Sunday, January 29, 2006

Mr. Coolman goes to Stuttgart...

We're happy to announce that two of the COOLMAN! shows; DEEP SEA BLUES and HOOTCHY KOOTCHY HAIKU, have been selected for the competition ANIMATED SERIES at the 13th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film to take place on April 27 – May 2, 2006 in Stuttgart, Germany. This is a big deal and an honour.

As a change of pace, here's a taste of the storyboard from DEEP SEA BLUES, written by John van Bruggen and storyboarded by Steve Whitehouse. Steve was Flash animation designer for COOLMAN!, and also animator for the entire five minute DEEP SEA BLUES. Congrats to Steve!

Our animators for Hootchy Kootchy Haiku were: Jens Pindal, Daniela Strijleva and James Robertson of Iron Scythe fame. Congratulations, guys!

Monday, January 23, 2006

costume sketches...

These are both from an earlier time. I'm posting the green woman pretty much as I painted her. For the woman in the robe, I just goofed around with some free textures from a site that Gerben Steenks recommended:

Thanks Gur-B, for passing on the tip! Ain't blogging grand.

(Posted by Arna)

Saturday, January 21, 2006

BG Fun!

Because he does them so well, we can't resist posting this. It's a Clive Powsey bg. The image links to Clive's blog.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Thursday, January 12, 2006

those damn, dirty apes...

Arna's son, Max Douglas (AKA Salgood Sam), has a new comic out, scripted by Ty Templeton & Joe O'Brien and coloured by Max's friend and fellow Montreal comic artist Bernie Mireault.

Here's a link to the Mr. Comics site for more cool preview pix and info.

Here's a link to an interview with Max.

Monday, January 02, 2006

King Horse

Just to shake it up a bit. This one's a not so recent sketch by Arna. Guache and india ink.