I can’t believe it’s been nearly a year since the last post. That’s crazy…particularly for someone who’s online daily and is still consumed most of the time with Typical Strange (among other things, but still…!)
The comic is updating several times most weeks, and I’ve just GOT to get back to the animation! Still so many stories to tell!
Really, that’s why I went to the comics instead…the workload for an animated show is so huge, and I started fearing I wouldn’t LIVE long enough to tell all the silly little tales featuring Abigail, Oscar, Penelope, Harley, Wade and TK.
But animation…they MOVE. They TALK.
And the actors…how great are they (myself aside, maybe: I just rewatched the old episodes and some of it’s pretty terrible on my part…haha. Viva l’ego…I’m not firing myself yet!)
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And I hope to get back here sooner than a year, this time.
I gotta post monthly, at least. Since weekly has just not happened yet!
The animation work is going fine, with the roughs for episode 5 (the action packed dramatic thriller called “Abigail’s Birthday” and the lip sync for another Penelope Movie Minute coming along great.
The Movie Minute requires a little background music, which oughtta be finished this weekend. Then, the rest of the lip sync and smaller animation touches, and BOOM! Twelve short years later, another 2 minute short! YES!
These movie minutes, along with the other shorts, have been on the back of the proverbial shelf, with my mind wandering to other things…but MUEY MUEY SOON, another movie minute’ll be done. FINALLY!
Why can I accept “the Muppets” as real, but cannot be engaged by much of the digital wizardry of CGI-fueled blockbusters? No matter how brilliant the artistry?
I don’t know. But 1995 called; it wants its filmmaking article back.
This blogging thing is still not in my bones. Because I haven’t let it happen. However, I HAVE to do more on here. This stuff occupies ALL my waking thoughts.
It’s better than it was a couple years ago…then the stories were occupying me constantly, too, but there was NOTHING to watch.
It takes awhile.
The newest episode, “Abigail’s Birthday”, is being drawn. Piece by piece. Digitally, by the way. Without the artistic brilliance, natch!
It’s a big two-parter, which I wanted to edit down to a tight twenty minutes…but it seemed more fun to keep everything in there and enjoy the journey a little more. (ahhhh, the lack of writing discipline that this format allows! What a glorious thing!)
…and double “ahhhh” for the lack of writing discipline that went into this post.
Whoa. It’s been just over a month, once again, since the last blog update.
The next episode, “Abigail’s Birthday”, has been written and is undergoing a quick polish before it goes out to the actors. Rough animation is underway, too…there are some fun new characters guest starring, and I’m wild about the story.
It’s pretty complex, stucture-wise, and the cast separates into separate adventures. We’ll see how well it works in the end, but this is going to be the busiest, fastest paced adventure so far!
Lately I’ve found another great online cartoon. This guy is great. He’s got interesting (and slightly disturbing) characters (the voices are fantastic), and it’s hilariously creepy, both the writing and character design.
As always, to watch the newest episode, go to the right and click on the top picture!
Most of the full length episodes have been squeezed into the archives!
It’s a thrill to be finishing a couple of these shows. I’m finding them to be alot of fun, and faster to finish lately.
Weekend at Bernie’s is one of my favorite movies.
There. I said it.
The whole thing just WORKS. Very likable characters, and a hilarious premise that does exactly what you want it to do. Not a flick that lent itself well to a sequel, unfortunately….but it’s been quite awhile…maybe we can look forward to “Weekend at Bernie’s 3…The Rotting”!
New short, “The Last Piece”, has been posted. Enjoy!
….But save a little for the group, okay?
Every episode teaches me something. This one makes me laugh at the end (gives me that elusive automatic reaction of laughter, definitely a good sign), but the script could’ve used some cutting up front…takes too long to get to a point that could have been reached MUCH more quickly.
All good – and yet ANOTHER great reason to do the short episodes between the longer ones. The mechanics of putting a story together (not to mention the visual and auditory aspects!) are somewhat the same.
Gives a chance to woodshed a bit and get better at this!