by Kirk Wallace
Kirk Wallace, BoneHaüs | Freelance Illustrator & Graphic Designer, Boston Massachusetts
Cmrcl. Illustration / Design studio of Kirk! Wallace & Sküllboy

State Fair Corn Dogs: Preroll Ad [Animations & Character Development]

Character / visual development and brand illustration for the State Fair Corndog brand. Whimsical, empowering, inspirational, silly and exciting. Including a slew of marketing and web illustrations, as well as some spot animations


State Fair Corndogs

Brand illustrations, character development, and ad campaign for the State Fair Corn Dog brand. Inspired by my children's book character work, Walton Isaacson asked me to help out with some inspiring illustrations to work alongside the concept of corn dogs fueling kids' fun.

Additionally in our continuing relationship, I've directed a couple of spot commercials, overseeing concept, storyboarding, animation, sound design, and of course illustration myself.

Agency: Walton Isaacson
Animation : Latham Arnott
Sound: Jeff Guerra


Process & Sketches

Keeping your nose just out of it's comfort zone each day is the best way to get better, which sounds horribly cliche but has certainly helped me every day. In this case, taking on the animation project, and allowing some of my silly ideas leak into the animation process (that was lead by Latham) lead to some pretty cool results, like the 2D Peanuts style stomp clouds, seen below.