Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Yessssssssssss Please!!!

Yes I want one! Yes I would love you forever! Yes my Birthday is on December 28th, YES YES YES PLEASE!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Greece 2007

Can I get the bill?

It's such a rare treat to get a combination of CUTE, SAD, and HILARIOUS all in a 1 minute youtube clip. This my friends, is my favorite clip of the week.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Chieftains 2

I grew up listening to my Dad's Chieftains 2 cassette tape all the time. I think we even wore the tape out on long road trips. One of the songs was called 'Banish Misfortune'. So I youtubed the song and found this. I want to buy a tin whistle now. This guy is so good.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Homemade Halloween Costume 2008

Inspired by, of course, Daft Punk.

Eric Deuel, as a NASA astronaut.

Sean Szeles, as a dapper 20's gentleman.

Behind the seams.... ( get it? ha...good )

Hoot hoot!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I didn't want to post this!!!

Ugh! I didn't want to post this....but what the hell, here ya go. My 2d animation reel I came out of Cal Arts with. It's wayyy too long and there are lots of mistakes and things I would never put on my demo reel today. But you live and learn...right? So please be kind. Also, a lot of this animation was done straight ahead. It took me awhile to get used to the pose to pose method...and I'm still learning.

I have so many other tests that never made it to this reel. One day, when I'm 75, I'll have to digitize them and put them on my invisible 3d hologram future watch. One day.....

By the way, the animated big Ogre in the short clip of " I have a cunning plan..." was inspired by the talented Dan Holland. He's now doing Visual Development at Pixar. I stole a drawing of a hand he drew out of his trash bin one day. It was for one of his was beautiful! Ha! Hey Dan! Did I ever tell you that??

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Oldies from Cal Arts

Hi everyone! I've been taking a break from blogging but I feel like I need to start posting again. I've got so many doodles to share that it's overwhelming. Here's some oldies from Cal Arts. Drawn in Mike Mitchell's class.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Beholdddd.....the new book is coming!!!

'And It Began'

A boy's discovery of his new helmet. Not just any ordinary helmet...but DAFT PUNK'S helmet.
All images were produced without the aid of a computer. All hand drawn and colored! Prisma colors, oil pastels, pen, ink, marker, and water color. Hardcover, 100 pages, 9.25 x 9.25 in. , full color, only 200 copies available as of now. $ 20.00

To the San Diego Comic Book Convention we goooo! JJ Villard and I will be grabbing onto a lizards' tail and having it drag us down the 5 freeway to the comic con tomorrow.... we'll end up in a pool of sweat, dirt, and grime at table A04. Come visit us if you're down there, and watch us attempt to be professional bizzzzznessss men! It's gonna be greaaat! Oh yes, the name in the schedule is under my name...Jeremy Bernstein. JJ will be selling his first book as know you want both!!

I'll also be selling last year's book....
' Say Havarti. This, that, and the other.'
A collection of illustrations, caricatures, doodles, and poems.
Soft cover, 8.5 x 11 in, color and black and white, $ 20.00

And hopefully I'll have the patience to set up a paypal button on here so that everyone can purchase my books.



I know I still need to post my Kung Fu Panda shot list...I'll get back to you on that!!

Friday, July 18, 2008


Locked away in a cave upon a dark blue hill for a week and a half...I worked on this book. Through wind and fog and serpents blood I managed to create something new. Here is the cover.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Bernstein News...all the news all the time....

Sorry for the lack of posts. Things are a littel weird lately. I've been busy working on a book! Coming soon to a sort of establishment near you. If you're at Comic Con, in San Diego, I'll be selling last year's book (Say Havarti) and the new book, which has no title just yet. I'll be selling at a table with none other than J.J. Villard.

This is what I look like now....the past few weeks have been pretty rough on me.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Kung Fu Panda opens today!!

This is a real panda.

This is KUNG FU PANDA!!! Opening today!! June 6th!
Below are my directors and producer: John Stevenson, Mark Osborne, and Melissa Cobb.

And here is one of the first shots I animated...Tai Lung Escapes!

Monday, June 02, 2008

She needs a name....

So good.

I would say that's pretty damn good!! Eh??
Rottentomatoes is a movie review website....they tally all the reviews and measure the percentage of positive reviews.

I saw the completed film last Thursday. We had the crew screening and wrap party that night. People were clapping, laughing, and cheering throughout the entire film! What an accomplishment. I'm proud to have worked on it and I do believe it's Dreamwork's best. Please check it out this weekend! Opens this Friday! June 6th! I'll post a list of the shots I animated soon.

Love it or hate it.... here's Cee Lo ( of Gnarles Barkley fame) doing his rendition of Kung Fu Fighting with Jack Black at the Celebrity premiere on Sunday.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


I seriously saw this on Saturday while driving down Glendale Blvd. in Silver Lake.
It looks so refreshing doesn't it?

Monday, May 12, 2008

The Bernstein's Family Dog

I was with my sister and Dad yesterday evening at the Vet. Our family dog was on his 16th year and suffering from internal bleeding. I drew these while we said our goodbyes. He was somewhat alert and did pick his head up and raise his brows when I entered the room. I love that he had a little spot on his nose that was shaped like a heart. It was a little faded from age...but it was still there.
I was there when my Dad brought him home for us in 1992 and I was with him at the end. He was a great dog.... loving, friendly, and always curious. He was still digging through the kitchen garbage just two weeks ago. He was also a good dancer. You could hold him by his front two paws and do a little tango.
Goodbye Corkscrew J. Cork. You will be missed.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

He's coming.....June 6th!

A new trailer for Kung Fu Panda was released today! Check it out! I was an animator on this movie for over a year and am so happy it's finally coming out. The whole crew did an outstanding job...I must say, there's some exceptional talent here at Dreamworks.

And lucky me! They used 4 shots of mine.

1. Tailung on his knees, breaking out of chains.
2. The goose that says "We're dead..."
3. Shifu hitting a giant rock with mystical blue kung fu light!
4. Tailung running on all 4's and leaping off the bridge.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Oh how I love it.... Get out of the White House already!

May 1st, 2008 7:05 pm
Poll: More disapprove of Bush than any other president

By Paul Steinhauser / CNN

WASHINGTON DC -- A new poll suggests that President Bush is the most unpopular president in modern American history.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Thursday indicates that 71 percent of the American public disapprove of how Bush is handling his job as president.

"No president has ever had a higher disapproval rating in any CNN or Gallup Poll; in fact, this is the first time that any president's disapproval rating has cracked the 70 percent mark," said Keating Holland, CNN's polling director.

"Bush's approval rating, which stands at 28 percent in our new poll, remains better than the all-time lows set by Harry Truman and Richard Nixon [22 percent and 24 percent, respectively], but even those two presidents never got a disapproval rating in the 70s," Holland said. "The previous all-time record in CNN or Gallup polling was set by Truman, 67 percent disapproval in January 1952."

While Gallup polling goes back to the 1930s, it wasn't until the Truman years that they began surveying monthly approval ratings.

CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider adds, "He is more unpopular than Richard Nixon was just before he resigned from the presidency in August 1974."

President Nixon's disapproval rating in August 1974 stood at 66 percent.

The poll also indicates that support for the war in Iraq has never been lower. Thirty percent of those questioned favored the war, while 68 percent opposed it.

"Americans are growing more pessimistic about the war," Holland said. "In January, nearly half believed that things were going well for the U.S. in Iraq; now that figure has dropped to 39 percent."

The numbers on the Iraq war come on the five-year anniversary of Bush's "Mission Accomplished" moment on board the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, when he proclaimed that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended."

The record-low support for the war in a CNN poll could be one reason behind the president's unpopularity, but it probably is not the only one.

"Support for the war, the assessment of the economy and approval of Mr. Bush are all about the same -- bad," Schneider said.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll was conducted by telephone from Monday through Wednesday among 1,008 adult Americans.

The poll's sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I wish

I wish
I wish
I could be
right now...

MGMT @ Coachella 2008 "kids"

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


There's something so sexy about a woman singing and playing an instrument.
Here's Feist.
I love this song....

Monday, April 14, 2008

Jeremy VS. Steve

Sometimes Steve and I get into arguments. This took place in my office last week.
Yeah....we made up already. But boy did I want to do this.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Mr. Hamburger

America's Funnyman...Neil Hamburger

I drew this about 2 months ago while he performed in Silver Lake.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Coffee Bat Break


I love this song

I love this video

Introducing MGMT- Time to Pretend.
I've been obsessed with finding this song ever since I saw the video on MTV 2 late one night...or actually...early morning. It was stuck in my head and I couldn't find the piece of paper where I wrote the bands' name down. You'd think MGMT would be easy to remember...well it wasn't! I finally heard the song again in my car and wrote the name down on a car repair bill. And here they are.
I like how raw, messy and chaotic the video is.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Hello Dolly....

You might find this surprising but I listen to Dolly Parton now and then. "Jolene" is one of my favorites. She's amazing.

I first heard the song when the White Stripes covered it. I love all the emotion he puts into the song.

If you ever get a chance to see The White Stripes it. I've seen them twice and Jack White is a God on the guitar. It's incredible to watch.

Ultimate Fighter

J.J. Villard and I watched Ultimate Fighting on cable at my place last night. It was bloody, gruesome, gross, disgusting, painful, just plain wrong....and we loved it.
I drew this in his sketchbook.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

New Yorker style...

I need your help! I couldn't decide on the best/funniest caption for this drawing. So I came up with a bunch. Pick your favorite and I'll post it!
(or maybe you have a better caption? This drawing conjures up a zillion ideas.)