list of clients has been growing steadily since we
began in 1992. Listed are just a few of our most recent
clients, and, when possible, links to their websites.
Fat Boys Tire & Auto
animated television commercial by Mark
S. Smith for Fat Boys Tire & Auto of Wyoming combines live action and animation and you can read the client's reaction to Mark's work below:
So Kirk and his wife Tracy were on vacation last week so I went over this
morning! THEY LOVE IT! She said she doesn't just like it LOVES IT! Great
job. Thank you for all your hard work on this. Your awesome! ~Heidi
View "Fat Boys Tire & Auto" -
RT:30 - 3.8 MB
Building & Remodeling
animated television commercial by Mark
S. Smith for Homecrafters
Building & Remodeling of Pittsburgh,
PA was drawn in a "child's crayon" style
and won a National Telly Award Silver Medal
Flash video -
RT:30 - 380 KB
also produced the first of the Georgia
Public Library TV spots for their 2005
Reading program. Based on the work of the
popular children's book illustrator Phoebe
Stone, Mark used a combination of techniques
with MacroMedia Director and Adobe After
Effects to achieve realistic touches like
a lion's mane, originally drawn with pastels,
gently blowing in the wind.
Public Library PSA" -
opening to the Digger Doug Show, Digger Doug's
Underground, was produced by MarkToonery.com
Apologetics Press, located literally around the
from Mark's former Montgomery Town Home. Not
Mark design the costumed characters for the show,
he also ended up directing the live-action sequences
for the show's pilot through ABC-32, where Mark
Creative Services Director. Digger Doug's Underground
was one of the first original programs for a
Christian Cable channel in Tennessee.
Additional note: The Digger Doug Show was the
cartoon MarkToonery.com produced with MacroMedia
Director. From here on out, we use Flash. It's
quicker and more economical.
Doug Opening" -
Pest Control - Zap Man
Pest Contol commissioned MarkToons to create a :30
TV spot that successfully runs in the Montgomery, Alabama
Public Television - Physics
has provided two projects for MarkToons. The first
was an episode called "Makin' Waves," which
showed how sound waves travel through the air at a
The second, pictured here, is about how the laws of physics apply to
the world of the racetrack.
in Genesis is a nondenominational Christian
organization that promotes the importance of the
book of Genesis to the Bible. While many people
and organizations would rather "remove" this
foundational book (and its teachings) from scripture,
AIG refuses to deny its integrity.
MarkToons is providing character animation and graphics for a promotional/informational
video that will be distributed to ministers across the United States
on VHS and DVD in order to be shared among congregations.
has produced dinosaur and character illustrations
for Apologetics Press. These graphics have appeared
in the pages of Discovery Magazine: Scripture and
Science for Kids, as well as on their website:
For Public Television
on Tuscaloosa's University of Alabama, the Center
for Public Television has provided a welcome challenge
to MarkToons. Notably, the act of mixing cartoon
characters with live video. Although we hardly
had the budget of Roger Rabbit, we were still able
to take the prerecorded video CPT provided us with
and add various cartoon animals: a squirrel, a
fish, a turtle, a bird, and even an animated drinkbox.
Auntie Litter and the Pollution Patrol was an educational video about
the importance of keeping the environment clean and teaching kids
how to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Animated characters are especially adept at teaching children; a
live actor could give them the same information and kids would just
yawn. But there is just something about animation that makes children--and
adults alike--wake up and take notice.
has produced two animated commercials for EFS, Inc.
The first was the Quik Pawn Shop "generic" spot,
and the second was a Christmas ad. The latter won
a Citation of Excellence from the Montgomery Advertising
Federation's Addy award ceremonies.
of the six commercials produced for Quik Pawn Shops,
Mark's two favorites are the Christmas commercials,
both in the production stage and the resulting
The outdoor shot of the "B.B. Wolf Outlet Center" was
produced by Mark's talented wife, Albalis, and
more of her work can be seen
on the "Murals by Albalis" web
While most of the narration for the Quik Pawn ads has been done by
voiceover talent Shawn Loyce, this TV spot was one of the rare occasions
when Mark decided to use his own vocal impression of Edward Everett
Horton, known for "Fractured Fairy Tales."
Shawn, Mark, and artist Melinda Smith are all available for voiceover
work, and can be reached via email:
of Mark's greatest aspirations as a teenager was
to be a published author. After many years of trying,
he finally achieved publication of his first book;
not only as author, but as illustrator.
The Lost World Adventures , released in the Winter of 2000 from Master
Books, told a fictional account of how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle came
to write the original 1912 adventure of living dinosaurs,
The Lost World.
"Based on characters created by the famed Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, (creator
of super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes), author and illustrator Mark Smith weaves an
engaging tale of adventure, mystery, and Biblical values. Gorgeous, full-color
illustrations add to the sense of excitement as this team of explorers seeks
to find the ultimate evidence against the theory of evolution."*
description from New Leaf Press & Master Books'
Fall/Winter 2000 Catalog, Page 29.
For ordering information on Mark's book, call Master Books at 1-800-999-3777
Online from their website.
You may also buy The
Lost World Adventures from Amazon.com
is a character created by Sports Specifics, Inc.
of Birmingham, Alabama, and as you may guess from
this promotional artwork, the proposed series would
include a mixture of live action, animation, and
exercise video programming for children.
Perhaps the best reason for promoting early kids' fitness is: unfit
children generally turn out to be unhealthy adults--with nearly 20
million children affected and 90 million adults!
Inc. is an international company (with
offices in Montgomery, AL and Japan) that
requested MarkToons to produce a short 5-minute
cartoon to accompany a 5-minute live action
video displayed at trade shows.
The cartoon depicted a family of cavedwellers
and their overfed "air-conditioner" (a
dinosaur) contrasting with a newer, sleek model (an Arctic lynx).
The video won MarkToons an Addy award from the Montgomery Advertising
Federation in the category of Sales Promotion.
MarkToons is an Addy-award winning Animation Studio!
(In order of Appearance)
Billy the Cavekid: Michael W. Smith
Mom the Cavegal: Melinda Smith
Dinosaur and Lynx: Mark S. Smith
Dad the Caveguy: Shawn Loyce
Doctor: Mark S. Smith
Nurse: Melinda Smith
Vulture: Shawn Loyce
Mark S. Smith (Animation Director)
Chris Norris, Christie Hummel
by Michael W. Smith, Melinda Smith
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