This new image is another Comedy Bang Bang Illustration, it is based on Episode 215 or titled Time Bobby 2 (Link: http://www.earwolf.com/episode/time-bobby-2/). I wanted to create another Illustration inspired by one of Paul F. Tompkins characters and in this episode Andrew Lloyd Webber (as played by Paul F Tompkins) mentioned a play he wanted to work on about Batman or as he said “The Batting Gentleman”. When looking for inspiration as to what the illustration should look like I scoured the internet for what play posters looked like. I found that most of the posters were subjective, nondescript, and vague also used some of the design elements form the old Batman The Animated Series such as the dark deco design. I believe that I made a good attempt at aping both the style of posters I was looking at as well as the get close to design of “Dark Deco”.
Here’s the final animation for Andrew Lloyd Webber and that incorrigible little orphan Fourvel from the “Time Bobby” episode of Comedy Bang Bang! It is so funny and great and still my favorite! To see this animation bigger, click here!
ALSO, the legend of musical theatre is appearing on CBB TV tonight! I hope he enjoys his animation AND his night on television.
I ended up running out of time for color if I wanted something ready to post tonight, so I decided to experiment with making it look kind of old-timey instead. I’m still open to coloring it traditionally, though!
WHAT’S THIS NOW? I drew a much less sketchy—but just as cartoony—Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber (here’s a peek into the artistic process: I found those illustration textures by googling “fancy”) and then, because I am that desperate not to work on my film any more tonight, I animated his cape. Just the keyframes, though. Shall I inbetween? Go to color, even? Let me know, tumblr.
Hey, speaking of someone completely unrelated to Andrew Lloyd Webber, I think you should know there is a comedy special coming out soon by the world’s funniest comedian and you should probably buy it, unless you despise cheer and don’t want it in your life.
I thought about modeling the legend of musical theatre and little Fourvel’s potential benefactor after the actual guy for about 2 seconds, but… Come on. I think we all know who pulls this look off better than anyone.
Coming up next: More Fourvel! More not-so-sketchy Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber! Lord/Orphan INTERACTING? Maybe! (Definitely!) God bless Comedy Bang Bang for providing us with these amazing characters.
A helpful mnemonic device from Comedy Bang Bang ep. 150.
K = Kid; he’s a kid
N = Naughty; he’s a naughty kid
I = I am the person who will grab the knife
F = Friend; he’s not our friend
E = Education (or, Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge)
G = Gadzooks! I’m terrified of this little child who is going to stab me with the knife!
R = Really? Don’t you think it’s time you grabbed the knife?
A = A shame it would be, should the boy grab the knife first, then stab us!
B = Boy