Saturday, October 13, 2007

pushing daisies...

so about four weeks before san diego i get a call from my friend michael wright in dc's creative services department. the call was to work on a promo giveaway for bryan fuller's new show, "pushing daisies".

i missed that call. when i called back i found out that zach howard and cameron stewart hadn't.

now, i'm a huge fan of mr. fuller's, so suffice to say i was pissed...

but it was then i discovered that because the deadline was insane (they wanted it done in time for comic-con!), and the entire story took place on a fire escape (thanks bryan...), and zach only had a weekend to complete the pencils, i was back in as the layout artist. to quote zach, under the circumstances he needed someone "to do the math". fire escape not withstanding, it was a fun job. as i said, i'm a huge fan of bryan fuller's, so i'd have jumped at the chance to do anything with him, still would.

after the layouts were done there was another call; again: missed.

at the eleventh hour the clients wanted a bunch of new cover concepts. ultimately one of zach's was picked, but because of the long weekend he couldn't ink it, and because of a number of changes demanded by the client (move "chuck" from upper left circle to main image, replace with blonde girl, etc...) and the fact that it wasn't a long weekend in canada, michael sent it to me to redraw (sorry zach) and ink. unfortunately zach's pencils became layouts and all i could save of his original drawing was the very large dead guy foot.

so here, along with that cover (above), are my layouts for the story. in case anyone's wondering about the numbering, zach did the first couple of pages solo.

the ones without fire escapes...

ps... watch the show.

1 comment:

deakat said...

Woot! Go, you!

Wish I could watch the show (watched the first episode... had to turn off the second minutes in), but it just grates on my nerves something fierce. Perhaps it's just too cute and clever for my tired brain.