Sunday, January 15, 2006

It was all Gandhi's fault!


Clone High USA. What a fun show to work on. As well, seeing designs come in from Mike Moon, Dexter Smith, and Carey Yost was quite a treat. Too bad it didn't keep going. Above is a promo piece I did that I don't think was ever used. It is designed after the "Royal Tennenbaums" movie poster. Below is the beloved Gandhi...

36 comments:

Miah Alcorn said...

Awesome work as always! Sketches don't get much better than these. My good friend Steve introduced me to Clone High not too long ago, and I was hooked instantly. Darn that Ghani, darn him straight to heck!

greg scherrer said...

I really love the stuff you've got here. The tighter drawings as well as the "stupid" ones. Really funny stuff.

warren said...

That show was the best. that show was the best. that show was the best...

SteveLambe said...

I introduced Miah to clone high not to0 long ago, and he was instantly hooked.





Great roughs, Mark. I really wish they had done another season. One of the few shows that had great art AND hilarious writing.

Kipp Schell said...

dude i love clone high!!!!!!!!!!!!!! these sketches are awesome. lots of life to them

paublo said...

just look-it these,this musta been a blast to work on indeed...great stuff Mark!

Sean said...

Nice Sketches! Clone High was highlarious and beautiful. I think Dave Wasson initially designed these characters when the project was at disney.

Blammo said...

You can do no wrong in my Books!
Beautiful as always!

MRGROH:)

Blog Laver said...

all i can say is "WOW!". your stuff is beyond human belief! Clone High was truly a high water mark in animation history. keep up the amazing posts!

Mark Ackland said...

Blog Laver...I can't help but think that you're comment is in jest...but I like your moxy

the doodlers said...

oooh, am sheding a tear now... I miss that show... boarding it was a gas. ( also could at times be as painful as gas... did i just say that?) Love your drawings! Ghandi and the guys look so good. Also, there is an interesting juxtaposition (almost tangent-like) of the robot's 'hand' and Kennedy's package. -A

warren said...

That show was the best. that show was the best. that robot hand isn't.

Alina Chau said...

Very cooool character design and drawings!! Love the poses!

Smook said...

I WISH I had an opportunity to board that show......the designs were jsut fantastic!

g-fifty said...

love clone high! Love your blog's header!...great stuff!

Ben Reynolds said...

nice designs dude. Really, really well drawn.
Cheers
Ben

Forehead Horn: The last unicorn said...

Thanks y'all...

ha ha ha...that robot hand is pretty bad...ugly tangent!!!

Jason C said...

Man.. That was a great show.. Great design.. Funny writing.. It had it all.. that must have been a blast to work on.. It's a damn shame that it's no more...

Cedric said...

Love the style and energy of these drawings!

Bixby Snipes said...

Nice drawings!

Loved that show. Cool stuff man.

Clarke (Csnyde) said...

I've been really enjoying your work for a while now, but just only got around to posting a comment to say so.

The designs from this show were definitely one of it's short lived highlights and something I always looked forward to watching. though i must admit that I liked the Secondary & background character designs even more.

Who did those? and does he have a blog or website?

RoboTaeKwon-Z said...

Funny, funny stuff! Appealing, and fun!!!
My 2 favorites wre always Ghandi and Ghengis Khan!

Eric Vanic said...

HOT DAMN!! i loved clone high....these sketches are wild! makes me wanna do some more clone high drawings myself.

Mark Ackland said...

Thanks everybody! Sorry I haven't had time to post more stuff lately!

Hey Clarke...

Most of the main characters and main secondary characters were done by Carey Yost and Dexter Smith.

Myself, Mark Thornton, and Jan Tilcock, did the rest.

RÃ¥nny said...

O wow. I loved Clone High and I love your drawings. Just found your blog via Nick Cross' blog. Excellent! c:

Megan Ferguson said...

WAO how come i havent seen your work sooner ?! its all about ghandi , I think me and my classmates are stil going ' say WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT' i miss that show :( , its sad that it dosnt contiune while somthing like..'totally spies' is still on tv *shudder*

EXELLENT freaking art , you shall be my new inspiration :)

PEPE said...

your work is really inspirational!!

mr-dunn* said...

c-oooooooooooooo-ll banner..tell me how...
thanks for the comments-i have been a b-lurker for ages..a big clap from the uk crowd
you de-mann
mr-d*

potato farm girl said...

Ahh Clone High! Such a funny show with funny drawings. It will live on with it's cult status.

william wray said...

Nice Mark! kind of a Chris Recardi style thing you got going. well done.

Ward Jenkins said...

Clone High was a great suprise for me. I really loved that show -- and that's saying a lot for me. The character designs were great and the humor was highly hilarious. MTV was just plain stoopid for dropping it.

Excellent work! I love it.

Pickledog said...

I love Clone High! Mr. B is one of the greatest robots ever. Awsome sketches, and I am really loving your style for the header graphic.

Rrramone said...

Poopy, you are a freakshow, and I like it. After looking at all your work it is very hard to pick a favorite, so I will just say this post wins because of it's title. Visit my blog, and if you are interested, let's swap links. I want some pooptooth on my turf.

cutesypoo said...

clone high was such a rarity
...a great show!!
I like your blog and will link ya on mine!

The Tart said...

Crazyness! Love it.

Smooch,
The Tart

Carey said...

HA! Found you in a search for my name (I'm very narcisitic). These are great. We always loved your stuff. I think you're better than me.
When are you comming to LA? Canada sux!