The Canada-based Dave Cooper, who we last saw during a New York solo show, recently made the trip to Los Angeles to do more work on his recently green-lighted animated series with Nickelodeon. Pig Goat Banana Cricket was developed with Cooper in charge of art direction with Johnny Ryan writing for the children's network, who have ordered 26 episodes to begin with. As you can see from the lush backgrounds and character design (better seen in pilot video below - note cricket exchanged for mantis), Cooper's influence is definitely evident. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxvB630ehYQ Via Comics Alliance. Discuss Dave Cooper here.