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We all gotta start somewhere…

Posted in Uncategorized on April 11, 2012 by eddie

One of my first ever animated shorts from 1993. I know…lacks a little – well, a lot of things, actually. But what the hell, you can’t change history, so here it is! And while it may seem manic, the transfer from VHS to Quicktime HAS speeded the timimg up somewhat…

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Burn Baby, Burn…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on April 6, 2012 by eddie

Some people hold Smashing Parties; you know, they get their old computers, fax machines, and whatever has been frustrating them, make a night of it and pummel them with sledgehammers.

There are certain projects we have worked on over the last few years that I really wish I could smash to pieces, or burn beyond recognition.  Alas in this digital age, the best I can do is send the offender to the recycle bin.  Yeah, there are a lot of projects that deserve to be forgotten.  Top of the list could be this one…

Ah, Shaktimaan 5 – what a waste of time you turned out to be.  We were asked to come up with a new take on a live action Indian superhero – Shaktimaan, that would appeal to, you know – the kids!  After many roughs and takes Cartoon Network Asia decided well no, we didn’t really want to do this anyway, but hey, thanks!

So without any remorse or regret, I hereby consign all existing Shaktimaan images to oblivion!  Bye bye Shakti-loser.

Well except this one, ‘cos now I have posted it.  Grrrr!

Rick O’Shea

Posted in Uncategorized on March 31, 2012 by eddie

As well as the Dead Ringo tumblr site, see also ‘Mucha Lucha! Para Siempre’ for some fun and unpublished art from the series and beyond!

http://muchalucha-art.tumblr.com/Rick O'Shea

Looking Ahead to 2012!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 27, 2011 by eddie

We’re excited! 13 Dead Ringo episodes, and the wild cards of Ska-Ville and Dance Crasher.

And whatever else may come our way.

After the sad end to 2011 (see my last post) it’s a going to be a fun, happy ride; no industry BS, no suck-the-life-outta-us jobs, no compromise.  And music, music, music.

Are you with us?  ‘Course you are! :)

Ricky Garduno

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on December 9, 2011 by eddie

We had some brilliant artists and people working on Mucha Lucha!  They’ve gone on to direct and create after the show finished its run.  When Mucha Lucha! became a storyboard driven show during season 2 (i.e. the board artists worked from story outlines rather than scripts, which gave them the freedom to have more creative input), four artists in particular were able to shine; Gabe Swarr, Greg Colton, Darin McGowan and Ricky Garduno.

Ricky Garduno passed away this week.  Despite deadlines and network interference, Ricky started to have fun and push the boundaries of what the show could be.  His wild, insane storyboards got crazier and more inspired as the show went on.  I saved all of the work of his I could – especially his first draft boards that were his own expression before the network made revisions.

When I can I will scan some of these  – especially his masterpiece; ‘Dawn of The Donuts’, where rampaging donuts take over the town.  In the meantime I will be posting his work here: http://muchalucha-art.tumblr.com/

Ricky went on to create great things on other shows, and his own innovative strip for Dumm Comics, 1930 Nightmare Theatre, until sadly he left us this week.

Thanks for being part of our show and our lives – even if it was for just a short, fantastic time.

Ricky Garduno para siempre.

*UPDATE:  I’ve started posting Ricky’s full pitch board for ‘Dawn Of The Donuts’ here…http://mlboards.tumblr.com/

New Fwak! Image Blogs

Posted in Uncategorized on November 30, 2011 by eddie

Two new Fwak! blogs that feature mainly images.  http://deadringoseries.tumblr.com/ is the production blog of our new 13 episode TV series!  regularly updated as scenes are finished.

http://muchalucha-art.tumblr.com/ features lost art, unused art and things from our Warner Bros TV series that we just think are cool enough to show again!

Miyazaki’s Static Camera

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on February 19, 2011 by eddie

I am very behind in my animated film watching.  I’ll come clean…the last feature I saw was Wallace and Grommit and the Were-Rabbit-thingy.

Yes – I know, I know.

But I recently got to watch Miyazaki’s ‘Ponyo’.  What a great, magical film.  Aside from the fantastic animation, narrative and color pallette, one thing struck me;  Miyazaki’s camera doesn’t move.  Hardly any truck ins/outs, maybe a couple of scenes with a slight multiplane effect.

He really does let the animation provide the film’s movement.

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