Thursday, July 1, 2010

Mama Odie's Song (Princess and the Frog) 2008

These sketches are from an early version of Mama Odie's song from Princess and the Frog. The song was originally a little gospel diddy called, Turn On The Light. Paul Briggs and I teamed up on the sequence depicting a "church service" in the black southern tradition with a choir of spoonbills in the background and various swamp critters acting as the congregation. The song was eventually rewritten as You Gotta Dig A little Deeper which ended up in the movie. Working with Paul was the highlight of my time on that movie.


  1. Those sketches are so awesome, they lead your eye perfectly and are drawn impeccably.
    Fantastic work, great job!!

  2. Whoa, your reputation as a great story artist is well deserved. Brilliant board work!

  3. These are fantastic! I hope you post more of your work. Both past and present. Darkwing Duck was among my favorite television shows from back when I was a kid. I just checked out your imdb page and it says you also worked on Ducktales, TaleSpin, and Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers?! That's insane!

  4. This is awesome. It is great to see the work of professionnals, as I aspire to become a story artist one day.

    And this is not just one panel, but nearly thirty ! Very inspiraional. Thank you !

  5. beautiful work!

    i love darkwing duck.


  6. These look great! Very inspiring!
    Looking forward to seeing more posts!

  7. Huzzah! Huzzah! Ultra fantastic board work. I love it!

  8. Brilliant stuff.

    So instructive to see other people's boards and get an insight into their process.

    Thanks for sharing!