Friday, July 27, 2007

ConEdison Kids Comic

This past fall I did some work for a ConEdison Kids safety comic that featured DC comics characters in it. It was one of those things that was handed out to grade school kids to teach them electrical safety and all that jazz. Anyway, unless if you're in gradeschool I doubt you've seen it so I've posted up my pencil work for the sequential pages and poster I did and I will probably post up the rest of the artwork I did for it later this week.
Also, kind of a funny story too (okay maybe not funny but more least to me anyway,) back when I first got this gig I was asked if I could pencil the pages in an animated style but one that did not look like it was from any of the DC animated series cartoons that are out there(for some type of licensing reasons I guess.) I figured that wouldn't be too difficult since I already draw pretty animated, I would just simplify things a bit. Anyway, after I'm done with the sequential pages and I'm working on the poster, they send me some artwork to reference for Superman that another artist did for an earlier story in the book. To my surprise the artwork was done in the exact same style as the animated series Superman cartoon and then I later find out that so was everyone else's artwork too! So now I feel like a complete goon and wish I had just drawn in that style because then the artwork would have been consistent throughout and my stuff wouldn't stick out like a sore thumb. Ah well, at least it was a fun project to work on and it helped out the children too! Electrical safety! Now that's the important thing folks! Don't you forget it!

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