The Cat’s Out of the Bag


I can now reveal the name of the hush-hush project I’ve been working on: 3-2-1 Penguins!

Penguins is the number one rated show on Qubo, the Saturday morning cartoon block on NBC. It’s a fun, quirky series from Big Idea Productions (creators of VeggieTales) about four penguins who travel the universe along with two young children, Jason and Michelle. It’s a fun show with snappy action and lots of humor. Here’s a description of the show from the official Big Idea website:

3-2-1 Penguins! is a video series that tells the story of two young kids (Jason and Michelle) and four out-of-this-world penguins, as they explore the galaxy — and learn important, Bible-based lessons and values along the way.

Starting this fall Penguins will be getting it’s own weekly slot on NBC with brand-new episodes. I’ve been hired to design characters for several of those episodes, and I feel very honored. It’s long been a dream of mine to do work for Big Idea, and there are a lot of super-talented professionals working on this project (including Tom Bancroft, Rob Corely, Tod Carter, Eddie Pittman, John Pomeroy, Tony Bancroft, Mark McDonnell, Tim Hodge, David Nethery, and many others). Each team member has a very impressive body of work, so the bar for me has been raised pretty high.

Balancing this with my other freelance work has been a challenge, but I can’t remember when I’ve had more fun working so hard.

For the official announcement about the new show, click here.

To learn more about 3-2-1 Penguins!, click here.