I was scrolling through my old files and I found this forgotten little gem. For those uninitiated this was a 10 page intro for a comic project I’ve wanted to do for years called DIRT.
These pages are almost 4 years old at this point. Yeesh. I’d say “ONE DAY I’LL GET BACK TO IT” but that’s basically hammering a nail in the coffin, so instead I’ll just say it’s probably still my favorite project, and I’d still like to do something with it.
Sure Guardians of the Galaxy is an all around pleasing, spectacular, with fun visuals and charming characters. But I think we all know what everyone is REALLY waiting for. Live Free, Eat Fresh episode 1 can be seen here and here! It’s ANIMATION-
Taking a break from LIVE FREE EAT FRESH production and doing something a little self indulgent! Gator Girls in Veitnam… or Afghanistan. The outfits are a little conflicting. Her name might be Louise E Anna. BECAUSE FUCK I LOVE PUNS
Also it’s my birthday. Everyone make a big deal about it okay?
So that cartoon I’ve been talking about has been posted. YOU’D BETTER BELIEVE THE HYPE BROOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
Anyways, I can’t take credit for how lovely the animation is, my roommate and pal-io took care of that, making things WAY nicer than I asked.
I mostly handled Keyframes, Background paintings, compositing, the little typography subway advertisement, the claymation, directing voice actors, editing the footage and audio, and all around justifying my role as creative leader. Mostly the sort of extra flair. I also wrote the damn thing BUT IT’S NOT LIKE THE WRITER OR BACKGROUND DESIGNER EVER MATTERS.
Also the voice actress, Meredith Michalojko, was a fantastic get! Very enthusiastic and brought the character so much more charm than we expected. SUCH MAGIC.
Just a few of the backgrounds from my animated short for Channel101! Screening this Saturday July 26 at 8pm!
For those who noticed I’ve been fairly quiet. Animating and doing the background design for a 5 minute short in two weeks is exhausting. Especially when you snort as much cocaine as I do. Anyways, I’ll be posting a lot more actively now that it’s done.
My Channel 101 pilot was just confirmed! If you live in the Los Angeles area come by the Downtown Independent Theater this saturday at 8:00 pm and see me and my roommate Julian’s crammed and stressed masterpiece for yourselves! Say hi! Throw acid in my face! Whatever you want!
Today I got to meet with Saul Blinkoff who has worked on a lot of Disney projects! It was fantastic meeting him and getting feedback. I whipped up these color keys last night as practice for Batter Up! (that comic I keep mentioning) as examples.
I’ve got an animated project coming up this month, and should have some pages to show soon! It’s very very exciting.
If tumblr has taught me anything, it’s that it is okay to be shallow and superficial so long as your definition of beauty falls outside of the corporately approved standard. So here have chick in a comfy sweater?
I wanted to try do line work but i wasn’t happy with any of the results, so here.
My name is Cullan. I live in Burbank. I make art. And it's pretty great.
Sexual Orientation: Pain
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