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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
FUTURE WORM! - Porthole to the Lizard Hole
Danny and Future Worm stumble across a 1000 year old Spiderian vs. Lizardian war in "Porthole to the Lizard Hole" featuring Andy Daly as Mr. Zarlid, a lizard man disguised as a human teacher whose concealed first purpose is to inspire Danny to fulfill the prophecy of the Gem Force Five. The first image is a rough concept painting to stage the Spiderians vs Lizardians war. I had fun with the idea of it feeling like an entire universe with its own solar system living beneath the local run down school above. Next is Killah-Pilla, Bugs beastly answer to her battlebot problems with the aid of an engine from the future, it comes alive and takes on a mind of its own eventually destroying the town. Since Bug is also into science and building inventions like Danny, we had to distinguish her inventions by making them out of car parts/salvage yard related, where Danny's inventions are mostly made out of household items. Killah-Pilla metamorphosizes into Hank Flappington after Bug and Danny try to put Killah-Pilla down. This character took some back and forth between Devon Roth and myself in trying to keep what's a complicated character as simplified as possible to animate.