Every once and awhile a freelancer finds themselves working on a project that is a long way out of their usual type of work. This year that project for me has been working on “Super Capers“, a super-hero comedy by writer/director Ray Griggs. The great thing about working “outside the box” is that it is challenging and fresh. This job has certainly been that.
What would a cartoonist have to do with a motion picture production? Good question. That’s exactly what I wondered. Ray had his own ideas, and he wanted some comic book/MAD Magazine cartoon imagery to go along with his live action film. So he hired me to create images that would be incorporated into the opening credits of the film, complete with some gags we collaborated on, as well as doing several images for a “flashback” scene early in the movie. There is even a full sized comic book possibly in the works as part of the film’s marketing. I’d write more but the images for said flashback scene are due tomorrow and I’m hard up against it to get them done. Ray’s “released” many of the images, so here’s a couple of the ones I did for the credits:
Ray just revised the Super Capers website with a flash interactive “Comic Book” that uses a few of the images I did for the credits, so you can check that out. There are a number of “pages” in the comic, so keep clicking the corners to see it all. They also have a two part “Behind the Scenes” film (see links below) that gives some insight into the film and what it’s all about, and also shows a few of the images I did as well. It’s got a great cast, a funny script and looks to be a good movie! I’m glad to be a part of it. I’ll share more info as we get closer to the movie’s release.
319 Another great caricature workshop in the books! 2018 workshops planned for LA, Atlanta and Switzerland so far, with more to come. Visit tomrichmond.com/workshops for all the details!
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