To draw attention to yourself, you must first draw.
Last year, for Free Comic Book Day, I put together a little digital package of Jed The Flying Head stuff, which I had set up as a free download to anyone who cared to partake. As far as I can tell, the reception was fairly modest. That is to say, if more than a handful of folks downloaded it, none of them have spoken to me about it, either to thank me or give me feedback on how terrible it was.
But, then as now, there are no limits to what I will do to have someone potentially ignore my efforts to not be ignored. And it is in the spirit of that tenacity that I begin two sentences with the conjunctions, “but” and “and,” and announce that I will be releasing into the blog-o-sphere, much like a wizard summoning a minotaur into the darkened corridors of a labyrinth, a new Jed The Flying Head Free Comic Book Day Extravaganza.
The above images is one of the short sequential pieces I will be polishing up for inclusion, but I am also trying to convince some friends and local artists that inclusion in this project would be great for their respective portfolios, so that they will feel inclined to join me in this pro bono bit of awesomeness.
There are not many more details at this point, but I will post most of that where it belongs, at my Official Jed The Flying Head Blog. Of which there are technically two. The other one can be checked out by clicking here.
As always, thanks for stopping by!
I had a very hectic schedule during the Spring semester of 2011, when I was balancing a full load of classes and a full time job. Long story short, I had come to the end of my pre-production class and found myself a bit short. As part of the assignment, a production package for what would become my animated short film, A Meat Cart Named Desire, I was required—on top of everything else—to provide a short, animated dialogue test. The frame rate was slightly off, something my bleary eyes did not catch at 3AM when I shot this thing, nor did they seem to notice that while I had my Luxo lamp pointed at the lightbox upon which I had animated this thing, I had somehow failed to turn it on, resulting in the darkened image you see before you.
I was going through some of my old animation files today and thought this would be fun to post. In one of my earlier posts, I mentioned that I was influenced very heavily by Buster Keaton, and other purveyors of marvelous slapstick (Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Dick Van Dyke, just to name a few) and this is probably why. Talk isn’t as cheap as people seem to think.
Scanner is out of commission and trash can bound unless it gets its act together. Anyway, this is a photo of a character design drawing for the chief Number 2, the personal bodyguard of the odious (and odorous) Diarreacher. Backstory, I’m thinking this guy played a little college football, and whatever kept him from making the pros was the same thing that led him to a life of henching and crime.