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February 2018

OK True believers comic Con Cheltenhem

OK True believers comic Con Cheltenhem

Our first Comic Con of the year, OKtruebelievers in Cheltenham is such a great indie festival. It was refreshing to be amongst such talented comic creators and not overwhelmed by stores.

Lessons learned around stand layout, so off to the workshop, planning for the next show in May!

Dom  raring to go! The new Myth of the Kinti popup on display

Dom raring to go! The new Myth of the Kinti popup on display

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January 2018

The new Logo for Myth of the K'inti

The new Logo for Myth of the K'inti

Comic Con time!

Off to True Believers Comic Festival on the 3rd February. First festival of the year.

Got a new logo, some new posters, a Zine and a snazzy Popup so you can find us. It's kicking off!

Looking forward to meeting new comic creators and organisers. Even got a clever device to take payment from cards to save lugging cash around!

 

 

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December 2018

Shoebox Animation

Shoebox Animation Work in progress

Shoebox Animation Work in progress

 

So I needed to start promoting my comic book, “Myth of the K’inti”.

I’ve made posters, I’ve sent Instagram images, I started Facebook pages and Twitter accounts, but I need more off the wall ideas to get some interest, I thought  animation might attract some.

It seemed like a nice quick easy thing to do... It started well, just use cutouts maybe, do it all in Apple Motion, simple 3-D camera moves, bit of smoke maybe. Then I thought why not do it for real!

Two weeks later, two sets of sharp blades blunted and dozens of sheets of foam card, I get to create the shoebox animation.

The idea is to get a simple shoebox that magically turns into a theatre. Travelling through the box reveals the World of my comic book and we just track through it, ending with the eyes graphic that I use on the comic promos.

It took quite a while, but went reasonably welL, but then I realised that you couldn’t tell it was a shoebox.

A new section, creating a whole new scene involving Dom, who graciously agreed to step in and be the character who throws the box on the table and then watches it transform. Considering Greenscreen filming is something that I do for a living, you would think that would’ve been the easy part, however, as is often the way when you just create stuff on a whim, common sense goes out of the window. My first mistake was not considering what was on the desk on the second pass, so it took quite some time and Black Magic Fusion to Rotoscope the box and the extra pieces that were doubling up in the shot. Still it works very well and I’m reasonably pleased with it. Let me know what you think.

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Comics away!

Book one & two Myth of the Kinti

Book one & two Myth of the Kinti

It took a while, but creating a comic book with just two people is quite a task.

Dom has pulled out all the stops this time and the story kicks off with new drawing styles for each section of Myth of the K'inti: Timo Part 2.

We have created a cover for Part two, which aligns with Part one to create a continuous image. Eventually all five books will create one huge poster. Well thats the plan anyway!

Comixology are reviewing part two, so it can join it's other half in the virtual world.

Comic Con Adventure

Comic Con 2016 San Diego

Comic Con 2016 San Diego

What a laugh Comic Con 2016 was. You have to get used to queuing though. It started with a two hour stint to not get a ticket to the IMAX Star Trek. Worth a try though.

San Diego was such a chilled friendly environment, embracing the eclectic bunch which descended on it for a week of mayhem. The place is massive. I attempted a planned approach. That lasted about an hour. What followed was two days of darting from room to room, catching as much as I could.

It was great meeting publishers and fans to share thoughts and ideas with. The comic was handed out here and there, so I hope to get some feedback from the readers in the future.

On my return to London, I popped by Orbit comics and left a copy of "Myth of the Kinti; Timo" part One with them. Hopefully they will share it around and help spread the World.

Finally I also handed a copy of the comic to Gosh comics and hope it may fit in somewhere within their catalogue in the future.

Part Two well on the way!