By far, this is the best fan mail I’ve read regarding anything I’ve ever worked on. (It’s especially gratifying, since I storyboarded the Green Tambourine bit he references.) And… because the name of the fan is TJ Schwingle. I hope to God that it’s real. It tickles me that there is a TJ Schwingle out […]
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I had fun doodling some inspirational sketches for my board for “The Principals of Golf.” Principal Prickly takes on his nemesis and brother, Principal Paul Prickly (voiced by Martin Mull.) Prickly teams up with Vince; Paul has this foppish little twit partner with a ridiculous golf outfit that I LOVED to draw.
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These are partial (and a bit more messy than usual) thumbs from one of my favorite episodes, “The First Picture Show,” in which TJ tries to be the first one to see the first movie about his favorite comic book superhero, Senor Fusion. This is an episode close to the heart of any comic book […]
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I’m going to take a page from retailers right now, who have filled their shelves with all manner of Halloween goodies. I’m going to post a (mostly) complete thumbnail board for a Halloween short we did on Recess. The gang wanders into one of Digger brothers’ many tunnels, only to find “an ancient Finster burial […]
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Recess Animation Camp
A friend of mine just dug this up from the dark crevices of youtube and brought it to my attention. It’s a video extra that Disney did for the release of the Recess: School’s Out dvd that explains and breaks down just how an animated tv show is made. Yours truly is featured in the storyboard section at the 6:07 mark. The other nice tidbit is that most of the storyboard samples they show are ones I created. It’s good for a laugh. You can tell how old it is by the massive boom box I have next to me on which I played an audio cassette of the track. I’m sure there are those of you out there that are young enough to be saying right now…”Audio cassette? What the Hell is that?” My friend and fellow director extraordinaire, Howy Parkins, is also prominently featured throughout the video. Fun stuff!
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When I was the storyboard supervisor on Recess: School’s Out, we had two big names cast as our villain, Dr. Benedict, and I attended each recording session to sketch mannerisms that I could incorporate into the acting of their animated doppleganger. The first was Burt Reynolds. His performance seemed ok at first, but once we […]
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