Gah! I just realized this ask has been sitting in my inbox. Sorry Anon, deadline week!
While Jhonen Vasquez did some of the preliminary concepts and monster designs, most of the characters you see on screen are courtesy of Junpei Takayama. Just like boards though, what you see on screen is due to the hard work of a bunch of people… concept, cleanup, rotations, color. Then you have other artists who just deal with props and backgrounds and our art director and fellow cat lover, Otto Tang, heading it up. There’s actually a few Randy designers on tumblr and they could probably answer this stuff waaay better than I could.
Storyboarding is both fun and a lot of work. I usually advise anyone thinking of doing boards that they really LOVE boarding because you’re going to be putting a lot of hours into it. And it’ll be impossible to watch a movie normally anymore because you’ll be over analyzing everything. Or that could just be me because I overanalyze everything…
If you get a good crew to work with, you’re in for a good time. On Randy, we had a big room with a bullpen type setup so you could always turn around and chat with the other seven guys in the room. Or just call out random nonsense and watch the stupid enfold. A lot of stupid. A lot of geek. A lot of raunchy. Then more stupid. Randy and Howard levels of stupid.
vernargh said: Haha, of course IMDB doesn’t bother to list BG department… :’U
Actually it looks like quite a few people aren’t credited yet (myself included). Sometimes the studios will fill out the IMDB credits for you and sometimes they don’t. You and anyone else you know who’s worked on the show and sees they aren’t listed should go about adding yourselves because you deserve the credit.
Go to ‘full cast and crew’ link on the main Randy IMDB page. Scroll all the way to the bottom. You’ll see a button to ‘edit page’. Click that and sign in (either create an IMDB account or use a social network to log in). Choose what department your credit would be listed under and add 1 credit. Click the ‘continue’ button at the bottom of the page. That brings you to a chart where you can put in your details (name, episodes, occupation) and submit. IMDB then will go about doing whatever it does to verify your credit and once it does they’ll add them to the main page. I forgot how long it takes… A couple of days to a week or so? I just filled mine out today, so we’ll see.
Wow, KND fandomness! Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the kind words. KND was one of my earliest board jobs and a real learning experience, so I think I have alot to owe to working with a great, super talented crew helmed by the amazing Mr. Warburton. Some of my best memories in animation as of yet. Good times…
Hiya! Well, I was lucky enough to be ONE of the board artists for Randy. We actually had eight storyboard people on the show, divided up into four teams of two. Bob Suarez was my board partner and we worked on 15 of the episodes together. There’s actually quite a few Randy artists here on tumblr, which is pretty cool!
If anyone’s been waiting for the Yiynova MSP19U Tablet monitor to come back in stock - there’s only 4 left! Managed to snag one, FINALLY.
-I almost FUCKING cried at the end of the Evil Spirit Week ep FUCKING FEELINGS OK WOW
I haz made feels? Super squee happy right now. Kinda been having a crap day, but you’ve cheered me up so much. Hopefully I can post some of the board within a couple of days.