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.
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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.
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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...

Cartoon People

Some caricatures of Skunk Fu! people.
More to surely follow; as nerves get increasingly frayed, and emotions bubble to such a pitch that can only be vented through funny pictures of each other.
They be as follows:
Aidan Harte (that's me), Hyun-Ho Khang (who I came up with the idea with)
Line Producer Jordan Gaucher aka the J Man aka Dick Jitters.
and artists Gordan McBride & Tony Acworth.
Gordan does Backgrounds, Tony does animation and lots of voices on the show.
Mick Harrison is the Art director.


Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Rabbit Bird flipping

Today an animation frame of Rabbit (bad boy character) amused Skunk Fu's Animation Director Jesse Cote no end.
Here it is so you can share in his happiness.

Wigged out Pig2

"A trifle truffled" is the original design of Crazy pig for The Art of Truffles episode.
He looked drunk though so we had to change him. sigh..
This was an original title card, we're doing them in a Zen Painting style now.
Like this one for Art of Touch, designed by Mick Harrison.