Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Of buckets and babies...

Okay, so I've got the first third of Bucket Babies done... This one has three mini acts wedged into (I'm guesstimating) about ten minutes, making it the longest episode thus far. It's also the most dialogue heavy, which, when you're not any good at synching mouth movements with dialogue spells trouble. I just tell myself it adds to the charm. Or I can pretend it was a foreign cartoon that we just dubbed into English. (Denial is not just a river in Egypt, my friends.) I also realized that since I technically don't know what I'm doing that I shouldn't attempt to explain it. SO, I'll forgo the lecture and show you some more pictures:

Honey and Jelly in trouble:

The long-awaited arrival of the Neuftuplets:

And finally, although not from the cartoon, here's a page from our "summer festival sketch book". This particular sketch was done on the Beaver Island ferry at about 8:30 or so in the morning. It features an early appearance of Monique (when she was just Jelly with a beret... Okay, I guess she's pretty much still Jelly with a beret), and showcases what I was actually having for breakfast that day. (Sans cereal bowl.)

Well, until next time...

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Introducing Monique and Les Neuftuplets

Okay, I just realized if I'm reporting on the progress and showing images that I'm gonna have to probably reveal plot points, which I don't really want to do in advance. So, I'm gonna try to do this without giving away too much of the story. (As a favour to you. It's like waiting till Christmas morning to open your presents... But reading this blog is like seeing it wrapped up and under the tree, and being able to shake it and whatnot... Nevermind, I was never the best with analogies.)

This episode (entitled Bucket Babies) introduces the character of Monique, Jelly's cousin from "the old country", who asks Honey and Jelly to babysit her nine children ("the neuftuplets"). As you can see, she resembles her cousin, but to make it easier for the viewer to tell them apart, she's smothered in stereotypes, just short of the escargot:

She even gained a little notoriety in her homeland:

And finally, we leave you now with a reactionary shot:

What's she reacting to? Wellllll, stay tuned, kids!

P.S. I just got done reading the archives over at Julia Wertz' Fart Party. You should go there now and read them too, yep yep.