TO12H, Cake, Designs and More

Hello, hello again, let’s go. Things are moving along for TO12H | The Opposite 12th Hour episode 1 and ECD | Egg Chicken Dragon. All of scene 4’s background art for the exteriors for Lou’s house are complete. The foregrounds, midgrounds, and backgrounds have been reassembled into the final edit with final camera movements.

Moving on to scene 2 there’s a couple dozen shots that are in the process of final color and detailing. These backgrounds are all full of all sorts of items and I’ve been doing a lot of cross referencing to get everything close to being on model, it’s close. I’m looking forward to seeing it completed.

Next we have another project for another short and a pivot in direction and it’s for Urban Bigfoot. It’s around a minute long and it’s called “Lair of Cake” it’s a fun short and it should be ready soon. The quality to detail and the story are exactly where they need to be, and I’m very excited for this one.

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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

Where Are We Going?

That’s a great question and one I’m still trying to figure out. Where are we going? It’s a simple answer and one that also has a lot of intricacies behind it.

I’ve taken the show on the road a few times now and the latest couple of events have been really exciting. I did a bigfoot convention in Elysburg, PA (Central PA Bigfoot and Cryptid Festival) that was really fun and the crowd of people coming and going throughout the day was huge. I debuted / launched an Urban Bigfoot shirt and pin. More to come on the Urban bigfoot animation in the near future.

There was also a last minute event, which was more or less a morning of decision to pack up and go and that was an anime convention (Natsukashii Con) and I had a lot of fun meeting people and other artists. I added a kiosk display to the setup to tweak the overall look of the 10×10 or whatever it ended up being, I had a lot space to fill.

I’m looking forward to getting out there some more and exhibiting what I’ve been working on and continue to work on. Keep an eye on social platforms @jabberstudios to stop by and say hello. -bryan

The Long Wait, Is Over!!!

This is HUGE. It has finally happened, the long promised and vaguely seen glimpses of The Opposite 12th Hour has finally arrived in it’s animated form. I am very excited, this was a lot of work to get to this point and here we are. There are not just one, but two version of the Intro + clip. Yes there are indeed two versions of TO12H goodness, and both are as equally as delicious.

The Opposite 12th Hour – Intro Theme + Clip

The opening theme takes a look into the characters and locations that are nestled inside of the world of Preston Hill where The Opposite 12th Hour takes place. We meet Vincent who pulls a box and unravels. Then there’s Sam his friend, and we have our ghost named Elisabeth who inhabits Vincent’s house, once her house. There’s old man Lou who is not fond of kids or Vincent. Then we have location set pieces of Vincent’s house and Sam’s house and offsite locations left in disrepair.

The clip “This Is Horrible” features Nikola (Vincent’s dad) and Uri a small-mini, mini-small unicorn with a compulsive need to stay fueled on the nectar of donuts and other sweets. As we venture into attic, we find Nikola working on flavors for his hot sauces, sweet sauces and barbeque sauces. But the current batch of sauce seems to be rubbish and that is why this is horrible.

Please enjoy the Intro Theme + Clip “This Is Horrible” featuring Nikola and Uri from the scene up in the attic.

The Opposite 12th Hour – Intro Theme + Clip (side by side)

Side by side is basically just that, it is a side by side comparison to the animatic. The animatic was all drawn my hand and cut apart and reassembled in the edit. Some shots have varied but for most part this is the blue print I follow as I create the animation. As can be seen in the Animatic is very to little detail, just a slice of an idea and then populating that idea to a full vision is a long process and trying to find a style for that vision took time and realizing that the white space needed a world to be drawn was a far underestimated journey in itself.


Until next time. -bryan