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Allen Park, Michigan, United States
I am Anthony Powers, a professional animator. Seeking self expression, I carry my soul through space and time. Stumbling about, I come across some picnic baskets and lollipops. Taking a chance, I peek into their murky depths. Using passion as my vehicle the world opens its arms.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Comics

Lately I have been putting most of my creative energy towards creating short comics for my friends new zine called "Cherry Crush" you can check out the Etsy page here: (https://www.etsy.com/shop/CherryCrushZine)

This short comic is called "Ghosts In The Oil Paint" and is featured in issue #2: Rituals. I am working on another short for the christmas issue called "A Christmas Corner". Stay tuned!














Thursday, August 8, 2013

Tasty Tuesday Animations

Here are all four intro animations including sound that I did for WDIV's Tasty Tuesday segment with Brandon Roux.


Tasty Tuesday Ice Cream




Tasty Tuesday Cookies




Tasty Tuesday Candy




Tasty Tuesday Popsicle

















And here is an example of how it looks on air during the broadcast

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Animations for WDIV

Here are a couple animations I have been working on at WDIV, there is no sound, other people will add that before it airs.



For a segment on the morning show called "It's So Hot Out"
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For a segment featuring Brandon Roux called "Tasty Tuesday" I also directed him in the WDIV studio to act out the faces shown during the animation.
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Another animation for "Tasty Tuesday", this one didn't get used because they thought it was too creepy.
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

This Is What I Do In My Free Time


Just a picture I drew, I used the photoshop skills I'v been learning for the background, heh.


I drew the letters and arranged them in photoshop. Everybody was coming in with ideas for a new design for the Vote 4 The Best Detroit campaign and I didn't want to feel left out. Although I don't think this is quite what they were looking for!

A character I designed using the letters from the Vote 4 The Best slogan.

 A new twitter banner for the Flashpoint page. Devin wanted his updated picture and they didn't like my previous background because they couldn't tell what it was.


A background I created for a Tasty Tuesday animation I'm working on with Brandon Roux.


Thursday, June 27, 2013

WDIV Election Stuff and Hour Detroit Poster

Here is a poster I helped put together for WDIV. I created the "BEST" logo, typed all the text, and rearranged the page to make sure everything fit.




Here are some lower thirds I did for all of the upcoming candidates for mayor, city council, and police commissioner. I also created their question cards. 










Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Connect With Us at WDIV

My friend Kenny took this picture of me for the Connect With Us section of the Click On Detroit App. The IPhone screen has been photoshopped in.






I created this We'll be Right Back sign for the WDIV internet viewer although they didn't end up using it. I created the Connect With Us Facebook and Twitter logo as seen above.


Thursday, June 20, 2013

WDIV Day Three


Today I worked on the Sunshine Awards web background, I cut out the updated images of the news anchors and replaced them with their old pictures. I used the burn tool to make the images pop more.

And here are the IPhone images I created yesterday being put into a commercial spot.

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I also put the main pictures in these frames and created the text overlaying them.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

WDIV Assignments 2

Today at WDIV I worked on making mock IPhone pictures. I used a template for the various buttons and bars, found pictures online, and edited the text to fit a generic news theme.


Created this entire image from scratch using basic images on the WDIV server, Google, and an IPhone template. I found generic news stories to put in the columns.

Took an ad out on the bottom and created the "Sunrise 5:55 AM", matched it with the other text and added the sun beside it.

Created bars, buttons, and text while removing an ad from the bottom.




Tuesday, June 18, 2013

First Assignments at WDIV

Well today is my second day at WDIV, these are the assignments I did - banners, backgrounds, and avatars for two WDIV twitter accounts.



WDIV Twitter Banner at https://twitter.com/Local4News

Screenshot of how it looks online

WDIV Flashpoint Twitter Avatar at https://twitter.com/flashpointon4

Flashpoint Twitter Banner

Flashpoint Twitter Background

Screenshot of how it looks online



Thursday, May 23, 2013

I recently had an interview with the creative director at WDIV Detroit. It was a graphic design job and I didn't end up getting it for various reasons, most notably the fact that I am not a graphic designer, but he was very nice and gave me some homework to help improve my portfolio.

Dunkin' With Bernie
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Catching Up With The Tigers

Quest For The Cup