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.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Super Girlz

This was a development idea for DC comics that was a bit of fun. The idea was to do the girl hero's as a Bratz kind of deal for animation. As thin a concept that is they it was really nice to work for on this one as the boss was real flexible and it was fun to do cartoon like attitudes of the characters. I looked a bit at Katie Rice and Shane to get a feel for silly big head girl poses, (not my forte) but managed to stiffen the poses a bit anyway. I believe what happened was a bunch of artist were hired to do the same concept. I don't know if the thing made it out of house to be pitched at the networks or was killed internally. It's to bad as I'd love to see a "tween" romance comic from DC.


Blogger TotalD said...

You are an awesome and powerful force Wray. Coolio!

11:18 AM  
Blogger Miles Thompson said...

totally cool stuff man - i love your cartoon material...SO unparalleled

12:37 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks guys you will be happy to know I'm slightly back in the game, doing a short Samurai Jack story for DC right now...

11:24 AM  
Blogger Chris Battle said...

Cute stuff! A new SAM JACK comic by you? NICE. Can't wait.

11:32 AM  
Blogger roque said...

Oh man, they need to make this comic!! This is too good!

9:22 PM  
Blogger katzenjammer studios said...

beautiful colors. I'm curious about your execution. painter? or some custom photoshop brushes? or some other process completely? the textures give a nice feel.

10:59 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

CB-- don't get to excited, it's just 4 pages.

12:00 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

R-- that would be fun. might be a palce where all the cool girly cartoonists like Shane and so many others could work.

12:02 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Kat-- I hate to break it to you. It's painted with a Winsor Newton brush, by hand... ;-)

12:03 PM  
Blogger katzenjammer studios said...

Ohhhh man. I thought you had stumbled upon a super secret technique which produced great textures that felt organic (I understand that Painter has some capacity to get some decent textures).
The edited sketch under it kinda threw me off. I guess nothin can really touch traditional materials in the organic textures department.

looks great though sir.

11:42 PM  
Blogger Michael Dooney said...

love this one. I agree it sure would be cool to see a tween comic like this.

7:21 AM  
Blogger Eric Talbot said...

It's nice and all but where's Eva Braun?

8:12 AM  
Blogger SteveLambe said...

Very cool! An all girl superhero show would be a really interesting concept.

Can't wait to what Samurai Jack goodness you're working on.

12:13 AM  
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