Sunday, September 18, 2011

Samurai Jack stuff

Some of my Samurai Jack designs / color by Roger Webb
( these are scans of color hard copies)
This stuff is from the 1st season premiere episode.











8 comments:

  1. i have just recently been re-watching sam jack and it is such a joy to see your designs. i didnt realize bob staake did some designs too? i loved the aku fairy tale episode with little red riding hood. awesome work! - i am a big fan :)

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  2. Whoa, thanks for posting these. Great designs!

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  3. love these - can we see more?

    ...and will anyone ever have the sense to do a samurai jack art book?

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  4. From my understanding, Cartoon Network has never published an art book for any individual show. It's been 10yrs now, since Samurai was put into production, me thinks that ship has sailed. But who knows, it took Disney 50yrs to release a Mary Blair art work.

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    1. Hey Dexter!

      I'm Tim. Nice to meet you.

      Anyway, even though Cartoon Network usually loathed publishing an art book for any individual show of theirs, and while it's now 11 years since Samurai Jack was put into production, I might be the unlikliest of individuals to finally break the mold, and scrape off the mold as well as cracking the code on whether or not an art book on a individual CN show like Samurai Jack should be published.

      And which is why I'm clearly doing my research on Samurai Jack and Dexter's Lab, which are two of Genndy Tartakovsky's shows for Cartoon Network.

      You, sir, will know I am a huge fan of Samurai Jack and Dexter's Laboratory. And I have seen your work on Samurai Jack on your blog.

      And Dexter, besides the show Dexter's Lab, I love Samurai Jack as well, and when I first saw the premiere movie that launched the Samurai Jack show on Cartoon Network in the one month leading up to the 9/11 attacks in 2001, I think it is unlike anything I have ever seen before on mainstream TV here in the USA.

      Well, Not only I'm gonna pay homage to Genndy Tartakovsky's TV animation work (especially his work on Dexter's Lab and Samurai Jack) especially in ways best suited to his talents, I might also be the first person or so to finally make a lavishly illustrated coffee table art book on Samurai Jack happen as a reality.

      And even if it is titled "The Art of Samurai Jack" or so, and even if it'll be the most complete book on Samurai Jack ever done or written, even if it's a publishing success or publishing opus of mine, the Samurai Jack art book might be among the things or if not the one thing that may lead to a rediscovery of old cartoons like Dexter's Lab, Samurai Jack, and even Powerpuff Girls for a whole new generation or two.

      I will love to see a Samurai Jack art book happen as a reality, if not I might or might not end up doing it myself.

      -Tim



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    2. Hey Dexter!

      I'm Tim. Nice to meet you.

      Anyway, even though Cartoon Network usually loathed publishing an art book for any individual show of theirs, and while it's now 11 years since Samurai Jack was put into production, I might be the unlikliest of individuals to finally break the mold, and scrape off the mold as well as cracking the code on whether or not an art book on a individual CN show like Samurai Jack should be published.

      And which is why I'm clearly doing my research on Samurai Jack and Dexter's Lab, which are two of Genndy Tartakovsky's shows for Cartoon Network.

      You, sir, will know I am a huge fan of Samurai Jack and Dexter's Laboratory. And I have seen your work on Samurai Jack on your blog.

      And Dexter, besides the show Dexter's Lab, I love Samurai Jack as well, and when I first saw the premiere movie that launched the Samurai Jack show on Cartoon Network in the one month leading up to the 9/11 attacks in 2001, I think it is unlike anything I have ever seen before on mainstream TV here in the USA.

      Well, Not only I'm gonna pay homage to Genndy Tartakovsky's TV animation work (especially his work on Dexter's Lab and Samurai Jack) especially in ways best suited to his talents, I might also be the first person or so to finally make a lavishly illustrated coffee table art book on Samurai Jack happen as a reality.

      And even if it is titled "The Art of Samurai Jack" or so, and even if it'll be the most complete book on Samurai Jack ever done or written, even if it's a publishing success or publishing opus of mine, the Samurai Jack art book might be among the things or if not the one thing that may lead to a rediscovery of old cartoons like Dexter's Lab, Samurai Jack, and even Powerpuff Girls for a whole new generation or two.

      I will love to see a Samurai Jack art book happen as a reality, if not I might or might not end up doing it myself.

      -Tim

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  5. got that blair book - a beaut, shocking it took so long.

    ...i was more thinking a self-published collective thing.
    everyone seems to be sidestepping the legal/copyright issues these days with sketchbooks.

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