Monday, August 9th, 2010
You’d think with all the love we give to Robo and Helsie that they’re the only characters in the film! Not true, where would Robo be without his trusty action scientists? Specifically Jenkins. Now anyone who’s ever read the Atomic Robo comic knows that Jenkins is one stone cold cucumber. A fact that isn’t lost on us at the Fictory. Jenkins has an important role to play in the upcoming release. And we’ll give you a sneak peak at some Jenkins animation tests on Wednesday! So… see you then!
Thursday, August 5th, 2010
I just love to gush about the f***king rad shit our people are working on in and outside of the Fictory. Well, look out! Because Jeff McComsey (Fictory Creative Director) has just dropped an gnarled and festering bomb on the world at large. Set in an alternate zombie infested World War II, FUBAR is McComsey’s latest zombie infested sequential entry. Now, if you’re about to say “oh great, another zombie story”, I humbly suggest that you shut the hell up.
Acting as creator and creative director, McComsey’s managed to assemble an international team of indie all-stars. Including 3 more of the Fictory’s frequent collaborators, Dominic Vivona (Production Director), Steve Becker (Production Artist), and Helaine Crawford (Creative and Animation Assistant). To learn all there is to know about FUBAR jump on over to McComsey’s FUBAR BLOG. And be sure to look for him at the Baltimore Comicon were you can get your hands on the Graphic Novel, hot off the Alterna Comics presses.
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