Friday, June 8, 2012

Comedy Bang! Bang!: A Multitude of Teeth and Explosions

And here's some more production art for the Comedy Bang! Bang! title sequence. One of the most time-consuming aspects of this project wasn't the drawing itself, but designing all the little characters that, in the end, are on the screen for a fraction of a second.

It was the most time-consuming, but easily the most fun. (It's a pleasant rarity when things work out that way, isn't it?) My personal favorite is probably the Bird-fish-man-face-butt Creature. Poor guy. He seems like he'd always be late on his taxes and constantly wiping mustard from his plumage.

No actual or fictional animals were harmed during the production of this animation. And only one reference photo was ever used. This is it (seriously), for the dog in the side car bit:

After our hero rides into the face of madness, the screen explodes. These were some of my early art notes on how to make things explode (a seemingly simple animation whose difficulty I now appreciate on a far deeper level).

To finish things up with something done for the show outside of the title sequence, here's an ultimately unused, finely-coiffured chihuahua.

Have fun watching the premiere tonight on IFC. (Or iTunes, etc. thereafter...)

1 comment:

The Holy Yost said...

We were watching the show the other night, and when the bird-fish-man-face-butt dude flew by she said, "That's the most Paul Hornschemeiry thing I've seen in a while".