Many congratulations to Temujin Doran on being picked as one of the eight finalists for the Nokia Shorts 2011 with 'The Adventures of a Cardboard Box'! Over 600 talented filmmakers pitched to Nokia Shorts this year with ideas ranging from documentary, to comedy, to post-apocalyptic western.
I have been unable to do a post for a while now because everything I have been working on is not for public consumption, yet. Very frustrating.
So, instead, here is something from the archives.
A few years ago I did some concept work on a movie that was never made (this is pretty much the definition of almost every movie). It was a sort of ‘Matrix/psychological thriller’ type thing and I probably still can't tell you anything about it, including the title, since the producer/writer may still be touting it around Hollywood for all I know.
It has been quite a while since I did a blog post – and now that it comes to it; rather than offering a new drawing, I’m offering a short film. This short film tells a disappointing year in the life of a book.
Outside my window everything is covered by a blanket of snow. So I thought I’d dig through my boxes of paper to find some warm colours… I’ve then glued together a little sunny garden where my characters can find shelter from this f r e e z i n g weather! The first one to find out about my garden is a bird-fish (ever heard of such an animal?). It has just popped out of a clumsy magician’s hat and, together with other funny and very magical characters, it will be featuring in a pilot animation I’m doing the illustrations for. So watch this space, you might see the fish-bird (or was it a bird-fish?!) flying through your screen soon!
The second picture looks more like what is outside my window. (Why, don’t you have beans wrapped up in their winter coats strolling outside yours…?) It is a spread I’ve recently done for The Mighty Messenger, published by Secret Seed Society. The book comes in a cute little package including a packet of seeds and it is the second of a series aiming to get children to grow and eat their own! Mingo is a mung bean who needs to get a job in order to buy some lights for his bike…