What originally began as a small idea for a comic soon snowballed. The Black Friday concept was originally supposed to be a normal three-panel comic. However, when the idea simply couldnâ€™t be fit within three panels it got turned into the first expanded six-panel strip in full-color. And that, gave us an idea.
While working on the strip the idea crossed our minds that much of the drawing and coloring work would be completed to just go ahead and turn it into a full animation. So voices were recorded and some expanded shots were added, but the final product is the full Black Friday trailer starring Rick.
- Oaks Mall is a reference to Kentucky Oaks Mall in Paducah, KY where we grew up.
- Rickâ€™s final line in the trailer is a reference to the classic John Carpenter film They Live, where a character says, â€œI have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass…and I’m all out of bubblegum.â€
- The mall setting is also an obvious reference to the George Romero film Dawn of the Dead.
Cast and Crew
Director / Animator / Executive Producer
Director / Writer / Executive Producer