Thursday, August 27, 2015

Voice Acting Audition!

It's finally time. I've got two new animated projects in the works and for the first time I'll need spoken dialogue. So, I'm pleased to announce my first voice acting audition.

Here's how it will work. Post a short video (or audio clip) of yourself to the Studio Snowlion Facebook Page. You can upload it directly or post a link to another video or audio site (Youtube, Newgrounds, etc.). Or, post the link in the comments below.

In this video, please let me know who you are (if I don't already know you), and which character you're reading for. You might need someone to read the other parts with you, or you and a friend can audition together (let me know if that's the case). Then, act out that character's dialogue in this sample scene:


INT: BURGER PALACE - DAY

Frederick is yelling at Zoki behind the counter. The few
customers left look shocked and horrified.

                      FREDERICK
          I can't believe you did that.

                      ZOKI
          What? Stuck up for you?

                      FREDERICK
          You're lucky that jerk survived!
          Are you trying to land is in jail?!

                      ZOKI
          Well, maybe not exactly trying... I
          mean it would be kind of impressive
          in a strange way, wouldn't it?

                      FREDERICK
          Are you serious?! This is exactly
          the kind of crap that got us here!

                      ZOKI
          Well, excuse me for sticking up for
          my friend. Maybe I should have told
          the boss about that guy, instead.

                      FREDERICK
                (cringing)
          Don't even joke about that.

A SOCCER MOM and a kid in a soccer uniform storms into the
place. She is holding a Burger Nation bag.

                      SOCCER MOM
          Excuse me! But, this Fun-Meal did
          not come with a Texty-buddy as
          advertised! Now my child is already
          late for soccer practice and he
          wants his toy!

                      KID
                (kicking counter
                 repeatedly)
          I want my toy!

                      SOCCER MOM
          Quiet sweetie. Now are you going to
          give us the toy that comes with
          this meal?

                      FREDERICK
          So, you're saying you want to order
          a King Klown Fun-Meal?
          (beat)
          Kid, stop kicking the counter!

                      SOCCER MOM
          Do not tell my child what to do!

                      KID
                (still kicking counter)
          Don't tell me what to do!

                      SOCCER MOM
          Quiet sweetie. No, I want the toy
          that's supposed to come with this
          meal! We never got it!

Frederick and Zoki share a look of disbelief.

                      FREDERICK
          That's not even one of our meals.
          You'd have to go to Burger Nation
          for that.

                      SOCCER MOM
          I am not stupid! Do not talk to me
          like I'm stupid.

                      FREDERICK
          I can't just give you a free toy
          because you thought you'd get one
          from another restaurant.

                      SOCCER MOM
          Unbelievable! That's it! I'm
          calling the police!

The Soccer Mom pulls out her cellphone and calls the police.
A disclaimer at the bottom of the screen flashes "People
have actually done this".
____________________________________________________________

If you're reading for the Soccer Mom (or the kid), you can skip the parts before she shows up. Also, there are more parts than these, but this should give me an idea of what you got.

Anyway, I look forward to seeing your audition videos. See you soon.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Crackergeist: New animated short!

It's taken me awhile, but it's finally here...

Studio Snowlion presents a new animated short. An epic struggle between man and graham cracker! Featuring my new character, Spooky Boy.

Music provided by http://www.purple-planet.com/

Sound effects by http://www.freesound.org (see credits for more info).

All music and sound effects used under various creative commons licenses (see credits for more info).

Animation software used for this:

        Blender (http://www.blender.org)
        Anime Studio (http://my.smithmicro.com/anime-studio-2D-animation-software.html )

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Box-Bot Boogie #12: Crazy Rant


 
Trying a new "Pencil" style for the background. Also, we got another first: the first appearance of humans in the strip, strangely enough.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Box-Bot Boogie #11: The Alien Pt. 3

It's a little late, but here we go...



Next strip comes the Sunday after this upcoming Sunday.

I also posted lots of new stuff to the Gallery, so check it out!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Nippon Con 2015 and other announcements!

It's that time of year again. Time for me to hit the cons. And this Saturday (March 7, 2015), I'll once again be heading to Nippon Con. I've got a table in the Artist Alley and I'll be selling copies of Amusing Tales #1.

(Edit: They will be closer to full size likely the usual price. There was confusion with the printer earlier.)

And, by the way issue #2 of Amusing Tales (featuring the conclusion of "Two Moons") is finally in the works.

You can learn more about Nippon Con here...Nippon Con official site.

And, in other announcements, Box-Bot Boogie returns Sunday with a whole new batch of strips. And, stay tuned because I've got some great plans for Frederick and Zoki.

Yeah, I know it's been awhile. But, I've got a pretty good reason for that. I've been busy with more animation. My next animated short film, Crackergeist, is nearing completion and should be out by next month. I'm also overhauling my whole production process, so I'll have new pieces of animation out more often, and have an easier time balancing that with making comics.

Until next time, take care everyone.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

It's here!

It's finally here...
Amusing Tales #1
(Click Here to buy!)
After a long wait, the first issue of Amusing Tales is finally available for sale at Indy Planet. This new comic book series is a "variety pack of sorts, a collection of short comics, strips, and illustrations, some from the site and some brand new. This issue includes...
  • Part 1 of Two Moons Over a Phantom Planet: an adventure story about a space explorer lost on a faraway planet.
  • The Origin of Captain Super Atomic Man: The first installment of my new Superhero satire series.
  • A Collection of Box Bot Boogie strips.
  • My Halloween comic: A Sweet Defeat.
  • Images from my Halloween Gallery.
This book is available at Indy-Planet for $4.50 for the printed book, or $1.49 for the "e-book". If you're interested in buying it just Click Here!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Convention News, Book Update, and a Personal Loss

Hello, everyone! I know it's been awhile since I've posted an update, and there's a reason for that. But, believe me when I say there will be a lot more updates in the near future. There are big things finally happening behind the scenes, and it's time to start getting them out there.

First up, once again I'll be attending NipponCon at McDaniel college in Westminster Maryland. The convention is this Saturday, April 5th. I apologize for the short notice. I'll be in the Artist Alley selling Box-Bot Boogie mini-comics. It is a small college convention that doesn't cost much to get in, so if you don't have much to do this Saturday and you're in the area, come on by!

Now, for those of you wondering about my upcoming comic book series Amusing Tales, I just want to announce that the book is finished! All the artwork and writing is finally complete and the book is being prepared at the print company as we speak. It will be 24 pages (sorry, not 36), full color.

Unfortunately, this means that I will not have it ready in time to sell at NipponCon. The book will still be available for purchase online however, and there will be a big announcement when it's be released, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, I'll have Box-Bot Boogie mini-books available at the convention, and there will be more new adventures with Frederick and Zoki coming soon!

And now, on a sad note, I don't usually like to get personal on this site, but I feel that I need to make an announcement about this. I've noted that I haven't been updating this site much, and that's partially because I've been taking care of my Mother. Last year, she was diagnosed with ALS. She passed away this January and it's been very hard, I miss her terribly. She was very supportive of my cartooning career, and I'll be dedicating the first issue of Amusing Tales to her memory.