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Robo 2.0 ::

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

(working hard at The Fictory)

Initially when we decided to take a shot at a kickstarter for Robo we had modest expectations. We thought that we could secure enough funds for us to put in a few weeks and stitch up what we had in the production pipeline and at the least “finish” what we had. The original $12,000 was meant to bring in the principles for the a short sprint to bring the production to some type of ending.

(Robo’s model sheet)

By the time the Kickstarter had wrapped on April 12th  at $72,941 we had learned a few things. The first thing that became very clear was that Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener have a fantastic fanbase with Robo. They gained this fanbase the hard way, which to say they earned it by putting out kick ass content that people like to read on a regular basis. That fanbase turned out like gangbusters in support of ATOMIC ROBO: LAST STOP. Within 36 hours of launching the campaign, ATOMIC ROBO: LAST STOP was funded by  over 300% at $36,890. By the end of the 45th day campaign we had accumulated $72,941 in pledges. The second thing we learned is that we had drastically underestimated how many folks wanted to see this project finished.

(details on Robo’s head and hands)

After the campaign wrapped we got done freaking out, getting drunk and patting ourselves on the back we had a decision to make regarding the production. We now had a few options.

1.  We could just pay ourselves more for the work we were going to do. We’d just finish what we started.

2. We could make what we had longer. We’d  take what was going to be an animated short and add a few minutes on the end.

3. We could harvest what was working from the initial short and basically start from scratch. We could block out a few months and do a number on this short like we had always wanted to do.

(modelling Helsingard)

The decision was unanimous.
We would turn what was an unruly project that we did in our free time into a well oiled production and make a 12 minute short that properly displayed what The Fictory’s capablities are in 2012. The whole staff was a year and a half nastier then the last time we worked on Robo.

(a few storyboards)

In short, we got better and ATOMIC ROBO: LAST STOP will be a reflection of that.

(Robo, looking cool)

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Stabb Through Another Lens ::

Monday, July 16th, 2012

(Art by Nikolas A. Draper-Ivey)

I really dig this version of Stabb by Nikolas. His Stabb seems to be a bit less carefree then the genuine article, but he looks pretty bad ass none-the less. I particularly like the pattern column on his shirt. Stabb would totally wear that!

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Happy Birthday Tesla! ::

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Happy Birthday Tesla, from the Atomic Robo: Last Stop team!

(Art by H. Crawford, @gilesdraws on Twitter.)

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BOSTON COMICON – DAY 01 ::

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Well we made the trek to Boston and unveiled the all new Fictory booth! It’s Awesome! Come by and say hello, watch the Atomic Robo Trailer, get a custom sketch or try out our full size Pinball Machine ( play the Game now on your iPhone or iPad ). Either way make sure to visit. There’s tons to do here and we love  mingling with our fans!

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SEE YOU IN BOSTON ::

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

See you at Boston Comic Con

That’s right, The Fictory will be at the Boston Comic Con this month. Come check us out on Saturday and Sunday April 21-22 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. We will be exhibiting/hanging out in Artist Alley.

We are bringing along our video pinball table and will demo our latest game, Pinball Shuffle. See if you can get the high score! We will also be showing the Atomic Robo: Last Stop trailer and selling other goodies.

We’ll to see you there!

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