BOONDOCKS PRODUCTION ART: THE KATRINIANS!

Back with more production art from the Peabody Award-winning animated series, “The Boondocks.”

As Supervising Character designer on the show, my job was to design the characters to be turned for the animators overseas.

Here’s the first of the rough thumbnail layouts i did for last nights episode “Invasion of the Katrinians.” a controversial episode: when family displaced by hurricane Katrina show up looking for a place to stay, Granddad does what anyone would do- try to find a way to get rid of them as quickly as possible.

Jericho Freeman here is skinnier than the final. this was the first pass. Jericho is played by Cedric the Entertainer and his son, nique, is play by Lil Wayne. funny, Funny episode and one of my favorites.

7 Comments on BOONDOCKS PRODUCTION ART: THE KATRINIANS!

  1. Urban Barbarian    

    Tough piece to draw but you do it with ease!

  2. Jennifer McChristian    

    Hey Lesean,

    Remember me? Found you through Dan’s blog.
    Come by for a drawing session or two when you get a chance. We miss having you there.
    Hope all is well.
    By the way, LOVE your blog!

    Peace,
    Jennifer

  3. jurgen    

    Yo man . Great respect for your work .I have n’t much of your work . But from what I have seen till now I got to give it up to you man.By the way i’m also intrested in this kind of happy job.Comics, t-shirt drawings, logos,animation ect.You are standing in the top 5 of my list of inspiration.That’s it for now…Peace out!

  4. riley is cute

  5. huey is also cute

  6. Lo más perceptible es que el dolor de patas” es mucho menor de tomarlos a no tomarlos.

  7. Gus    

    I like how you didn’t go for the look of the strip like Charlie Brown and pushed the extra mile to help bring good animation to the Boondocks to deliver the satire we all know and love better animation and a well developed look. I really appreciate the extra work that was put into the show. Never met you but I am highly interested in character animation and would defiantly cite the Boondocks as a inspiration. I know some people might find the show offensive but it is provocative and makes people think. Thanks.

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