Recently I was lucky enough to be asked to create a couch gag for The Simpsons, which I was more than happy to oblige! It’s a retro outing for The Simpsons with a nod to 80’s action shows and cartoons of the era. It airs this Sunday on FOX as part of the episode ‘Teenage Mutant Milk Caused-Hurdles’.
Based on the images I posted on here a month or two back, here’s my new short ‘The Walk Home’. I find its good to go on an artistic detour from time to time, this being a very different beast to most of the films I’ve created so far and it resurrects some elements of the graphic novel styles I was creating a few years back. The story itself is a kind of montage of the dark underbelly of society, told through the eyes of a vunerable boy wandering the city, who eventually makes a shocking discovery.
Here’s some shots from an animation I’ve been working on and off for almost two years now – it’s a project I keep returning to every few months and tweaking. It’s the story of one boy’s journey home across the inner city and as you can probably tell it’s pretty dark (even for me) – it’s a bit of a diversion from my more vibrant cartoon style’s. But it compliments the narrative of the piece. The screens here aren’t actually finished, it’s more a work in progress at this point but it’s almost there. The film should be finished in a month or so with any luck.
I’m getting cracking with the animation once again, heres what will hopefully be the first of a few before the year is out. If you ever wanted to see the Jess and Roger illustration brought to life, heres the chance!