Aug 19, 2006



Kitty Bobo v3.0

After finishing up a gig storyboarding over at Nick on El Tigre I spent the last week thinking about and drawing Kitty Bobo. The result is this 50 page electrobooklet here.

31 comments:

Jimmy M. Espana said...

Interesting.

kk said...

as is your website, jimmy. love the MBCOTW feature!

Chris Battle said...

NIce to see KB again.... and with a whole backstory, no less. Love all the single sketch story ideas.

Scotty A said...

I'm a Kitty Bobo fan, but I never got a chance to see the original cartoon. I'm glad to see he's still alive!
Best of luck!

klahd said...
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klahd said...

liked the way the "Kitty Bobo" pilot was handled. Did you make him younger? He seemed to be more like 16-18 in the pilot. I didn't realize there was a whole social dog-cat bend to the show.

What happened to the female cat friend that works in the office?

Ian J. said...

Great to see Kitty Bobo stuff again! I noticed the dog parents in the original and I like going further with the adoption angle. Very creative!

I really loved the pilot- my friends and I still quote it from time to time.

Sean said...

Hey Kevin! It's Sean from El Tigre. I vaguely remember Kitty Bobo, but I didn't know it was you. This new guide is awesome though. Very simple yet effective. I also love the single sketch story ideas. You should come back and visit so we can have a ping pong match, we can only play after 6 now though.
Later, Sean
seanszeles.blogspot.com

Tim said...

My jaw dropped when I heard about this!

I saw it on TV years ago, and tried on and off to find it again, only to be able to find a jpg or something online.

This is great news. I LOVED that episode on so many levels.

kk said...

thanks everybody.

hey sean i'll email ya about ping pong. the new film sketches on your blog are really evocative. good luck with that!

Chris Sobieniak said...

Kinda makes me wish I had bothered to see it when it was on.

Rafael M. said...

I really enjoyed lookinf at those new sketches. It's a great metaphor. I never heard of the show before (I don't have TV cable). Is there a quicktime somewhere?

Anonymous said...

I loved the Kitty Bobo pilot when I first saw it, years ago. I'm glad to see it again! There are alot of great ideas in that slideshow.

Anonymous said...

I loved the Kitty Bobo pilot when I first saw it, years ago. I'm glad to see it again! There are alot of great ideas in that slideshow.

Paul Husband said...

Kitty Bobo rocks. Let's see more.

Angel Devil said...

I've heard a lot about the animated Kitty Bobo, but never did get to see it. Now I really, really wish I had. Hope there is more to come. Love your map of the city in the booklette. And yes, every one does want to be a MC it seems...

Justin K. Thompson said...

Bitchin. Simply bitchin.

Keating said...

Kaliher,

I've been trying to reach you for quite some time now, you Irish sonofabitch.

Google "Kevin P. Keating" if you have a mind.

It's good to see you up and running.

All the best,
Keating

greg said...

c'mon niggaz, it's all about MONKEY KARL!

yeah, what did ever happen to that girl character who worked in an office...?

Kitty bobo lover said...

i really hope this series gets on Tv again iwas like 1o when the pilot aired and really loved it

Dauphin said...

I saw the short during the Big Pick too. I really had hoped Kitty Bobo would win, but sadly, KND was more appealing to most it seems. Would really like to see it on television again one day! Keep up the good work! Nice sketches and ideas you have.

Mr. Christopher said...

Everyones already said it so I s'pose theres not point in repetition. But yeah I really hope this gains momentum, it would be nice to see animation with both non trite artistic styling and nonretreded character personalities.
...And a closet that doesnt have the same set of clothing.

Maya said...

I loved Kitty Bobo when it came on Cartoon Network! I hope one day we'll all get to see him again in motion...

Nick said...

I remember this show, and I actually voted for it in the big pick! Me and my friends used to obsess over that pilot episode, and quote it all the time. I was shocked when KND won over this show, and am glad to see there is still some interest in the show. I hope it does make it on the small screen, even though I don't really watch too many cartoons anymore. One thing though, I think the angle where he is 17 or 18 would work better than him being 12. Nice background story though!


"...not...crazy,....just...really...cool.."
HILARIOUS

Mike said...

Hey man,
Great to see Kitty Bobo again. I also had a pilot at the same time as you called Swaroop and I really thought yours was the best of the bunch. I was really surprised that it did not win the contest. Kids Next Door was not near the film your was. Ah well I hope it sees a new light somewhere or that you get the chance to do more in the future. Best of luck!
-Mike Milo
http://blog.animationinsider.com

berdoz said...

i love this. I immediately thought this show was a metaphor for asian-american "twinkies" when I read it. I saw the pilot on YouTube and saw that there were tons of asian american voice actors. So I'm left to wonder, or I guess I'd like to know more in depth what your intentions were with making this show. I just fell in love with it and related to it immediately, growing up asian in a predominantly white neighborhood in the south.

Becky said...

Gosh! After seeing that I had to do some fanart! I love that Bobcat girl that kitty Bobo's all crushing on! It's really interesting to find out more about the plot. Well good luck! I REALLY REALLY hope it becomes a show!

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e113/CombustibleOrange/bobo.png

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e113/CombustibleOrange/bobo2.png

Hank said...

This brought back a lot of memories. I remember seeing that show and I absolutely loved it. I'm not sure anyone posted this, but you could try pitching it to Adult Swim. Anyway, it's awesome seeing Kitty Bobo again.

Benjamin said...

good to see Kitty Bobo again. I thought it should have won that contest back in the day

TamiTambourine said...

omg, i found it, 11years later...i always hum the tune in my head once every few years, but could never find it awesome sauce i did...now i can watch the pilot again ^^

Jay said...

Please bring Kitty Bobo back. I still remember the end song and it has been in my head for years now. If anyone can tell me how to download it it would be much appreciated.

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