Codename: Kids Next Door
It was the first season so
everyone was looking to me to
tell them what the show
and what it should look like.
And I had to act like I knew
what it was about
and what it should look like!
(even though I didn't)
Here's one of the earliest drawings
I did of the KND:
But things evolve.
And they get better.
I've always said you have to draw a character
before it starts to looks right.
Then draw it another 3000 times to make it good.
So I drew the KND another 5000 times until I got them
to be the kids you know and love.
But when the show got green-lit
I had to give the designers
some kind of window into my style
(so they could make it better)
By whipping out quick doodles
to get them started.
Early on the sketches were filled with
But most often it was just
a rough idea,
like for the
Or an ice cream monster:
For the first episode or two
I did some sooper triple rough storyboards:
And then whenever a new character got introduced
I'd throw up a sketch for the designers to elaborate on:
you get to a point where
your designers start
drawing your style better than you do.
(which wasn't hard in my case)
Big ups to
everyone else who helped