Monday, January 28, 2008

Carl Squared Nominated For 6 Awards

Great news!!
It has just be announced that Carl Squared has been nominated for 6 (count em' SIX) Elans!!! (what is an ELAN you might ask?  An ELAN is the Canadian award for the Electronic and the Animated Arts - the animation and game industry's answers to the Oscars).  Carl Squared is the most nominated program in the entire television series categories.
Carl and his crew have been nominated in the following categories:
Best Animated Production (Portfolio Entertainment)
Best Direction in Animation (Steve Neilson & Mike Csunyoscka for "SuperStar")
Best Male Voice Over (Stuart Stone for Carl Crashman and C2 for "SuperStar")
Best Female Voice Over (Emily Hampshire for Chloe Crashman for "Carl SuperSized")
Best Original Musical Score (Pure West - Paul Koffman and Tim Foy for "SuperStar")
Best Writing (Pete Sauder & Dale Schott for "Doomsday")
The ceremony will take place in Vancouver on February 15th where Julie Stall will represent the Carl crew.  I hope she has enough luggage space to bring home all those awards!!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Here is a princess that I designed for Cyber Chase. The episode was called "Unhappily Ever After". I loved working on this show because I was able to design this princess, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. You know, girly stuff. It was a lot of fun. I also chose to display this one because it was the first design I did on another show other than Carl Squared. As you can see Carl Squared is more realistic, whereas Cyber Chase is more cartoony.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Bull Dog

I love this guy. He's so ugly, he's cute! I wish you could see internally how much work goes into these builds in Flash. There are literally hundreds, sometimes a thousand pieces that we design and technically setup per character. Each design has to be setup properly so that the animator can use them. The mouths and expressions are priceless. Maybe One day I will export them onto another page and do an expression page. Traditionally that would be done on paper with pencil, but we don't usually make an expression or mouth chart because it is built into the flash file; unless requested by the client.

Fefe Dobson

Here is a design I did of Canadian singer Fefe Dobson, who guest stared in Carl Squared "Teen Superstar" show. Children actually called in to vote for either Jamie, Skye or Carl as you would see on Canadian or American Idol. The show was a big success. Our animation team actually had to animate 3 different endings depending on who the winner was. Hats off to the animators that worked so hard on the show, and to everyone that made it a big success. Click Photo to view larger image.

Here is the picture she was based on:

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Girly's Drawn For Fun

I know, I'm still that same girl that loved drawing girls as a young child. I find it so simple to do. I also like fashion and hair, so I guess that's why I love drawing them so much.

Concepts: Zodiac Girls

Here are some concepts that I did in 2006 for Portfolio Entertainment for a show that was in the works called The Zodiac Girls. I was really excited to be working on a girly show, but unfortunately the show did not take off.