Copy Cat! – A Cat and His Clone

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Copy Cat! has been in development on and off now for 2 years. I pitched the show twice to Nickeleodeon, once for the shorts program and once as a series. They passed on it. I also ran it by someone at Cartoon Network who thought the show looked “too Nick” for them, which is great because I created it with Nick in mind. SMH

So far, I’ve got half a dozen episodes written and ready to go and ideas for another dozen or so. After much encouragement from friends and family, I’ve decided to launch a web comic series with these lovable characters to keep the juices flowing and to hopefully create a fan base – the Copy Cat! Facebook page has nearly 600 fans, which is cool because I haven’t really promoted this much online.

My friend Hector Navarro is doing the art and I’m doing the writing, we officially launched the web comic on Sept. 1, 2014 — gets see how long we can keep this thing going!

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ODDJOBS™ Cartoons and Toys

ODDJOBS™ is an idea I’ve been stewing on for 20 years, never was quite sure what to do with it. My dad used to draw little furry characters like these when he was a kid. When I was a kid, he would draw them for me – putting them on my birthday cards, christmas cards or notes he left for me around the house.

When I started working at Nickelodeon in 2005, I began looking for show ideas that I could pitch to the network. This one would seem like a no-brainer, cuz they’re so damn cute, but I wasn’t quite sure how to write stories for these little guys, so I kept it on the back burner for a couple years.

Then, one day it hit me. A flash flood of ideas for the ODDJOBS™ world. I’m aiming it at the youngest demographic but think it will appeal to older kids (and even some adults). I want it to be fun and entertaining for kids and something that parents can at least tolerate (some kids shows are unwatchable for adults).

Another development in the last 2 years is that I’m working on designing ODDJOBS™ toys. I’ve made a few prototypes and keep tweaking them. Hoping to find just the right design soon and take the leap into manufacturing.

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