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“The Rotten Egg” storyboards batch 6

Sorry for the delay!  Back to blogging!  Thanks to all the visitors who clicked here while I wasn’t posting.G.I. Joe season 2 storyboard to animation still comparison "The Rotten Egg"

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More storyboards from writers Steve Mitchell and Barbara Petty’s “The Rotten Egg,” this time pages 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24.  Sorry, I don’t know who boarded these, but when I do I’ll update this sentence.

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" Season 2 storyboard page 020

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" Season 2 storyboard page 021

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" Season 2 storyboard page 022

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" Season 2 storyboard page 023

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" Season 2 storyboard page 024Things will get a little more interesting with batch 7 when the final animation deviates a little from the storyboard.

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“The Rotten Egg” storyboards batch 5

G.I. Joe season 2 storyboard to animation still comparison "The Rotten Egg"

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More storyboards.  This time it’s pages 16, 16A, 17, 18, and 19.

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" Season 2 storyboard page 016

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" Season 2 storyboard page 017

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" Season 2 storyboard page 017A

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" Season 2 storyboard page 018

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" Season 2 storyboard page 019

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“The Rotten Egg” storyboards batch 4

G.I. Joe season 2 storyboard to animation still comparison "The Rotten Egg"

 

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Something that simultaneously delighted and bothered me as a kid watching G.I. Joe was how obvious certain traps were that the Joes walked headlong into.  Whereas in Larry Hama’s comic-verse, a Cobra military academy in the next state over would have felt right at home with Broca (note the anagram!) Beach and the Cobra Consulate Building.  But here CEC was trying to have it both ways — secret and yet in plain sight.  So it bothered me then, though amuses me now, that Leatherneck tools over on the Silver Mirage, outnumbered a thousand to one, and is actually surprised when what are clearly bad guy cadets turn out to be bad guys.  But Barbara Petty and Steve Mitchell crafted a strong script with great characterization, that delivers something new for the series — a rivalry begun in the past — and manages to be filled with tension and action — mostly sans weapons, while eschewing the “regular” Cobra Command.  No small feat.  Clunky animation, yes?  (See still above, YIKES)  But great boards, of which here are five more pages:

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" Season 2 storyboard page 011

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" Season 2 storyboard page 012

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" Season 2 storyboard page 013

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" Season 2 storyboard page 014

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" Season 2 storyboard page 015

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“The Rotten Egg” storyboards batch 3

G.I. Joe The Rotten Egg storyboards TEASE

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Back to the storyboards for the Season 2 episode, “The Rotten Egg.”  These pages below are drawn by two or three artists, unusual for a Joe board as one artist tended to handle each act.  There may have been deadline trouble, or a change from the director (or Hasbro) necessitated altering shots, and perhaps whoever originated these had already moved on to the next episode.  What is certain is that Mike Vosburg drew some of what’s below — everything but the Wet-Suit close-up on the first page, the top tier of the second page, all of the third page, the first two panels of the fourth page, and probably none of the final page.  Vosburg’s figure work (see big panel above) is angular, and he spots blacks — no sketchy pencil lines, no rounded or bulbous anatomy.  Vosburg is a tremendously talented artist, a post for another day, but for fun trivia I’ll point out he was the only artist who both drew the monthly Marvel comic and also storyboarded for the daily cartoon.  Coincidentally, to boot.  Pages 7D, 8, 9, 9A, and 10:

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" Season 2 storyboard page 007D

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" Season 2 storyboard page 008

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" Season 2 storyboard page 009

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" Season 2 storyboard page 009A

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" Season 2 storyboard page 010

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“The Rotten Egg” storyboards batch 2

Sorry for the lack of posts Friday.

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Continuing our look at the Season 2 episode “The Rotten Egg,” here are five more pages of storyboards, page 6, 7, 7A, 7B, and 7C.

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" Season 2 storyboardG.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" Season 2 storyboard page 007G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" Season 2 storyboard page 007AG.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" Season 2 storyboard page 007B

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" Season 2 storyboard page 007C

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“The Rotten Egg” storyboards batch 1

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" storyboard title pg excerpt

Sorry for the late post.  Monday’s supposed to be art day, with Tuesday a reserve should Monday get swamped.  Anyway, happy Wednesday!

Today we look at the first few pages of storyboards from the Steve Mitchell and Barbara Petty-written season 2 G.I. Joe episode “The Rotten Egg.”

This episode has a great premise, that Leatherneck’s old rival is now running a military academy, and invites him to graduation ceremonies, but the two have a long-standing grudge that comes to a head.  Also, Cobra’s peripherally involved.  The emotional through-line — that grudge — is tight, and not that you’d know if from this art but voice actor Chuck McCann gives an Emmy-worthy performance as Leatherneck.  Dick Gautier, elsewhere heard as Serpentor, is similarly stellar as antagonist Buck McCann — a play on the other actor’s name.

I should know who drew these Act I boards, but I don’t.  If I find out, I’ll update this post later.

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" storyboard pg 01

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" storyboard pg 02

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" storyboard pg 03

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" storyboard pg 04

G.I. Joe "The Rotten Egg" storyboard pg 05

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