Sunday, January 9, 2011

Monroe Board

After the (very detailed) bible, FX contracted us to script and board a pilot episode.

John Freeman Gill wrote the script in collaboration with Sam Henderson, who boarded the whole thing.  John has since written some great features for "The Atlantic" and done a number a cover stories for the New York Times.

I like how the board hints at the eccentric style of animation which would push the comedy.

As you can see, it was a full length story.

Administration changes at the network contributed to this project being passed on.  I still think it's, in essence, a great idea.

Fortunately for Sam, his experience boarding this helped him land a job writing for Spongebob Squarepants. Any comedy show would benefit from having him on staff.

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