Wednesday, October 18, 2006

ROBOTBOY



I spent September working at Alphanim in Vincennes, storyboarding an episode of Season 2. I had a really enjoyable time working with the team. Series director is cartoon maestro Bob Camp, storyboards are supervised by Rich Codor. Heath, Richard & Baptiste and their design teams are doing REALLY stellar work & this season is going to look 'magnifique'.


This is Act 1 of my board. I had a groovy episode based on an outline by Heath. Tommy, Robotboy & Gus get trapped inside a surreal, fantasy world created by an evil magician.


The deadline was pretty tight & Heath helped me out with a section, despite having a killer schedule of his own he jumped on board to make this episode extra special.



Here's a real-live French animation artist! This is Baptiste, he's supervising layouts on the show. He's very good too.




Bob had us look at Harvey Kurtzman's work for inspiration, specifically his CLEAR & FUNNY posing. These are some studies I made.


Bob also has a complete collection of the FAMOUS ARTISTS CARTOON COURSE. It's pure gold. These are some sketches I made from the 3 volumes.

I'll be posting some scans of the best sections here. Starting with my favourite of the artists VIP Partch.

20 comments:

AndyMurray said...

Lovely stuff...looks like great fun!

Eric Dyck said...

we could all use a little more Kurtzman in us!

great new post Matt...

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Smook said...

Looks like a fun show to work on! Nice work my friend.

Boris Hiestand said...

lovely boards!!- but watch those close ups! You are allowed to pull back once in a while-
looks like you're having a great time!

Vip Partch did some of the best caricatures of Disney staff I've seen- great stylist.
He's covered a little in the book 'CARTOON MODERN' which finally arrived a couple of days ago. Go get it!

merf said...

nice work, Matt
good luck for the move to the south

Oscar Grillo said...

Wash your mouth out when you name the sacred name of Virgil Partch!

I remember Frank Thomas being dismissive and cavalier talkking about him (Partch was an assistant at Disney for a while)...So much for illusions of life!!

Piotr said...

oooh, behind the scenes are always neat. post more! very great stuff!

Ed T. said...

I never really gave much thought to just how much work goes on behind the scenes. Really great stuff!

Richard Mitchelson said...

Wow, great boards, for what is a great show. Kurtzman posing is awe inspiring. Good to see it, thanks matt and hope all is going well en francais.

gur-B said...

Kurtzman's work is fantastic! so are your boards!

gur-B said...

Please don't tell me they use them as a table cloth ?

Say when are you in town again?

mr-dunn* said...

matt aint coming back is he?...

Alina Chau said...

WOWWWW ... That's a lot of boards!! Great stuffs!

pierre alary said...

hey matt !!
a lot of courage for the "monstre.." business. hope everything will be ok in nice . we keep in touch . and i 'll see you in january to taste the beers of the "riviera".

limbolo said...

As Alina would say...
Great stuffs.

Blammo said...

Fantastic work Matt!

Now may I be selfish and ask about the great Bob Camp?!

MORE,MORE MORE ABOUT BOB CAMP AND THIS COOL PROJECT!

MrGroh;)

william wray said...

Bob is one of the best there is cartooning wise, revere him.

NARTHAX said...

Eat as many authentic croissants as you can! They do not exist in America.

max said...

How cool is all this?