a new text!

Monday, March 17, 2014


What if I told you the first Truncheon M Productions kickstarter was launching in 44 days?  Now, what if I told you it was to bring Mr. Meow plushies, Tshirst, and other gear to the 2014 Austin Wizard Con, and to animate Episode 2: Night of the Living Fridge?  Hopefully you'd be stoked!  We've come along way in the last four years, so to celebrate that, here's our first Dr. B & Meow cartoon.

This was animated by one person in 4 weeks with zero skill.

So in 44 days we'll begin posting new stuff that is worlds better, so check back soon!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Banner for "Go Ask Bill"

A client needed a fun and original character design to advertise their new advice column, Go ask Bill! This logo was used for their email/newsletter banner.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Grandma's Rum Cake

1 cup butter
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 cups sifted cake flour
1/2 tsp salt
5 eggs
1 tsp each vanilla, rum, and butter flavorings

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy(as whipped cream).
Add flavorings.
Sift flour and salt.
Add half to butter mixture. Beat until creamy.
Add eggs; one at a time beating well after each.
Add flour and beat until velvety smooth.
Pour into well greased bundt pan.
Bake in 325 oven one hour or longer
Cool slightly and then glaze

In small saucepan put 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup rum.
Bring to boil.
Remove from heat and add the tsp. of rum flavoring.
Cool cake slightly and then brush glaze over warm cake.