Sunday, June 21, 2009

An Ode to Pants

"My dungarees make them hun-ga-ree."
My cartoony design of Jemaine from The Flight of The Conchords in a few different kinds of pants. This was inspired by the lyrics in their song "Sugalumps".

"All these bitches lookin' at my britches."
"Put em in a trance when I wear track pants."

My line work. It's not perfect. I kept it a little looser than usual. I absolutely love the out stretched foot on the track pants pose. Those huge feet were really fun to draw. My favourite one is for sure the dungarees pose though.

PS. I graduated. As fun as cartooning and animation are, I've absolutely worked my fingers to the bone the last 4 years. Those of you who are also cartoonists and/or animators undoubtedly know that you live and breathe this stuff and it's not just a career, but a lifestyle.
Needless to say, it felt good to finally get that piece of paper that states I can officially and professionally draw boogers and bums.
Congrats to all my peers as well.


Shane Plante said...

Hey congratlations, man...You earned it.

As for Jemaine...yeah I lft of the R, what of it?!

I just went on a Flight of the Choncords tear. So this was amazing timing...I laughed my sugarlumps off his teeth.

I'd love to see your take on Mel.

Congratulations again!

Garrett Hanna said...

HAHA! These are so good dude! I always wanted to charicature him and I've seen other people do it but hot to this quality. A+

Now I want to see Bret, and a poster of the two of them on my desk first thing in the morning.

And yes, congrats to you and to us all. What a ride eh? But it was worth every moment :) *tear*

Nicole said...


these drawings are amazing!

P.S. I was listening to this animation podcast yesterday and the host kept saying that the theme music was by Frank Macchia / he eventually had an interview with said Frank. Turns out . .it's not you. weird eh?

Alex Chechik said...

Those are some great Jermaines.

And congrats. That was a tough eight years, but we earned that doctorate in cartooning.

Eric Vanucci said...

Wow! Very nice stuff! I liked the style very, very much!!!

Tapan Gandhi said...

i love when you draw jemaine..

i just saw "eagle vs. shark" a few weeks back. since i don't watch flight of hte conchords, i gained a little bit of respect for him. he's funny, i guess

and congrats, fellow graduand!

justin said...

nice job, your caricatures are always spot on.

I totally agree this is a lifestyle. Well put!

Congrats to everyone!

Frank Macchia said...

Shane - Thanks man, really flattering hearing that from you. I'm really diggin your work. Your Ultimate Warrior over at Sketch Themes is godly. And YES! I have a mal AND a murray to post. nfortunately I'v been battling the flu. so I'll post tha stuff once i crawl back to health.

Garrett - Thanks Buddy. Please do, I'd love to see you do some FOTC caricatures. I still dig back into your blog to look at your michael scott caricature when i need a good laugh. oh please, theres no comparing my stuff to yours...its like apples to solid gold oranges (your stuff being the solid gold oranges)...and sorry. i missed that deadline. haha. congrats to you too my friend.

KOZ!- YES! whatr the odds? I've seen pictures of this other Frank Macchia. He's like this big jazz playing cartoon musician. go figure eh?

Chechik - HA! 8 years. no way. I'd have been long dead by year 6. but yes, same kudoos are in order. you back from annecy btw?

Eric - Thanks for stoppin by. appreciate it man.

Tappy - Thanks man. youve gotta watch some more. it grows on you. really funny stuff. haha "graduand" sounds way more prestigious than "graduate"

Justin - It really is man. I love it though. There's a nice mutual respect between us all. Even though what we do is a ton of fun. It takes a shit load of dedication.
It aint for the weak.

speaking of weak, I'm still battling my flu. so imma go lay down. thanks for the comments guys. really appreciate all the kind words.

Amanda said...

Congrats on graduating! I still haven't seen your film though :( said...

HAAAAAA YESSSSSSSSS you give Jemaine such a gorgeous head shaaaapeeeeeeee. I still havent seen that episode hahahah. YES PROFESSIONAL!!!! miss you buddyyyy

Christina Dee said...

hahaha! Great take on him Frank!
Love that wacky cartoony style

Sam "quick draw" Gorrie said...

oh man those Jermaine drawings are great.

Amir Avni said...

An expensive piece of paper well earned!

Anonymous said...

Oh my God, I love Flight of the Conchords! This caricature of Jermaine is so funny!