Thursday, September 29, 2011
Okay, okay! I'm postin' I'm postin' I've been busy. Two kids, art directing Scooby Doo Mystery Inc. and working on the shorts for PLASTIC MAN! Yeah that's right. WB has green lit a bunch of new shorts of Plastic Man which my friend Andy Suriano is putting his heart and soul into. Years ago (2004 I believe) I remember him working on the pilot which was slotted to become a series on Cartoon Network. CN was planning to green light 5 new shows. Plastic Man looked like a shoe in but then CN decided they didn't like having "Cartoon" in their name and wanted to be more like Disney and Nickalodeon by doing more live action shows. So they green lit "Inside Jimmy's Head" (live action flop) as well as "Chowder" and "Flapjack" (only 2 good cartoons). Andy was bummed of course. This is why it pays to stay in the game, cartoons are not going away. Plastic Man is cool because he's a funny superhero that used to be a crook. Anyway I did this title card and the background painting for the up coming shorts to be aired on Cartoon Network in a block called DC Nation. It won't be seen 'til early next year so don't wet your pants staying up late looking for it. 'Til next time, -Stephen
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
On a positive note, Thor: Tales of Asgard is being released by Lionsgate next week! May 17.
I worked on this so long ago it seems. I have a fondness for the Marvel videos I worked on. Although we were short staffed, we were left alone to do our job without all the politics of unqualified overseers. I think it looks good but I can see that I have grown as an artist since I did this. the style is really production friendly which is why I chose it. I pretty much painted all the keys for this. There were only a couple scenes I freelanced out. It's a good story and great for the young boys to see and get familiar with Thor and Loki. I'm going to watch it with my son. Enjoy!
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Yay! I got to do a Scooby Doo cover for the series we're working on! I must admit, I think it looks way better than the first one they released. It looks as if soon I might be working on the next one too. I would like to do all of them if they will let me. Just so you fans know this went through the grueling revision process with Warner's Home Video people. We at WB Animation wanted to represent our show and show that we are doing a quality version of it. Not like the past Scooby Doos. Anyway enjoy the show!