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Archive for May, 2008


May 29th, 2008

Well, I was hoping to get the chance to do all the griffin turns, mouthcharts, and expressions before posting again, but things have been too busy. In the meantime, enjoy these “Crabulus-Destroyer of worlds” designs that we just nailed down. From episode #107, “Hard Sell”.


More coming soon!

-Steve and Eric (Homan)

The Design Process of Fanboy…

May 22nd, 2008

Hey folks, Steve Lambe here! I was recruited by the Erics to start posting up some of the super cool stuff we’re working on daily for Fanboy. Mr. Homan just gave you guys a glimpse in the last post of the final Griffin design we did, so I thought it’d be interesting if I showed a “behind the scenes” on how we arrive at the final designs. I don’t know about you, but I love reading through “art of” books” just to see the evolution of characters. So here we go!

Step One : Read the script!

Knowing who the character is, and what they’re going to be doing is crucial. You don’t want to design a robot with cool tank treads, and then find out later in the script that he has spring loaded copper feet. Time is valuable so doing the research can save you headaches later.

Step two: Rough sketches.

Griffin Sketch

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Wishin’ For A Griffin

May 21st, 2008

Griffin with Background

From the episode “Wizboy”. Designed by Steve Lambe, painted by Chris Near.

– Eric (Homan)

Chum Chum Sketches…

May 20th, 2008

… by creator Eric Robles.

Chum Chum Sketches

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Fanboy Roughs By Robles

May 16th, 2008

Fanboy Rough Art

Fanboy and Chum Chum creator Eric Robles loves to draw Fanboy in every possible pose over and over again, so much that Fanboy is shaping up to be one of animation’s most expressive characters. Sometime in 2009, not only will you see all of these moods - and more - of Fanboy, but it’s quite possible you’ll see them all within the space of a minute.

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Happy Birthday, Eric Robles

May 9th, 2008

Eric Robles and Birthday Cake

What do Mike Wallace, Billy Joel, Eric Robles, and Ghostface Killah all have in common? If you answered, “They’re all Shriners,” you’re only half right. The truth is they’re all celebrating birthdays today. So if you run into Mike, Billy, Eric, or Ghostface today, wish them a good one. And watch out, Robles. I’m catching up to you!

– Eric (Homan)

“Wizboy” Storyboard

May 8th, 2008

Fanboy and Chum Chum storyboard page
Drawings by Andy Kelly.

– Eric (Homan)

First Network Pitch!

May 4th, 2008


Hello all! Well, we had our very first internal network pitch and it went amazingly great! Thanks to the Amazing work of the Fanboy and Chum Chum crew we are starting on the right foot. It truly is exciting to see where the show is going with all the funny and talent people involved. The first episode was written by Steve Tompkins, directed by the very funny Brian Sheesley, storyboarded by the super talented Eddie Trigueros and overseen by Supervising Producer Shaun Cashman. We pitched in one of the smaller conference rooms, which would have been a bad thing if I would have had no laughs but it was a very funny room with the gags and story keeping everyone entertained. After the pitch we waited for the Network executives to debrief and they came out with smiles. So, we went out for some drinks to celebrate a very successful [Read more…]