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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

"Dr.Heckel and Mr.Jerk"


Here are some screen grabs from our 2nd Episode called "Dr.Heckel and Mr.Jerk". It's about a brutish bank robber on the lam who hops a train for a quick getaway and shares a car with an unsuspecting little doctor who unleashes his own form of justice.

When we first cut the lieca I remember we laughed like idiots. I think cause everyone loves to see a jerk get his lumps.

The jerk squares off with our protagonist Dr.Heckel. We painted the doctor in soft pastels opposite to that was the bankrobbers dirty money colors. Our approach was the same for the train car which was lush and velvety......and our exterior landscapes harsh and inhospitable. Our inspiration came for Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula who had a similar theme.Ouch! Was that something in my sandwich or the rockhard fist of the doctor?Chuga!Chuga! Woooohooooooo!The MONSTER finally reveals himself!Here's comes the cops!The coppers react to the horrible aftermath of Dr.Heckel beat down on the robber. Priceless."Good job, little boy!" The cop congratulates the doctor on his capture.

"I'm a man." Corrects the doctor.

We would have loved to do a few different stories with these characters. Put them in different situations and settings. Because being a jerk is timeless!

Enjoy!

Riccardo