Thursday, July 19, 2007
JOHN K'S COMCAST SPOT
JOY!NEW JOHN K ANIMATION!
Click the above link to see JOHN K's amazing new COMCAST commercial (if you haven't already). I got to do a very short scene in it but it was a real honor. I had only met John once before but have always been a huge fan. I loved the original REN & STIMPY and the recent ones he did had some real gems in them. He's got to be one of the single most influential and unique cartoonists/animation directors around. Hope I can do it again.
Because I don't know how to animate in Flash, John was nice enough to let me animate on ancient planks of pressed wood pulp called paper ("pay-purr"). Someone else had to scan and clean up the drawings digitally, which they did quite nicely...
I also go to meet Marc Decter, John's highly organized, efficient and serene production coordinator. I didn't get to meet the rest of the team (it was a very quick turnaround) but I see that Rex Hackelberg worked on it--I am also a big fan of his blog (see LINKS A' POPPIN'). Rex's drawings and paintings have a loose and loony feel that always gets me inspired. Kali and the rest of the group did awesome work on the whole thing--congrats to all! Hope it sells a lot of Nintendos!