Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
This past Thursday, Damian Eby and Parker Lindstrom, long time friends of theFictory and Postage, Inc., sat down and recorded some tracks. We were working from a script based on a world we been trying to really dive into, on and off for the past few months. Well we got some great stuff and I look forward to getting some more voices down so we can really get cooking on the animation.
Here at the Fictory, working on comedic animation is very different from more narrative or commercial applications. Sure, at the end of the day, many of the same techniques are used, but the journey to get to a finished project vary dramatically (no pun intended, I swear!). With something like our American Terror: Company Man or our upcoming Atomic Robo short, we begin with a plan. We massage that plan, working out the kinks until it’s as perfect as we can make it. From that point we put on our production hats and get things done. But with comedy it’s a much more organic process. Comedy is all about timing and living in the moment. That’s why we never say we’re going to do anything for sure it’s a constantly changing animal.
I’m excited to see where the comedy carries us. While we wait, be sure to check out Parker and Damian’s podcast STICK IT IN YOUR EARHOLE.
Monday, August 2nd, 2010
Posted a cool frame over the weekend and I figured I should share it on the blog too! Here’s Robo checking to see if everything’s still intact upstairs. Don’t worry buddy, you’re ok.
Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
Monday, July 5th, 2010
It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here. Presenting The Fictory Comics. Visit the site daily for updates from more then five creators. Bear with us as we work out the kinks! Oh and don’t forget to check out our friends at the NERDCAST. This weekend we all sat down and talked about the properties premeiring on the site. You can LISTEN HERE.
Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
So forgive me for gushing but, I’m really really excited about my upcoming graphic novel, Stabb Gunner. I love great sequential art, and if not for the comics I read in my formative years, I very likely would be living under a bridge right now. As I mentioned in a previous blog, Stabb Gunner has been kicking around in my head for years now. So when I was talking to penciler, Courtland Ellis, I had an idea and even sketches of what Stabb Fisticuffs might look like.
The following images are an example of how a character’s evolves drastically over time. Moving from my head, to paper, through Courtland, over to Steve Becker (on inks), and back to Courtland again for color.