Saturday, January 01, 2011

DAN VS. Premieres tonight!

This weekend you can catch my designs for the new series DAN VS., premiering Saturday, Jan. 1 @ 9:00 PM eastern/6:00 PM Central on The Hub


Dan is an ill-tempered curmudgeon with a major chip on his shoulder... against the entire world. The slightest perceived wrong will set him off on a mission of revenge against his imagined enemies. Dan's friend Chris usually gets roped into going along on said missions, much to the dismay of his wife, Elise (who usually winds up bailing Chris & Dan out of jail)

While the overall look for Dan & Chris were based on creators Dan Mandel & Chris Pearson, Elise had no visual development before the start of production, and we tried a lot of different styles before settling on the final design. Here's a look at a bit of the design process:

Check out this scene of Dan deciding on the latest subject for personal retribution.
His logic can't be beat:


Check back in a few months to see a bunch more of my designs
from the show. SPOILER: Things get weird.

10 comments:

GENE MACHINE said...

Oh hey, I did an animation test for that! Didn't get the job, though....I didn't know those were your designs! That's awesome dude! :)

Dapo said...

Fun and sleek characters full of personality. luv em!
;)

Strange Kid said...

Just caught "Dan Vs." New Mexico. Next up is The Wolf-Man. Slick character designs, dynamic characters, careless acts of "curmudgeondry." Awesome.

teyem said...

Hahaha.. Sweet characters. I like how even happy Dan looks mad great stuff.

Gulzar said...

I love it :)
A big shout from this side of the world and yes a happy new year too :)

Freckles said...

cute designs!

Octavio E. Rodriguez said...

Very cool!

*daisy said...

caught a little bit of this on TV the other day- looks awesome!! : D

Taylor Krahenbuhl said...

Great work Chris!

david gemmill said...

cool hand designz dood. it's that voice of that guy. who is he. the 80s movie guy! sounds so familiar.