Slaine: The Horned God Fan Film

17 02 2013

‘Slaine the Horned God’ by Pat Mills and Simon Bisley was one of 2000AD’s greatest triumphs. A brilliantly imaginative script, which drew inspiration from Celtic mythology was ably supported by Bisley’s fantasy artwork. To my surprise and absolute delight, this short fan-made film created by Miguel Mesas, captures some of the energy that Mills and Bisley created in the pages of 2000AD. As one viewer of the video stated “Kickstart this, kickstart this like a king!”.

Slaine: The Horned God Fan Film – English subtitles- – YouTube.





Dusky Diana – The Last Days of Kartika

11 02 2013

The Last Days of Kartika webisodes 4 & 5

Catch up on the latest adventures of ‘Dusky Diana’, the “online graphic musical that uses Funk, Soul, and Hip Hop music to tell the story of the citizens of Kartika”.

FACEBOOK PAGE – Dusky Diana – The Last Days of Kartika

The new webisodes come out Feb 28th on the following vimeo channel:
https://vimeo.com/channels/thelastdaysofkartika

From the website:
“The Last Days of Kartika is an online graphic musical whose intentions are to provide opportunities for upcoming artists, both local and international, to perform and collaborate with one another through this multi-media project. Through the use of Funk, Soul, and Hip Hop music it tells the story of the citizens of Kartika during its most troublesome times. Dusky Diana is the would-be hero recruited by underground rebel group Community Education in their fight to ruin the sinister Phercy Corporations. Will Community Edu save their city or be the cause of its destruction?”





‘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:





The Dandy Online Digital Comic

4 12 2012

The Dandy have just released their online digital comic, which uses html5 technology to have simple interactivity and navigation etc. I grew up reading this mainstay of British children’s comics and hope that it develops into a sustainable and profitable venture for them. Having said that, I do think that their current digital issue lacks a number of important details such as a clear ending to the narratives and a simple ‘back’ button to return the viewer to the main menu. Some further thought needs to be taken to bridge the gap between the comic book and the online version … Check it out now, the first issue is free: http://www.dandy.com/issue-zero

The Dandy Online





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.





Dr. Professor’s Thesis of Evil – Update!

4 09 2012

Dr. Professor's Thesis of Evil screening at LA Shorts Fest

For anyone lucky enough to be attending this years LA Shorts Fest, you have an opportunity to watch the incredible visuals, stunning photography and innovative compositing techniques in  Jukka Vidgren’s portrayal of super villainy! Thursday September 6 – 7:45pm 

If you can’t make the screening, the film is now available on iTunes for the incredible price of $1.99! http://itunes.apple.com/movie/dr.-professors-thesis-of-evil/id554368776 Jukka and his team have strived to deliver a unique viewing experience that has a postmodern narrative with a playful blend of photography, CGI, special effects and mock news footage.








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