Thursday, February 11, 2010

WB chair design...

Here's a photo from '98, taken at the then-new Warner Brothers Studio Stores HQ in Burbank. My Creative VP, Chris Hacker asked me to design two chairs for the reception area. One was based on Pepe Le Pew, as shown here, and the other one was based on Bugs Bunny. I'd forgotten about this assignment until last friday, when I visited some friends at WB Consumer Products. I was happy to see that they're still in use in their main reception area, and they still look new!

Monday, February 08, 2010

Storyboard frames...

I found these storyboard frames from a late '80s Chrysler pitch while cleaning out my files today. The only reason they remain in good condition is because I used them as portfolio pieces. I was responsible for the layout, pencils and inks. And my then GEM Studio co-worker, Tom Fluharty handled the color rendering. I'm glad these images survived, I always felt proud of this project, and I was very happy with the outcome of this collaboration.
Update: After looking at these frames for a while I've come to the conclusion that these are not the original boards that Tom and I produced together. They're sample frames that I made for my portfolio based on the originals. We never had artwork returned to us from Ad Agencies, unless it was for revisions.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

something old...

When I was in my teens cartooning and music were my passions. Sometimes, if I was lucky, I'd be able to combine the two. This is a caricature I made of my friend Peter De Stefano. Peter was an amazing songwriter and guitarist, and still is. I made this sketch straight onto the paper with a cheap felt pen in '71. If you look hard you can see the beginnings of a pencil sketch of a fist and arm of another run-of-the-mill Superhero. I'm glad I used this sheet of paper for a drawing of Peter instead.