Friday, February 20, 2015

Board Artists--Final

Monday, February 9, 2015

Board Artists

In May of 2014, I participated in a panel about storyboarding for the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles.  The panel took place at the Victory Theater in Burbank and included storyboard artists Le Tang, Justin Ridge, Steve Ahn, and myself.  This is the second part of the video, the first part of which you can view here.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Holidays From Anson Jew!

For this illustration, I was inspired by the Christmas song "Santa Baby", which was originally recorded in 1953 by Eartha Kitt (though the recording is often misattributed to Marilyn Monroe). The song was written by Joan Javits and Philip Springer, and was a sexy tongue-in-cheek novelty song in which a woman flirtatiously asks Santa for a host of extravagant gifts. The song was a big holiday hit in 1953 and was recorded again with new lyrics (as "This Year's Santa Baby") in 1954. A more uptempo version of the original was recorded by Kitt in 1963. It has been covered by artists such as Madonna, Mariah Carey, Macy Grey, The Pussycat Dolls, Taylor Swift and Miss Piggy.

I drew and painted the illustration digitally in Photoshop. The limited palette is an homage to the popular two or three-color printing process that was often used in publications in the early 20th Century.

Happy Holidays!

--Anson Jew

Friday, December 12, 2014

Storyboard to Screen Comparisons

All in one place!  See all my Storyboard to Screen comparison videos right here!
(Click on the bracket icon in the lower right hand corner of each video for the full screen view!)

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow:

Scooby Doo: Mystery Inc. :

Acura RSX Commercial:

Insecticide (video game):

Volkswagen commercial:

Curse of Chucky:

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Lets Talk! SILA That's Entertainment Storyboarding Panel Part I

On May 31 2014, I participated in a panel discussion about storyboarding for the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles at the Victory Theater in Burbank.  Here's part 1 of the talk as captured by Santosh Oommen.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Well San Diego Comic-Con 2014 has come and gone.  As always, it was a great chance to catch up with some old faces, and meet some new ones.  This year, as I've mentioned earlier in my blog (here and here), I submitted four pieces of artwork for inclusion in the Comic-Con Souvenir Book.  All four of them were accepted, and three of them were run full page!  I had presented abbreviated versions of the art on my blog to maintain the surprise, but now that the book is out, I now present the complete designs for your viewing pleasure (click the image to see it larger):

The fourth image was the Usagi Yojimbo poster I posted earlier on my blog.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


As I do every year, I will be tabling at Artists Alley at San Diego Comic-Con.  Stop by and visit me at my table DD24 (Artists Alley is close to Hall Entrance G and my table is usually close to an art school that specializes in anatomy).  I will have copies of my book, Professional Storyboarding: Rules of Thumb available, as well as several new prints -- Black Widow (pictured above), Daredevil, Human Torch and Submariner, and a digital painting of some robots.  I will also have a mini sketchbook of robot thumbnail sketches (pictured below).

I'll have most of my regular items for sale and will be doing sketch commissions.  Come on by and say hello!  Look for this banner: