Well, after being juggled between different networks and production companies the past few years, Dynamite Jones finally got his day this week when I pitched my storyboard for Cartoon Network's Shorts Program: The Cartoonstitute. I bombed. Bad. Inherent, initial story issues aside, their decision to pass was completely justified. About a quarter of the way into the pitch, I could feel the energy drain and I knew I was way off mark, comedy-wise. The worst part about finding yourself in that position is knowing you have at least 3/4 more to go. That's when the sweats start! Ha. Regardless, I had a blast getting to explore Dynamite's world further than before, though I am a little bummed that I won't get a chance to play with other storylines, at least not immediately--
IN MEMORIAM. DIG IT.
DR. DOOMENTHAL D.D.S. was the antagonist for the short, along with his mandroid indentured servants...get it? huh? huh?
About half-way through doing the storyboard, I had the idea that the dentist-inspired villain would be more visually interesting based on MODOK versus Dr. Doom. But I really liked the acting I was able to get out of the previous design, so worked both in--y'know, like wedging a shoehorn into a shoe that's already too small. haha...now are you starting to see why it didn't fly?
Thanks to BATMAN: BRAVE AND THE BOLD's BEN JONES for helping me with the design!CHARLATAN BALL colorist Marc Letzmann sent me this image below to help me smile. Perhaps making him one of the JONas brother's would hit a key demo! hahaha Thanks, Marc.
Who knows, maybe eventually I'll be able to do a really funny Dynamite show somewhere. In the meantime, I was thinking of doing some comics for the hell of it. What do you think?