Friday, June 12, 2009

Will the real Jimmy two-shoes, please stand up!







Here are the sketches I did for the pre-production short of the series " Jimmy Two-Shoes ". This was back in the day when the story of Jimmy was actually in " HELL " and was populated with serial killers and murders. Jimmy was also dead and could be treated as so, just like some of my drawings show. Heloise also was quit different, she was a psychopath that love to torture Jimmy but also loved him. Her personallity kept switching between her love of Jimmy, and her hatred for him. I thought this version had a lot more potential for comedy, but the powers that be disagreed.



These are some of the doodles I did to get in to the style and mood of the show. None of them were acually used, but were a lot of fun to do!

15 comments:

Shane Plante said...

Dammit phil, is there a style you can't draw in?

I love it...awesome stuff!

Darren Ward said...

Love it! Nice to see the old stuff.

Josh Gay said...

It's true, eh? The Hell version lent itself to some pretty fun and disturbing stuff. Love the ol' "got yer face" gag. Yeah, my dad used to play that with me...
...it hurt.
Great stuff Phil.

EL Gato Negro said...

top notch characters man, !

SteveLambe said...

Great poses, Phil! The torn face is definitely my favorite of the batch.

I agree though...the original pitch idea was the damn cool.

I got the chance to do some bg development really early on the show, and I was kind of suprised to see how the idea for hell had morphed when it aired on disney.

Regardless though...still a great show though. Congrats to Sean and the crew.

Draw Monkey said...

Looking sweet.

eyesunblinking said...

How was Jimmy supposed to have died and why was he sent to hell?

WhitePower said...

I'd also like to know how Jimmy died & why he went to Hell...
And... Don't you think you'd have better luck with that kind of a show on ADULT SWIM? And not DISNEY? :/

Fan Art n' Fun said...

As I've said, these are fantastic production sketches.

Stacey Wheeler said...

Not sure if this is the best place to tell you this but a user on DeviantART has been posting your sketches onto their gallery as their own.

http://sonicviviana.deviantart.com/

Queen of Uncomfortable Questions That No One Wants To Answer said...

I believe someone has stolen your artwork and posted it as their own.

http://sonicviviana.deviantart.com/

I've already reported the stolen images, but you may have to get in contact with the sites mods as they don't often look into accusations of art theft seriously.

-Annie

Sakuryu said...

Wow, just wow I love the idea of the Hell concept. I feel it would have been an amazing direction with an interesting path it could take. I would love to see a possible twist for adult swim or a web toon even. The adult themes with this twisted world just makes me go wow. Thanks for the work and keep it up.

Zero Beat said...

WOW
Im not going to lie to you, Im not a fan of the Jimmy Two shoes that was released but this wouldve been brilliant!
Its a shame, I think Disney was the wrong channel for this kind of show- theyre to quick to censor anything slightly risky and most of the shows they release feel the same
I feel bad the world missed out on your original ideas, but Im defiantly going to keep a look out for your future stuff! Im hoping for something as creative as these seem :D

Shawn Peever said...

I was an avid fan of Eastman and Laird's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. However, I absolutely hated the Archie Comic's version, cartoons and movies which deviated far too much from their vision. What started off as an awesome idea quickly turned into a bad joke. In all seriousness, when you have an idea like the original plan for Jimmy Two Shoes, its best to go as independent as possible. With the advent of crowdfunding, screw the television stations and follow your vision, not some TV exec's!

If you haven't lost ownership of Jimmy Two Shoes, perhaps you could self-publish it in the way you originally intended as an e-comic along the lines of Dresden Codak.

http://dresdencodak.com/

Mitch Fletcher said...

Loving the early concepts.