Storyboards and concept art online

It took a few hours of work, but it’s just good to have it out of the way. 🙂 I’ve just uploaded over 150 photos of storyboards from The Quest and some concept art, like of Bloth’s pirates and the like, to a collection on my Flickr account, and included some commentary/analysis, some of it serious and some of it joking. 🙂

The storyboards are mostly of cut/deleted/edited material. The concept art is mostly of Bloth’s pirates, but also includes a couple of pages with alternate spellings. The crazy thing: some of Bloth’s pirates actually had names! But ironically, those were the pirates that showed up maybe twice and had no lines–the ones that did make regular appearances were just named “Pirate #3”. Oh, well.

And I apologize that these photos are unedited and not the greatest–I took these all the night before I left Atlanta to return to Pittsburgh, and since there are over 500 pages in this packet, scanning them would be an immense undertaking. (As if I’m not behind on keeping the rest of the site updated already…)

Anyway, enjoy!

Happy new year!

Hope you’re all doing well! I’ve made it through one semester of graduate school unscathed and am posting this just a couple of days before beginning my second term (which will be a lot crazier).

Just a few random notes, to reassure the small but steadfast group of you who do check in that I’m still around. 🙂

False DVD information: Recently I’ve seen more people posting comments about false DVD releases about the show. Like always, there are NO official releases of the show on DVD. I’m keeping an eye out, and a lot of my friends and acquaintances (some of whom are very vigilant in terms of keeping up with DVD/entertainment information ) know to let me know if they come across any information about the show, so there’s a network of us keeping an eye out for any news.

David Kirschner: Some people are either claiming or have come to assume that David Kirschner’s been blind to the demand for the show to be revisited: this is not true. Those of you who’ve been keeping up with the site for years should hopefully remember that Mr. Kirschner e-mailed me directly a few years ago. (Though I’m trying to find the blog post and am coming up blank…I did post about that here, right?) He’s been aware of this site and of the fan base for quite a while, and he’s grateful for both, and has not forgotten about the show. However, we have yet to see if this will actually lead to him revisiting the show. There are rumors, but nothing substantial.

Seriously, I have no idea where people are getting this false information from. I don’t expect that all people interested in learning about the show would visit my site–I suspect that the Wikipedia entry gets more hits than this site does–but there’s nothing there that would lead them astray, either.

Anyway, on to lighter things…

Dark Water: I found my VHS copy of Dark Water episodes 1-4 (with Roddy McDowall voicing Niddler–unfortunately I can’t find the VHS with episode 5 on it) and will be making a DVD copy and hopefully ripping video clips soon. For some reason, there are some people who are adamant that McDowall never voiced Niddler, and that it was Frank Welker all along: hopefully this will put those rumors to rest.

Storyboard photos: Also, while I was back at my parents’ house for the winter holidays, I finally went through the copies of the storyboards for episode 1 that I obtained this summer, and snapped photos of the scenes that are cut or altered. Interestingly, some of these extra/edited scenes were in the comics! Hopefully those will be up soon (possibly on my Flickr account, just to get them up somewhere, as there are over 100 photos).

That’s about it for now. Happy 2010! Hopefully this year brings good things for you.