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.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Background Preview and teaser

Hi all....please spread the word. Trying to get this teaser out to as many
people as possible. Here's what to do:

Go to

Video will automatically start playing in the top right corner

Below the video are thumbnails of other video selections. Scroll forward
(using orange triangles) until you see Bessie, and click on her.

When our video starts playing, click the "RATE THIS" button directly below
the video screen. Rate 5 stars!

Please forward this to anyone and everyone!



Blogger Drake Brodahl (pumml) said...

Done and done. Looking forward to the new season!

The moon bg is a beauty... is it partially or all digital, or are you guys still doing traditional paintings like the first seasons?

5:48 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Good lord this looks like fun! I will forward around. My daughter in art school will love it!

1:27 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

What´s a pity! I would like to see it but I am in Spain. Nevertheless your bg is amazing!!! I love it!!! Saludos amigo!!

10:40 AM  
Blogger Ivan Aguirre said...

wow! this background looks awesome. love the moon textures!

2:47 AM  
Blogger E.A. said...

Love the artwork as well.

Thanks for news of this on Animation Nation. I'm E. Allen, by the way.

2:48 PM  
Blogger Shawn Dickinson said...

Hey, William!
Looks great!!!!!

5:03 PM  
Blogger SteveLambe said...

Fantastic. Nobody can do gorgeous ugly like you, Bill.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Tim Rauch said...

Wowza! Somehow I was unaware of this show... looks amazing, bravo! Thanks for sharing your work.

7:37 PM  
Blogger David DeGrand said...

Gorgeous and inspiring paintings! Can't wait for this season, what a great show.

6:49 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks everyone! it's nice to here positive comments rather than some of the CB haters!

11:58 AM  
Blogger BoneDaddy said...

I dunno, those bathroom shots just nailed me! Maybe it's the perspective I love so much...either way, good dougdamned job!

8:52 PM  
Blogger Liliana Lucki said...




From ArgentinaLiliana.

8:14 AM  
Blogger Robert Moon said...

these are fantastic. i love the show. reminds me of the old cartoons i used to love. i think a lot of that is due to the feel the background and the style of characters instills in me. i sort of want to give a go at background designs, what do you use when you create your backgrounds?

9:10 PM  
Blogger j.etienne said...

always a pleasure to visit your blog

12:31 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks everyone else espically Robert who I'd need days to reply to. ;-)

5:21 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

your work is awesome! This is my favorite show- our whole family watches mighty b and are anxiously awaiting new shows and the next dvd. I will definitely spread the word. I would also love to learn how you create this look or if you can point me in the right direction. Thank you so much for sharing- i am in awe of your talent!

5:30 PM  
Blogger Matt Jones said...

The toilet bg is stunningly gross! Like the dirtiest toilet in scotland from 'Trainspotting'!

9:34 AM  
Blogger lucas accardo said...

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10:14 AM  
Blogger lucas accardo said...

(had to re post it because it was full of English aint what it used to be...)

Hi Mr Wary, long time fan from Argentina here.
I wont add to the already long posts of admiration, you are a huge artist i know it and i've been knowing it for years.
What i do want is to ask if there will ever be a chance to read more Big Blown Baby comics, i've read the four issues mini series like 20 times so im in urgent need for new stuff.

I know it didn't do so well, "failed to meet its public" is the preferred nomenclature i believe...
but i love every frame of it, it is truly a fun comic book by the true meaning of fun, i actually laugh out loud when i read it.

So here's hoping for more, maybe a one shot special? I don't know!
Give us some fun stuff Bill, you are one of the very few that actually know how to do that.

Meanwhile give my best to the surviving members of the Furshlugginer family, the cow, the dung beetle and of course, the balls.


10:18 AM  
Blogger Chris Garbutt said...

Great stuff Bill!
Always an inspiration.

5:48 AM  
Blogger fazrul arhan said...

Angle from top,'s cool!! You have so many technique and styles in painting..all looks marvellous.

5:22 PM  
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