Producer, Director, Editor, Animator, DP: Zack Ketz
2nd Cam Op: Christina Granados
I had the pleasure of creating Cheeks’ Kickstarter video for his original series “Bastion’s 7”. Cheeks has worked for Marvel, DC, been the character artist on the Hellboy cartoon, and worked on the Spectacular Spider-Man cartoon. This was the most intense video I have done because of the amount of art I chose to work with and animate in After Effects. One thing Cheeks does is that he handles sequential art like an animator - all panels of his comic book work consist of separate layers. For instance: 1 for character A, 1 for character B, 1 for foreground, 1 for background, 1 for atmosphere, and so on. Ideal format for animation. When I found this out, I knew that I had to animate his work.
Cheeks is an awesome guy! If you go to a con and he’s there, visit him. He’s usually with Ryan Benjamin.
Near the end of the edit, I spent 14 hours editing in one day. It had to be up for San Diego Comic Con and we made it! Cheeks had this video playing on a flat-panel at his booth, so I can proudly say I had a film screen at SDCC!
Here is a link to his artwork on Deviant Art:
Here is a link to the successful Kickstarter campaign:
Here is a link to the Kickstarter video I did for Keu Cha:
A Doll Made of Black Porcelain: Concrete consequences of whitewashing and racism in Epic Fantasy fandoms
A doll made of black porcelain. This is how Robert Jordan repeatedly, vocally, constantly describes the character Tuon in his epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time. It made me giggle because it seems exhaustive, but his books are famous for their exhaustive descriptions of characters,…
I’m still unhappy about this.
SEOUL SESSIONS: Ep5 - “Putting It Together” (by LeSean Thomas)
Here we go, folks! If you’re interested in the Apprenticeship, then read below. At the bottom you’ll find a link—just click to download the application WITH your finished pages to Murphy.email@example.com
1. Submit 5 pages of black and white sequential art (along with application below) to Murphy.Apprenticeship@gmail.com . The pages must be inked, no pencils and no “darkened pencils” using Photoshop. I want students who can do both! Because I use traditional tools (pencil/ink), I’m more capable of teaching students who also use those tools, but I’m happy to accept di