Saturday, November 27, 2010

Live Fluidtoons at WonderRoot, 10/23/10

For the 3rd Annual ASIFA-Atlanta Cartoon Art Show, Sean Jarrett did live vocals once again to my first film, "Fluidtoons":

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Party 2008

I'm going through some photos from 2007 and 2008 and of course there are some gems.

For instance, here's a guy I met at a party in Cabbagetown in May 2008:


From what I can remember, he liked my art so much that he asked I draw something on his arm!!! Here it is, a quick one:


I totally want someone to get a tattoo of my art someday. That would be an enormous honor for me. It almost looks like a tattoo already doesn't it?

Something about connecting with folks who don't necessarily seek out art appeals to me so much. I want my art to be accessible and universal somehow. Plus I simply love connecting to unpretentious, genuine people like this dude.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010


ASIFA-Atlanta President, 02/12/08 to 11/19/10

As of today, I have stepped down as president of ASIFA-Atlanta. I'm relieved that I found an amazing successor and that I get a break from coordinating screenings and events. I think my life is going to be significantly less stressful now, hopefully!

I'll still be involved but without the responsibility of the entire organization on my shoulders.

Here's the email I sent out:

Hi animation fan,

After almost three years as president of ASIFA-Atlanta, I've decided to step down to attempt to focus on my own art (and reduce the stress in my life!).

However, I leave you in very good hands- Fatimah Abdullah has offered to take the helm, and she is my top choice. As of today, as my last act as president, I hereby install Fatimah as president of ASIFA-Atlanta. Other positions may be available during our annual elections in February, though I am happy with the current board (we could use a volunteer coordinator however and always need more help).

I will continue to be involved with ASIFA-Atlanta as our international representative and webmaster. You will probably even still get emails from me.

Thank you so much for your support over the years!

Please welcome Fatimah; her email is

-Brett W. Thompson

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Runner and His Dream

Sean Jarrett used me in a film!

Directed by
Sean Jarrett

Joshua Mikel & Brett W. Thompson

2010 Jay-Michael Dugan Productions


Friday, November 12, 2010

Creative Loafing Interview with Melysa Martinez

Oh my goodness. Melysa Martinez did an incredible interview with me. I'm super duper grateful:

Say wha? Brett W. Thompson gives away free drawings and good times

Thanks Melysa!!!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Nice moment in the hallway

So I was walking in a hallway at work, headed to the bathroom, when one of the security guards stopped me. "Hey, I watched your cartoon Chickenheads, it's great!! You're really talented!" she told me. The sincerity was striking! I think this must be the kind of moment you hope for as an artist: totally unexpected recognition from a fan. I'm grateful.

Her name's Amy; I pointed her to to watch more, though I told her I didn't have any other films quite like Chickenheads! She totally made my day, though.