“Tortilla Gorilla”

July 23, 2009


This drawing is a result of an epiphany I had that the words “Tortilla” and “Gorilla” are spelled almost identically, and therefore could potentially be fun to play around with.  Indeed they were.  Thus was borne Tortilla Gorilla.  Needless to say (so why am I saying it?), there are a few things wrong about this drawing, namely the general lack of blending, the fact that gorillas actually have very sharp teeth, and also the fact they are not native to Mexico.  Tortilla is an import (since he is of a species inferior to Man, I cannot qualify him as an “immigrant.”  He is more akin to a manufactured product such as a toy or a beer than he is to mankind).


More Character Doodles

July 21, 2009



Franklin the Diving Pig 2






Bartholomew the Bat


This is my attempt to make up for a few weeks lost without updating, while I was in Chicago at the Cornerstone Festival. These are some of the sketches I did while riding the El, sitting on my bed, taking a break from work, listening to speakers, or sitting at concerts. Enjoy!!




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Vintage 21 Animated Logo—Slot Machine from Cole Phillips on Vimeo.

I worked on this alongside Lucas Rugen and Bryan Zabala, as our junior project for our Animation Studio Class.  I was the lead animator.  We’re planning to revisit it in the fall, and make some finishing touches to the audio and editing.

The Concupiscent Canary from Cole Phillips on Vimeo.