In 2021 I participated in DC in Motion's 5th annual Frames of Fear animation showcase. The animations were projected onto storefronts and buildings throughout Adams Morgan on the Saturday night before Halloween. The theme was spooky animations related to the stores and restaurants in the DC neighborhood. My idea was zombie pizza, which stems from many late nights in my twenties eating jumbo slices at 2 in the morning from Pizza Mart and Jumbo Slice! Ahh to be young! By the end of the night, there were always tons of half-eaten slices filling the trash in and around the restaurants. So I thought, what if one of these sliceswas bitten by a zombie? They would bite each other, rise from the dead, and try to eat back! A year later I decided to build on this creation by adding audio and some titles to create the Karptoons 2022 Halloween card. I turned to the talented Walter Baccoli to collaborate with on the sound design and mix. 

The design, pitch art, and backgrounds were created using #Procreate on my iPad. Layout and animation with Adobe Animate. Final color and FX in Adobe After Effects. 
Below are the final backgrounds, concept pitch art, and some early thumbnail sketches.
Credits : 
Art and animation: Steve Karp 
Sound design and mix: Walter Baccoli
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