It's hard to believe that it's been exactly twenty years since I finished my undergraduate degree. My final film project was called "F," and explored the Asian American experience of the early 20th century. Hopefully one day I will be able to transfer the project to digital format.
Above: Exploratory ink sketches from the film... inspired by artists such as Lynd Ward
, and Rockwell Kent
. It was "F" that led to a job with Chuck Jones
, and Maurice Noble
. Unknown to me, Maurice was also a huge fan of woodcut artists from the 1930's... and had been looking to train young artists that had influences outside of animation.
all images copyright Tod Polson