In summer 2010 I was asked to contribute drawings for an informational animation movie by The Aspen Institute. The subject of the movie was “Agent Orange”, one of the defoliants used by the U.S. military as part of its herbicidal warfare program during the Vietnam War. Part informational campaign and part call to action, the movie tried to raise awareness for the still-persisting after effects of the use of this chemical. More information here.
I had not worked on a project like this before, so it was exciting to create the whole look and all the elements, that would go into the movie. Below are several “worksheets” with some of the elements I created. The figures were drawn similar to paper dolls, with all elements movable. There are also a few directly animated sequences, like the farmers crouching in the field.