Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Buggy Furniture 2

A couple more...

radiator bug.

Images (c) LAIKA Entertainment

Monday, April 27, 2009

Buggy Furniture 1

Here are a couple concepts for some of the bug furniture. They're kind of weird.

Images (c) LAIKA Entertainment

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Here's the final concept for the Other World version of the living room, where the furniture is bug-shaped and the Other Mother begins to reveal her true form. Like in the other sets, all the bugs have a corresponding real world version.

Here's a screenshot from the trailer of the final version of this set. When I did the concept I was really unsure how the final product would look since every part of the design had something crazy going on with it, like the glow of the furniture and walls to the way the bugs moved. But I shouldn't have had any doubts because the builders and riggers and lighters on the crew are amazing and they nailed it perfectly.

Also, my buddy Graham posted some storyboards from this scene on his blog. Check it out!

Images (c) LAIKA Entertainment

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Tables and Cannons

Here are a couple more real-to-other Bobinsky prop conversions.

First a table and some boxes...

Become a circus tent and carnival stands.

And a barrel that turns into a cannon.

Images (c) LAIKA Entertainment

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Chicken Popper

Thanks to everyone who showed up at the Emerald City Comicon! Kevin and I had a great time and it was amazing to hear feedback from people who saw Coraline. Glad you all liked it!

Now back to the concepts. In the last post I talked about translating the real world props into Other world variations, and this chicken is a good example. It starts out in the real world as a pet chicken standing on a box with an old wheel propped against it.

And in the other world it became this:

I wish I could take credit for the concept of the chicken popper, but I believe my friend Michel Breton was responsible for the idea. I just painted the final version of it.

And check out the sculpt of the chicken on Tony Merrithew's blog.

Images (c) LAIKA Entertainment

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Sorry for the lack of posts in the last week. I've been busy getting ready for the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle that's happening this weekend. Kevin Dart and I will be there selling the last stock of our book and some prints. Check out the Fleet Street Scandal blog for more info.

Regular Coraline updates will resume next week!