Friday, April 23, 2010

A day in the life for Aiden.

We're back in the states, and we desperately miss our friends back in Bristol. Our time in Britain wouldn't have been the same without the gifts from one particular family that adopted my wife and kids for the short time that we were over there... the MacCallum's. Before we left, Aiden, one of the best kids I've ever had the privilege to know, asked me to write him up a day in the life.... well I'd rather storyboard it. I wanted to do it from LA because I think this is more the norm (at least since I graduated from college)... and I hope this works for his collection.
I decided to blog it because I hate sending drawings over the Facebook, and because I wanted to go on public record to say that we miss our friends so very much.
It's good to be home, but its sad to be away.
I suppose that's all part of life.
Anyways... I'm such a lazy blogger, I doubt there's anybody out there reading this.
Miss you Bristol. Love you LA.
Life is good.


Kendra Melton said...

Aw, this was incredibly wonderful! And all the drawings are just great, but the story behind all of these panels make it that much more sweet. Impossible to pick my favorite but it's tied right now between "then the directors make their changes" and "A bedtime story or two." Can't express how awesome these are, you are quite the talented one sir.

And what a small world, I used to live super close to Playa Del Rey, I even went out painting on that beach once. Now I'm up in Burbank but I try and make it down to Culver City every Friday for some good old lunch sketching.


jesse winchester said...

WOW Kris...
Youve gone from really good to incredible. These panels knock my socks off.


from an your old student

Pit said...

love it.
Thanks for this.

Kawks! said...

It's looking good, but do you think we could have Kris eating cereal instead of walking the dog? I think kids could relate better to seeing someone eating cereal. ;)

Very fun to read. :D

Pirate Trish said...

It's good to know film directors are the same as game directors, the best is that double finger point as they're leaving you with nothing but pain ;) wonderful storyboards!

Anita said...

I / we are so blown away by this.

xxxxxx We love you too xxxxx

We went to the pump house today to drink a pint in honour of you guys. x

Aiden is away for a couple of days on camp but will be completely over the moon to see this.

Thank you.

Claire said...

I love this! I especially love how you can tell most of the story with just the expressions on everyone's face.

Gemma Duffill said...

That was very sweet. I personally loved the directors making their changes. Something for me to look forward to one day.

Thanks for sharing this.

kp said...

he he he... thanks all.
No big deal about the director changes by the way... Part of the gig... and all the bosses I've had have been straight up for the most part... that's the only way to make a good movie. You have to pound the steel to make it strong.
Love the note Kawks. I'll revise as necessary.

Michael said...

sweet and awesome.

Randeep Katari said...

holy mother of...
i'm speechless. Allow me to gather my thoughts, then expect a call :)

Glad to hear you're home safe and sound. Much to report and I'll give you a shout very soon.


Attila Szigeti said...

Great update! Just had the chance to see "...Meatballs" and it was great cartoony fun all the way. Congratulations and thank you!

I guess you'll never-ever again have the time to do a stroyboarding class like at schoolism....(silently weeping)

sonoferek said...

Dems some purdy pictures you got goin' there feller.

michaelamos said...

Well - it was worth it - The film was AWESOME!!

ElThommo said...

Hi Kris,
I hope life is good for you back in the Sunny state. Life in Bristol is just a little bit less without you and your family. Thanks so much for the "Day in a life" for Aiden. Its truly awesome.

Noel said...

Nice Boards man, nice looking lines.

Bob Logan said...

Well said ol' chap!


Quentin Lebegue said...

Simply wonderful little sequence. Keep them coming !

the doodlers said...

Yikes Kris, it took me almost a year to get back to looking at your stuff! What a delightful and sweet view of your day... of almost a year ago. Hope life is still as good now as it was in April 2010. Happy new year, and all the holidays in between.

Love your drawring.

~Arna in T.O.