Monday, January 08, 2007

Billy and Mandy's Big Boogey DVD Cover

I know I've been away too long. I've missed you too.

I'd like to think it's worth it. After all, I've been cracking my whip on the backs of my minions (and myself) for almost a year to bring you the best dadgum DVD I can. I have a feeling you'll like it. And I don't usually even bother having feelings.

Here is the DVD cover I did for Atlanta. In the end, they changed a few things. They like everything big. The good news is, I got my wish of flourescent ink. Yessss!

Here were a few sketches that I did before I started on the final.

And here's the final. The coffee stain was added as a joke before I sent the jpeg for approval. On the back... yep. It's the Kracken. We had him in the script before we knew Pirates 2 was coming out. It worried me at first, because I thought that people might think we were ripping off the movie. Then I remembered that we always rip off movies, and we were indeed ripping off a movie in this case. It was just a movie with a Ray Harryhausen Kracken instead of a CG one.

And here's how it might look on the shelves. If Atlanta's done screwin' with it. I don't think they liked that you could see most of Grim's body or the robots in the crow's nest.

For me, a lot of the fun of making cartoons is that you get to revisit the things you loved about your childhood. When I was a wee lad, I used to love movies like Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, Jason and the Argonauts, and Clash of the Titans, so it was fun to be able to do a big pirate adventure story with lots of crazy monsters. I love me some monsters. Mmm-hmm.

So check out Billy and Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure this Spring. There's a Billy moment that still blows my mind. I'd tell you the air date, but I'm not a numbers man.


Blogger NICK DOWNING said...

awsome as usual when is this coming out im gonna buy it :)

6:52 PM  
Blogger Vincent Waller said...

Nice drawerings. Marketing folks do like to make everything big, without taking into account logic, or rational pleasing to the eye placement. Personally I think I'm gonna print out one of your versions and slap it on top of theirs.

3:24 PM  
Blogger mike said...

Wait, why am I here? Oh yeah, monsters I love monsters too, lot's of them....

3:13 PM  

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