Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Have posted these images following a "request" from the nice fella I met at the Red Stick Festival (yes, he does seem a little bit too "into" mooses, I noticed that as well). Santa's Hapless Helpers was a greeting card/animation project I developed which revolved around the concept of Santa being poorly one Xmas so he gets these hapless helpers to run the show for him in his absence. Naturally, they mess things up in many ways, shapes and forms. I would send the card to friends, family and business contacts- workwise, it helped to remind folks that I existed, be they animation companies, broadcasters or publishing houses. As such, I'd reccommend to anyone the idea of having a series of character led pieces they can send out each year to let people see their work. It's a great way of networking in a familiar fashion as a freelancer (that's enough alliteration for one day!)
These are the only images I could really show as this site is open to kids as well and to be honest, some of the other images are unsuitable for minors (yeah, like severed fingers aren't, I hear you say!) But take my word, these are the cleanest images I have! We have "Slice to Meet You", "Greetings" (done back when the XFiles was still a popular show) and "The Proof is in The Pudding". Again, a bit like other work I did at the time, these pieces also served to help me get my first design job in animation on Bob The Builder, and again helped with getting me my first book deals, I don't doubt it for a moment. Although the subject matter isn't appropriate for either fields, it let people know my style and ability.