Monday, October 13, 2014

Over The Garden Wall

This poster was pencilled by Laura Park, and painted by me.

A little more than a year ago, Nick Cross contacted me asking if I'd like to test for a background painter job on a top secret show created by Pat McHale. It was sort of out of the blue and I honestly didn't think I'd get the job, but somehow I did. The samples that he sent me were some of the most beautiful landscape paintings I'd ever seen. Even more surprising than getting the job, was the fact that Over The Garden Wall was even being made.

It was a fun and fulfilling job and I'd never worked with a group of people who were so astoundingly talented before. I feel lucky to count them among my friends.

Finally, this week at New York Comic-Con, the month-long promotional campaign swung into full gear when Cartoon Network released not one, but two sneak previews! The first one is 6 minutes long, and is a good clip to show off the charm of the show. The second clip is a good demonstration of how creepy it can get at times. It's the sort of show that people will still talk about in 20 years. Anyway, here are the clips. Most of the backgrounds that take place outside or on the deck of the ship were painted by me. The rest are by Nick Cross, German Orozco, and Clarke Snyder. I'm not sure who designed them but will post as soon as I find out.

Please remember to watch beginning Novermber 3rd at 7PM on Cartoon Network. 2 Episodes a night for 5 nights.