Toys, Comics, and Quack Medicine

Let’s see what was. Toys, comics, and an excellent buffalo chicken wrap, that was the Zolocon 2023 Halloween Show in a nutshell. I should prefaced a nut allergy warning. But Zolocon is a cool collectible show with a lot of cool items, from a lot of great vendors.

Next we had a interesting show in a Medical Museum that was the Lancaster Heritage Medical Museum for an Arts and Craft show, a first time show put on at the Museum and it was a fine show, saw some wood, a section for quack medicine and a tooth key. Medical history had some crude roots and quack medicine and then to where it is today and the Museum has a lot of interesting history to see.

Now to where things are currently, I’m wrapping up the last several of the backgrounds for the TO12H project. I’m also working on a few more designs for the Ink spill line. There’s more in the works. Until next time. -bryan

Keeping It Moving!

Here we are again with another recap and update. I’m keeping it moving. There’s been another exciting few past events with Hell House Paracon and then to cap off the end of Septemeber we had a Block Party.

Hell House Paracon in Lehighton, Pa was an incredible experience. An iconic movie location seen in Hell House LLC., as well as haunted attraction known as the Waldorf Estate of Fear. This Paracon was a very intimate experience with a lot of growth potential and I look forward to seeing where it goes in the future and this was also where Chompsquatch made his first appearance in the wild.

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TO12H and Beyond

The Opposite 12th Hour | TO12H has been moving forward at a steady pace. I’ve been going through the edit and working on adding Foley and other SFX elements. I’ve also been adjusting pacing for the final edit on a few shots and locking in on camera positions for export to use in the final animation. All backgrounds are in the final coloring stage and it’s really exciting to watch playback and to see the progress that’s being made.

TO12H | final background art
TO12H | Background art final color a look into the woods.

Beyond TO12H and sitting behind a desk, I’ve started to take the show on the road. A quick retrospective on the two conventions that have happened and that was Paracon and Lehigh Valley Comic Convention | LVCC. Paracon was a great experience and just being able to setup a table and exhibit and meeting people and having the opportunity to do something like that was incredible. Pennhurst State School and Hospital grounds is truly historic there’s history in those walls and throughout the campus.

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TO12H Piecing It Together

The production process continues and so do the backgrounds. First off, scene 4 has been completed which was a big step to wrap up the exterior shots of old man Lou’s house. All of those shots have been inked, scanned, and cleaned and I’ve begun dropping in the color palette and piecing it together. I had two additional shots from the same scene and for whatever reason one of the last shots kept giving me problems with the angles, everything I tried just wasn’t producing the look that I needed. Instead of fighting resistance on an angle I was stuck at, I decided to go with another technique and I decided to print out the 3D model and copy over the reference image and draw in the details, problem solved.

TO12H Lou's House background art from episode 001
TO12H scene 4 Lou’s House Closeup episode 001
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TO12H Background Art

TO12H background art is almost out of the weeds and that is awesome news. As of right now the current background count stands at fifteen pieces left for final pencil and or final ink for scenes two and four.

Scene 2 is a series of interior shots for Alterations Etc. and there are roughly twelve backgrounds that need to be finalized with cleaned pencil drawings and final inking. These shots are all highly detailed and are comprised of multiple layers of shop items and worn in objects to bring the setting to life.

TO12H Alterations Etc. background art from episode 001
TO12H scene 2 Alterations Etc. Register episode 001
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