Thursday, March 11, 2010

WB Marvin Stacking Mugs...




(Concept & Pencils: Vince Musacchia / Color Art: Greg Wray)

This was one of my favorite assignments at WB. I was asked to design a set of stacking mugs that were shaped like a rocket ship, with the capsule on top as a sugar bowl. At Warner we were always told that Egghead, Sniffles, Baby Face, Ollie Owl and Ralph Philips weren't good for product because people preferred Bugs, Daffy, Taz, Tweety and Marvin. And we couldn't even think about using The Do-Do, because they felt that no one knew him. So when I designed this one I had to include all of them! I even brought back the original Bob Clampett-designed Tweety for the occasion. I'm glad I got at least one chance to feature these classic characters on an item.

9 comments:

Ry's Photo Blog said...

Wow, you put some love into these!

MUGITUP! said...

These are a blast! Love the detailing.

Eric Hutchison said...

Friggin sweet! Love these. Great colors truly accentuated by solid drawing.

Whitney Pollett said...

Baby Face Finster?? Hahah I love him! The Do-Do and Marvin were always my favorite though. These are awesome Vince!

Whitney Pollett said...

Woah! As I was typing that comment, their was an earthquake!! OH MAN! I am terrified.

Vince M said...

Thanks, Ry, Jim, Hutch & Whitney. I did enjoy this assignment, lots of chances for gags and storytelling, different from the single pose illustration assignments that we usually get to work on.
Because of the complexity of the project I had detailed notes and color overlays for Mr. Wray to reference while he created the finished rendered art. I remember meeting with him for an hour when he picked up the job. Greg always knew the right questions to ask and always brought an enormous amount of talent and interest to every project he worked on.

And Whitney... what are you doing looking at this dopey blog at four in the morning?

Stacey Aoyama said...

That's cool Vince! I want those mugs!

Ry's Photo Blog said...

Vin,
Get off of Facebook and back on the blog buddy!

Vince M said...

Sorry for the negligence lately Buddy.But as you're well aware of, I've been a bit busy. Love the latest photo. Sleeping Beauty is a dream come true.

And thank you, Stacey. But you should be satisfied with your own beautiful 'mug'! Love you.