Have you seen Umbrella Academy yet? Well, it is wonderful. It is a new super hero show on Netflix based on a comic by the same name illustrated by my good friend Gabriel Ba and written by Gerard Way. It is a unique take on the super hero genre that i find quite refreshing. Ellen Page is just amazing in it, as is Robert Sheehan who plays the wild character called Klaus who can talk to ghosts. It is beautifully designed and you will probably love it.
I was honored to be asked to design a little animated segment in the episode 8 where a character is telling a children’s story about the Umbrella Academy heroes. I painted 7 spreads split into parts to be animated by the marvelous gang at Pip Animation Studios in Toronto. I was happy with how it turned out! This is the first time I have seen my watercolors move like this and it is fun to see. It has tipped my interest into the world of moving pictures. I would like to do more things like this.
I am going to post the 7 shots below, so if you do not want spoilers, DO NOT SCROLL DOWN. I mean, it doesn’t really spoil anything in the show. You will just see what I did for it. So if you want to be surprised go watch the show! Thank you to Jeff King and Steve Blackman who were so great through all of this process. I had a great time with this project.