Saturday, 31 August 2013

Rice Krispies - Miss Pink

This was part of a Canadian campaign to possibly change the color of Rice Krispies to the color pink. Kids were to call in to place their votes. Personally I think they acquired the same polling machines that were used in a certain Florida election. Also her skirt had to be lengthened significantly (initially I had it shorter than this).  Apparently, not only is cleavage offensive to some of the Canadian public, but legs are as well.

Sunday, 25 August 2013


While I was doing other design work for Cookie Jar, the talk of a Doodlebops animated show was mentioned to me. This was my take on the live action characters.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Mini Wheats

The Mini-Wheats dating game was the 1st of a new batch of some Canadian mini wheat commercials. Chuck as per usual did a design pass on the Mini wheat character and gave him that Gammage sense of appeal. I designed the complimentary characters and the background styling. This was an enjoyable job and very annoying job at the same time. In my opinion some Canadians can be so ultra conservative that they are extremely boring and uptight. The girl here had to be changed because apparently cleavage is offensive to some of the Canadian public.

Saturday, 17 August 2013


It's only occasionally now that I do drawings for family and other people.

P's Dog

I don't do a lot of drawing outside of client work and some of the extensive personal projects that I'm working on. However, sometimes I do drawings for my co-workers and occasionally I do clean them up. (some of the joke ones I'm posting on another site)  This little guy is part of a larger picture that a fellow I worked with at Starz asked me to do for his wife. One of their kids so to speak.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Alan Ginsberg and Abbie Hoffman

Yowza asked me to do a run on these guys for something to do with The Chicago 8 movie. I think that's what it was for.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Angry Little Girls

Yowza Animation asked me to do various design takes on the existing Angry Little Girl Characters for some project they were bidding on. This is one of those iterations.

Friday, 9 August 2013

Seinfled: The Marriage Ref

Passion-Pictures was hired to do the opening titles of this show. These are the Seinfeld designs I did as well as a few rough layouts poses for the titles themselves.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Gorton's Fisherman

The Gorton's Fisherman shown here was part of an ensemble cast of classic food mascots in a commercial that was done at Passion-Pictures. I got all the scenes of this guy to animate. The shadow and highlight FX layers were very extensive for this.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013


Back in 2001, I was one of  a few people asked by Passion-Pictures to do a pass on the existing KiteKat character design. The agency liked what I did, so that was the beginning of my working relationship with Passion-Pictures. Since then I have met and worked with some really great folks from that studio.

The following drawing was done for the KiteKat branding logo. Andrew Farley was hired by Passion or the agency to color the illustration.

The Kittens were to be part of a cheeky ad campaign. They were not used to my knowledge.

Print work: Drawing by me, painting by Andrew Farley

One of my initial concepts for the KiteKat re-design.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Nesquik Rabbit

The Gammage studio did a couple of jobs with the Nesquik Rabbit. This particular look of the rabbit was the result of the agency asking me to modernize him, dog-tags and all.. Now I'm thinking, I should have lowered his pants and had his boxer shorts visible yo.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Lucky Charms

Chuck's studio was asked years ago to pitch on a revitalization of the Lucky Charms character. A few people at the studio did a series of concept ideas which everyone enjoyed doing. Here are a couple of mine. Nothing was officially used in the end.

Chester Cheetah

The Cheetos ads were fun to do, and we did a few of them at Gammage Animation.  The hand drawn cat whether he's wild, wacky or suave still looks the best.

Friday, 2 August 2013

John K's Spumco meets Old Navy Flares and Big Pocket Jeans

Chuck Gammage Animation was awarded these commercials from Spumco years ago. I like John's design sense and I found him to be a good guy to work with. He lays things out well, tells you what he wants and you follow his direction. All in all a really enjoyable experience.

Old Navy Flares.

Old Navy Big Pocket Jeans.

Gotta Catch Santa Claus

I was asked to do some of the design work for the Gotta Catch Santa Claus Christmas special. This was the initial rough for Santa and the kids.

One of the revision passes for the Kids.

Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

Father Time.