Charles Barkin’: Monster Slayer

Charles Barkin’: Monster Slayer is a 2D animation by Imani Brown. Students are asked to select a combination of twenty nouns, adjectives, and verbs. They then write and a short story using all twenty nouns, adjectives, and verbs. Using words such as “Charles Barkley,” “princess,” and “monster,” the animated story follows a dog named Charles Barkin’ who loses his car in what is known as “Monster Territory.” He then must go on an adventure to retrieve it. The creation process included storytelling, storyboarding, concept art creation, character design, environment design, 2D hand-drawn animation on the Apple iPad, 2D animation in Adobe After Effects, and original sound design.

Artist: Imani Brown
Course: Digital Art & 2D Animation