Saturday, July 23, 2016


Whaddup dudes. It's been like... 2 years. ANYWAY. Here is my latest DEMO REEL:

Simon Cottee 2D Animation Demo Reel 2016 from Simon Cottee on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 17, 2014



I started an animated comic diary that will chronicle a crazy new adventure I'm going on.


Monday, February 17, 2014

I did that duck film

Haha hey guys. I finished the duck like a billion years ago. WHATEVER.
But seriously, what an amazing thing! It was pretty intense to get it done.
Here is my beard in full, I grew it from the start of the Duck's production till the very end. Probably more impressive than the actual film hey:

Monday, September 16, 2013

Long Time No Duck

HEYA BUTT HEADS! I mean, sorry. Best buds.
I've been so deep in film production I almost forgot I had a blog. So here is a splattering of stuff for you.

Hey look! Using TVPaints crazy system called the stroke animator, I hand animated all this rain. Aint no cycles there. Pretty neat and really quick and easy for what I think are great results.

Here are some drawings.

Aint even gonna explain any of that haha.

Kairos Trailer: This is by some buddies of mine in Paris, former Gobelins students who formed Studio La Cachette. It's like French Ghibli!So unreal. I would looove to see a feature film of this. This is a trailer for a comic believe it or not!

KAIROS Trailer from Studio La Cachette on Vimeo.

New Gobelins short, Myosis. Not crazy about the narrative and themes (a little cliche) but visually? OH BABY!

Umbra: This one is slightly biased as it's my animation mentor Malcolm Sutherland's award winning piece. BUT IT'S SO GOOD.

Umbra (HD - 2010) from Malcolm Sutherland on Vimeo.

Late Night Work Club presents Ghost Stories: This is a collection of beautiful beautiful short films by some really out there unique animators. Take a load off, cos this one runs 40 minutes! BUT WORTH IT.
The most exciting piece of Alex Grigg's short "The Phantom Limb". This guy is the best working Australian Animator in my opinion.

Late Night Work Club presents GHOST STORIES from Late Night Work Club on Vimeo.

OK ALL DONE. HAVE FUN. GTA V midnight launch tonight what's a boy to do?!

Friday, March 22, 2013

art dumping

First a few more RP speed portraits.

Then a tour poster for Bareback Titty Squad who are blowing up right now! Woo.

And for my man Sam some class portraits for Adventure Chorus, a pen and paper system based off our Beast Chorus setting.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Bit o the ol art

Some goofy art for a project I might start soon.

 Hey look new duck designs for 2013!

Some goofy fan art for Nerd Poker

Some goofy other art!

Hey look, the Duck's composer Austin Wintory as a duck!

My best idea ever!? Dungeons and Dinosaurs.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Wedding Online Premiere

My graduate film The Wedding has just premiered online through Short of the Week!
So here the sucker finally is (I finished it like a year ago!)

The Wedding from Simon Cottee on Vimeo.

And also a super all over the place, long and totally out of focus Duck video update that I probably should have never uploaded!

Oh and a new Beast Chorus entry!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Ducks 2013

A bit of a dump of junk.

Annnnd I was the illustrator for the 2nd issue of the very cool Brisbane writers journal Stilts. Here are some of the illustrations that I drew like... almost a year ago!

There are more in the issue too!
Annnnd here are my christmas cards for 2012. The last one is for my big sister of course.

ANNNNNND here is an amazing picture I found that I forgot I drew and was wrongfully put into a folder called mess. It should be in a folder called Masterpiece.
I sure like pink hey.
Hey some duck background samples why not
More... pink!?

Oh and we have a bunch of new Beast Chorus entries that you may have missed, they gettin better and better! Here is a little sample of one illustration, but it's the written pieces that my man Samuel Maguire writes that makes it!

Wait a second... that looks very... OH MY GOOOOOOOOOD

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Hi. Hi guys. I've been a little nonbloggy I'm sorry.
I'm soon to put together a new video update for the Duck and talking about my amazing experiences at the Munich Film Festivals of Schools, which was literally the best time of my life. What a year.

I'm currently crunching like mad on my backgrounds for the Duck. ALMOST done. We are also fair behind schedule and currently looking into getting some Screen Australia funding to finish us off, which would also afford some awesome stuff for the film.

Here are some little samples.

This one is a MONSTER of a file

Also just some sketches of whatever:

So some more news'a'coming.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Beast Chorus, Ducks and Stuff

HI my blog.

So here is a recap because lots of cool stuff is going on. My pen and paper bro Sam "Skydekkerix" Maguire  and I have started a new collab site called Beast Chorus. It's sorta like a high concept webcomic/fantasy journal. It's a bestiary of fantastical creatures for a pen and paper RPG setting, Sam and I come up with the monster, Sam writes them up wonderfully and then I illustrate them. It's so much fun! So go check it out for some excitin writin and artin. HERE!

I've also got some illustrations from whatever:
This guy, an illustration of a character from a story for my buddies at Stilts.

And here is a silly picture from a drawjam.

AND here are two characters you may recognise for a freelance project that fell through:
Here is a bad drawing of Greedo!
AND here is a rough walk cycle test for the Duck!

AND here are two images nearing a final look and style! WOAOAOA!

OH and there is a chance I may be going to Munich in November with the Wedding. I'm also in a bunch more festivals and award things yaaaay.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ducks, Vikings and Monsters

Hey, just an update of some art and stuff.
OH and the Wedding was recently screened at Brisbane RAW's event:
It was very cool, and the US section of the site interviewed me here.

I've also just found out that the Wedding is nominated for an ATOM Award and official selection at the Brisbane International Film Festival. Super excited.

The Duck is almost at v3 animatic, close to starting animation! Nerve wracking, haha.

HEY here is some recent very rough art and junk. Big strong men only?

And an exciting new project I plan to start with my man Skydekkerix / Sam.

Oh and I've been reading way too much American Elf.