Oh No! It’s an alien Invasion” is a series produced by Nelvana for YTV inspired off of my 2006 short film “Oh Shit” and developed by Phil Ivanusic and myself into a series for 8 to 12 year olds. The show didn’t quite turn out as we envisioned it, due to myself not being there to art direct and direct the series. I made a decision at that time to focus more on music and live action films.

 

What I’m showing below are some of the early concepts, main character designs, title cards and some of my Creative Producer notes on designs.
 

Big Ships - Early design from 2007

Big Ships – Early design from 2007

Run Away -  Early design from 2007

Run Away – Early design from 2007

Brainlius Turnaround

Brainlius Turnaround

Briiian Turnaround

Briiian Turnaround

Jumbo Ninja Turnaround

Jumbo Ninja Turnaround

Lilly Turnaround

Lilly Turnaround

Title Card Comp

Title Card Comp

Tweaks

Tweaks – Phil and I get a design pack every week where we give our thoughts. When something feels off, we send notes like these and It’s then up to the studio to decide if it’s in their budget and preference to make the changes. Here’s a couple examples of the tweaks we reply with.

Nate lalala - The main character is always a challenge to get a thumbs up from the studio and broadcasters. They didn't like the dorky/funny helmet version I originally had. They later sent me a backstreet boy version (top left) and so I had to fight back as to not have him look like NSYNC.

Nate lalala – The main character is always a challenge to get a thumbs up from the studio and broadcasters. They didn’t like the dorky/funny helmet version I originally had. They later sent me a backstreet boy version (top left) and so I had to fight back as to not have him look like NSYNC.

Alien - Early Alien design

Alien – Early Alien design