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Illustrator, Cartoonist & Writer

Backgorund Art inking: Sam & Max the Freelance Police

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The first four images are samples of before and after the inking.


In late 1996 on the referral of Goran Delic–the lead designer–I was hired on from in-house to ink backgrounds over simple liner layout art for the Sam & Max cartoon series run on Fox in 1997.

It was produced by Canadian studio Nelvana.

They wanted a very strong stylistic look to the art, so the work was all done using a Pentel Brush Pen and White Out,

Goran’s tools of choice [the director Steve Whitehouse decided to deviate radically from the style of creator Steve Purcell’s work for the backgrounds for this show]. These B&W pages were then coloured digitally in the paint dept and matched back with the animation the layouts we worked from had been done for. It was a demanding job largely to the clash between the quality Steve desired and the schedule the studio wanted to keep. We had to do 5 or 6 of these a day on average as I recall.