Saturday, November 2, 2019
Discover your own capabilities as an artist.
So, the idea is simple. Animate a cranberry.
Make it bounce, make it break, make it come to life. Whatever!
Make a new animation for each week in November and give it the following hashtag.
Share it on the social media platform(s) of your choice.
The above link leads to my first shot at animating a cranberry.
Check it out, and let me know how I did.
Let's just say that I have room to grow... like a cranberry.
Animate using the techniques of your choice and share it.
Sunday, October 27, 2019
It was a lot of fun, too much fun, creating a new piece that has a retro flavor.
We looked to the Marx Bros. and Laurel and Hardy to create the overall tone of the film. However, it takes place in the present. It's hilarious just like its visionary director. If you're not aware of Rick Larsen's comedy, seek out his zine Fat Dracula. You won't be sorry.
Now, he's got a film in the can, and it's off to be edited.
I'm excited to see the final product.
Be on the lookout for announcements of when and where we end up releasing this film.
I hope to see you soon at the premier!
Thursday, October 17, 2019
I'll be there as Dr. Zombie: Monster Family Physician. Other comics creators and zine makers will be there too.
Check it out!
Monday, September 16, 2019
Monday, August 19, 2019
I'm looking to promote Fred the Mustard Packet in different ways, and yes, I actually printed and spread around business cards. Do you live in or near Phoenix, AZ? Maybe you'll find one. If you do, take a photo and tweet it to @TommyCannon for a free digital copy of Forty-Eight Flavorful Moments with Fred the Mustard Packet.
Monday, August 5, 2019
A Sketch for a Future Book
I have two sketch books happening right now for future books. I just had a meeting with Shane Carey about expanding a certain superhero universe. Plus, I have a stack of blue line art work for a future issue of My Big Break.
It seems like I'm scatter brained, maybe I am. However, I feel like having several coals in the fire helps to keep my feet warm. As I plug away at things certain projects tend to float to the top, then they get made. When something gets made I like having something else right behind it. It keeps me mentally limber, and it gives me a ton of IPs to work with.
Having a scattered brain can be an asset. Make it work for you.
Monday, July 15, 2019
Click the above link to check out the crowdfunding campaign for a new short film starring me and my buddy Arturo Ruiz!
It's sure to be delicious.
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Click the above link to get Dr. Zombie's Card Game!
That's right, your tabletop is just itching to have "Dr. Zombie's Creature Lab of Doom!".
It's a drawing game that will exercise your creativity by forcing you to draw horrifying monsters!
Check it out!
Monday, May 20, 2019
His Monster Family Physician Comic Book can be purchased at the above link.
His Kindle Comic of short, comedic, horror stories can be purchased at the above link.
And, believe it or not, he has a card game! That can be purchased at the above link and it's super fun!
Dr. Zombie has been a part of my life on the stage, screen, and page for almost 10 years. Keep reading to learn of my history with this demented character.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The motion in this piece solely comes from camera movements on the images from the comic book, but the lack of animation is fine, because that allows the viewer to dwell on the artwork of Gabriel Hernandez Walta and the cover art work of Mike Del Mundo. The artwork tells the story perfectly in the right tone of the Vision trying to live a suburban life with a family.
The writing by Tom King is interesting. It's too bad that a super villain had to pop up near the end, because the story of the Vision's family trying to blend in with suburban America is fascinating. However, this is a Marvel story, so a super villain had to pop up eventually. It was surprising though. So, I will give it credit for that.
The moments of dwelling on the words "kind" and "normal" were very interesting, especially hearing them being discussed by robots. It made me think twice about how we use those words in everyday life.
Also the voice acting in this piece is sensational. The narrator did a great job and the Vision family had just the right amount of alienation in their sound and performances.
I will give this piece 5 out of 5 cannonballs for great voice acting, great writing, and great artwork.
Click the frame at the very top of this post to watch the motion comic. Thanks for reading.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
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Saturday, March 9, 2019
Click the above link to see Fred the Mustard Packet's latest comics.
This week, we have some odd and even jokes for you. Check 'em out!
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
The 3rd issue treatment of the motion comic works perfectly as a promotional piece. Remender's writing gives just enough character depth and forward movement to tell a compelling story with a cliffhanger. He doesn't give away too much. Some of the dialogue is choppy, but they had exposition to cover. It's better than what I do for Fred the Mustard Packet, so there's high praise for Remender there.
The art is just the right mount of detail without being too distracting. The colors matched the tone of the story well, and the character designs told the story well. There were some unnecessary close ups. Probably because they want to showcase Wes Craig's high skill level in portraiture. The pacing was great. And, all of the wide shots were pitch perfect showcasing the locations very well. The balance of lights and darks enhanced the mood of this motion comic very well. This is why Wes Craig and Lee Loughridge did not need to burden their pages with excessive detail. They know the power of a well placed shadow, and they know how to draw the viewer's eye to the important pieces of the story.
The voice actors did great a great job in adding feeling to those lines of comic book dialogue. The acting added a depth that I normally wouldn't get just from reading the comic on my own. Hearing a difference in vocal cadence added value to this motion comic experience. The performers brought a lot of life to those words.
The actual motion itself was very well done. There was just the right amount of motion to emphasize certain points without distracting us too much from the overall fantastic visuals. Wes Craig, Lee Loughridge, and Rus Wooton's art work was allowed to shine over the animated pieces. That's the way it should be.
Viewer be warned, this is not a family friendly piece. Deadly Class lives up to its title.
I give it 4.5 out of 5 cannonballs. I took a half point off for being show offs.
To see the motion comic watch Youtube video below.
If you have a family friendly motion comic that you would like to be considered for screening at Tommy's Motion Comics Bonanza send me the link to @ToMoCoBoAZ on Twitter before the end of June 2019. Thank you.