Regardless of how you feel about Football, Austin Madison portrays it in such a way that virtually anyone can related. He started by sketching out his view of the team match ups, specifically the results of the match ups. He titled his work Fantasy Football, very appropriate if you ask me. My personal favorite is the one he drew of the Falcon’s victory over the Patriots:
Austin Madison is one of Pixar’s animators, and judging by his IMDB profile he hasn’t been there long. He worked on Brave, Up and Ratatouille, also tried his hand at voice acting in a few shorts. While he hasn’t achieved pinnacle fame quite yet, this fantasy football series is huge right now on Reddit, which is bound to lead to a few more followers on his blog.
I just spent a few minutes checking out his blog, and I must say that I am quite impressed. It seems that Pixar doesn’t hire people to fill seats, the man is quite talented. He has several animated series going on his blog, various sketches and tons of other creative works. I highly recommend you check it out, maybe even follow it. He also has a Google+ account that doesn’t seem as active as his blog, but also worth taking a look.
Given the fact that Austin only recently graduated the California Institute of the Arts (in 2006), I think its safe to assume that he is quite young. In turn, this means that his career is only starting, which in turn means that we are likely going to be seeing great things from him. I would like to wish Austin the best of luck in his endeavors, and pledge to follow him closely in the upcoming years.
In the meantime, I would like to show off some of my favorite Fantasy Football sketches. There are 25 of them, and someone from Reddit managed to put them together nicely in a single imgur album. So, if you want to see the whole series, check it out there. In the meantime, I will start by showing off my favorites.
Austin ended his Fantasy Football series with a series of sketches about Superbowl XLVII. He does a quarter by quarter summary of the game, complete with blackout. It is quite entertaining, take a look:
End of the First
End of the Second
End of the Third
End of the Game