Tuesday, June 02, 2015



Thought I would post some storyboard work I've done over the past few years including Mickey Mouse and Wander over Yonder. In particular was a rough board sequence from Book of Life that was deleted from the film. It's a bar fight between Chakal and Joaquin. Jorge wanted it set it in this tiny bar so that it would be tight, messy and ugly.
Thanks Jorge! It was so much fun to board. Too bad it never made it into the final cut.

Book of Life deleted Bar fight storyboard sequence by ackland_mark

Mickey Mouse "Seeing Red" Storyboard by ackland_mark

Mickey Mouse "Captain Donald" Storyboard by ackland_mark

Wander over Yonder "The Void" Storyboard by ackland_mark

Monday, December 29, 2014

Wander over Yonder designs

I was going through some old files of mine when I came across a folder of a bunch of old Wander designs. I forgot how much fun I had doing these. Craig McCracken was still working out the look of the secondary characters in the show so he asked me to design up a bunch of random incidentals that would inhabit the world. His one note was that the designs should be something you would want to see on a t-shirt.

Monday, November 10, 2014

MAD bits


A little while back I was lucky enough to work on the MAD series and do a bunch of MAD "bits". They were a ton of fun because my job was to design, board, colour, cut the animatic, and animate each whole piece! It was creatively freeing!

You can check them all out HERE!

Friday, October 17, 2014


I'm super excited that my friend Jorge's movie, "Book of Life" opens today. You have to get out and go see it! It's an incredible story with breathtaking visuals that will punch you right in the feelings! You'll never see a more genuine animated feature.

I was very fortunate enough to have done some storyboard work on it. Take a peak below!

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Wander over Yonder "The Void"

Wow! First post in 6 years!!! 
Well a lot has happened over the past 6 years, and at some point I'll post something in more detail, but until then, check out a board I did for Wander over Yonder for an episode called "The Void". Man, I love working on this show!!!

Monday, June 16, 2008



A few years back Riccardo Durante and myself made a series of cartoons called "Gruesomestein's Monsters!" Well, as of recently the rights to Gruesomestein's have reverted back to us! So, are you a big shot producer who wants to buy it? We have TONS of monster stories we're dying to tell.

If you want to check out the cartoons, go HERE!
Or check out the blog HERE!

If you want more info, drop me an e-mail!



Wednesday, January 16, 2008



So, since Sept 21 we've been busy with our new baby girl, Sadie Olivia Ackland. She's amazing and Angie and I couldn't be happier!!! She's so awesome, she's even inspired me to write a book for her...it's all about associating things with the sounds they make. So below is little Sadie with a friend and further below are the first couple of illos from the book.

I hope everyone had a great holiday and a Happy New Year!!!