In 2009 I had the humbling honor of designing the characters for the new Justice League movie from WB home Video, and working alongside some of the finest talent in the animation industry. Designing all the DC icons on a Bruce Timm production stands as probably the most challenging and rewarding experience of my career, thusfar. It was also my third collaboration with the one of my favorite directors, the immensely talented, Mr. Sam Liu [link]
and my first time designing for one of my other favorite animation directors, not to mention one of the best, Lauren Montgomery[link]
. These two fabulous directors are so evenly matched in talent, skill and ingenuity, it's hard to believe they exist in a single reality! The movie will be in stores next Tuesday and having seen the final cut, I have to say it's pretty awesome. I think if you like superheroes you should check it out.
I was lucky enough to get to hand pick some of the best designers in the biz to assist me with this monumental project, and could not have possibly pulled it off without the support of
Also wanna give some major props to the in house storyboard team, who absolutely killed on this film, there is no better crew for action adventure coreograqphy and staging than these dudes, take notes!
Next week I will start uploading my production and promotional artwork and things of that nature but for now, peep this!:[link]
I just wanted to correct an oversight on my part, and let all you guys know that the brilliantly crafted first installment of the DC Showcases short, featuring the Spectre, is included in the 2 disc edition of JL Crisis on Two earths. This is not so much an attempt to pimp our product as it is an opportunity to recognize the work of some of my gifted peers who created the thing. The Spectre short was produced, directed and art directed by the utterly peerless, Joaquim Dos Santos. I'm not exaggerating when I say Joaquim is one of the biggest powerhouses of talent on the animation scene today, artistically speaking, he can pretty much do it all, and do it with style. I was thrilled to ride shotgun in the design department, and get the chance to work in his style for this series of shorts, beginning with The Spectre.
A bunch of fantastic artists contributed to this thing, I don't have links to all their sites but notably, the awesomely talented Mr. Ryu[link]
on storyboards, and Dan Norton, AKA, the skillionaire,[link]
all over this piece on the design tip. I learned a lot from all these dudes and just wanted to give them, and all the rest of the DC Showcase crew their props. So, do yourselves a favor and check out this fine piece of animation, and then head over to Joaquims page and tell him how fresh it was![link]