BUD IS REAL!!
As many of our viewers know, Bud is the owner of “Bud’s Pets And…(whatever the episode happens to be about that week)” pet store. But what you may NOT know, is that Bud is based on a real live person! He is none other than “Fish Hook” ‘s very own storyboard supervisor, resident storyboard guru, and quite possibly the nicest person you could ever meet- SHERM COHEN!
Here are some hilarious photos of Sherm that were taken as reference for the artists and animators working on Bud (shout out to the all the talented animators of Mercury studios in Canada! You guys are the best!!!).
Not only is Sherm a good sport ;D -but he is an amazing teacher as well! Anybody interested in working in animation, specifically storyboarding, must check out Sherm’s website www.storyboardsecrets.com as well as his blog cartoonsnap.blogspot.com! It’s a chance to learn from a true master of the craft- check it out!
Hello Fish Hooks Fans! Take a look at our Fish Hooks billboard in North Hollywood.
Hello and welcome to The Unofficial Fish Hooks Fan Site! You guys are in for a treat because here you’ll get a glimpse into the inner workings of the show from the ARTISTS and WRITERS THEMSELVES!
Since this is our first blog post, we’re gonna set it off with some exclusive never before seen artwork that not even the people who work on the show have seen!! How did “Fish Hooks” start you may ask? Well strap on your SCUBA gear because we’re going to dive deep into “Fish Hooks” history!
So, ^what you see above^ is the cast of “Fish Hooks” as they currently appear on TV. But the show didn’t start out that way! According to Noah Z. Jones, creator of the show, “Originally ‘Fish Hooks’ was about a punk rock band of fish called “The Fish Hooks”.” Basically, it was about this group of scrappy punk fish and their struggle to make it to the top of Rock N’ Roll Immortality.
^This was the original design for Milo. He was the leader of the group and the one who always had a zany scheme to get the group’s next big gig!
^This is Ichabod, aka “Icky”. He’s kind of like Animal from “the Muppets”- a wild and crazy troublemaker!
^This is Rooney! Kind of the jerk of the group who thinks he should be leader.
This is Gumbo- the cool guy, and the one the ladies are always after.
And this is Wanda, the super talented and streetwise one.
And finally this is Uncle Sal- the manager. He transforms his old ice cream truck into the band’s tour bus and lives vicariously through the kids.
Eventually, ideas evolve to meet the needs of the studio (there were a lot of band ideas at the time), so the “band” aspect of “Fish Hooks” was dropped in favor of a more situation comedy approach. We’ll post more in the days to come!