Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Joy Ang & Adventure Time

If you've spent time on tumblr or other social media checking out posts of other artists/art students you've likely noticed that the cartoon series Adventure Time has been a major influence on the cartooning/drawing world. Even if you don't have cable TV (like me) and have never seen the cartoon and are too stubborn (or foolish like me) to use any internet tricks to get access to it, you'll be hard pressed not to feel the influence of the show.

So it's pretty exciting to see what ACAD alumni Joy Ang has done for the cartoon (such as the title cards below). Beyond being super gorgeously painted, the title cards are fascinating in how they are collaboratively produced. The first example shows the final art painted by Joy on the left and the design created by artist Emily Partridge on the right. All of cards are done as collaborative process like this.

Joy has worked on the show as a designer as well, drawing some pretty neat stuff – who wouldn't be excited to draw a penguin with it's brain sticking out! It certainly makes me regret not seeing the show even more. (below are a few examples of what I am missing)

I've previously posted the children's books that Joy has illustrated but she has also been doing some comic book and web comic stuff. Here's a fun web comic that follows a creative formula that we've also been exploring in the classroom - draw and write stuff based on your own experiences or thoughts.

I can (and have) read this comic again and again and it makes me smile each time. Find more at joyang.ca