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.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The B is Green!

Hey Everybody!
On Monday, Sept 8, the MIGHTY B! hits the air with a week of all new episodes, every day at 5pm.
First up, Monday at 5pm, is "Bee Patients" with special guest star Rob Corddry. It's one of our favorites episodes, and we hope you'll tune in. Got a blog? A MySpace page? Signal fire? We'd really appreciate it if you got the word out to animation and comedy fans.
Here's the entire schedule:
Mon, 9/8 @ 5:00 - "Bee Patients" (paired with "Ten Little Honeybees")
Tues, 9/9 @ 5:00 - "Night Howl" (paired with "Bee Patients")
Wed, 9/10 @ 5:00 - 13B "Hat Trick" (paired with 13A "Night Howl")
Thur, 9/11 @ 5:00 - 14A "Apoxalypse Now" (paired with 13B "Hat Trick")
Fri, 9/12 @ 5:00 - 14B "Hive Jacked" (paired with 14A "Apoxalypse Now")

Still not enough? Catch these additional broadcasts:

Wed, 9/10 @ 5:30 - 12A "Bee Patients"/10A "Ten Little Honeybees"
Thur, 9/11 @ 5:30 - 13A "Night Howl"/12A "Bee Patients"
Fri, 9/12 @ 5:30 - 13B "Hat Trick"/13A "Night Howl"
Fri, 9/12 @ 6:00 - 12A "Bee Patients"/10A "Ten Little Honeybees"

Many thanks!

During the last year I have been painting backgrounds for the new Nickelodeon TV Cartoon: The Mighty B." It's about the overzealous adventures of Bessie Higgenbottom (Amy Poehler V.O.) the most dedicated member of the Honeybees a Girl Scout like troop. If not adventuring with her Dog Happy she is often unintentionally infighting with her Nemesis Portia her rich fellow B member to see who can earn the most troop badges. The Show runner/ Co creator/ Director is the Multi- talented Erik Wiese and the gifted Art Director Seonna Hong have been a joy to work with. Here are some small typical background keys for the show. These are still done mostly by hand with sometimes a few adjustments with Photoshop. Ours is the best Ren and Stimpy influnced show to come down the pike in my opinion and are still proudly working in 2d!

The kids behind the show at our "Green light" for the second season luncheon last week. Missing is Larry( layout man extraordinaire) Murphy who took the shot.