C&H The World's Greatest Detective Animatic

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This is owned by Explosm Entertainment, but I drew and animated everything here! This is an animatic, not the final animation, but if you're interested in how it turned out, click here to watch The World's Greatest Detective on YouTube!


This one felt like a strong return to form. Because it was a little bit longer in length, I was allotted more time on it, and I decided to really up and push for more detail and smoother acting.

I encountered a few challenges with the wide, full shot of all of the suspects- not only in fitting them in the enclosed width of a train car, but also to be careful not to over-act with them, because that many characters, all in custom, period-clothing doing a bunch of wacky motions and turns and stuff could raise the cost of the short. So I went as economical as possible with crowd shots.

Once again, it was really therapeutic drawing slow-motion, hyper detailed still props like the knife and the brooch, and I loved playing with the acting on the Detective. Once again, I play the voice of a cop at the end (I seem to be cast as cops and dads a lot for them), and I was really pleased with how this team kicked so much ass on this one!

Directed by Mike Salcedo
Written by Mike Salcedo
Featuring the voices of:
Dave McElfatrick as the Detective
Geoff Galt as Officer
Bill Jones as Officer 2

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That was hilarious! I do wish I could see the full version though. I love that story. It does make you wonder that. I mean, they outnumber the detective. Why not just kill him too?

Well, they probably wouldn't buy the suicide thing. Of course, that's the gag. Please finish these! They're so funny! This is probably my favorite webcomic.

Phobotech responds:

Thanks! I linked to the full version in the author's comments. Here it is again!


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3.47 / 5.00

Jul 14, 2019
3:13 PM EDT
  • Daily 4th Place July 16, 2019