Season 2 of Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles is now live on Netflix, which means I can now post some of the storyboard revision work I did for it!
You can read about the origin of the show (based off Stan Sakai’s long-running Usagi Yojimbo comic), and how I got the storyboard revision job on the series in my initial post here. I had a real blast working on this show, handling the even-numbered episodes (Go Team Even!). Alfred Gimeno (my director) and I probably drove our poor Production Manager Elaine Figueroa nuts with some of our silliness in the online chat windows while working, but she put up with it.
I’ve mentioned before that my board revision work often has a tell, which is the non-photo blue underdrawing you can sometimes spot. In addition to what you see here, there’s more over in the Storyboard Revision folder on the Galleries side of my site. From image #38 on is the material from the second season.
Hopefully the viewers enjoy this season as much as (or even more than!) the first season. Much love and respect to my Team Even teammates, and the whole Samurai Rabbit crew!
Not long ago, I had the privilege of working on the series Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles for Gaumont. And you can now watch season 1 of it on Netflix! A lot of work and love went into this series, and I hope the audience really loves it!
I’d guess a number of visitors here might be aware of Stan Sakai’s long-running Usagi Yojimbo comic, which our show is inspired by. Before I interviewed for my board revision slot on the show, no one told me what the show was (which is pretty standard procedure with these things), but I kind of had a hunch. So when we reached the point in my online interview where they verified my hunch, and I was asked whether I was familiar with the comic, I was able to reach down off-camera and come up fanning a thick fistful of Usagi comics, saying, “Yeah, I have some familiarity with it.”
I ended up being hired to work on the even-numbered episodes (Go Team Even!), and now I can post some of that work here. More can be seen over in the Storyboard Revision gallery on the other side of my site.
Much love and respect to my fellow Team Even members, and the whole Usagi crew! It was a blast, and I hope to work with you all again!