James Lopez, a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman), is currently trying to raise money for his traditionally animated project Hullabaloo. Hullabaloo is a steampunk short film which Lopez is hoping will help save the cause of 2D animation, and possibly lead to a TV series or film. So, if you’re interested in badass steampunk ladies or traditional animation, may I recommend you give a dollar or two. Hullabaloo's IndieGogo page is over here, visit to donate and learn more! And I’ll conclude with the plot:Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.
Together, Veronica and Jules learn that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a mysterious group of influential persons, who seek to use his latest invention for nefarious purposes. These villains are wealthy and influential and neither Veronica nor Jules can stop them openly. But determined to save her father and holding true to the family creed that technology should be used for the good of all, not the greed of some, Veronica assumes the secret identity of “Hullabaloo”, a goggled crusader who uses wits and science to combat evil and oppose the nefarious conspiracy that has taken her father.
Kill la Kill (キルラキル) concept art for the Elite Four and Nui illustrated by character designer Sushio (すしお) in The Art of KLK Vol.1. Though overall the Elite Four didn’t undergo drastic changes, Nui sure did.
Early designs of Mako Mankanshoku (満艦飾マコ) from Kill la Kill (キルラキル) in The Art of KLK Vol.1. All the illustrations above are by Sushio (すしお) except for the last one, which was illustrated by Yoh Yoshinari (吉成曜).
Under the Dog anime project directed by Masahiro Ando (Sword of the Stranger, Blast of Tempest, CANAAN)
Under the Dog takes place in 2025 in Neo Tokyo, five years after a devastating terrorist attack at the Tokyo Olympics. In the wake of the tragedy, the U.N. formed a covert ops unit dedicating to seeking out, then eliminating those responsible for the attack. Anthea Kallenberg, a girl of Swedish descent is a member of this elite group who has honed her combat abilities and has become a deadly assassin, but must come to terms as to who she really is.
Kill la Kill (キルラキル) concept art of Ryuko Matoi illustrated by character designer Sushio (すしお) in The Art of KLK Vol.1. Surprising to see at one point Ryuko looked more like Satsuki!
Awesome Kill la Kill (キルラキル) initial design art of Ryuko Matoi by Little Witch Academia creator Yoh Yoshinari (吉成曜) in The Art of KLK Vol.1.