This is a teaser for an upcoming short by Parker Simmons, a director/animator/lover at Titmouse! I Love You Mao Mao stars Mao Mao, the explosive, masterful sheriff of the Snuggleshire who’ll do ANYTHING to maintain law and order.
On the top left is the first ever drawing of Mao Mao, followed by some poses/concepts! Mao Mao’s color scheme is based on Link at the end of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Black, red and green with a gold sword!
The first drawings of Adorabat (above) followed by some poses (below). The decision was made to nix the wing hands and just give him/her straight up flaps.
Adorabat is Mao Mao’s A-Number 1 deputy. (S)he loves action, secrecy and violence. Adorabat is a little TOO excited to work with his/her hero, Mao Mao.
The first drawings of Bearclops (above). Titmouse Art Director Antonio Cannobio gave the note to get rid of the muzzle and make his mouth more graphic.
Bearclops is Mao Mao’s best friend and deputy. He’s level-headed, relaxed and quick-witted. He’s just about the only person who could crack jokes about the Sheriff and keep his head. His robotic arm holds many secrets.
The new short will be out before you know it, and you’ll get to know these jokers a bit more then. Until that time, here’s the official model sheet for the Sheriff!
INTO IT. OVER IT. - ‘The Shaking of Leaves’ music video
One of my first gigs outta school was doing the boards for this project. Directed by Johnny Komar and Reza Iman, art and animation by Reza Iman. These dudes KILLEEDDD ITTT and it’s so incredible to see the finished project after all these months. LOOKIN SLICK.
I recently received a pack of the Parapara trump cards with help from a lovely friend and decided to scan them up into gifs. This chibi style by Kyoani is probably one of my favourites they’ve ever put out for the boys ever since they released the shimejis last year and I’m going to be treasuring these for a long time (I’m still treating them like glass right now I’m even too scared to shuffle them).