The entire studio was buzzing today about the Oscar Nomination that No Time For Nuts got in the Best Animated Short Film category. A huge congrats to the Directors, Mike Thurmeier and Chris Renaud and of course the entire Blue Sky crew that worked on it immediately following the Ice Age 2 wrap-up! Awesome work fellas...I'm proud to be apart of it!
Here is the full list of nominees in the Animated Shorts category:
THE DANISH POET
THE LITTLE MATCHGIRL
NO TIME FOR NUTS (woot!)
Sadly, Ice Age 2 wasn't nominated for Best Animated Feature...but we'll get them next time with Horton Hears A Who!
My first BSS Challenge in a while. The coloring could have been better...mainly struggling with a light source. I like the inking though! I'm gonna take the night off from the comic to practice guitar. Hope you folks dig it!
But the Unlimited-Ammo version of me certainly can! This awesome japanese site lets you draw yourself, put a cage around said drawing, then automatically 'dances' you. I found this at Drawn.ca. Heres the site if you want to make your own and be amused for mere minutes. WARNING: The Unlimited-Ammo me can dance forever in the interwebs...and no one wants to see that.....forever.
Some more art is coming soon, I promise! I guess this is kind of a drawing though....is it?
Way back when, Matt Simmons, Nick Gibbons and myself decided to do an anthology of our own zombie comic strips and ultimately, pull them together to make a comic called 'Swords are for Zombies'. Matt and Nick slowly got busier with their own projects and SAFZ sank into the shadows from whence it came. I decided to keep mine going and titled it Unlimited-Ammo.
Ok enough backstory...Nick did this one strip that was so GENIUS that a couple of years later, I wanted to put in the U-A series. I no longer have the original comic (hard drive explosion) but it's strikingly similar. Here it is now, a rough 'remake' of that very strip.
I had a great time working on this. It's my second 'comic style' page and the first where I got really ambitious with the shading. I used photos of roadsides and thunderstorms for reference, took reference photos of Nick and myself, and "studied" Bill Crabtrees work in Invincible. I'm not sure if I can go back to greyscale...coloring is just too much fun.
Here is the rough layout. It has only slightly changed...definitely for the better. It's probably gonna be a while before the next comic is released. I had an idea on the way to work and Nick liked it. It's probably gonna be 4 pages or so.