Thursday, March 05, 2009
Phil Bildner and Loren Long announce that their series, Barnstormers, is getting a new look and a new title, Sluggers.
The series weaves baseball history, American history and fantasy into the story of the three Payne kids, Griffith, Ruby, and Graham, who are trying to understand the magic in a special baseball that belonged to their father. Along with the Travelin' Nine baseball team, they travel from city to city, around the country to earn money to pay off the Payne family's debt. When the games begin, strange things start to happen.
Loren Long's characters bend, twist, stretch, and arch. To me, his style evokes the New Deal/WPA art of the 1930s /40s. The pictures anchor the series with a strong sense of Americana and history.
Nice new trailer about the series: