Hi all, i know its been A WHILE since i posted anything, but i’m back! I also want to go in a different direction with the blog. Previously i just posted youtube links to random tutorials and a bit of commentary but after a while got bored with it. Now after a year long hiatus i have found something worth blogging about.
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The video you see above is an idea for a web-animation series that I am working on called Tomatohead, Mr. Tomatohead, or Mr Tomatoheadman (I haven’t settled on a name yet)
(Very old conceptual drawing of the character)
The story in a nutshell is about Tom (voiced by Adam Crain IG:@dangercrain) a 32 year old fast food restaurant manager is looking for love and hopefully start a family. However he has one problem, he was born with a giant Tomatohead, distinctly red skin and a peculiarly green leafy head of hair which makes finding Mrs. Right kinda challenging. That’s not the worst of his problems tho he shares his one bedroom apartment with his roommate Frank (voiced by Chris Krider IG:@kriderthewriter)
(Animated gif of the character Frank)
Oh! I forgot to mention Frank is kind of a criminal and is occasionally visited by his friends/clients. Tots (voiced by me) and Reg (voiced by Chris Briggs) not the place you want to take a date at the end of the night.
(Character sketch of Reg on the left and Tots on the right)
Despite the conflict Tom has with his friend Frank as well as his two friends, they face challenges that brings the four of them together making for laughs, gasps, sobs and everything in between.
(Tom looking scornfully at a sleeping Frank before heading off to work)
I take it you have guessed correctly that i want to do this not only in 2D but also frame by frame animation with a few elements of 3D mixed in which means it may take a while to finish. No worries, i fully intend to share with you the different milestones of the production process in each blog post. From story boarding, voice acting, editing, and finally animation. I will also be post about music the highs and lows of working alone and with people, also lets not forget the second most important part… Marketing and Merch!
(Frank and the boys chillin in the car)
I hope your excited because I know I am stay tuned for more 🙂