STOP MOTION ANIMATION drew me in like a delicious cheese-flavoured snack—one taste and I was hooked. It’s so immediate: take a few photos, play them back, and they come to life. Pure magic!

In November 2018, several of the prized koi in Vancouver’s Dr. Sun Yet-Sen Classical Chinese Garden were pilfered by a rapacious river otter. After the eleventh casualty, the remaining koi were moved to the Vancouver Aquarium until the otter was ousted. In May of 2019, when I heard the koi were being returned to the pond, I was pretty sure the opportunistic otter would be delighted at this news. Here is Part I of my take on the Otter vs. Koi tale.

Part II: The Kois are Back in Town

The lovely folks at PetMD asked me to make an animation for Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day. It has gone on to be their most popular FB post!

Tip: Never leave a pie to cool on a windowsill—it’s not just hobos you have to worry about.

I call this jazzy little number “Dog Park Bebop.”

Stealthy whip break.

The song WILL be in your head all day. Sorry about that.

I’ve never felt like this before.

It’s that magical time of year again: Poultry Spice Latte season!

My very first attempt at stop motion animation—not surprisingly, it's a little rough, but it gave me a glimpse of the magic that awaited!