li The art of Gruesomestein's Monsters

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Concept designs

Nelvana originally produced 5 Gruesomestein shorts. However, later on in production it was realized that there was still a 5 minute spot to fill in the "Fun Pak" program, so they asked us if we wanted to do another episode. We each did a back flip, and then made a sixth episode as well.

The episodes were as follows:

Home Sweet Home:
Witchy Wart Witchelson, a recovering child eating witch begins a new life in the suburbs only to find that her new gingerbread house is infested with pesky candy munching kids.

Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Jerk:
A brutish bank robber on the lam, hops a train for a quick getaway and shares the car with an unsuspecting little doctor who unleashes his own form of justice.

Freddie and the Yeti:
On their yearly outting, little Freddie and his Dad venture into the deep and snowy woods where they encounter a psychotic ranger hell bent on ridding his forest of the notorious beast, The Yeti.

The Worst Date:

Our hero James is in for the blind date of his life when he is 'dissected' by his date's father who happens to be a mad scientist in search for the perfect brain

A Wolf in Geek's Clothing:

Gus is the happiest geek in school. After a day of torment and ridicule from his peers, his raging hormones run wild transforming him into a blood thirsty werewolf in search of revenge.

Russell's Tussle (the return of Witchy):

When Witchy meets the love her life in a wizard named Baldy Beardo, things go awry for her pet...thing "Russell" when he bumps heads with Baldy's no good pet Owl, "Rudy".

These sketches are various concepts from all of these episodes.


Blogger Steve Daye said...

These are amazing Mark! just how do you get to design god mountain?

Monday, September 19, 2005 12:21:00 p.m.  
Blogger Mark Ackland said...

Thanks Steve! look at design gods from the 50's, 60's, and 70's and you rip them off.

Monday, September 19, 2005 12:30:00 p.m.  
Blogger Smook said...

Design God Mountain? Is that a Wonderland attraction?

Congrats on being mentioned on Cartoon Brew! Hopefully that'll help you get the attention the show deserves!

Monday, September 19, 2005 3:04:00 p.m.  
Blogger the doodlers said...

Love these raw unfiltered versions. Plus, wahoo that Cartoon Brew mentioned you! (and thanks for linking to us, Mark)

Arna and John

Monday, September 19, 2005 3:41:00 p.m.  
Blogger Sandra Khoo said...

WOW WOW WOOOWW! Welcome to the fold and thanx so much for sharing all these wonderful artworks and on any insights n updates. ^^ Loveleh blog! Shall add ya to my watch! oh and congrats on being mentioned in the Brew! ;)

Monday, September 19, 2005 10:14:00 p.m.  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

These are awesome!!

Monday, September 19, 2005 11:49:00 p.m.  
Blogger Virginia Valle said...


Tuesday, September 20, 2005 5:19:00 a.m.  
Blogger gur-B said...

Bloody hell, very funny stuff !

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 7:06:00 a.m.  
Blogger Matthew Cruickshank said...

Yep, lovely little designs and great drawings.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 9:24:00 a.m.  
Blogger OV! said...

very nice, glad you are putting this stuff up.


Tuesday, September 20, 2005 11:48:00 a.m.  
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