Tuesday, March 07, 2006

It was quite a journey...

Working on the website has been a bit of a rollercoaster for us, but we have finally made it official. It is a work-in-progress, so keep checking for any changes or new features. Gathering all the info and artwork was overwhelming, and I personally feel very proud of all the work that the crew has produced.
House of Cool has been a project that was conceptualized back in college. A few of us were going to work in the USA, get the best experience possible, and come back home (to Canada) to flesh it out into a studio and/or through teaching. It is not an easy task to achieve, but big risks can bring big payoffs!


Anonymous said...

Hey people of Cool,

I just bumped into your website/blog and went through the whole thing, I really like the stuff you do!
Big respect to people who have a dream and really go for it, even how hard it gets (and I now :). We (me and my wife) have also started our mini studio a while ago, all is going well... work is coming along nicely.

Good luck with your studio and tnx for the inside info about starting a studio. Take care,



Anonymous said...

Hi there,

Thanks for sharing your wisdom and
best of luck with all your plans.
I like what you do and wish you and
your team the most positive vibes!

One question though: If you get a
chance and have the time share with us how you balance the work between running your own show and taking care of having a family.

I would love to hear your wisdom on that since it looks like you
managed it and its not easy.

Thank you.

Gulzar said...


cheers man...to all of you...and esp to you Robin man...

keep up the good stuff rolling high...
all the best guys...

moocurtis said...

*Thank you, Eugene, for stopping by...all the best in your new venture!

*Hi "anonymous",
I will speak for myself and leave it up to Ricardo to share how he balances family and work. As for me, I stay at home with our toddler and it is the hardest job I have ever done!!! when I have freelance to do, I have my mother look after our kid for a few hours a couple of times a week while I do some work (also some weekends), depending on its degree of importance. It is not easy to tune out family of your mind and concentrate on work, the theory is simple, the practical aspects of it are extremely different. But most of the time I live unhealthily by working after he goes to bed, late at night and into the morning for a few days at a time. It might be a different story with more kids, though.

The key for me is to decide when to work around family or make the latter fit around work. A constant prioritization and a good, supportive partner are key.

Hope this helps!

Lee said...


burgerlog said...

HI ricardo!!!
this artwork is sooooo great! I can't wait to see more!

MehmetSaygin said...

I wish you the best on your dream.
If I have one hundred million dollars, I'd be pleased to give it to you :)