Total Drama Steve

The weather has cooled off and I’m a happy happy man for it. No one likes heat less than I.

All this good weather and I’m going to be chained to my desk for a week drawing Babar. On the up side, I had the chance to watch the first three episodes I storyboarded for Babar, in Rough Cut form, and they look pretty good! I was only going to watch one, but I found myself entertained and watched all three. I even laughed a couple of times (Which is no mean feat for someone whose seen and worked on as many cartoons as I have). All that and the animation is really quite good.

So, I may be chained to my desk for the next several days, but at least it is for a good cause.

Round about the time this season is supposed to air, I’ll post the names of the episodes I had something to do with.

Speaking of things I had something to do with: it’s the new fall season and a new season of TOTAL DRAMA has begin (I think). The forth season is called TOTAL DRAMA: REVENGE OF THE ISLAND and it features a new cast on the old island. Well, I drew a small stack of storyboards for this season and here’s the ones I did (In episode order):

“A Mine is a Terrible...” Act 2 only (The part after the commercial break in the middle of the show)

“Up, Up and Away in my Pitiful Balloon”
Act 2 only

“The Enchanted Franken-Forest”
Entire episode

“Brains vs. Brawn”
Entire episode

Generally, I had quite a lot of fun on this series. My favorite episode to storyboard was easily “Brains vs. Brawn”. It was the final episode of the season and it had all kinds of stuff I love to draw: fighting, fun, frolic, monsters and clubs with nails spiking the end of it. What more could a fella want?

It was also one of my favorites because I drew the entire storyboard (complete episode) and I always prefer to draw and entire 22 minute show rather than a half. Overall, I think the work is better for it and I feel happier, too.

I’d post some pictures from the storyboards, but I figure I should wait until a particular episode airs before I post anything just in case someone would rather I don’t post them in advance. So, I’ll post this instead...

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This has nothing to do with TOTAL DRAMA, but I like it.

Hopefully this season will do well so TOTAL DRAMA can return for another year. I’d be quite happy to return to it, myself.

-Steve

I guess I really should post some storyboards somewhere on this site, sometime. Hmm...