DIGITAL STORYBOARDS

My name is Max Forward, and I’m a Storyboard Artist and Illustrator based in Los Angeles, specializing in Advertising, Short Form Content and Video Game Trailers.

My most impressive recent work can’t be posted here until the “heat” dies down, so everything I’ll post here is at least 2 years old (as of June 2024). That said, I’ll be focusing more on updating this site with samples in an effort to help my industry more firmly establish the importance of our craft in these trying times.

If you have questions regarding availability or just want to ask a storyboard artist some questions, please feel free to email my anytime: maxforward@gmail.com and I’ll do my best to help 🙂

  • Obligatory Post about AI

    Obligatory Post about AI

    Well, AI is here, so what do we think? So much has been said already by so many others, and to be honest, I’m still wrapping my head around the implications already. To be specific, when I say AI, I’m referring to the broad concepts of text-to-image Generative AI stuff like Midjourney and Dall-E and…

  • Rough Sketch vs. Final

    Rough Sketch vs. Final

    A quick one today! I just noticed that this updated version of wordpress has this fun option of interactive image sliders- so that you can compare A/B images and appreciate the differences and similarities! I have below an excerpt from a project a few years back- again, depicting a family enjoying nearly being “there” with…

  • Sophos – Cyber Security

    Sophos – Cyber Security

    Boy, those viruses, huh? They’re everywhere, trying to wreck our lives. Luckily Sophos is there to scan and sweep them away. From our computers, at least. This was a fun, quick job that needed a very specific tone in order to convey the sense of dystopian angst- the directors sent references that were very film…

  • Business is Personal

    Business is Personal

    It’s been nearly two years since I’ve updated this blog, and it’s been a hell of a ride; and continues to be so, as there’s currently the COVID-19 pandemic getting some serious traction in LA (and thus the entertainment industry), forcing some major (hopefully temporary) shifts in what constitutes business as usual for myself and…

  • Lineage:  Red Knights!  Storyboards

    Lineage: Red Knights! Storyboards

    A couple years ago, I had a great time working on a series of spots for a very popular (in Korea) game called Lineage.  The anthem spot was about a minute long and had lots of action and fun characters, and it’s the subject of this post. The story goes- we find our hero protagonist…

  • Ingenuity – Quick Simple Color

    Ingenuity – Quick Simple Color

    This is a quick job that needed 3 spots boarded, with COLOR, in half a day!  Of course, I’m used to needing to draw quickly, but color usually really slows things down.  Of course, being a great storyboard artist is all about adapting and turning weaknesses into strengths, and of course, being the total zen…

  • Talk, Read, Sing! First Five California – Storyboards

    Talk, Read, Sing! First Five California – Storyboards

    Here’s a very fun project I did a while back, that I’m excited to share- storyboards for the First 5 California “Brainy Birds” commercial, which was part of their Talk, Read, Sing! campaign.  Basically: talk, read, and sing to your kids, and watch their little brains grow!  What a fun message.  And I can attest…

  • Top Secret Commercial

    Top Secret Commercial

    Here’s kind of a funny notion- a commercial that’s top secret while you’re working on it, and barely disclosed as it airs, and you can’t even guess whether or not you even contributed towards it.  How fun!  Well, I drew the following boards, and the following commercial was aired shortly after, and that’s about all…

  • AT&T “Market Mishap” Storyboards!

    AT&T “Market Mishap” Storyboards!

    A while back, I got called in to my good clients at DirecTV (now AT&T) to work on a spot for their Adworks campaign- a commercial about commercials! How funny!  But really, it makes sense to make sure your advertising dollars aren’t going to waste, right?  That’s why you hire ‘Ol Maxy, right? and then…

  • Love, Depicted

    Love, Depicted

    I’ll leave out the specifics on what product/company these frames were advertising for; suffice to say, it was a collection of short spots of families and loved ones reflecting on the nature of their relationships (with some product placement tastefully featured in the periphery).  Rather, Let’s consider these boards an example of how I really…

  • “War Planet” Storyboards

    “War Planet” Storyboards

    Hi!  So here’s a fun one, if, I guess, you think war and conquest is fun… just kidding, of course you do!  What could be more fun then kicking your friends’ butts in online multiplayer combat via iOS or Android device? NOTHING #LOL But seriously, I LOVE DRAWING WAR, something about it just flows out…

  • BATES MOTEL | Promo Pitch Boards

    BATES MOTEL | Promo Pitch Boards

    So here’s a riddle:  When are you HAPPY that your favorite binge-able show finally is finally axed?  WHEN IT MEANS YOU CAN FINALLY POST your storyboards for the promos!!!  I’ve been dying to show these off for a while now.  Of course, these were just pitches for promos, and as far as I can tell,…

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