Thursday, January 28, 2016

Stills from ANIMALS on HBO Feb 5 2016


Created by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano
Produced by the Duplass Brothers 
Premieres on HBO Feb. 5, 2016

I was the color supervisor on this show along with an amazingly talented group of artists at Starburns Industries. Music and improv play an important role in what makes this show unique to animation. It has a gritty New York vibe that accentuates our societal issues along with our attitudes towards one another and animals. The writing is simple leaving room for improv and comedic timing in the animation. Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano had a specific vision for the series, but gave us the freedom to add more to the show. 

Some stills from the trailer
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016


 Development BGS for a project at Starburns Industries

BG Paint Lead Carol Wyatt
Art Director James McDermott

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New Animals trailer for HBO

A new animated series on HBO


Produced by the Duplass Brothers and Created by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano

Watch Friday, Feb 5 at 11:30PM

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Rick and Morty BGs from Season 2

  Rick and Morty BGs from the final episode of season 2, The Wedding Squanchers. 

  It took a few talented people to design and paint these BGs. Before shipping off to Bardel for animation, I would go through all of the sequences to make sure everything hooked up. James McDermott, Jason Boesch, and I would get a last chance to make any design changes, checking the action, boards, characters and FX for the scenes (This was an action packed sequence!). 

I thought these looked especially nice! 

Painters: Me, Hedy Yudaw, Yaoyao Ma Van As
Color Supervisor: Jason Boesch

Art Director: James McDermott

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Link to James McDermott's post about The Wedding Squanchers: