For years I asked myself why Australia hasn’t had its own animated series for adults. Now I know that it’s my own fault! “Pretty cheap!” Last year I went to a launch event put on by our state film funding body and SBS, Australia’s multicultural government TV network. At the drinks [...]
These images are from the storyboards I’ve been doing for my animated series, BE A MAN. Actually, they’re an awkward cross between storyboards and animatic frames. Storyboards should be clear and easy to read when printed on paper. These would be quite difficult to read because of the way I do my boards — I [...]
In 2011, the Precinct team put this proposal to SBS — a proposal for a half hour animated cop show for adults. We were told it would be good to have an idea of how three seasons’ worth of the show would work, hence the enormous cast and loads of plotting and ideas. We left [...]
Hey people. I’ve been blogging about my “upcoming” animated series, The Precinct, for almost six years now! In that time, I’ve learned a lot about the animation industry, and about animation itself. I’m a much better artist and animator than I was in 2006 (see here for evidence). A better writer, too, hopefully. I’ve [...]
I think media fatheads talking ugly garbage help make the world a worse place, and that’s why I’m going to put these ones in some new cartoons when I get started on a Precinct series later this year.
Seeking a valid quantifier by which to judge your personal and artistic progress and likelihood of finding a method by which to support yourself in the arts? Stupid internet contests may not be it! I’m conditioned for minimisation and self-deprecation. I don’t like talking big about my work. I’m very uncomfortable with the idea of [...]
Holy what-do-you-know! Some tops people helped me make TWO entries for Movie Extra’s Webfest contest. Prize is $100,000 to make your show, so I figured, “yep”. Arran is a cartoonist, actor and all-round happy chappy, so I cast him as a gangster’s aide who is secretly an undercover cop. Aidzee is a comedian, comedy producer [...]
It’s another impromptu idiot project of mine!
I haven’t blogged in ages, as I’ve been on my honeymoon and also I’m lazy. But I wanted to show you a few character/bg designs I did for a little corporate job recently. Most of the work in this (approx) 2 1/2 minute animation was in the design. There were only a few heavy animation [...]