carldoonan:

Just felt like drawing my favorite peachy princess.
I included the version of her I drew in 2009 for comparison.

I really hope Nintendo uses Peach more as a playable character instead of just a damsel in distress. I really enjoyed her in Super Mario 3D World and she’s a ton of fun in Smash Bros. games. I wish she could star in own full solo console adventure! (Super Princess Peach on the DS was certainly fun, but she deserves more than one game!)

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Just felt like drawing my favorite peachy princess.
I included the version of her I drew in 2009 for comparison.

I really hope Nintendo uses Peach more as a playable character instead of just a damsel in distress. I really enjoyed her in Super Mario 3D World and she’s a ton of fun in Smash Bros. games. I wish she could star in own full solo console adventure! (Super Princess Peach on the DS was certainly fun, but she deserves more than one game!)

My contribution to Jaxamoto's Banjo-Kazooie collab on Twitter.The only-sorta-helpful good witch, Brentilda!

My contribution to Jaxamoto's Banjo-Kazooie collab on Twitter.
The only-sorta-helpful good witch, Brentilda!

A big ol’ background for the Wizbird episode.This one took a while!

A big ol’ background for the Wizbird episode.
This one took a while!

Warmup of Geno from ‘Super Mario RPG’ that I went a little overboard on.Was thinking about characters I’d love for Nintendo to announce for Super Smash Bros and I can’t help but want him in the roster. Geno’s odds are low, particularly with Rosalina covering the ‘star-themed Mario character,’ but I can dream, no?

Warmup of Geno from ‘Super Mario RPG’ that I went a little overboard on.

Was thinking about characters I’d love for Nintendo to announce for Super Smash Bros and I can’t help but want him in the roster. Geno’s odds are low, particularly with Rosalina covering the ‘star-themed Mario character,’ but I can dream, no?

Spontaneous doodle: Shadowy Top Hat Guy

Spontaneous doodle: Shadowy Top Hat Guy

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Anonymous asked: What do you have planned once you've finished with the Wizbird episodes you're working on? A new addition to one of what you've already made? Or something completely new?

Currently I’ve just been working on one episode of Wizbird at a casual pace and if that does well enough I’d love to do more!

Ideally I want to alternate between Wizbird and other works; likely another ‘Game Grumps Animated’ (since that has been a HUGE draw to my channel) and possibly some stand-alone shorts or mini-shorts.

I don’t see me doing anything big with the casts of ‘Sour Competition’ or ‘The Overlord’s Moopsie’ anytime soon since I’m interested in pitching some ideas for shorts or series to places like Cartoon Hangover which would utilize the characters. While they’re on the sidelines for now, they will hopefully come back some day.

Mine fits pretty nicely, if I do say so myself.

Mine fits pretty nicely, if I do say so myself.

Need to pick up the pace with Wizbird after falling a bit behind schedule. What I’ve gotten done has been coming out nicely though! I’m very happy with this shot; that little blurry twirl wasn’t planned out in the original boards but makes the shot so much more interesting.

Need to pick up the pace with Wizbird after falling a bit behind schedule. What I’ve gotten done has been coming out nicely though! I’m very happy with this shot; that little blurry twirl wasn’t planned out in the original boards but makes the shot so much more interesting.

Some design sketches for Gregory Time, son of Father Time. He’s the proprietor of ‘Calendar Condo,’ an unusual building full of seasonal and holiday characters where every room parallels a day of the year.I wanted to have a nice, average sort of character to balance out the otherwise exaggerated cast I have in mind for a ‘Calendar Condo’ short/series I’d like to pitch. Gregory lives in Room 101 representing New Year’s Day, and in many ways reflects the good habits people make for their yearly resolutions (though he’s certainly not above breaking those himself).

Some design sketches for Gregory Time, son of Father Time. He’s the proprietor of ‘Calendar Condo,’ an unusual building full of seasonal and holiday characters where every room parallels a day of the year.

I wanted to have a nice, average sort of character to balance out the otherwise exaggerated cast I have in mind for a ‘Calendar Condo’ short/series I’d like to pitch. Gregory lives in Room 101 representing New Year’s Day, and in many ways reflects the good habits people make for their yearly resolutions (though he’s certainly not above breaking those himself).

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carldoonan asked: Was it difficult making Dead End feel self-contained? I know any given piece on Cartoon Hangover COULD end up a series, but it's been emphasized they aren't full pilots and should stand on their own. I want to pitch to Frederator, but the concept I've been roughing out keeps getting too bloated with ideas.

giantcondor:

I found it quite refreshing. The thing to remember is Adventure Time was NOT pitched as “set in a post apocalyptic world where magic has transformed everything” etc etc it was pitched as “boy and dog go on adventures”.

The setting and the universe and your grand plan don’t mean squat to anybody. You’re not pitching Avatar. If your idea can’t boil down to something very basic and very core, it won’t go down well in pitches.

Dead End was pitched as “two students and a dog share a cheap flat which happens to be haunted”. In my head I was thinking “BUT THEY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DOG MAGIC CULT AND THE PORTAL AND BARNEY AND NORMA’S TRAGIC PAST!”

But I knew it wasn’t relevant. A short is only going to be 3 or 4 minutes long, you don’t want to spend that precious time setting things up for there never to be another episode. 

If you watch the first episodes of Adventure Time or Regular Show or Flapjack or Spongebob or ANYTHING… it’s just character comedy from the get go. Any overarching plot will come much later.

(remember… characters, not situations or settings, are the key!)

Some visual development for Ormond, another ‘A Journey or Whatever’ character. He’s a shy, timid archeologist who prefers to be noticed for his intellect rather than his naturally over-powered muscles (though he will blush over compliments about either).

I had trouble finding the right proportion for Ormond. I wanted his physical size to be intimidating but his kindly personality to shine through and still be on the cute side. I think I’m starting to find a decent balance.

This is Flunk. He’s a ‘Garish’ being that lives in an obnoxiously colorful parallel reality. A while back I posted a concept doodle for a character named Bin also of this race.The Garish are part of an idea for a  webcomic tentatively called ‘A Journey or Whatever’ that’s been on the back-burners of my brain for a while. I’m focusing on animation endeavors for now, but it’s still fun to dabble in some character and story ideas from time to time.

This is Flunk. He’s a ‘Garish’ being that lives in an obnoxiously colorful parallel reality. A while back I posted a concept doodle for a character named Bin also of this race.

The Garish are part of an idea for a  webcomic tentatively called ‘A Journey or Whatever’ that’s been on the back-burners of my brain for a while. I’m focusing on animation endeavors for now, but it’s still fun to dabble in some character and story ideas from time to time.

Just what are cooking up in that cauldron, Wizbird?

Just what are cooking up in that cauldron, Wizbird?

A Wizbird background I spent way too much time on because the perspective was giving me a lot of trouble with the flower right up by the viewer. Will probably redo the colors later since this Cintiq seems to make them look extra pale. Everything ends up looking really harsh and saturated on a regular screen.

A Wizbird background I spent way too much time on because the perspective was giving me a lot of trouble with the flower right up by the viewer. Will probably redo the colors later since this Cintiq seems to make them look extra pale. Everything ends up looking really harsh and saturated on a regular screen.