Mad About Cartoons

Bill Wray is trying to make the transition fine art but is known as a cartoonist, a background painter/ Art director and sometimes animation director. This will be the place he post his ocasional animation and cartooning work and also be a place to bitch or wax sentimentally about cartoons in general. It’s been a love and hate relationship for many years and the long journey may not be quite over.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

More Samurai Jack

Since I didn't ask permission from Cartoon Network to post the SJ partings, the least I can do is promote the new DVD. Scott also sent along a few more of his BG's. Enjoy--


Blogger pumml said...

More dynamite stuff! Thanks for sharing these, Scott and Bill. Looks like Scott did very well to take a page from your book for that second one from the bottom, perhaps. Awesome awesome.

9:15 PM  
Blogger Chris S said...

Absolutely stunning!! Thanks!

10:25 PM  
Blogger Cartoon Creators said...

awesome backgrounds!! i love the designs

10:29 AM  
Blogger lennard said...

the one with the ships is so nice! his shapes and contrast are the best! greetings,


6:09 AM  
Blogger ryan said...

thanks for posting more of these

10:31 PM  
Blogger SHANE PRIGMORE said...

God damn you sons o bitches are talented. Jesus, seriously , nothing in tv ever looked that good. Thanks for posting all this stuff man.

2:12 PM  
Blogger uri said... words, man.

Thanks a lot!

9:42 AM  
Blogger Andy J Smith illustration said...

rock AND roll! very nice! a visual feast! they must have had some fun making those! gorgeous stuff!

3:09 PM  
Blogger Major Pepperidge said...

More, more! This really was one of the most beautiful looking shows ever...unbelievable design, color, and wonderful, PAINTED backgrounds (emphasis on that word). Thanks so much, if you can please find more to share I know that many folks would be happy (including me)!

7:33 PM  
Blogger Mr.Magoo said...

This was my favorite show. I saw the back grounds up close at CN atlanta and was stunned!

3:32 AM  
Blogger Todd Harris said...

incredible! great backgrounds!

6:28 AM  
Blogger Chris MacDonald said...

WHOA! Whens the Sam Jack DVD coming out?

1:51 PM  
Blogger Adam Ford said...

Your work humbles me and blows me away. I just bought season 4 and it is bar none some of the best art ever period!

12:59 PM  
Blogger Mateus Reis said...

Man, I really love your work on Samurai Jack. All of them are good enough to stamp on my wall! Thanks. Do you know if theses dvds has making ofs with "art" guys?

6:15 AM  
Blogger lorelay bove said...

oh Wow!!!!!
These bg's are Amazing!!!!!! Most inspiring!!!!!
Thanks for sharing, they are so beautiful

11:01 PM  
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11:54 AM  
Blogger Jampix said...

I'm a big SJ fan absolutely love the BG's ...amazing!

Awesome work!

3:04 AM  
Blogger Jampix said...

I've added you to mu links I hope it's ok...

Best :)

3:16 AM  
Blogger Mitch K said...

Hey Bill, I love your work.

What kind of paint do you use for your cartoon paintings?

7:29 PM  
Blogger Gianfranco Goria said...

Beautiful, thanks! I talked about you today in my daily news service

5:16 AM  
Blogger r-brush said...

ThankS for sharing these!!!

4:49 AM  
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5:21 AM  
Blogger david gemmill said...

so awesome. man. i'd even watch the show if it were just bg pans.

12:24 AM  
Blogger MikeSnj said...

Samurai Jack was awesome. Great BGs.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Fabio Lai said...

Thank you for this, these backgrouds are so wonderful!

4:23 AM  
Blogger Clinton said...

Your backgrounds are great! They were a huge part of Samurai Jack's success, in my opinion. What mediums did you use?

2:24 PM  
Blogger Kyri Kyprianou said...

wow, the sj backgrounds are really amazing works. what a great show...

7:31 AM  
Blogger fred davis said...

Everything above and more! The harbor scene is incredible.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Thierry Cattant said...

Very Good Backgrounds - I'm a fan

1:19 AM  
Blogger Darryl Young said...

Thanks for posting these gorgeous paintings. Beautiful.

7:24 AM  
Blogger Stephen Nicodemus said...

Thanks for the continued inspiration. I've been a fan for a long time and hope to cross paths some time. Keep going, you're great!

11:59 PM  
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8:05 PM  
Blogger Mark McHaley said...

The Backgrounds are what first drew me to watch Samurai Jack...just revisited the series and I'm still blown away. I'm luck enough to own a couple of SJ BGs...just don't know if they're by you or Scott.

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