Tuesday, February 10, 2009
This is a cartoon my partners and I have created. I have done all the artwork: characters, backgrounds, and color.
The premise: an unemployed Shakespearean actor takes a job driving an ice cream truck. With each truck comes a jolly little clown to drum up business. Polar opposites, Shakes and Jolly try to make a living under the scrutiny of their domineering boss, insane meter maids, and strange playground dwellers. Not to mention a unique racial twist.
This is a personal project. I went through the script of Billy Wilder's 1949 film: Sunset Boulevard and designed all the major locations as if I were the art director/set designer. The locations that needed to be historically acurate are, the others I created based on the discription of the scene in the script. THESE ARE NOT THE SHOTS IN THE MOVIE they are my compositions.
There are 18 drawings in the series, the average size is 13.5" by 32" but the biggest (Norma Desmond's living room) is 13.5" by 7 feet!
I had a gallery show in 2005. It was incredibly gratifying to have over 100 friends and well wishers attend the opening night! Many thanks friends.
This is an animated show concept my partners and I created. I designed the characters and the backgrounds. Kevin Gallegely painted them.
Basically; the show is about the life and times Ira (Stretch) Smith, teenage son of "plastic man" (retired). Set in a hidden town of superheros...and villains.