Way back when I started this blog a little over a year ago, I planned on documenting my experience and process of the storyboarding job I was going to be starting.
That job was the new TV show ‘Kid vs Kat’.
It’s in the categories as The Production Journal: Storyboarding Kid vs Kat. Well as you can see, it only ended up with seven measly posts (till now).
Wasn’t quite the information-packed series I had planned.
That’s because when you’re actually working on a television series, you’re busy as all hell. That’s when the ‘Hell Week’ linky-love posts would pop up.
Oh well. I tried.
I storyboarded on this show for Studio B Productions from December 2007 till June 2008 completing five 11-minute episodes.
Then I went to Hawaii.
As a storyboard artist, you work and slave on a show that you probably won’t see on TV for about a year. Not exactly a good job for people who like immediate gratification.
Well, that time has arrived!
Kid vs Kat is now airing in Canada on YTV. I’ll give you all the details at the end of the post.
What’s really cool is the show was created by a buddy of mine, Rob ‘Boots’ Boutilier. We basically started our careers around the same time and cut our storyboarding teeth together on the first season of ‘Ed, Edd ‘n Eddy’.
I’m pretty anal about brushing the eraser shavings off my desk. So he used to put his eraser shavings all over my desk to piss me off.
As it turns out, he’s still talking to the ‘little people’ and has agreed to be my very first interview here on the Storyboard Blog. That interview will be the next post. Maybe two, depending if he is long-winded or not in answering my questions.
Being the lazy ass that I am, I’m hoping for long-winded.
So stay tooned for that!
(That’s a typo, but I’m keeping it.)
In the meantime, I’ll show you some screen grabs from one of my episodes. I’ve put my storyboard panels along with them for your viewing pleasure.
Since this was my first episode, my drawings suck.
(OK, I think they suck.)
Let’s take a peek at Kid vs Kat “Do Not Fort Sake Me”, shall we? Woo hoo!
Hopefully I will be able to show full sequences in the near future. Lots of material to learn from.
So stay tuned for the interview with Rob. Here’s the official Kid vs Kat pimping out info for Canada:
You can watch episodes @ 8:30 AM on YTV every Saturday and you can check out http://kidvskat.ytv.com for online episodes and content.
To end off, here’s one of those super fun ‘How We Make Cartoons’ for Kid vs Kat on YouTube. Rob is the shy guy at the end with the cat in his shirt.
And yes, I know everyone else in the video. Enjoy!
(UPDATE: Well, for some weird reason the video and YouTube channel is gone. If it comes back, I’ll put the video back up. Sorry about that. Grrr.)
(UPDATE: The original video never showed up again. So here’s the intro to the show instead. Enjoy.)
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