Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Here we go. I look forward to seeing everyone else's =^-^=

Circus Mafia

Here's my idea for the pitch party, Circus Mafia. This is one poster idea, sort of a spoof of 'The Godfather". I like it but one issue is it doesn't show a lot of the character, or any other characters. But on the other hand it sorta makes you want to know more with the simplicity. Any ideas at all from anyone would be lovley.

June 5th Deadline!

Hi Everyone! I hope you're working on your designs! Please plan on posting on or before June 5th. I''m in the process of getting a few distinguished judges to take a look at the entries and pick six to send off to Animation Magazine. I'll let you know who they are shortly.

If you signed up to this blog you HAVE to submit something by the deadline! Or else!

Please look at the post directly below this and click on the link to last year's submissions. Take note of the better ones that use good composition and colour, character designs that stand out and would "work" in an animated show, and (very important) clear and concise descriptions (and attractive typography choices) that "hook" the reader into the possibilties of the show without getting too wordy.

As always, email me if you have any questions.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Sunday, May 18, 2008


Hi everyone. I figure everyone is waiting until the last minute to post their creations so as not to share them too early. That's fine (but thanks for posting yours, Jo!).

If you want the correct format, there's a 6MB Photoshop file you can download by clicking on this link. It doesn't have to be photoshop though. Any medium will do.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Oliver's Odyssey (working title)

This isn't the final poster.. it'll be a little longer to match up with the size its supposed to be. and I'll have the title where it goes black. I have one question though,  Do i have to have additional text on the poster to kind of describe what the story-line is? example: "Think of a post-apocalyptic Alice in Wonderland.." I have one more poster.. I'll post it within the next week or so.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Welcome to the Competition!

Animation Magazine announced their annual Pitch Party for ideas for new shows. They sell you a spot on their page to pitch your idea.

Commercial Animation is buying a full page (six "pitches")and we need your designs to fill the space. Each pitch would normally cost you $375 US but we're going to cover it because it will get the word out that we have such an awesome group of artists.

So this is a mini-competition whose winners will have their work submitted to Animation Magazine's competition (and be published).

Capilano's Pitch Party Procedure

1. Important: email Don or Craig to get invited to the Pitch Party Blog (and then accept the invitation) so you can post!

2. Post as many designs as you like. Read the instructions to make sure you know what the magazine is looking for. Though it would be nice to have six different students represented, there's no rule that says the same person can't win two out of the six spots.

3. The Capilano competition deadline is 11PM, June 5th (the Anim Mag deadline is the 9th). You may post early and get feedback from people. Only invited blog members (competitors and judges) will be able to visit the blog.

4. Judges will be selected from current grads and maybe a couple esteemed alumni.

5. The winners will then have a few days to tighten up their designs (or not) and we will submit them to Animation Magazine for publishing. The Animation Magazine rules are at this

6. Submit:

a) An image, 2.25 inches wide by 4.875 inches high

b) Up to 30 words to pitch the idea or character

c) A title (optional)

d) Contact information

Here is an example of a full page of 6 pitches: