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Making 'Toons That Sell Without Selling Out by Bill Plympton

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Chapter 6

CHARACTER DESIGN

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ANDY WACHOWSKI, ME, AND GEOFFREY DARROW AT COMIC-CON 2004

The great graphic novel artist Geoffrey Darrow (the visual creative force behind the Matrix trilogy) once told me that when he was in Australia working on one of the Matrix films, one of his designers was asked to create some new storyboards for an added scene. The designer in question was a very highly paid production designer on the film, but he begged out of doing the storyboards by saying he couldn’t draw. He couldn’t draw? How the hell did he get that job? He said he was great at computer animation, knew all the programs, was a whiz at programming, but knew ...

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