Hullabaloo will be at CTN Animation Expo

Hullabaloo at CTNX-table 217

Hullabaloo at CTNX-table 217

Hullabaloo made it to CTNX this year!!!

For those who do not know, the “Creative Talent Network Animation Expo” is the best convention there is for animation. It is a networking and showcasing hullapalooza for artists and professionals as well as students and aficionados.

Come and see us at table 217 and support your love of 2D animation. Meet James Lopez, the creator of Hullabaloo. This is a unique opportunity to get to know the team and the project better.  Veronica and Jules, the two protagonists, will at the table and meet the fans and you can sketch them at the “drink and draw” event.

We have a loot of art prints, postcards, buttons and more for sale, all proceeds will help the Hullabaloo shorts and make them better. So come and support us this week end, November 21-23 at the Marriott Convention Center in Burbank CA.



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Leopard in a tree…

"Leopard in a tree" by Alexa Summerfield

“Leopard in a tree” by Alexa Summerfield

This painting was inspired by a photograph of renown photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen.

A few years ago I walked into the showroom in Las Vegas and the photograph was hanging in the entry and I was instantly transported to a far away place and I knew then I had to paint it. I love cats and this one was too amazing to pass up.

I found the perfect frame some time ago and it was about the size of the original I had seen, at 48″ X 36″ it is my largest painting ever and it took some time for me to finish it. But here it is and I love it.

Thomas D.Mangelsen "Shades of Saphire"

Thomas D.Mangelsen “Shades of Sapphire”

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Animation Workshop at Azusa Pacific University

We made the team, Tony and I after the Wokshop

We made the team, Tony and I, after the Workshop

My good friend Christian invited Tony Bancroft and I to teach traditional animation at a the Animation Workshop series, him and his friends organized for APU to promote 2D animation.

Tony handled the animation aspect and lots of stories about his time at Disney Animation Studios and I took care of the Clean-Up/Final Line portion and a few tid bits from my crazy life of an animation wanderer.

It was really great to see how many young animation students are interested and passionate about traditional animation. The room was full to capacity and they all participated actively and asked lots of questions. It was refreshing to see that 2D is in everyone’s hearts still. A lot of the students where really excited and curious about my new project, Hullabaloo, when I told them that there is a group of veteran animators that is putting a 2D movie together.

So I guess there is hope yet for a renaissance and a new beginning.

Pumbaa by Tony Bancroft, animation

Pumbaa by Tony Bancroft, animation

Pumbaa by Alexa Summerfield, clean up

Pumbaa by Alexa Summerfield, clean up

It was a lot of fun to show the new generation how we used to do animation the traditional way. A lot of schools don’t even cover that anymore. Of course working on Tony’s drawings was a blast as well and made my portion so easy.

Thank you APU for letting the new generation try out traditional animation and good luck to the Changeling Chronicles Team for their project. It was an honor to be part of the workshop.

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The producer Kimberly made a drawing during the workshop and asked me to clean it up for her, so I did. Believe me this is exaggerated but sometimes this is how Clean Up feels when a scene comes in that is totally out of whack and the production says: Clean Up will fix it…but we always do. Thanks for being a good sport Kim.

Lion KingCU

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Sketch Dailies: Bridezilla & Cyclops

#Sketch_Dailies   #Bridezilla  #Cyclops

#Bridezilla #Cyclops

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KatbusGalleryDesign T-Shirts now available at

KatbusGalleryDesign tee’s are artist created t-shirts, unique and stylish.

The artist, Alexa Summerfield AKA me, worked over 20 years in the animation business and loves pretty things. I love to draw them and to look at them and so I have designed these tees as a tribute to my days as Clean Up Artist. Clean-Up/Final Line is all about the perfect line and shape, to make that final drawing you see on screen the best it can be.

A long time ago I used to paint on silk and I did a few silhouettes with colored backgrounds for pillows and scarves.  I loved to do faces as silhouettes and then play with the colors for effect. Now I did the silhouettes to stand on their own and be displayed like a work of art on a t-shirt to wear.

I hope you like them just as much as I do and maybe I’ll see you wear one on the streets next time…


Stylish Silhouette T-Shirt Designs

Stylish Silhouette T-Shirt Designs


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Sketch Dailies: Frankenstein

#Sketch_Dailies  #FRANKENSTEIN

#Sketch_Dailies #FRANKENSTEIN

“Sing for me birdie…”

Today’s entry for #Sketch_Dailies #FRANKENSTEIN


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Sketch Dailies: SIREN

#Sketch_Dailies  #SIREN

#Sketch_Dailies #SIREN

I finally joined #Sketch_Dailies to keep me drawing.

This was yesterdays entry, the theme was SIRENS.

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