Thursday, January 26, 2006

COCONUT FRED

One of my more recent gigs was Character Supervisor for Kid's WB's COCONUT FRED'S FRUIT SALAD ISLAND. It was my first time designing for a Flash animated show, and it turned out to be a fun gig! I was able to draw even looser than ever before, eventually developing a style that emulated one of my favorite MAD Magazine artists, Paul Coker Jr., and famed children's book author Jolly Roger Bradfield.








You can check out the work of some my friends/co-conspirators from CF like Matt Danner, Aaron Simpson, Mindy Allen, Tony Candelaria, and Gerald DeJesus by clicking on their names.

19 comments:

martin wittig said...

Very cool stuff!!
martin
http://martinwittig.blogspot.com/

SACKS said...

Nice stuff. I love the title cards too. I'm a character designer as well. Stop by my blog sometime.

Cedric said...

Sweet drawings! These are awesome.

Thorsten Hasenkamm said...

Nice designs!

TonyC. said...

Hey, I dont think that Bunga with teeth was approved by Matt, Take it back! Thanks for the shout Battle. Much love.

SteveLambe said...

Genuis! Love that gorilla.

Miah Alcorn said...

Fantastic work! I think the one eyed alien is my favorite. Really well done.

Brian Growe said...

haha, those look great! I'm gonna have to check out that show...

paublo said...

sweet dude, i love the lil dudes at the bottom!

ridd1 said...

Great work, Chris! That alien is killer. Bradfield's one of my favorites, too. So underrated.

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Such strong draughtmanship all over this Blog, fantastic.

Clarke (Csnyde) said...

I really dig these designs and coconut fred has been a pretty fun little show on the rare occaision when I catch it on T.V.

You've got quite the awesome little blog here and I always find myself coming back for more of your talented treats.

Jez Hall said...

Amazing stuff! Love em all.

John Dee said...

Very nice designs....I gotta get out to the west coast.


great work!

DEEZ

Miss Mindy said...

Yay You!
hee hee... I remember these!
Thanks fer the link up sweet'art!
hope all is well -

Shane said...

Killer stuff Chris... Always look forward to seeing your newest!!!


S!

Chris Battle said...

Hey, Mindy! Thanks for your linkage, as well. When are you gonna post some of YOUR Fred action on your blog, hmm??

Thanks for all the compliments, gang. I'll have to post more of the CF weirdness... including the VIDEOGAME show! (Which I haven't even seen yet.)

RedDiabla said...

I never saw the video game show, either...poor Matt had a helluva time trying to explain the intricacies of gaming to me when I got the storyboard assignment.

You should post more of your monsters from CF...they were soooooo fun to draw!

--Sandra

CHRIS GEORGE said...

Damn, these are awesome!!