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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Design for Hercules

In 1997, I accepted a job at Walt Disney TV Animation to be Head of the Layout Dept and work on "Hercules" and other shows. 

We worked on the series at the same time the movie was in production. The series allowed me great freedom to continue exploring the look of the film established by Andy Gaskill and Bruce Zick. I learned a tremendous amount about the history of Greece and Greek Mythology. It was really important for me to stay true to the source material (Hercules style guide) and pay homage to the Greek art and architecture of the 8th to 6th centuries BC.