Concept Sketches for “3-2-1 Penguins!”


As I mentioned in Friday’s post, I’ve spent the last few months designing characters and props for the TV series 3-2-1 Penguins! which airs Saturday mornings on NBC. Last weekend the first episode I actually worked on (”Green-Eyed Monster”) was broadcast. My name was in the credits, which means that for two seconds on Saturday I was ignored by millions of people. Still, it was kinda cool.

(EDIT: I owe an apology to several of my friends and relatives who tried to watch the show but missed it. Turns out NBC’s Saturday morning schedule varies from city to city, even within the same time zone. Penguins airs at 10:30am in Minneapolis, 11:00am in Chicago, and Noon in Dallas. To make things worse the TV listings in Chicago, where I spent the weekend, listed the wrong time so I missed my own premiere. Back home my DVR was set to record it, so assuming the TV guide was correct I can still see it when I get home tonight. Anyway, thanks to everyone who tried to watch. It means a lot that you made the effort.)

Penguins was created by Big Idea, the company behind VeggieTales. Big Idea owns all of the concept art I created for the show, but they have graciously allowed me to post sketches on my blog after each episode airs.

The Green-Eyed Monster (pictured above) and the Sheep were based on some rough sketches provided by the director, the very talented Tod Carter. The rest I came up with largely on my own.

I’ll post more sketches from future episodes I’ve worked on after they air.

(All artwork is copyright © Big Idea. All rights reserved.)



3 thoughts on “Concept Sketches for “3-2-1 Penguins!”

  1. Hey, Cedric was this ever interesting and fun to look over your blog. I saw that 1-2-3 Penquins was listed in our TV guide so was all set to watch it and then it wasn’t on. I was disappointed but will keep trying to see it. How exciting to have your name on the credits. You deserve it. We still have a cartoon that you drew of Santa Claus many years ago. I hope to save it cuz it will be worth a TREMENDOUS amount of money when you are famous. Love to little Anna and Jenny. Can’t tell you how proud ofyou we are and how deserving we believe you are . Lots of love, Ole and Frances

  2. My grandson (age 4) has just discovered the penguins and introduced them to me. Thank you for a show that’s not only a lot of entertainment but also teaches some good lessons for right living. God bless!

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