Sunday, June 7, 2009
a: Digital color over scan of pencil, 2004.
b: Digital mixed media with scan of India Ink drawing. 2006.
c: Digital mixed media with scan of pencil. 2007.
Stephanie Gladden worked as a character artist for Cartoon Network both full and part time for several years. During which time she had the monumental accomplishment of creating over 90 percent of all the licensing character art for the "Powerpuff Girls" outside of publishing.
Her easy prowess with the cute and funny also had piled on her task list, "Codename: Kids Next Door," "Hi Hi PUffy Ami Yumi," and "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends." As one of Craig McCraken's favored artists, she penciled many "Foster's" adventure features in the short running "Cartoon Network Block Party" comic book humor anthology (DC Comics).
Stephanie also has animation experience on her resume, but what has fans lining up at her table at Dragon-Con and other comic conventions is her past work drawing The Simpsons for Bongo Comics.
a) A birthday drawing in the style of "Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi" substituting a guitar for giant pencil. [* * * - -]
b) Another birthday drawing in the style of Milt Caniff's "Steve Canyon." The "borrowing" or outright theft of food placed in the office refrigerator some times requires a creative solution. A thought Stephanie would appreciate this Wile E. Coyote option. [* * - - -]
c) This one was created for her office shingle/ cubicle name plate. [* * * - -]