Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Cuervo Project

Episode 24. About this time, I felt like I was starting to hit my stride on El Tigre. Composing in depth, which I hadn't really done before, was starting to feel more natural. The visual structure was becoming more instinctive and less cerebral. And I also had developed a real love for the characters, espeically Zoe Avez.

I never really thought of her as evil. I though of her as tragic. Here was a girl with a crush on on a boy who didn't like her back - and who often took advantage of her. Her father was long gone, driven off by her evil and abusive mother, or perhaps done in my her Grandmother. Who wouldn't feel sorry for her? I was always rooting for her, and glad that in the end, she finally got a win.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Lightning strikes twice

Holy Cow! I won a second Emmy!

What's super rewarding about this win is that, since my son was born, I've been trying hard to balance being a good artist and a good father. I've given up working late nights, to make sure I'm there every night to give my son his bath, tuck him in and read him stories. This award makes me feel that I can have my cake and eat it too!

Here are a few images from the board. In the story Timmy wishes his Dad's lame magic act was real.

Crocker tricks his Way into becoming Dad's agent:

Dad plays goes on the road, and plays bigger and bigger venues:
Dad gives up fame for the love of his son:

Denzel Crocker becomes a fairy: