Thanks to all who participated in our vote! Here are the results, with information from
the very helpful doc on all of the candidates that Madeline put together:
Walter Lincoln Hawkins
(March 21, 1911 – August 20, 1992)
An American chemist and engineer widely regarded as a pioneer of polymer chemistry. For
thirty-four years he worked at Bell Laboratories, where he was instrumental in designing
long-lasting plastic to sheath telephone cables, enabling the introduction of telephone
services to thousands of Americans, especially those in rural communities. In addition to
his pioneering research, Hawkins is also known for his advocacy efforts for minority
students. He also served as the chairman of Montclair State University in 1973. Amongst
his many awards, Hawkins was the first African-American to be elected to the National
Academy of Engineering (1975), and, shortly before his death in 1992, he was awarded the
National Medal of Technology by then-U.S. president, George H. W. Bush.
(March 24, 1901 – July 7, 1971)
An American animator, cartoonist, character designer, inventor, and special effects
technician, who designed Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Mickey Mouse. Iwerks produced
alongside Walt Disney and won numerous awards, including multiple Academy Awards.
Iwerks drew most of the ‘Skeleton Dance’ which you can watch here on YouTube:
In 1933, former Walt Disney Studios animator/director Ub Iwerks invented the first
multiplane camera using movable layers of flat artwork in front of a horizontal camera
using parts from an old Chevrolet automobile. His multiplane camera was used in a
number of the Iwerks Studio's Willie Whopper and Comicolor cartoons of the mid-1930s.
Our next step is brainstorming visual ideas inspired by these two inventors, and create
moodboards for each. Take a look at the ticket for F32's artwork to see how this might
We'll be working on both concepts (F33 and F34) at once, and trying to get something
polished enough for beta by August 18. That gives us a little less than a month.
I am hoping we can do most of the work in the tickets:
It looks like Kyle already has them updated
[p.s. Sorry this message is a bit delayed - I tried sending it a couple days ago but
didn't realize it didn't go through. I'm trying to debug this with Fedora