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This Week At The Fictory 02 ::

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

We’ve got a few work-in-progress shots to share with you. It’s only because we like you.

(Getting ready…)

(Jenkins, with some reading material)

(Robo on the run. The green lines are guides for perspective)

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Otakon Wrap-Up ::

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

It started with a bunch of tshirts…

and a whole lotta buttons…

And then, TheFictory packed up their gear and headed off to Otakon 2012!

Overall, it was a success. We got some off the wall commissions, met new faces, and sold some limited edition merch.

To everyone who came out to see us, we send a big atomic THANK YOU, it was super fun to meet our fans.
After a fun weekend, we’re back to work.

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Otakon Day One ::

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

What happens when you get a bunch of animators at a Convention table with nothing to do but talk to fans and doodle? You get a lot of strange drawings. Check out the above. We had a lot of fun making Helsie and Robo do some rather out of character stuff… wait… get you mind out of the gutter.

Look out for us at Otakon all weekend!

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Old Robo vs. New Robo ::

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

As with the first round of Robo, we always want our models to match the art of Scott Wegener as closely as possible. Since graphic-novel-Robo has evolved in his design since we first started, our model sheets had to be freshened up a little before we got to work.

Here’s how we had Robo before…

(Robo 1.0)

…and below, the updated version. Still Sexy, with just a touch more of that new Robo charm. We poured through all six (to date) graphic novels and found that  volume 4 (Atomic Robo and Other Srtangeness) and Volume 6 (the Ghost of Station X) were the most apropos.

(Robo 2.0)

If you don’t know already, model sheets are a very important step in producing a 2D animation! They keep the characters consistent, which is especially good for when multiple animators are collaborating  on a project.

Til next time!

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Lately, you’ve been seeing a lot of cool tweets, posts, and various rhetoric showing the progress of the Atomic Robo: Last Stop film.  One of the reasons this is is because we’ve begun! Muahahahahhaha!

Another more important reason for the increased communique is the addition of Natasha Warshawsky to theFictory.  Natasha is a Drexel student, home for the summer and she fell right into our front door to help with the film!  She’ll get some cool experience, industry cred and even some college credit for this endeavor but we are equally lucky to have her here for our production.

When asked why she wanted to hang out with us nerds, Natasha responds, “The Fictory seemed like a perfect fit for me. Its conveniently located about 10 minutes from my house, the work they do is pretty awesome, and I definitely wanted to stay busy this summer.  Robo is such a kickass character that I couldn’t help but love him right away! I also believe that comics and animation are two genres that really go hand in hand, so I’m very excited for Last Stop to put its spin on Robo’s story.”

Natasha is in her second year of school at Drexel in Philadelphia.  She is working towards a Bachelorate Degree in Animation and Visual Effects.  She’s trying to balance education and experience which is a great idea for anyone planning on entering any workforce.  “At school, we are learning the necessary skill sets to be successful in this industry. I’m hoping this internship will show what its like after school, that is, I’ll be working with people who are already proficient at their craft and watching what they do to be successful.”
Finally, I asked Natasha what she thinks she’ll get out of her internship.  “At the Fictory I hope that I will be familiarized with how a professional animator and his team work, which can be a lot different from how a student works. Working like a pro is an invaluable skill!” She also cites strong teamwork as a valuable asset to learn at theFictory as we dive right in.  Look forward to more communication from Natasha in the coming weeks… and heck, WELCOME HER TO THEFICTORY!

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