So this is Pepsi. Remember her from before? She’s changed a bit… she’s got some tattoos. She’s bad-ass. I was looking back at pictures of Mexican cholas that inspired me at the beginning of the project, they’ve got wicked style. Pepsi has serious LA street-cred. don’t mess with her.
This is the basic story outline. I drew it in a comic strip style to help me work out what I wanted to represent. Some of the panels need reworking to turn it into an animatic. But doing it like a comic was a much better way for me to start rather than thinking shot by shot straight away before I’d developed the story. Writing a script first can also be difficult for me to get the idea across with description. I showed it to Steve and An Vrombaut. They were really helpful and positive about the idea.
An suggested using the comic book as a promotional tool for the film, which I really like. She was really inspiring. I liked her insight on everybody’s ideas. Steve siad he thought it had a similar appeal to Scott Pilgrim/ Wimpy Kid etc. rad.
I’m now considering this project as part of a mini-series. There were plenty of scenarios I imagined Trip getting into that I wont be able to fit into one 3 minute film. So hopefully after graduating I will be able to take this idea further. One of the main reasons for this is that I really feel like I would enjoy working with the characters and context longer term. Let’s see what happens with the pilot!
He does these kind of sketchbook drawings at gigs and festivals (The Slakers are a sick old-school Ska band). He takes down notes of all the people there and some lines of funny dialogue. He’s also done Paper Toy work and Cupco collaborations, hundreds of murals, skate decks, wu-tang t-shirts and hundreds of sketchbook pages. Spoilt for choice.
There’s tons of great stuff of all sizes. Wasn’t sure what to post! He’s also done all sorts of awesome collaborations (including Kid Robot and Pictoplasma) also got a swell blog with all his projects/collaborations and things like painting battles have a look: