Action Guy (or ACTION GUY as one could write it) is one of my favorite Birthday Street comic characters. Growing up with G.I. Joe toys and loving action movies he tapped into a part of my youth brain. Here’s an animated short based on one of the comics he appeared in. For whatever reason he’s got to get that guy.

The character that would become known as “The World’s Greatest Hotdog” was created by Matt Sutter (in a comic with a goofy hyphenation in its title). The “WGHD”, as I sometimes shorten it, is probably the greatest achievement of Birthday Street comic characters. Good natured, helpful, energetic, surprising, silly, and a little bit cool. Like a breakfast cereal mascot you wish was your friend. Enjoy my animated version of Matt’s comic featuring the voice talent of fellow Birthday Street creator Kevin Cornell.

Here’s an animated short I made based on a children’s book collaboration with my family. We created the book at the start of our COVID quarantine in the Spring of 2020 to give my daughter some practice with her handwriting. You can find the eBook here to share it with your little ones (or grown up ones).

My animation demo reel for, music used with permission by Everyone Everywhere.