Friday, December 18, 2009

TAGS January 06 & 07, 1994

01/06: Easy as one, two, tree.

01/07: That's my queue to leaf.

January 06: Monster reels in Connie (cardinal) for some holiday tree decorating fun in her first appearance. The mark of greatness some times isn't in the inspiration but the perseverance to complete the task.

The "Toy Soldier" movie in TAGS is the beloved animated feature based on Hans Christian Andersen's story, "The Steadfast Tin Soldier." It was, at the time, one of the few remaining classic fairy tales yet to be translated into a blown-out, musical, animated feature. In real life, the Disney company had approached the story several times in its history, but it wouldn't have their version make it to the silver screen until its inclusion as a segment in "Fantasia 2000" (1999). "Toy Soldier's" equivalent is "Beauty and the Beast."

January 07: The decorating team shown here in full force, not quite a defined assembly line, but every one has their part. Monster designs. Edie (squirrel, her 5th strip appearance) colors, "squee, squee." Polly (penguin, 16) colors some more, "squee." Checkov (dragon, 4) facilitates, "sniff, riiip." Murray (cheetah, 5) pastes, "spirth, spirth." Connie cuts, "clip". Nick (skunk, 8) has the very important job of untangling the strings of lights and popped corn. I don't know who's doing all that banging.

Monday, December 7, 2009

How Logo Can You Go-go

concept sketches
red pencil and black ball point pen ink on paper
21.59 cm x 27.94 cm (8.50 inch x 11.00 inch)

I got involved in a number of distractions this weekend: 1) putting up Christmas lights; 2) preparing for the up coming general Home Owners' Association meeting; 3) Christmas card-ing; and 4) this - logo design explorations for the Disneyana Fan Club.

In October of this year, the National Fantasy Fan Club (NFFC) announced that it was in the last stages of changing it's identity to officially become the Disneyana Fan Club. Along with that, of course, they need a logo. And naturally, the non profit organization is conducting a logo design contest open to its members.

When the dust has settled, I might post my final submissions - which, other than for color, are pretty well represented here amongst these concept sketches.