The Loud House has earned another nomination: This time the series and its creator Chris Savino are up for the Rueben Award, an honor awarded by the National Cartoonists Society to individuals who excel in different fields of cartooning, including TV animation! Other animated TV series nominated for 2017 include Atomic Puppet (Steve Lambe and Alan Stewart) and The Simpsons (Eric Goldberg)! Congrats to all the nominees!
Giant African Land Snail on wet tarmac road (South Africa) by Steve Lamb Via Flickr: The Giant African Land Snail (Achatina fulica) - this is a young one as it wasn’t nearly as big as they can be (up to eight inches long). We found this one crossing the road, in a rain storm, and he was probably three or four inches long. Interesting colors and markings. Even when you are looking for elephants and other big mammals you have to be aware of what’s about. Addo Elephant National Park (Eastern Cape Province) South Africa.
No More Bound by Fear or Kindness: The Silence of the Lambs, Thomas Harris and Hannibal, Episode 312, “The Number of the Beast is 666,” written by Jeff Vlaming & Angela LaManna and Bryan Fuller & Steve Lightfoot, dir. Guillermo Navarro
Time for another Atomic Puppet post. These designs are from an episode where we get a sneak peek at Joey’s possible future. Does he take justice into his own hands and go full on vigilante, or does he seperate from Atomic Puppet and become his own superhero. Coming soon!
comics I arranged for titlecard backgrounds, using posing from the show. Poses used are a mashup of everyone’s designs (myself, Alan Stewart, Devin Taylor, and Steve Lambe) Steve set the standard for these, and I followed suit.
One of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite movies is “A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men” Willy Wonka knew there was no shame in being silly and weird which is why tonight’s episodes are a one two punch of unbridled screwball goofiness. First up…
This episode is another attempt to make a Wander/ Hater cartoon that wasn’t a just a Hater VS Wander chase cartoon. With THE FREMERGENCY FRONFRACT we asked ourselves what would happen if Hater was actually friends with Wander? What would they do? Where would they go? How would they both feel about it? How would that EVEN HAPPEN? Obviously only way that could happen is if Hater was totally looped out of his mind. Not being able to knock him silly by getting him drunk we took our inspiration from the many “kid goes to dentist” videos and one of the silliest cartoons of the season fell into place.
Written by: Frank Angones
Storyboarded and Directed by: Eddie Trigueros
Whenever I’m trying to develop a show I create a playlist of music that represents the vibe and feel I want from the series. One of the songs on my Wander over Yonder playlist was “Dare to be Stupid” by “Weird” Al Yankovic. Since I was a kid Al represented the idea that being goofy or strange wasn’t something to be ashamed of, it was badge of honor to wear with pride! When I created Wander I wanted to instill in him that same unapologetic silliness. If there was ever an episode of Wander that was unapologeticlly silly it’s THE BOY WANDER. Man oh man is this a goofy cartoon, just like Al’s work it features parody, on top of parody, inside of parody, wrapped up in parody, and served on a fresh plate of parody.
The idea was, what if Wander took the dumbest villain is the universe totally serious? What if Underdog’s Simon Bar Sinister was actually a terrifying bad guy whose plans actually wreaked havoc? What if we actually got “Weird” Al to come in an play the villain?! What if we wrote a song and he actually sang it?!
There were a lot of “what if’s” that actually came true on this cartoon. So I’d not only like to thank Al for being a part of this episode, but for instilling in me and the other goofy, strange kids who grew up to work on this show, with the confidence to… dare to be stupid.
The first concept I ever did for Atomic Puppet way back in 2011. Joey and AP changed and morphed a lot during the development process. Over the next few weeks, maybe I’ll share some concept art. #atomicpuppet #characterdesign #superhero #cartoon