Yukon Animator

Into the Beautiful North!

Bikes on Ice

Smithsonian Magazine purchased a Yukon Animator photo for an article on Ed Jesson who bicycled 1200 miles on the Yukon River, from Dawson City to Nome, Alaska in 1900. “Jesson was … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · 7 Comments

‘Earth’s Golden Playground’

My Yukon housemate, Andreas Horvath, made a wonderful documentary about the current Gold Rush in Dawson City. It’s called ‘Earth’s Golden Playground,’ and it is opening this week in New … Continue reading

March 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

Aurora Magic

Winter Solstice is only a month away! The lengthening nights and short days are making me long for the Yukon. Here are some lovely photos from the extreme north and … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · 4 Comments


I am in the woods, spending a month working on a new animated film at Caldera, near Sisters, Oregon. Caldera was created in 1996 by Dan Weiden of the Weiden+Kennedy … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

What to Pack for a Trip to the Yukon – in Winter!

Still under the magical spell of the Yukon and planning a return trip in late winter or early spring!  I never would have imagined that I would take a vacation … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Still Under the Spell of the Yukon

I have been back in Portland, Oregon for two weeks and I am constantly thinking about Dawson City.  I want to return….in winter.  (Below: Cabin on Front Street, downtown Dawson.) … Continue reading

May 1, 2012 · 5 Comments

Northern Lights!

Every night for a week I got up at 2 AM to search for the Northern Lights but never saw them.  People repeatedly told me that they’d seen them at … Continue reading

April 12, 2012 · 4 Comments