Thursday, January 25, 2007

More Phantom Title Cards

Hello everyone! On top of being a board artist and character designer on Danny Phantom, I also got the opportunity to design all the title cards for the show. One of my favorite parts of the job was designing the logo for each episode. I can't take credit for the brilliant coloring, however. I would only submit the line drawing and that would be colored by Honore Gauthier, George Taylor, Bob Boyle, and George Goodchild. (I think these were all colored by George Taylor.) Another great color artist on the show was Kaz Aizawa who now has a blog. Click on his name to see his stuff.


At 12:46 PM, Blogger Piotr said...

wow these images are glorious! Looks like you have fun when you work, which is what I hope I can find.

At 1:39 PM, Blogger Teddy said...

Benny remember when Disney gave you carte blanche to pick which department you could work in? You picked well. Lookit where you are now.

Sweet title cards!

At 2:50 PM, Blogger Todd Oman said...

Nice cards Ben. Congrats on the annie award nominations as well, best of luck.

At 2:27 AM, Blogger AARON BLECHA said...


My fav card is Masters of all Time. That guy jumping out of the clock is just grossly excellent.

Congrats on the Annie nom too!

At 7:43 PM, Blogger Urban Barbarian said...

What a great job you did! Really nice!

At 3:31 PM, Blogger Chris Houghton said...

These are awesome! Do you use a brush pen to ink your stuff?

At 1:46 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Amazing ¡¡ with ever..

At 10:37 AM, Blogger alcides said...

my name is alcides junior
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very nice your work
god bless you

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At 11:56 AM, Blogger Unknown said...


At 9:41 AM, Blogger Ben Balistreri said...

Thanks everyone!

Teddy- "Carte Blanche?" I remember that carrot being dangled on a very long "Clean-up" stick.

Chris- The first image was drawn on my Cintiq screen in Sketchbook Pro. (Just using the normal pencil tool). This would then be sent to the clean up crew which would be vectorized in Illustrator. The colored images are examples of the illustrator clean up, (by Ray Leong).

At 9:48 AM, Blogger Chris Houghton said...

Oh ok, I'm seeing it now. They really look great! How can one go about getting a clean up crew? =)

Thanks Ben,

At 10:07 AM, Blogger Ben Balistreri said...

Just work for the good folks at Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network, Chris!

At 1:03 PM, Blogger bsleven said...

Wow, Your work is awesome!

: )

At 8:54 PM, Blogger Aaron Paetz said...

Congrats on your nomination! Awesome work man...I love the designs!

At 5:23 PM, Blogger Dougmian said...

Ben Balistreri, your work is wonderful! Your art inspire me!

At 11:17 PM, Blogger SHANE PRIGMORE said...

HAAAAA, that masters of all time peice is kicking my ass!!!!!

At 9:43 PM, Blogger Todd Harris said...

man, great blog you have. really like your work a lot.

At 3:09 PM, Blogger Howard Shum said...

Good work!

At 11:55 AM, Blogger Edward Juan said...

hey! It was nice seeing you at calarts. My world has collide!!! I hope you are enjoying alhambra/pasadena!

At 7:45 AM, Blogger Dougmian said...

Hey Ben Balistreri, I´m inviting you to visit my blog!
Tell me your opinion about my draws!
I am your big fan an Padawan! Hahahaha!

At 4:43 PM, Blogger Mike Thompson said...

These are all really fantastic!

At 6:39 PM, Blogger person said...

I really like these. I esspecially like "Masters of All Time" It reminds me slightly of old 1950's horror movies. I think it's because of the typography. I love all of them though.

At 11:44 PM, Blogger Sandra Khoo said...

WOO! Arts galore! Wonderful stuff,Ben! Now I'm happy.

At 2:34 AM, Blogger TotalD said...

Awesome. Just awesome.

At 11:07 PM, Blogger Ducks_own said...

I always pause to check out what phrase the title card's got on it...

I didn't know you did them, I have to say they're brilliant!

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