Monday, March 14th, 2011
Above: Shot 04F (in progress) – Things are looking rough for Robo
Below: Shot 01C (in progress) – Robo gets a thrown around a bit
A funny thing happens when you begin to wrap up a project… All those shots that seemed impossible and the scope of what has yet be done, begins to melt away. And shit just starts getting done. Atomic Robo Last Stop is the studio’s 3rd independent animated film and what’s happening in the studio now is my favorite part. Everything is starting to fall in line, it’s like tetris.
One of the biggest issues with producing independent animation, for me at least, is the absence of a deadline. With the Commercial Work I Do, we’re dealing with hard deadline and client approved development stages. There is always strong forward momentum. But with the independents stuff, suddenly all of those forces disappear. And you’re left saying what the hell do we do next, which is my job as director. I’m incredibly fortunate to work with a team that is incredibly talented, takes direction well, but perhaps more importantly has great ideas. Many of which have been incorporated into the final film. We’re all looking forward to sharing it with the Atomic Robo community.
Friday, March 11th, 2011
Here is a sneaky peak of a panel from next week’s Stabb Gunner page. I can’t tell you how much fun I’ve had working with Courtland to develop the book. I get to work on all sorts of fantastic projects, but this one has an extra special place in my heart. It’s a tremendous amount of work, but so rewarding. It was a year ago when I first approached Courtland about the book. We haven’t stopped laughing ever since.
Monday, March 7th, 2011
I was tickled to find a link to the artwork above in my mailbox Sunday afternoon. I love Stabb Gunner fan art. Especially when the artist seems to know how silly the subject material can be. Notice the Midget and Giant Midget (wtf?) being assaulted by our hero Stabb Fisticuffs, and their ignored cries of anguish. Please note the Stabb Gunner team, does not endorse the views and opinions present in fan-art. Keep ‘em coming people!
Sunday, February 13th, 2011
This week Courtland was busy scibbling away on some sweet Stabb Fisticuffs pinup art. I was so excited about what he was doing that I just had to throw some color in the mix. Above is the final result. I hope you enjoy looking it as much as we enjoyed creating it! And make sure to catch the most recent Stabb Gunner!
Monday, February 7th, 2011
Hello again everybody! We’ve been so buried in production that I’ve forgotten to post production stills. Above are two production stills from the Atomic Robo: Last Stop animated short.