Q:Not that Im some evil rapscallion or something...But, for the people who wont participate in the Bad Seeds / Pig Goat Banana Cricket / Breadwinners panel ... Will we still see the sneak peeks of the 2 new shows on Youtube or something by Nickelodeon?
Hopefully at some point. The moment I hear they’ve put something up, I’ll let everyone know.
Ps. Thanks to all those who came to panel and signing to day! It was lots of fun to finally share some of what we’ve been working on.
If you’re at Comic Con this weekend, come see the Nickelodeon panel Sunday at 10 am in room 7AB. We’re going to show some work-in-progress of Bad Seeds as well as Pig, Goat, Banana, Cricket and Breadwinners. We’ll be signing free posters afterwards (not sure exactly where).
This is my rough thumbnail of our poster.
Come say hi!
Q:Who came up with the thong bit in the episode "The Party Cruise"? Seriously so funny.
"Nickelodeon Nostalgia" by NAS Storyboard Artist Aaron Austin
”I’ve been at Nickelodeon for about 3 months now, and I wanted to make something that paid homage to the Nickelodeon cartoons I grew up with. It’s amazing how much a cartoon can mean to you even after so many years. I’m so grateful I have the opportunity to help create shows for today’s kids!” -Aaron
An awesome piece by Aaron!
Q:Do you know if Bad Seeds will be featured at Nickelodeon's panel at Comic-Con or are you not allowed to say yet?
Yes! We will be on a panel with Breadwinners and Pig, Goat, Banana, Cricket Sunday morning at 11. You’ll get a sneak peek at both new shows! And there will be signings happening at the Nick booth right after. Be sure to stop by!
Q:I'm a student learning more on cartooning and making tv cartoons (Im 15 btw) And I was just wondering, where exactly do you start? on becoming know? like I have no idea....
Start by just making something to share with your friends. I drew comics at night and brought them in to school to show people. Years and years of that helped me grow and get better.
Q:do you have a favorite episode of chowder? or one that was just particularly fun or interesting to make?
Mahjongg Nite is very dear to me. My mom plays mahjongg every Tuesday night. Once a month, it would be her turn to host it. As a kid, I always liked those nights because she would set out special treats and candy (Peanut M&M’s!) for the ladies. If I was lucky, I was able to sneak some. I would go to bed hearing the clacking of tiles as they laughed and yelled “You bitch, you took my money!” They only played for nickels and such, with the winner walking away a few dollars richer for the night. It’s a nice memory. I boarded that episode before the show was even picked up.
Q:Hi, this is kind of trivial, but is the little redheaded president at the beginning of panini for president modeled after JFK?? I just saw it and he kinda has that Massachusetts accent
It was supposed to be Grover Cleveland!!! Just kidding, you are correct.
Q:what do you use in terms of pencils,pens and markers to draw also what do you use for coloring your drawings?
I draw with whatever I have available. The tool doesn’t matter. I got really good with ballpoint pens in school. I did comics with blue pencils and Sharpies, moving up to dip pens and brushes. I like certain gel pens. I’m not terribly picky. Most of my work now is drawn on a Cintiq and colored in Photoshop.
Q:Can you give us some news about the development of Bad Seeds ? Can't wait to see some animation sneak peeks! :)
There might perhaps be some sneaking and peeking at Comic Con this month… perhaps…
Q:I'm curious about Chowder and Panini, but do you think they look like siblings? I mean, both Chowder and Panini are have the same tail w/ white stripes but not the color?
Good eye. They were designed to have similarities so they would look like a cute couple.
Q:Back when you worked on "Fish Hooks", did you ever try to incorporate some of Chowder's quirky character traits into Milo?
I try to make each character feel unique to themselves. I think I naturally still put a lot of myself in any character I write, but I always try to tap into the part that connects with who they are the most. With Chowder it was innocent enthusiasm and wonder, and with Milo it was a sweet overconfidence and brashness. You have to really put yourself in the character’s head to find the fun little things they’d do, otherwise it just becomes cut and paste.
Q:I was thinking of getting a job with working on cartoons and I was wondering what kind of education would I need to do so?
Whatever makes you better at drawing. There are lots of great posts on this subject. Scroll down my blog and you’ll probably find a few that have been reblogged.
Q:How did you come up with recipes and ingredients for chowder?
I like dumb puns, so we’d try to think of funny sounding names and then figure out what that would be like. Some folks on the crew thought it would be funny to just throw “shm-” on the front of everything. I wasn’t as thrilled with that…
Q:Did you ever think of creating a Chowder spin-off where Chowder is the master chef and Scraps is the apprentice, or were you satisfied with the series ending and ready to move on to other cartoons?
If the series had continued, I always wanted to pull a Dragonball Z where Chowder was now an adult and Scraps was his apprentice. They’d live in the catering company with Mung and Truffles who were now retired. Panini would take over Truffles’ job, running the business-side of things. Mung would still poke his nose in all the time because he would have a hard time not being the head chef. And Shnitzel would now have to work directly for Chowder, which would be his worst nightmare. There would be new rivals to deal with as well (including Gorgonzola).
Someone go write the fanfiction version of this!!