LeSean Thomas’ Cannon Busters
Artist LeSean Thomas has had quite a career so far. He served as Co-Director and Supervising Character Designer on The Boondocks, worked as storyboard/production artist on The Legend of Kora, and was a Creative Producer and Supervising Director on Black Dynamite: The Animated Series. Most recently, Thomas has successfully funded his own animated series through Kickstarter: Cannon Busters.
In describing Cannon Busters, Thomas points to many of his favorite influences and genres: spaghetti westerns, the films of Akira Kurosawa, and hip hop. Check out his Kickstarter video:
A description from the Kickstarter page:
Cannon Busters is an animated adventure about the value of friendship and just how far one is willing to go to maintain it. If The Wizard of Oz met the Hidden Fortress with influences derived from Escaflowne, hip-hop, and classic RPGs — you get Cannon Busters, one wild ride of fun, suspense, action, and wackiness. It’s a roadshow-style adventure of epic proportions!
Production Design: As creator and executive producer of the show, Thomas has assembled a team of veteran animation artists to help him bring the show to life: