Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Second Edition Printing!

Finally, 50 copies of the Second Edition Zooniverse Mini Comic #1 and #2 are in my hands! 
If you would like your own copy, details are here:

Those of you with First Editions are now collectors, only 50 copies are ever printed for each edition (because that's all we can afford to do right now).  
So congratulations and thank you for supporting my work!

Box O' Zoons! Edition #2 hot off the press.

One of the most important edits was to fix Snok's gag line. The number '6' was left out of his dialog in the first printing. When I originally created my font I didn't have numbers but decided to block out the text anyway. After the font was completed I went back over the comic adding the numbers but I missed this page and ruined the gag!! If you have a First Edition copy and there is a '6' that's because I've added it by hand, but I often forgot to do it, so sorry about that.

The fix on Snok' line.
There is also the addition of a new page in issue #2 which was intended to be my animation submission to this month's Loop De Loop's theme: "Black and White", however I was unable to complete the animation in three weeks. It focuses on the Temptors who try to distract the Notator from finishing his sacred comic. So ironically life imitates art. The Temptors made it into print at least, but animating them would have been a nice tie-in.

The new page on the left in the 2nd Edition. There are 30 years between the art on the two pages.
I wanted to be as faithful as possible to my original designs of the Temptors and the Notator, I was 20 years old when I did the art as a one-off with no story concept or even names for the characters. Three decades later, I found myself over simplifying their shapes which were complex and hard to imagine from different angles. So I spent a few days sculpting their heads, the results helped me understand how the shadows fell across their unusual shapes.

Sculpts of the Temptor and Notator.

I then made a series of study sketches, practicing drawing them and prepared turn-arounds for the animation.
Temptor turn-arounds with shadow studies.
Once I realized that I wasn't going to make the Loop De Loop deadline I spent the last weekend coloring the scene up, it looks sumptuous now, I'm really happy with it! I intend to animate the sequence and all of the assets are part of a new Zooniverse comic that I am currently working on for Brandon Graham's new venture. You will see the colored version in good time, but not yet.

Meanwhile I am more than halfway through Zoonimini #3 which begins the reprint of the original Zooniverse series. I intend to release issue #3 and #4 together. So please know that if I ever go quiet from social media it's because I'm busy, so don't despair I always resurface with new material!!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Zoonimini's for SALE!

I've been working on the next wave of Zooniverse comics, but before we get into that....

You can buy Zooniverse comics directly from me!
See details here http://www.zoonitoons.com/hub/comics
or email me through my company info@zoonitoons.com

Internationally the cost for both issues is $20.50 US Dollars which includes postage in a padded bag. (within Australia the cost is $15). There are 30 issues left and I will sign and draw a tiny original zoon on every one. I also will Art Bless (TM) each copy with my creative fingerpalps as I pack it lovingly into it's bed of transportation bubbles.

If you just want a single issue the international price is $14.20 US Dollars ($8.50 within Australia).

You can own these!!

Now if you wish, for an extra $12 USD ($10 within Australia), I will also include an Original Zoon Sketch for you to own and care for!

An Original Zoon Sketch
Email me at info@zoonitoons.com and let me know what you wish to purchase and I will reply with a Paypal Payment Request. Once I receive the payment I will send out your package. Simple.

I should also add that my publications won't be available in stores, only through my company, and that they are limited print runs, so this is the only way to purchase them. Your money goes straight into the production of the next issue, and is greatly appreciated!