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Action Dad's Kids by AndrewDickman Action Dad's Kids by AndrewDickman
I've decided that my next pitch is going to be something more family oriented. The concept is based on a past drawing I did about a dad who was also an Action Hero. I used to LOVE old action hero movies (which were also comedies sometimes) that starred either Hulk Hogan, Arnold Schwartzenegger and etc... I miss those old movies, I wanted to see if I could bring that back, a little with this cartoon.

Anyway, these are his kids, Mick and Liz. WHo are incredibly embarassed with their father at times because he sometimes acts too young for his age. Then again, what kid ISN'T embarassed by their parents?
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GideonBernstein Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
They look different from the way they do on the show.
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AndrewDickman Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Filmographer
That's because they kicked me off the production to make all the changes they wanted.
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RakkuGuy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NEVERMIND, googled it, it DID get picked up! Late congratulations! But might i say I MUCH prefer your style and character designs than the ones used in the show :T
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RakkuGuy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whatever happened to this? did it not get picked up? :c
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Daniel-Austin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Link from New Action Man: [link]
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Daniel-Austin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Toonzone is making a New Action Dad show
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Daniel-Austin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like Liz a Lot, i love her!!
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REDEYEREAPER Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm looking every where for that show ! , where can I get it ?
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Prinny-master Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
The character look great and the idea sounds cool. I'd probably watch it.
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Wendy-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
Ok, this is old, but -- I like it.

I love the cartoon-y feel. And the girl's hair is awesome.
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karebear Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2006
You know, I'ver heard a lot about this "Action Dad" show from your journals and what not and I'm really curious to know all about it, but I figure you'll let us know what it's time.
The kids look cute and I hope to see this on the air soon!

.:* KareBear *:.
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UpaUpa Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
heheh! cool!
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UpaUpa Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
Heheh! cool!
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dbkit Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute little kid....Like Dexter. And the girl, with her hair over one eye makes me think of Violet from the Incredibles.
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DaSchwartz Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2006
Wow.... I know this is a huge coincidence, but that girl looks so similar to a character i've been toying with. Completely different backstory, though. Looks good.
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Lupus1 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
excelent idea man go for it
heck id help if i could^^
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JohnSuicider Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2006
Haha, cool.
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Eyestrain Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2006
That little boy is TOO freakin' cute.
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drakered Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great character design :) Really like the hiar fo the girl
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bittenhard Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2006
I really like the way you draw your characters. :D
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DanSchoening Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the expressions Andy, priceless. Excellent work! :)
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joshyartist Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006  Student Digital Artist
I don't know... I'm not embarassed by my parents so much, you know when they actually sit down and watch cartoons BY THEMSELVES and I walk in "catching" them do it its pretty nice :P
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dbzfreak897 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006
HA! Liz is great! I like her a lot. And her brother reminds me of Dexter. ^_^
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Pepius Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006
Interesting idea, and very nice char designs.

I think a key character in this series would be the mother, wheter she sides with the skeptic kids, or fights evil along her husband. Some interesting concept would be the idea of a "hero family" or some kind of legacy, of wich the kids are unwilling to take part...
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CrescentVenus Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
*stares at Liz* O_o... uh... she kinda looks like me... LOL XD
Cute concept Andy ^^;
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Lady-Hawk Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006
Sounds like an interesting pitch, but are you sure it will work? I mean what with the Incredibles, Sky-High, and new Nick cartoon (I forget what it's called but it stars a super family) perhaps now's the time for something fresher.

On the other hand, people do seem to be eating up the super-hero family theme and now might be the perfect time to pitch it...:shrug:

All the same, I like your designs and I wish you the very best of luck. ^^
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mechanicaljack Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006
reminds me of the kids on mr nanny and honey i shrunk the kids XD
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EggHeadCheesyBird Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006   Digital Artist
Tartan skirts bring out the best in everyone's character design skills.
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Fukai-Mori Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006
Very nice work =)
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QwertyChris Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha-Ha! Genius! Kinda like "The Incredibles" meets "Spy Kids" ...with a pinch of "My Dad is a Rock Star" thrown in! ;)
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EvilEgg Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006
Your anatomy rocks, man. They kinda remind me of the Incredibles
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Xirmatul Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
The look great. Cool anatomy and expressions.
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MasterZero Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
super cool drawing X3
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joxxkiryu Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006
Hmm nerdy young kid and a trendy goth lookin teen? X3

Haha Actually I'm nah, not sure if she is, but yeah this is the typical family children =3 They're design is great =3
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ariafiregoddessofthe Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006
You know what would make it even better though? Make the boy the elder of the two. I get so sick of seeing the girl as the older child, and I, for one, would be really interested in seeing a cartoon that breaks away from that. Otherwise I love their designs. Please keep it up. I don't comment often, but I've been loving everything you've been putting out.
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tster Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't help but think of the X's when I look at these two.
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Hibbe Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006
The only problem is that these are almost EXACTLY the character designs for the X family spy brigade. Unless your chick isn't a punk rock fan...which she kinda looks like she is. Good drawings though.
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ripjack Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
From hell,

This drawing, like all your character sketches, is awesome.

Unfortunately, an obvious comparison will be drawn to 'My Dad is a Rock Star' created by Gene Simmons on Nickelodeon.

I did the art for a pitch to Hanna Barbera for a series called 'New Atlantis.' It went quite far, but was shot down by Mr. Hanna, no reason given. Later I saw Sealab 2021 and researched Sealab 2020; whoops! I'm sure Mr. Hanna didn't want to repeat that mistake.

Catch me when you can,
ripjack
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Themrock Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
donīt you think itīs a bit risky? i mean the Incredibles were a succses and did a good job. And the show the "Xs" has a nearly same plot/story and isnīt the big succsess (like i heard from some people). Do you think the american audience wants another like that? Also one of the frederator guys said that my superhero idea and storyboard wasnīt accepted because the idea is overused.

I would say work on the cowboy short. That has more potential.

well good luck anyway! And good sketch like always.

~Dirk
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zoemoss Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006  Professional Filmographer
There's a difference between that type of story and this one - If I am correct, it is just the father who is the action type character rather than the whole family. If you were going to compare it to any show (if you must), I'd say it's more along the lines of "My Dad is a Rock Star" due to the one normal kid.. even though that show seems to follow into the family business genre. I guess what I'm trying to say is that this show isn't about a family business genre. I could be wrong. But then again, I don't know for sure, I'm just basing this off of the description.

If you went with that "risky" attitude, nothing would get done!
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Themrock Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
The reason why i did also a superhero thing.

Thanks for clearing it a bit up.
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origamidude Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006
Heheh, I'm liking these characters already. :D
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Warzol Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006
Nice sketchs man! :)
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GreyOfPTA Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006  Professional Filmographer
I like the design of these characters.
Wait a minute....wasn't there a sitcom out once where the father was an action star and the mother was a rock star?
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hyperboy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006  Professional Filmographer
You could tweak their design a tad...but, otherwise that looks very stylish!

I have a feeling some network will accept that as a pilot.
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tigsie17 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006
I like your overall technique and style for how you drew the little boy! :3 He kinda reminds me of some of my friends from elementary school back in the day with those big glasses.
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Doodley Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006
Sounds like fun!
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FORMULATEDartist Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006
nice i like the way u draw
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SynDuo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006   General Artist
wow what an adorable pair ^^ i would like to draw them, but i'd fear i'd get flamed for my style.
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Psycho333 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006
cool piccah
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