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.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Playhouse Poster and Hans Bacher

I always wanted to do a Broadway or movie poster, my way. When the community playhouse in Sierra Madre asked me to do a poster for a modest budget, I volunteered to do it for free if they gave me total art directional control. The play is about two male actors who play women in a Shakespearian play. I ran out of time to do the lettering so I let them do the type, with minimal suggestions. Working for free makes me realize cartooning isn't dead to me, just art directors are.

Dream Worlds: Production Design for Animation (Hardcover)
by Hans Bacher

Order this from Amazon-- The best I've seen on all elements layout.