Derek Hunter Was Here

kingofooo:

selected backgrounds from Little Brother

art director - Nick Jennings

BG designers - Santino Lascano & Derek Hunter

BG painters - Sandra Calleros, Ron Russell, and Teri Shikasho

I also drew some of these! Have I mentioned how much I love getting to draw all day long?

kingofooo:

more selected backgrounds from Little Brother

art director - Nick Jennings

BG designers - Santino Lascano & Derek Hunter

BG painters - Sandra Calleros, Ron Russell, and Teri Shikasho

Oh, I drew a bunch of these. Fun episode.

How did you score the gig of background designer for Adventure Time?

I just drew lots and lots of comics and made friends with people who also drew lots and lots of comics. Eventually (years and years later) we all started getting jobs making movies and cartoons and “real comics” and started recommending our fellow hard-working comic creator friends for jobs.

When I got sick of my greeting card illustration job, I decided it was time for me to try my hand at animation, and when I turned to my friends in the field, they knew I had the goods (or lead me to believe they thought so) and eventually, one of those recomendations turned into a job on Adventure Time.

I personally feel like making comics is one of the best ways to train yourself for a job in animation. You learn to draw fast, draw well, be clear and concise in your storytelling, draw figures in perspective, etc, etc, etc!

Keep drawing!

Will you ever give us the Japanese rap made for Food Chain???

OH NO!!! THe world is not ready for my horrible excuse for rapping…..in Japanese no less. I doubt I would have even done it had Pen not asked me directly; it’s hard to say no to such a positively happy guy. 

I think I can safely say that Pen and I agree it is better that the legend of the Adventure Time Japanese rap (that I wrote myself, hah!) about birds and human flight stays in legend.

(Please, Pen…delete the file)

Here are some Adventure Time backgrounds I drew. I should post these more frequently, but…I forget all the time.

Art Director – Nick Jennings

BG designer- ME!

BG painters – Sandra Calleros, Ron Russell, and Teri Shikasho

Here’s some fun little Adventure Time pieces I drew last week. I don’t really spend a lot of time working on Adventure Time once I get home from… well, working on Adventure Time, but these were fun!

Enjoy!

joeolsonart:

Saturday afternoon Bearclaw sketch. Long live the bear #bearclaw #pirateclub #fanart #Sharpie #prismacolor #derekhunter

Joe Olson was a constant companion in my high school/college comic making days. I created Pirate Club in the wake of our last real summer of my youth. GO JOE!

joeolsonart:

Saturday afternoon Bearclaw sketch. Long live the bear #bearclaw #pirateclub #fanart #Sharpie #prismacolor #derekhunter

Joe Olson was a constant companion in my high school/college comic making days. I created Pirate Club in the wake of our last real summer of my youth. GO JOE!

andysuriano:

A couple more convention sketches…

It was great sitting next to Andy at Heroes Con and watching him work his magic.

Less than 48 hours left to grab yourself a copy of the Skidmarks Mini Comic Collection! Prints! Original art! Yeah!
So please share, contribute and enjoy some comics!
Check out the Kickstarter page for more deeeeeeets!

Less than 48 hours left to grab yourself a copy of the Skidmarks Mini Comic Collection! Prints! Original art! Yeah!

So please share, contribute and enjoy some comics!

Check out the Kickstarter page for more deeeeeeets!

kingofooo:

Food Chain premieres on Thursday, June 12th at 7pm
written & directed by Masaaki Yuasa

Holy cow, you guys. This episode is super duper cool. Yuasa San is a really cool and nice dude, and he did a great job making Adventure Time his own thing, while still being true to the show.
Also, me and Pen recorded a terrible (my fault) rap that I wrote and performed in Japanese that didn’t get used for this episode (cause my rapping is terrible).

kingofooo:

Food Chain premieres on Thursday, June 12th at 7pm

written & directed by Masaaki Yuasa

Holy cow, you guys. This episode is super duper cool. Yuasa San is a really cool and nice dude, and he did a great job making Adventure Time his own thing, while still being true to the show.

Also, me and Pen recorded a terrible (my fault) rap that I wrote and performed in Japanese that didn’t get used for this episode (cause my rapping is terrible).