MSU Comics professor and comic art podcaster Ryan Claytor joins me in the podcave. He’s known for his slice of life autobiographical comics found at www.elephanteater.com and most other comic book outlets. C’mon in while Ryan breaks it down!
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The Shepherd graphic novel is gaining notoriety. Author Andrea Molinari has assembled an ambitious team of artists to execute the second edition called The Shepherd: Path of Souls. They enter the podcave and live to tell about it!!!
The man behind DoogToons braves the podcave. Doug Bresler has many talents: musician, animator, director, artist, and more! He’s a rockstar and dates a model. BAM!!! Listen and learn, boys. Listen and learn.
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Over the last couple of years I’ve gotten to know Jim Lujan “on the internet”. He’s a very talented animator. He’s super creative. He knows EVERYBODY! But most of all, he’s super freakin’ nice. Seriously. The nicest guy.
Anyway, Jim sorta hit the independent animator’s lotto when the legendary Bill Plympton approached him and asked him to work on a film together. I say sorta cuz Jim really earned that honor by all the work he had done on his YouTube channel, Jim Lujan Animation.
Jim and Bill came up with Revengeance. Jim wrote it. Bill is animating it. Now, Bill Plympton is like the Michael Jordan of animation. He’s super good, super creative, and super fast. But, for someone sitting on the sidelines, watching and waiting for this process to be done, this movie is taking a long long time to finish!! I can’t wait to see it! But, Bill is animating it in his style. He draws out every frame. Sometimes, he’ll draw the same frame several times so that it has that shimmering look to it. If you haven’t seen any of his movies, they are truly wild. The look and feel is otherworldly, yet so real. It is the most 3D of the 2D animation. I did manage to get my tentacles on some footage. Scroll down and you’ll see exactly what I mean.
Thought I’d update you on what I’ve been up to. Kounterclockwise is a hip hop group straight outta Cleveland, Ohio. They consist of Deacon Burns and Kaya Rogue, husband and wife. Deacon is a great rapper, musically gifted, and a brilliant wordsmith. He’s also a full on nerd. He loves sci-fi, comics, and animation. He’s one of the people that inspired me to get into it in the first place, and he’s been one of my animation “crew” from the start. So, when he asked me to help him on a TV show pilot, I was geeked!
Well, our little 5 minute speculative pilot is turning into a 20 minute epic, in true Deacon style. But, he’s got a tripped out imagination and a whole lot to say. So, it’s gonna be totally original. Plus, we’re getting help from the “bugged out and zany” animation of Matt Smith. There’s a whole bunch of Cleveland celebrities contributing voice work. Award winning animator Jim Lujan is helping out. Deacon is promoting the living daylights out of this thing and creating some real excitement. He’s so pumped about it, he’s “buzzing in his balls!” I don’t know if I’ve ever been that excited about anything, but maybe. This is pretty cool.
I wish I could share the show with you now, but I haven’t drawn it yet. I did do the very beginning though. Here’s a look.