the Art and Ramblings of Jacob Thompson
Cartoon Short Pitch!
So a few weeks back, my friend Brandon (see his work at… http://bwallzdraws.tumblr.com) informed me that Nickelodeon was accepting short cartoon pitches for a new program they’re developing. So, I wrote a grand proposal involving Bigfoots throwing teenagers at spaceships and Little Girls with mohawks! After spending several days perfecting the script and sketching, I suddenly remembered the pitch was to only be 2 minutes long and involve only 1 setting. Mine would need an entire classroom of kids plus four aliens, one big hairy ape man, and two annoying teenagers. Also, the action would have required at least three environment changes. Soooo, I was back to square one.
I went to plan “B” and looked at some of my old homework assignments from my MICA sequential arts class. I decided to take the concept of one of my old comics entitled, “The Picnic” and expand upon it. The comic was based on real life childhood events at a family reunion. That day started with me wanting to ride in my cousin’s jeep toy and ended with me getting attacked by a nest of yellow jackets and throwing up all over the place. Not a fun day, but who doesn’t love a good story of pain and misery!
So I ended up with this, “Todd and the Plastic Jeep”. Check out a few of the story board pages below as well as some character design work. My chances of actually getting a cartoon short on Nickelodeon are pretty slim, but at least I have some new work! Always a good thing.
Be sure to check out the whole storyboard at jacobdraws.com
Rejected Star Wars T-Shirt Designs, Pt.1
Hello everyone! Its time for my first update of 2013.
I few weeks back I entered in a Star Wars themed T-shirt design contest with welovefine.com. I ended up submitting 3 designs that I was pretty proud of. Unfortunately, my ideas were a little too “out there” for Lucasfilm, and ended up being rejected before the contest even started. While it sucks I couldn’t be part of the competition (and possibly win cash and a Cintiq) at least I now have some cool Star Wars fan art! Check out my first design below…