Past Away: Choose How You’ll Survive!

29 04 2013

‘Past Away’ is a new Kickstarter project that has a lot of promise. Combining motion comic aesthetics, drawn animation and interactive elements. The project certainly looks worthy of support, especially if the voice talent matches the visuals.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/872423106/past-away-choose-how-youll-survive





A real-life Motion Comic

14 02 2013

Following the visual stylings of ‘Fubar’ and ‘Dr. Professor’s Thesis of Evil’, this motion comic promotes the work of a group of ‘Costumers’ from Mexico. Mixing both static and live-action footage, this promo motion comic demonstrates a playful energy that captures the spirit of cosplay. The costumes and art were inspired by the ‘New 52s’ from DC Comics.





‘Malaria’ by Edson Oda

20 01 2013

Written, Directed and Produced by Edson Oda, ‘Malaria’ is a wonderfully innovative and well-crafted animation that combines various animation techniques to good effect. Furthermore, Oda’s script is both imaginative and deftly crafted, which further enhances the impact of his work.

From the Vimeo website:

“MALARIA tells the story of Fabiano, a young Mercenary who is hired to kill Death. This short film combines Origami, Kirigami, Time lapse, nankin illustration, Comic Books and Western Cinema.”

or check it out on Youtube:





Bill Plymptons Cheatin’ – An Animated Feature Film by Bill Plympton on Kickstarter

14 12 2012

Bill Plympton is renowned for his ‘indie’ approach to animation, which has spawned a number of memorable animated films over the years, including the oscar nominated ‘Your Face’. Bill is trying to raise funds for his latest animated film on Kickstarter. He’s not asking for much money, considering the intensive work he and his small team are putting into the project, and there are some great ‘rewards’ for fans of this animation master to purchase, including signed DVD copies of the finished film.

Cheatin' by Bill Plympton





Astralojia

29 11 2012

Astralojia is an ambitious ‘Filmcomic’, that features the creative talent of Mark Hans Avon. The sketchy, full-length animation is akin to an animatic with a full musical score and voiceOver dialogue. The visual style may lack the craft of a fully rendered motion comic or animation, but fans of action-based manga and anime will certainly identify with some of the themes within Astralojia.

Astralojia is a fantasy series, where magicians call upon the forces of astrology to do battle using martial arts.

Takuto, using the powers of astrology and martial arts, must fight his way to the top of the school system in this epic action packed fantasy universe.

http://www.astralojia.com





Conan: Queen of The Black Coast

23 11 2012

‘Conan: Queen of the Black Coast’ displays a range of nuanced facial expressions and lip-synch that have become a trademark of director Erick Bruhwiler’s sophisticated animation aesthetic. The six-part series slowly builds a picture of the Barbarian’s character, as he becomes involved in a archetypal ‘high-seas adventure’.

From the Youtube page:

In this sweeping adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s fan-favorite “Queen of the Black Coast,” Conan turns his back on the civilized world and takes to the high seas alongside the pirate queen Bêlit, setting the stage for an epic of romance, terror, and swashbuckling.

Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Becky Cloonan
Colorist: Dave Stewart

via Dark Horse Comics – Conan: Queen of The Black Coast pt. 1 of 6 – YouTube.





The Last Days of Kartika on Indiegogo

19 10 2012

The Last Days of Kartika is an online graphic musical that uses Funk, Soul, and Hip Hop music to tell the story of the citizens of Kartika.

The Project: http://www.indiegogo.com/lastdaysofkartika

A series of twenty to thirty Webisodes will culminate into a one act staged motion comic with new works by the Hip Hop collective Community Education (www.communityedu.net).

Contribute today to get some additional goodies such as your name in the credits, digital downloads and even a limited edition woodcut postcard.

 








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