We should also use this post as a chance to properly introduce our cartoon’s protagonists, Fairy and Goblin! Fairy and Goblin are a couple that live together in an apartment in a bizarre fantasy world. Their landlord is literally a fire-breathing dragon who forces them to hunt for treasure so they can pay their rent. They’d rather be chillin’ at home playing video games, but they don’t mind going on adventures as long as they’re together!
Goblin is an inventor who fights with semi-non-violent weapons like a boxing glove gun and a propeller hat! He’s the first one to question the ethics of their treasure-hunting job since it is basically just robbing people. Perhaps he doesn’t want to play into the stereotype that Goblins are always bad guys? But he also really genuinely enjoys punching people, so there’s that too! He’s voiced by Alex Small-Butera.
Fairy is an actual manic pixie dream girl who can bend reality with her magical fairy dust. Her magic is limited to pretty minor stuff like levitation, smoke bombs, protective bubbles and making people slightly sick. But she’s never intimidated by much bigger and more powerful warriors, and she’ll often bite off more than she can chew. She’s voiced by Lindsay Small-Butera.
When we were developing a cartoon based on our game we knew that the first step was figuring out who our protagonists would be. We went through the Story War card game's deck and we pretty much instantly unanimously agreed that the protagonists should be Fairy and Goblin. The idea to make them a couple came from our writer KC Green! It made a lot of sense to us! Lindsay and Alex have great chemistry together as actors and you don’t see a lot of stories about stable happy couples!
We also had to simplify their character design a little bit for animation. In the card game Goblin has more gadgets on his utility belt, and Fairy’s head was made bigger so her face could be more expressive. Vondell and Lindsay also decided to make Fairy’s skin a little darker because we thought it’d be nice to see a dark-skinned girl in a leading role in a cartoon.
You’ll be able to watch the Story War cartoon on Monday! We also might be livestreaming some of the final hours of animation later tonight - we’ll let you know on our blog!
(PS: If you wanna draw fan art of Fairy and Goblin, that’d be awesome! Post it in the #Story War tag so we can see!)
Elliot has got a unique voice (both vocally and visually) and lately he’s been sharing with students in the New York metro area. UArts in Philadelphia is featuring him in their first promotional video series Quick Takes: Meet Elliot.
Check it out and find out what you’ve missed out by not having Elliot Cowan in your working life.
Welcome back, Buzzards! This week on Toon Buzz, Obama’s visit to Dreamworks, Disney’s new film Frozen is a success at the box office, and French film Ernest and Celestine finds US distribution. And, The Annie Awards have announced their nominees for the 41st ceremony next year.
Seeing as nothing called a “Holiday Special” has ever been crappy, The Shell Show has decided to give it a shot! In this first installment, Shell takes a trip to the past to learn something important about himself and one of his employees.
Evan is your average teenager with average teenage problems, like being called into work on Saturday Nights at Totes Burgers. Recently, Evan has noticed a change in the boss’s behavior, making him totally suspicious of what’s going on in the kitchen. Why does he keep it locked? Is Totes Burgers hiding something from its employees — or, more importantly, its customers?
if you guys didnt know, i have twitter! i post a bunch of doodles and work in progress that don’t make it on the blog! i also post all my blog-worthy drawings there before tumblr! wow! feel free to say hi! :)