While waiting for notes on the premises from the network I have been doing some drawings of Walden.
I'm trying to explore visuals that show Walden is a curious quirky intellect.
These are just some of the images that need to be done in advance of a licensing show in May or June.
Thanks to a nice plug from the kind folks at Cartoon Brew traffic to this blog has been way up!
The internet (especially sites like Cartoon Brew) has really allowed for an incredible amount of info sharing that is just going to make us all better. It's nice to be able to pull back the curtain and let people know the how, what's, and why's of things.
On the production side it's more meetings and interviews tomorrow and I've been told I'll get some feedback on the premises by the end of the week.
While I am waiting to get notes on the premises that I submited yesterday, I can start visually flushing out the world that Wubby and friends live in.
What do their houses look like?
What do the buildings, trees, and cars look like in this world?
What do the incidental characters look like?
Speaking of which I am looking for an art director to help me with all this.
Pass the word!
Not much to report from week one of production. There have been meetings, phone calls,and discussions. But for now it's just me sitting at the computer writing premises for the first scripts.
The new offices are still in the process of being set up so I have been working at home. After spending the past 5+ years at Nickelodeon being bombarded with questions all day long, it's kind of strange to be all alone at home.
Looking at the picture of the empty studio space above makes me wonder about what kind of crew we will come up with. What kind of energy will there be? What kind of memories will be made in this space?
It's all very exciting. But none of that mattersif I don't get these premises done! Back to work!
Here are a couple of great farewell presents from the Nickelodeon gang.
An amazing old Dr. Suess plastic toy facing off with a wickedly cool Tim Biskup vinyl "Helper" toy.
Big thanks to Kelly, Kristen, Esther, Steve, Jonathan, and Joel!
With this being my last week at Nickelodeon, I thought that I should document the giant collection of junk that I have called my office for the past several years. (see photo album for more details)
Having a fun office can be important.
In fact, after meeting with a Nick Jr. executive about Wubby, Widget, and Walden she asked, " Can we make the show feel like your office?".
If that means making a show that is fun and filled with cool stuff then I'm hoping that we can!