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.
Monday, June 14th, 2010
Introducing Stabb Fisticuffs. One of two man characters from a graphic novel debuting this summer at theFictoryComics.com. The art shown is for Stabb Gunner, written by yours truly, Joseph W. Krzemienski, with pencils by Courtland Ellis and Inks by Steve Becker. This project is a dream come true for me. I’ve had this idea on the shelves for about 2 years now. With the production on animated projects siphoning all of my time, I couldn’t work on my other projects without some serious help. My most frequent collaborators, Jeff and Dom are up to their armpits in their own books (also premiering this summer), so asking them was out of the question. Well help has arrived! I find my self extremely fortunate to be working with the Lads and Lasses who make up the Fictory crew, and if those people spill over into other projects… well all the better.
We will also be featuring books by Jeff McComsey (American Terror: Eminent Domain), Dominic Vivona (Follies), Jeff Rummel (Space Bastard), and other guest contributors. I hope you’re ready to waste tons of time reading awesome content. Because with the line up we’ve got going on… it’s gonna happen.
Monday, June 7th, 2010
As a Director, time management is the name of the game. Most of my time in studio is spent guiding and overseeing work staffers are generating. One of the effects of this workflow, is that I don’t have as much time as I would like to actually animate. Don’t worry, I still throw down, but most of my time on Atomic Robo: Last Stop is spent compositing and well… directing. So I relish my sketchbook time. I’ve posted some sketches from very early in the production. They are unfinished illustrations, where I was simply training myself to be more familiar with Robo and Helsie. The idea is to draw the characters in different poses over and over again so when it comes time to animate, the characters, nuances are second nature. Enjoy!
Friday, June 4th, 2010
This week, Jet Pens shined a shiny spot light on our own Dominic Vivona, AKA Production Director on Atomic Robo: Last Stop. Head on over to the JET PENS SITE to read a quick article and see some samples of his other work. Yes, like everyone else here at theFictory, Dom is involved in a plethora of other projects. For example check out EAST OF WARMAGGEDON.
Thursday, May 27th, 2010
Yet another sweet animation test. This one by Rob Fay, with vocals by Jeff McComsey. Make sure you check out Rob’s Blog, and remember kids… Stay in school and don’t do drugs.
Oh and check out this other piece by Rob! Quick back story, so out of the blue Rob sends me this sweet ass animation of a Robot dancing to some hard rockin’ song I’ve never heard before. Jump ahead 10 min, I add a one of my favorite tracks (S.E.X.Y.R.O.B.O.T) and cut a way too long music video. Anyway enjoy some of his handy work.