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Friday, March 20, 2009

Reviving an old concept


This is an old project I'm reviving and developing with a couple of friends. I can't really spill too much about it, but I wanted to share some images.Maybe I'll post more next month. I've got tons of illustrations for this concept.
For some reason I had to make her dog a little black terrier. I personally think he's cute. The name Algebra kind of fits him too.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Noggin Celebrates Barack Obama

Last but not least, here is the Barack Obama spot I did for Noggin/Nickelodeon. I carried over the style I used for the African American inventors clips. If you didn't know enough about President Barack Obama, now you can learn about some of his favorite things.
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If the voice sounds familiar, it's because it's the voice of Tyrone from the Backyardigans.
Here are some of my favorite stills from the movie.


This Shepard Fairey poster was my color inspiration for the spot.

Friday, March 06, 2009

NICK JR/ NOGGIN CELEBRATE AFRICAN AMERICAN INVENTORS 3

Here are the other 3 spots I did with the Nick Jr/Noggin team. These were really fun to work on as well as informative. My hats off to the writers and producers over there for allowing me the great opportunity to bring these short clips to life. My personal favorite is George Crum, inventor of the potato chip. According to one version, on August 24, 1853, a customer complained that Crum's french fries were "too thick." The angered cook was frustrated by this remark, so he decided to give the maximal opposite of what the client was complaining about: he sliced potatoes paper-thin, over fried them to a crisp and seasoned them with an excess of salt. When the crisps were prepared, he gave them to the customer, who loved them. The chips became popular, and became known as Saratoga Chips. Crum was able to open his own restaurant with the profits he made selling his new crisps.





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Sunday, March 01, 2009

NICK JR/ NOGGIN CELEBRATE AFRICAN AMERICAN INVENTORS 2

I thought I'd add a couple of my favorite stills for these 3 movies. Also check out the George Washington Carver boards below.



Here is my reference for George Washington Carver's peanut combine.

I just got the OK from Nickelodeon to post these spots I animated. Enjoy and feel free to leave some feedback in the comments section.
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These are the initial boards I did for the GWC piece.