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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
We’ve got a few work-in-progress shots to share with you. It’s only because we like you.
(Jenkins, with some reading material)
(Robo on the run. The green lines are guides for perspective)
Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
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.
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!
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…
…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.
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.
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.”