Stress-relief doodle. Animu? Animu!
I saw some really neat fanart of Ralph with a portal gun, and then I guess this happened?
I’m pretty sure GLaDOS would be missing the “dangerous, mute lunatic” immediately.
Marceline and the Scream Queens #5 is out Wednesday, Nov. 14th! Pick it up for more awesomeness from Meredith Gran, PLUS a backup comic by the incredible Polly Guo.
I don’t have a sketch for this one, but you might notice that the location of Marceline’s teethmarks had to be changed after my lineart was sent to Lisa Moore to color.
Weird to think that Adventure Time’s target demo was probably in utero or a sparkle in someone’s eye when this album came out…
So…some “totes whatever nbd” news breaking on Comics Alliance today. That’s right, my dudes…in January, I will editing the 6-ISSUE FIONNA & CAKE COMIC BOOK MINI-SERIES. Written and drawn by…wait for it…Natasha Allegri.
YES. THAT NATASHA ALLEGRI.
This is real. This is real life. I have not been this excited about showing something to you since we announced my sweet baby MARCELINE AND THE SCREAM QUEENS, written and drawn by Meredith “Wicked Rad” Gran. Which has its 4th issue out today, actually, featuring featuring back-up stories from Yuko, Ananth and Kate! Go down to your local comic shop! BUY IT. HUG IT. And then go back to your F&C daydreams.
Thank you so much for supporting the ADVENTURE TIME comic and getting us here. We’ll keep blowing your faces away in 2013. That’s no goal, girls and guys…that is a flippin’ PROMISE.
I drew this cover! I feel totally unworthy of being in any way attached to the awesomeness of this project! But I drew it! Colored again by the amazing Lisa Moore.
This will actually be my last cover for the foreseeable future—the dayjob’s been kicking my butt, and I figured it’d be best to bow out instead of sacrificing my (and possibly Shannon’s) sanity. This was a great cover to go out on. :) Thank you so much, Shannon and BOOM!, for the opportunity!
The first Amethyst short airs this coming Saturday morning, October 13th! It was in the TV Guide magazine, so it must be true!
Click the link to see the crew list!
Do you guys like Baaaatman? Animation? Action, adventure, drama? Some good ol’ ojisan moe (if you don’t know what that is don’t google it, especially if I work with you)? Then you should check out Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1, out on DVD/bluray and also available on iTunes this week!
Jay Oliva, his team of storyboard artists and revisionists (including the amazing Kat, who did the above art), Studio MOI, and everybody involved in the production did an awesome job. I’m looking forward to part 2!
…there’s something pretty cathartic about adorable-ing Frank Miller designs. Kat, you are the best.
Sometimes when I’m working, I will go cross-eyed and when I wake up stuff like this has appeared in my work file. (And then, weeks later, I will waste more time by posting it on tumblr.)
Working late! Here is an oldish doodle.
Whoa whoa how is it SDCC time already?! Are you guys ready?! (I’m not!!)
I will be at the BOOM! Studios booth on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning drawing custom sketch covers alongside Shelli, Braden, and Mike Holmes (!!). (I sketched the above cover at ECCC—man was I happy to get to draw Ricardio.) I’ll also be signing with a big ol’ party of Adventure Time and Marceline and the Scream Queens comic book artists on Saturday from 5pm to 6pm. For more Adventure Time and Scream Queens SDCC funtimes, check out the BOOM!Pen SDCC post.
The DC Nation panel is on Sunday at 1pm. I thiiink the focus is going to be primarily on upcoming shows Teen Titans Go! and Beware the Batman, but there will also be sizzle reels for Green Lantern, Young Justice, and the next wave of DC Nation shorts. I think the YJ reel might make fans do backflips. As for the shorts, I am looking forward to catching a glimpse of a certain gemstone-themed magical girl…
If I’m not at the BOOM! booth or attending a panel, I’ll be wandering around spending my money on books, prints, and food I can’t eat. Or sleeping curled up in a nice, quiet corner. Mmm, sleep.
I hope everyone has a safe and fabulous weekend!
Another process post! Here is the Diamond Comics exclusive SDCC cover for Marceline and the Scream Queens. This one had a pretty quick turnaround, so I ended up scribbling a few very rough thumbnails on some post-its before going with this idea. Lisa totally made this cover with her colors!
I don’t know what’s going on with the previews (lines why), but the images should work when viewing them at full-view.
If you are interested in working in animation and have a good idea of what you’d like to do, check out the Motivarti Mentorship Program. The Fall 2012 mentor line-up is really amazing: Brenda Chapman, Marcos Mateu-Mestre, Mike Yamada, Victoria Ying, and more!
I received my comps for the first issue of Marceline and the Scream Queens today, so I thought I’d post my process (as it were) for doing the A cover lineart!
That ridiculous thumb was the first and my favoritest idea I had for the cover. Luckily, Shannon liked it too. So there it is: thumb -> sketch -> lineart (I left the fx and clouds on separate layers to hopefully make things easier for Lisa) -> awesome colors by the amazing Lisa Moore!
Maybe the coolest thing about doing the covers is I get complimentary copies of the comic before it hits the stands, and I get to tell you guys how awesome it is! Guys: it’s awesome. I love Meredith Gran’s work and I can’t wait to see where she takes Marceline and Princess Bubblegum next. Jen Wang’s short comic is great and plucked at my heartstrings (oh geez that pun wasn’t intentional but I guess I’ll leave it in anyway).
Definitely check it out when it hits stands July 25—OOPS, July 11! (Wiki, you done me wrong…) Or if you’re going to SDCC next weekend, you’ll be able to pick it up there.
(I am in missed deadline hell and eating a popsicle while resting my hand! Here’s a WIP that has been sitting on my desktop.)
Naz and I would often need to redo action notes (written descriptions of the action happening in each drawing in a storyboard) after board revisions, and the standard to save time was to abbreviate or use the initials of characters’ names. It was already a little iffy by the end of season 1, but in season 2 there was no way we could get away with it. Too many BBs!
An awesome blog about telling stories, storyboards, art, animation. Great must see references for all you storytellers out there!
Yes! I went to Mark Kennedy’s blog a LOT when I was starting to get into storyboarding. I need to save a date in my calendar to catch up on it!
1) Eat sandwich
2) Think about dream season of Korra
3) Realize it’s basically 12 Kingdoms with Asami, Korra, and girl!Tahno
4) Sketch a thing
Profit Lose a few hours probably better spent on paying job and blow $40 on the 12K DVD set
ETA 6) Find 12K fanmade trailer set to ATLA music GJ UNIVERSE
(12K is a 2002 anime that starts with a pretty familiar premise—shy, annoyingly weak-willed girl gets transported to magical land where she is revealed to be royalty. This magical land is not so much full of beautiful men ready to romance and/or sacrifice their life for the protagonist as it is full of political intrigue, moral quandaries, and some serious human drama. The protagonist and two other female leads start off in entirely different parts of the world and have never heard of each other, but their journeys lead them to meet and unite for an epic common cause by the end of the story. The three girls have some of the most extreme and rewarding character arcs I’ve seen in an animated show! I highly recommend it. Just have some patience in the beginning—the protagonist starts at an EXTREMELY low point and it’s not a quick fix to get her to where she’s at by the end of the show. Which is cool!)