Kelly Shibari Poses for Pam Poovey Illustrations for FX's 'Archer'
ATLANTA — Kelly Shibari was a reference figure model for a sequence in last night's episode of the animated series "Archer," which airs on the FX Network.
The show's senior illustrator reached out to the plus-size Penthouse model for action poses related to the character of Pam Poovey for the episode "Bel Panto: Part II." In the episode, Poovey is disguised as an evil clown during a hostage situation that gets out of control.
"We received a note asking for a more dynamic pose for Pam in this particular scene," said Stephen Slesinski, senior illustrator for Floyd County Productions. "The animators were working against a tight deadline, so we needed to get them new assets quickly. Unfortunately, our regular Pam model had already gone home for the day. Because of the realistic style of the show, the illustration department needs to work from photo reference to keep proportions and action consistent. I reached out to Kelly to see if she was available to lend us a hand on short notice."
Shibari said, "I'm so incredibly thrilled. Not only am I a huge fan of the show, I'm a fan specifically of Pam. She will always be Shiro Kabocha to me. To have the show's senior illustrator ask me to send him a photo sequence of poses so he can create my favorite character in a fight sequence is a dream come true. It definitely was a lot of fun to watch it on screen, and very difficult to keep this under wraps the past few months."
"Archer" airs on Thursdays at 10 p.m. PST and EST. To view last night's episode, visit this FXNetworks.com link.
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