We started our first Story Session on August 6th for Ape Escape, bringing in some very talented artist/writers to help create the first 10 cartoons! Above are the first storyboards based on one of my scripts by Storyboard Supervisor, Character Designer, and really funny guy: Karl Toerge !
Here are pictures from the pitch (of everyone but me, since I was taking the photos): Left to right in the above first photo is: Don Dougherty (artist/writer), Kevin Kolde (producer, owner of Project 51), David Jackson (overseas distribution), Niki Yang (artist/writer), Drew Jackson (aspiring writer), Adam Muto (artist/writer).
Second photo (above): again Niki Yang, Drew Jackson, Mike Bell (artist/writer), Adam Muto, Karl Toerge (Storyboard Supervisior), and Konnie Kwak (animation producer, Hawaii Film Partners) .
Third photo: Mike Bell, Karl Toerge, Adam Muto, Niki Yang, and Eric Homan (vice president of development at Frederator).
Since there wasn’t a photo of me from the meeting, here’s a one of me,
(Script Editor & Head Writer), with Jeff Smith (creator of Bone) at Comic-Con 2007 (“researching” for Ape Escape, of course…)!