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.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Monroe Pencils

Here are are so pencil examples of the Mad strip "Monroe" I did with writer Anthony Beriberi. This was just a year or two into the strip, Tony had written what I felt was the best script so far and the publisher as behind us encouraging us to push the envelope. I had respect and the ear of editorial for the most part, and had just gotten a raise. I felt privileged, respected and on my game. The only down note on this one was the censoring of Grandpa's Nazi marching pose something that still dumbfounds me with movies like the Producers being as tame as fast food. Sorry about the lack of dialogue and not all of the art in here, but the general idea is there is a costumed themed Christmas party at Monroe's house where he lives with his Mom and Grandpa. The parents are divorced and bring there new flames with them. Hijinks ensue. The hand written dialogue snippits were my suggestions-- don't remember if they were used, my guess in not.