Monday, March 21, 2011
Even though The Adventures of Alex the Ape was never developed into a series, We did shoot a pilot episode. The pilot entitled "Some Like it Hot" centers around Dr. Ludow's attempts to destroy the ozone layer in order to create a demand for his heat resistant supersuits. Alex and his friends once again swing to the rescue.
Here we can see the basic framework for the supersuit prop taking shape. The majority of the props in the video were sculpted fro polyurethane foam which is then hard coated and painted.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Here is some concept art I did for a purposed episode called "Space Disgrace" where Alex The Ape Builds a makeshift rocket and blasts into outer space in order to stop Dr. Ludlow from blasting his garbage into space. Alex and his fiends use their ingenuity to solve problems whereas Dr. Ludlow relies on high tech gadgets and deep pockets.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
These three brilliant, but bottled, brains love science and inventing, but hate being used by Ludlow. He uses them to figure out how to make all his nasty schemes work.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Lumpy is Dr. Ludlow's snide lab assistant who desperately wants his own lab, his own evil assistant and his own master plan. Working for Ludlow is just his day job.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Dr. Ludabell L. Ludlow is the proverbial mad Scientist whose grandiose dreams for total domination of Mystic Island are constantly being thwarted by Alex and his friends. Ludlow is selfish, mean, jealous, venal, conceited, power hungry and those are his good points.
Monday, March 7, 2011
known the world over as Bigfoot, B. Wilder Beast has a great sense of humor and loves to make everyone laugh, unfortunately there are times when he doesn't know when to stop. He my not be the brightest of Alex's friends, but he's friendly, fun-loving and always eager to improve himself.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Tootsie is the quick-tempered, know it all parrot who is the proprietor of Alex's favorite hangout, Tootsie's Sweet Treet Shop. She is a self-professed expert on every subject known to human and creature and is sure to cause a stir whenever she opens her sleek beak.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Nessa is a loving and nurturing sea dragon. She comes at a gallop to do her best to brighten your day. She loves and wants to help everyone. However, she often tends to under estimate her enormous size and strength.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Alex is a gibbon ape and the star the show. This khaki-clad hero thrives on adventure and excitement is funny, friendly, musical, imaginative and always ready for action!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
February was a was pretty sparse as far as posts go. I did manage to upload some character designs for the project I'm working on for the Mini Comics Dump Truck. I'm making progress on that comic and hope to post some of those pages soon, however right now everything is in a rough blueline pencil stage and I want to wait until it's a little more fleshed out before showing it here on the blog.
So while I'm working away on my mini comic I thought I would dig into the archives and post some concept designs I created for a children's program that I was involved in back in the days.
The Adventures of Alex was conceived as an environmentally themed children's program set on a tropical island where our heroes, Alex the gibbon ape and his friends strive to protect each other and the world they inhabit, from the diabolical mad scientist Dr. Ludlow. We shot a pilot for the series that was eventually optioned by a reputable entertainment company, unfortunately the program didn't really evolve much beyond that stage. I still believe there is something to be mined here, maybe as a web comic or even an animated short. Who knows maybe we'll see more from Alex the Ape in the future.