June 19, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

June 13, 2012

Re-doing some scenes with the fisherman and the first encounter with the fish. I like it much better, but still work through doubts. It’s quiet in the morning before the mayhem starts. My cat Orson lays on my desk while I work with his head on my scanner. The fish has gone through yet another design tweek.

June 14, 2012

Too much craziness to get much work done today. My daughter Daisy’s promotion from middle school ( I remember those tough years). Running over to see my other daughter get a “Good Citizen” award from her school. We should get “good citizen” awards as adults if we pay our taxes and stay out of jail. Yay. Congratulations.

June 15, 2012

Going through assignments from my class and running back to jot down new ideas with the ending of Fishhead. God I miss having my storyboard assistant Edgar who could decipher every blue line I did, and do a beautiful finished drawing. But I made a vow to complete as much of this just myself. One of my macs is acting cranky. Time to back up.

June 18, 2012

Class conferences today. Daughter packing for Hawaii. Getting as much work done before it gets hot in my studio. Still go back and forth on the ending of Fish Head. It bugs me. Still have time while I’m animating. Crap. Out of coffee. Need to do something about that. Wife and I watched the movie about the rock climber who had to cut his arm off to survive. Reminded me of my divorce. Onward.

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5 Responses to June 19, 2012

  1. Amanda T. says:

    Hey Joe, awesome storyboard pic!
    Hope Fish Head is coming along well, I know exactly what you mean about the ending. I’m a perfectionist as well. When it comes to the layout of a story or even a gag there are usually several ways to approach it, the challenging part is deciding which way is best. That’s always one of the most challenging parts for me when I’m writing. Deciding if there’s too little, too much, or if the entire idea needs to be rearranged a bit. But it’s worth it. I’d much rather put the effort into making something that I’m going to be satisfied with as opposed to slapping something out and regretting it later.

  2. Kenn says:

    Heissan Joe

    Nica storyboard, I would like to see totally finished. And I saw that you are preparing a Frog in a Suit comic book. Looks nice !


  3. jestoon says:

    hey, joe, just curious, what kind of paper do you use for story boarding? (i hope thats not a dumb question, if it is feel free to ignore it… i wouldn’t want to answer either!) anyway thanks for your patience with my noobie-ness

  4. Bill Cass says:

    Keep at it, Joe. Even if Fish Head has its speed bumps now and then, I’m glad to hear you and your family are doing well on a personal level. That’s always the most important. 🙂

  5. Ben Fleischman says:

    You’re so funny, Mr. Murray! I’m just starting to storyboard for my first animated short film. I’m only 14, but I have a few friends on Facebook around my age that have made their own animation short films, entered them in festivals, and even won an award or two each, so I figured I’d like to try this out for myself. By the way, I thought I’d let you know I really enjoyed Camp Lazlo when it aired. I was in Boy Scouts around the time it was on, so it interested me. Now that I’m a little older I can appreciate it’s great art style. I love the pastel look and the rigid, crooked geometric shapes of the characters. You know, I’m not exactly sure what I’m saying but… I can live with that. Good luck with your film and other projects.

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