February 23, 2020

Bionic Six - Concept Art by Alex Toth

Artwork provided of Steve Poon.

The title characters of the series are a family of machine-enhanced human beings possessing unique powers after being augmented with bionic technology. Each family member is given specific bionic powers, and thus they form a superhero team called the Bionic Six.

What most people don't know is that creator Robert Dranko (often credited as "Bob") began to develop the series in 1985. he eventually had Mike Vosburg to help with creating character designs and model sheets, but long before that, he initially enlisted the aid of legendary animation designer Alex Toth for some visual development as they were slowly getting the series off the ground.


Dranko was a master storyboard artist and art director himself, with decades of experience, having Alex on board no doubt helped no nail down the visual style for the series. Less than a year later, the show is in full production, renowned Japanese animation director Osamu Dezaki was involved as chief supervising director, and his distinctive style (as seen in Golgo 13 and Cobra) is evident throughout all its episodes. But Alex Toth was the very first artist to try his hand at some concept designs to get things off the ground early into pre-production, here are some of his sketches, you can even see some of Robert's revision notes on the pages.

February 10, 2020

CANDYYYLAND



Ham n’ Gravy are proud to present: CANDYYYLAND!! A great big, rootin’ tootin’, sugary-sweet animation jam !!!!!

MUSIC: “CANDYYYLAND” by Tofubeats feat. LIZ

ANIMATORS (IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE):
Ham Firouzan - @hamtarto | hamtarto.tumblr.com
Ryan Boyes - twitter.com/RyanMBoyes
Mady G. - madyg.com
Ollie Scott - olliescott.portfoliobox.net
Tale Linh Do - retrotale.tumblr.com
Jenn Strickland - jennerallydrawing.tumblr.com
Charlotte Jackson - instagram.com/colorpulp
YUGO LIMBO - yugsly.weebly.com
Danny A. Reyes - twitter.com/oryozema
Charlie Bryant - twitter.com/getvent
Kelly Kirsch - kellykirsch.carbonmade.com
Louie Zong - louiezong.com
Mel Cho - twitter.com/mellocho
Michelle Ramos - michellerart.tumblr.com
Kiana Khansmith - kianamaiart.tumblr.com
Harrison Schaeffer - Soakingwetdog.com (& title animation!)
Kenny Leoncito - instagram.com/ke.ne.su
Steve Ly - twitter.com/notstevely
Christine Terterian - twitter.com/crokuta
Scott Hoch - artscotthoch.com
Robert Iza - izaart.tumblr.com
Toriisu - twitter.com/toriisu
Jonna Li - jonnali.tumblr.com
Austin Faber - austinfaber.tumblr.com
Allyson Gonzalez - allygn.tumblr.com
Vikki Tubie - twitter.com/viikkit
Gracie Pryor - GracieDraws.tumblr.com
Turçin Soylu - instagram.com/turcinsoylu
Smallbu - SmallBu.com
Omar Romolino - oroart.tumblr.com

February 01, 2020

Auto Battle Chess - Intro Animation by Vitaliy Shushko



Storyboard and Animatic: Elena Volk
Animation: Elena Volk, Tanya Strekalova, Pasha Vasin, Liza Kuznetsova, Onyushkina Tanya, Pavel Mira
Color: Tineeva Maria
Backgrounds: Andrey Egorov
Voice Actors: Brady Hales, Tricia Brioux
Sound Design: Pavel Mira, Mikhail Kotov

January 31, 2020

Primal - The Best Animation of 2019

"HERO" short film made by Zheping Xu, Marie de Durat, Mathieu Corbin, Antoine Vinceneux and Thomas Koo Seen Lin



Zheping Xu: Writing, Direction, Storyboard, Character Design, Animation, Layout
Marie de Durat: Art Direction, Character Design, Colorboard, Background Color, Compositing
Mathieu Corbin: Animation, Background Design, Layout
Antoine Vinceneux: FX Research, Animation, Compositing, Final Montage
Thomas Koo Seen Lin: Choreography, Animation, Lightboard.

January 30, 2020

January 14, 2020

Roger Rabbit in 'Trail Mix-Up'



Roger Rabbit's greatest and last theatrical short. To see all the hidden material in the margins, be sure to check out our article: lasertimepodcast

January 02, 2020

Sting Theory: Monday - Pilot episode for a short series by Dan Britt & Katy Wix



A Blink Industries Production
Written & Performed by Katy Wix
Directed by Dan Britt
Music by Dan Michaelson