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About mantecatron

animator and visual artist

Three Year Update

It’s been a while. What’s happened? Partnered with Broadway Video’s Mas Mejor web channel and lived my dream to work as a writer/director/animator/editor to make 11 videos. A pilot is out there in the universe and I got my fingers … Continue reading

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First Half of 2014

I won first prize for the Northside in this year’s Neighborhood Film Project with Easter in the Park with Ernie. This will be my final year participating. I had a great run and even Lebron couldn’t threepeat, so, in a way … Continue reading

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Second Half of 2013

I feel the the second half of 2013 went on until about a couple of weeks ago. The actual second half of 2013 meant a newer, better car, newer, better job and trying to get a newer, better home. The … Continue reading

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First Half of 2013

This post is going to divided up personal/grad school/work work. I was honored to be selected as first place for the West Side category as well as Best of Show for the San Antonio Dept of Culture and Creative Development’s … Continue reading

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The Second Half of 2012

The second half of 2012 was really busy. Aside from the two animated shorts I had previously posted, I began working towards my Masters in Communication Design this past fall. The twice weekly trips to San Marcos have been tough, … Continue reading

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Summer of Meaningful Distractions

This has been the summer of meaningful distractions. I don’t think there was a project that I didn’t at least consider applying for. I know that I won’t get this time when graduate school begins this fall, so I’ve done … Continue reading

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Springing Along

Busy busy. On April 21st I was awarded top honors for the Video Jam. (The first of the CAM events that got rescheduled because of rain.) I was invited to participate in a show in Dallas called Active-8 that featured … Continue reading

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Nice Write Up

Graphic designer wins in Southside category at film competition By Kiko Martinez Robert B. Gonzales doesn’t think of himself as a filmmaker. As a self-taught graphic designer living on the South Side, he’s used to creating inventive logos and marketing materials … Continue reading

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CAM Into Spring

This past weekend my animated short Ernie Takes the Long Way through the Southside won the Southside category for the  San Antonio Neighborhood Film Contest.  Thanks to Sarah Fisch whose work was invaluable to get to this point, to Michael Pena, whose acting … Continue reading

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I’m a Video Artist Now…

I’ll just stick with “Visual Artist.” That seems to have worked up until now… I have been selected to be part of 2012 Luminaria. I’ll be doing an animation that I think of as a motion collage. It will be … Continue reading

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The Last Half of 2011

It’s been a very busy year, especially towards the end. This fall I was asked to participate in Guadalupe Cultural Art Center‘s By Permit Only Show.  I played with the form of the Mexican oilcloth and subverted to create this … Continue reading

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Austin Film Festival

A very interesting experience. The crowd was mostly-earnest writers and the focus of every panel dealt with writing somehow. I saw successful, thoughtful writers speak in a number of different panels. Saw Elvis Mitchell interview Mr. Pixar. Mike Judge introduce … Continue reading

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Art Review for Voices of Art

About two shows this past summer.

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Two More Short Promo Videos

Not about promotion anymore, just about having fun. Me complaining, as per usual: Sarah Fisch scripted this one:

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Paperfacing

You put a paper napkin on your face. You put on glasses. You’re paperfacing. Just trying to start a meme, y’all.

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Art Liquidation a Success

Thanks to all who came out for this past weekend’s Art Liquidation. It was a purge that turned into a yard sale that turned into an art show. Thanks especially to Andy Benavides, the heart of an arts community west … Continue reading

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Animation for Texas Monthly’s Where I’m From Short Film Contest

i heart SA from Robert B. Gonzales on Vimeo. I little Tex Mex taste of San Antonio. A love note to my hometown. I hope some of the judges get it.

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Busy-ness

I’ve been keeping busy this year. I’ve been doing more stickerbombing on the bus. I’ve been doing work for Stars and Garters Burlesque and had a blast doing their drawing sessions with a live pinup. I mean model. Mark Jones … Continue reading

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The Last Half of 2010

I guess it’s that time of year to look back and reflect on what has passed. This has been a year of amazing highs and also of incredible personal loss. I won’t soon forget the last half of 2010. In … Continue reading

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Mexico 2010: Mexico City

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