Saturday, April 28, 2018

Convention Announcement.

Hello everyone. I'll just use this week's post to announce that I'll have a table at the upcoming OooWee Mini Con. On June 2nd at the Harrisburg Mall  where I'll be selling artprints, and copies of Amusing Tales, as well as other goodies. Come on by!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Secret Origin of Captain Super Atomic Man (Videocomic)

This is a little experiment of mine. I wanted to make a "Motion comic" that wasn't just a slide-show with voice acting (which is neither "motion" nor "comic").

Hopefully, by retaining the individual panel shapes, and animating the faces, this videocomic format will be more watchable and a better hybrid of comics and animation than many I've seen.

I think I still prefer a regular comic, but this is another way to get my work out there, and give people a chance to voice my characters (I'm still looking for voice actors, you know).

Admittedly, the comic itself isn't my best drawn (I was rushing to meet a deadline and got a little sloppy), but I really like my gags in it. You can find this story and other (better drawn) comics of mine in "Amusing Tales" available here.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Another Test Animation (Spooky Boy from Crackergeist)

Yet another test animation, this time it's one I did years ago for my short, Crackergeist. It's a walking and expressions test (I like to do those when I build a character model), but it's also an experiment in Blender's cloth simulation.

The cloth sim worked well enough in the animation tests, but (as you may have noticed) I couldn't get it to work in the actual film. His shirt kept sliding off his body or just falling apart.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Playing With Fire (Terrible comic from my past)

I was digging back in my archives from Way back in I guess about 2003 or 2004 or so. And, I found this ten-page short story I created to submit to the legendary Heavy Metal Magazine. And honestly, it's awful!

My drawing skills just weren't "there" yet (not much knowledge of perspective), the writing was juvenile, and I was trying to draw in a "Heavy Metal-ish" style that I just didn't know how to draw in back then.

As you may have guessed, it got rejected. Still, it's kinda entertaining in a "cheese-ball" kind of way, and it's not all bad. I'm pleased with my page compositions, and my designs for "Nobar" and "Mr. Big".

It may not be a "good" comic, but I figured it's worth a blog-post, so please enjoy...

(Click a page to read)

..And BTW her last name is supposed to be pronounced "Sal-LEED", not "Salad". LOL