Monday, December 11, 2006

Fat Panda

YumYum-Eat like a Panda this Christmas!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Sketch Club

The latest and greatest from the Cartoon Saloon Sketchclub - hit the link and check it out!
Jack the Ripper by Jesse Schilperoort

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Oh Brucee

Big love to guy who started it all, the guy in the yellow jumpsuit:
Bruce Lee (1940-1973)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Sketch club moved

It's arrived.
The Cartoon Saloon sketch club is finally arrived.
Hie thee hence.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Jez strikes again

Jez Hall is doing a board at the moment for "The Art of No lung fu".
He was so happy about finishing the board he threw a party.

Monday, November 06, 2006

We have a winnaar!

Huzzah! The fezzed ones triumph again.
Congratulations to Erik and Joost for winning an award (with cash Ka-ching!) in the South Holland Design Awards.
In Hollandaise that's "Winnaars in de categorie Visuele communicatie"

Friday, November 03, 2006

I think I heard a shot!

Posters found in the Ninja training ground. Poor little brainwashed ninjas, they don't know no better.S ing it with me now; Nothin' proper about ya propaganda…Yeah!
Excuse me- you in the back, you're not singing. Oh? Oh really? Well fine, we’ll just sing without you Mr. Fascist pants.

Friday, October 27, 2006


Check out the latest monsters from the upcoming episode "The art of Dream Control!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

New cool boards!


A couple of drawings from Jezz Hall's latest storyboard - Awesome stuff!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Check out the sensational art of Barry Reynolds.
Go, go now!

Friday, October 20, 2006

We don't need no steenkeeng badgers!

Today we recieved a limited amount of wonderfilled badges of the Skunk. They are made from specially selected metals favoured by ancient Chinese herbalists as far back as the Wan Hung Lo dynasty (the one with Joan Collins as the tart, not Falcon Crest, no, the other one.. no, you're thinking of Knotts Landing. That was a spin off of Dallas with the man from Atlantis and Sue Ellen whacked off her nut on Goof balls, Screaming yella zonkers and gin). I say there were a limited amount (delivered in a golden taxi) and i kid you not dear reader. as there are many many wonderful people working on the show (all very dear friends of mine i might add) we were required to have a naked fist fight on SuperQuin car park to decide who it was that would get to take home these beautiful items. I of course won one, being the toughest in the studio and all. Some other toothless goons managed to half throttle each other for the remaining few as I stepped on their fingers making my way into town with the intension of impressing the sense out of the lady shop workers in Penneys.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Royal monkey jelly

The Art of Dream Control:
As a timely homage to last summer's Blockbuster, a Ninja monkey turns into Naomi Watts.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Elephants, Pinkish

This happy fellow makes a guest apperance in The Art of Luck.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Skunk goes to Canne..with an ipod

It was only a matter of time, an excellent Adbust by Rick Capistrano of Studio B productions.
Hello to Kevin and all our Canadian Skunkateers in the S to the B.
You guys rock!

It seems to have been a good Week for the little off-smelling muskrat.
It one of the most screened shows, 5th out of 970+ programmes, at Mipcom Jr and got interest from lots of broadcasters. Huzzah.
Mr Wayne Dearing paid us a nice visit too since he was in the neighbour hood. Thanks to all the great animators at Topdrawer for your super work so far.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Old Man Turtle

He just keeps rollin' along...

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Skunk does standup for a captive audience of Ninjas.
Ensue the comedy already.

StoryBoard Drawings for 'The Art of leaving them Laughing '
by Alessandra Sorrentino

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Animation department

I give up, what 'is' in the basket??

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

"Arrivederchi"and "how do you do"

Alas, the wonderful Alessandra Sorrentino and Alfredo Cassano have left Skunk Fu.
To sit in their chairs, two new Skunkateers, Tore Poulsen and Jay Smith have joined our merry brood.
Have a look at Jay's work here:


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Baboon walk - animation by Alfredo Cassano

Baboon walk cycle for the tv series Skunk Fu
animation by Alfredo Cassano
copyright cartoon saloon 2006

Skunk Walk Cycle

Skunk Walk Cycle for the tv series Skunk Fu
Animation by Alessandra Sorrentino
Copyright Cartoon Saloon 2006

Our dear pal Rasmus gives something back.

As you'd expect it is a high flying world of glamour here at the cartoon saloon making the funny pictures. Not a day goes by without someone getting an exotic disease, like Fijian Lumps, Mauritius neck or everyones favourite, gout. With this in mind our storyboard champion lion wrestler Rasmus thought it would be a hoot to show the world that it isn't all Paris poetry snorting and parties with 'girls'. So he decided to give something back to the 'little people'. In particular the 'little Rasmusis' round and about. The type of Rasmusis (or is it 'Rasmusi') that have never been to a swanky premiere, worn a gold plated vest or been waited on nose and wing by a team of mute mormons. Feel free little Rasmusis to call Rasmus day or night (number witheld) and live vicariously through his decadent tales and exotic ailments.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Teenage Mutant Ninja Skunk

Abel Gongora(colour) and Jakob Foged's(Drawing) rendition of Skunk as a mutant, pizza eating, ninja freak!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Coming to a Nintendo near you!

8 bit Skunk by the wonderful Erik Verkerk.

Friday, August 25, 2006

In the summer a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of Canne...

Once a year the dream factory rolls into a small town in the south of France called Cannes, bringing a little bit of magic and a whole lot of drunken producers.

These are some publicity images for the merry occasion...


Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Ka Ching!

Huzzah! The brilliant fez wearing minds behind Ka Ching, Eric Verkerk and Joust Van den Bosch have joined our merry band.
Welcome! Stroopwaffels for everyone.
Check out
They have two websites, that's how great they are!


Friday, August 18, 2006

Jakob is feeling ill

One of the excellent Danish fellows working here at the 'Cartoon Saloon pleasure rooms' recently had a nervous breakdown after lunch time today. He is on the mend but had us on the hop for a few hours there as we re-educated him how to interact with humans and brush his own teeth. Whilst in a state of 'blissed outness' and babbling like an idiot he managed to outline a new direction for the show to pursue (possibly chanelling an idiot from another planet.. it is hard to say at this stage). Of that few hours only savage memories and emotional scars remain.... or so we thought until as we shovelled Jakob into his jim jams we found the above sketch clutched in his demented fingers. Possibly with this recovered shred of genius (he ate the rest) we can set about cobbling together the dream that was 'Jakobs nervous breakdown show outline incident'.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Run, cry, do impressions of Michael Jackson when he was good

'Aha' we said when we had a look at it and we were right too. Here, as you can see is a zombie Skunk made most generously by our pal Nik Holmes (with no 'c'). Go have a look at his site and buy something instead of sitting there playing Quake, or whatever it is people like you get up to.. here is his link... ... I bought three 13ft lengths of good quality perquacky pipe which i plan on using for the extension over the garage. I know what you're thinking... that's too much perquacky pipe for an extension over a garage... well you're probably right.
Good night sweethearts

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Haunted Hens and dowager Ducks

There's a bizarre sub genre of Horror kung fu films that I want to tip my hat to at one point in the series.
In these films Taoist vampire monks leap like frogs with scant regard for dignity or the hallowed tradition of Hammer horror.
I want to do a cool Halloween episode, really spooky, featuring this mysterious character Mister Rooster.
Rooster is mentioned in another episodes as a tall story. It will be cool to keep him a semi legendary figure in the show, only mentioned occasionally.
Anyway here is a concept, Skunk is making away with the spell that animates him. Chinese Vampires frequently work like voodoo zombies, controlled by evil wizards.

Also an early design for Mrs. Duck... which has to do with Zombies precisely nothing.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Kung Fruit

Title card for Art of Kung Fruit by Mick Harrison. Animation for this show is almost finished.
So we have two just about in the can. We're doing music for ep 1 now and trying the Skunk Fu sound nailed. The idea is Modern hip hop and lounge with traditional Chinese.

Friday, August 11, 2006

here in the skunk foo ossifices we often while away three or twleve hours honing our skills as better dressers and very often brawlers. to this end we hired a pair of likely thugs this last week in the vein of them disney lads with their endless sketches of spotty old dalmation little dogs for that film... pinochio, what a help capturing key moments as our barely legible street bashers gave each other a beating.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Schilperoort Beer

Welcome Jesse Schilperoort!
Our latest Skunkateer, our latest Jesse (second so far) and our latest Canadian (seven and counting).
Jesse worked in Studio B and Bardel previously and is working on design for the show.
Check out

Also, while you are on your lunchbreak, have a look at the very sweet music video our two multi talento Italian crewmembers, Alessandra and Alfredo did. Super kawai!


Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The many faces of skunk...Pt2

And Skunk drawings from our own personal Freddy Moore; Jez Hall.
Jez's work is a continuing inspiration to the other boarders on the show.
His lively drawings have an amazingly fluid line with tonnes of appeal.

The many faces of skunk... five story artist's.






Chickens, grave, rising from.

Design for a flashback sequence in The Art of Darkness.
Flash back is told by the campfire and relates the sordid history of Master Rooster, a chicken of ill repute.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Monday, August 07, 2006

Foxy Fox

The Art of Hospitality:
When Ninjas invade Rabbit's burrow, his not so secret obsession with Fox is exposed.
Rabbit goes to live with Panda and Skunk. Hilarity ensues...

Friday, August 04, 2006

Be a Skunkateer 2

I should have mentioned that only EU citizens should apply, unfortunately we can't take persons from the New World.

Be a Skunkateer

We still need to hire some crew over the next month or two.

We are looking for
Storyboarders, designers, -Background artists, flash animators
(flash and or TV show experience useful)

If you're experienced, interested, and willing to move to Ireland, please write to
and say what postition you are applying for in the subject line.
Send CV and a sample or two (but please keep them small).


That friday feeling...

The Great Wall

Big thanks to Jez hall, Tomm Moore and Donnachada Daly for being so kind as to plug us.

We've been lucky enough to have a talented Spanish chap Abel Gongora starting this week,
He's been doing some key background designs and has taken to it like a hot blooded duck to water.

Also, while your at it, check out the weird and wonderful designs of Ian Worrel I recently came across.


Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Tiger Trouble

This is a design for a fantasy sequence in the Art of Kung Fruit.
Tiger, a vain braggart, is reminiscing about his glory days as a freedom fighter.

We're trying to figure out the show title sequence at the moment.
It'll probably maybe possibly look like something this...