'GENECONOMICS' : a Motion Book script exampleUPDATE: The art is starting to come in for this book:'GENECONOMICS' : a Motion Book script example2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As it gets completed we will be posting the process of how this script becomes a Motion Book, and goes to print! So if you're interesting in the process stay tuned!
I've been asked a couple of questions about designing comics with the 'motion book' mentality in mind. Because motion books are dynamic and not static, you can create stories in a format that incorporates a motion book foundation. Where traditional comics deal with page layout, motion books deal with how that layout flows and evolves over time (Treatment: Tokyo is a great example of this).
I have an animation background, so the writing I've done in the past reflects this. Below is a script for a property I'm developing that I wrote as a motion book- so the format is taking into account how it would be interpreted at the art stage and motion book creation stage (and for that reason the format sort of bridges the 'animation/cinema'
PARKER- a fan Motion book trailerNow that the Motion tool at Madefire is open to the public to create their own Motion Books I kidnapped two talented folks and forced them to take my Spiderman fan Art and create a trailer for a fictional Spiderman Cartoon show/comic story.PARKER- a fan Motion book trailer1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to Evan Limberger
and Joe Otis Costello for putting this together. Be prepared for a Rocketeer or a Superman fan Motion book at some point!
CLICK ON THE RED ARROW TO ENJOY!
Here is a little bit more of 'Parker'!Here is a little bit more of 'Parker'!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
dA community on Madefire appDo me a favor:dA community on Madefire app9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Get out your Android, iPad, iPhone, or mobile platform of choice, and open the Madefire app. There's a bunch of new things I'd like you to check out.
The sections work like this:
This is 'classic' comic material. No bells, no whistles, just no bullshit, honest comics. (Indie creators and publishers should know we can put their material up within a couple of weeks of sending us a PDF. If your book isn't here you should ask yourself why not?)
This is where we continue to push the medium with a wide variety of cutting edge digital storytelling unique to each book. We also have books from top publishers - those that have had vision and were willing to push the envelope. You can get sucked in for hours.
We also have a deviantART section that features two categories:
The catch-all for pretty much everything anybody publishes on dA using the motion book tool. This ranges from single image parallax pa
Voyage to the Unknown: Motion BooksI have been tagged!Voyage to the Unknown: Motion Books2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconmrs-durden: has been running a feature series known as "Voyage to the Unknown". Having been tagged, I've tried to find somewhere on the site that I haven't ventured much. I don't think I've ever really looked into "Motion Books", and it's a shame, I think, because DA did collaborate with MadefireStudios to set that up for our use.
So here you will find several pieces from the Motion Books section that I hope you will enjoy!
Sharks in the Swimming PoolPlease take a moment to check out this fantastic project, illustrated by my daughter, :iconmatyldamai96: with singer/songwriter/artist :iconclairitymusic:Sharks in the Swimming Pool1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Naturally I'm a very proud dad.
Artist of the week - ZFiveOne of the most active artists of the group is ZFive:iconZFive:, who's drawings has great aesthetic quality. the are also really sexy and (In my opinion) always tasteful.Artist of the week - ZFive3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you ZFive for your great art!
If you hadn't seen ZFive's drawings & animations yet - please check them out!
If you would like to recommend an artist or ask to be featured too - please send me a note. :-P
The Digital Revolution Continues Here!WOW!!!!The Digital Revolution Continues Here!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Seriously, what an incredible few days!!!
I wanted to capture a bit of the excitement and share my favorite digital comics and books, from pros and amateurs alike, because something really special is happening! I'll be sharing more in the coming weeks and months, but to kick you off and without further ado:
NEW USER GENERATED CONTENT
These books show a range of styles and approach, from classic static manga, to innovative use of sound and motion:
This parallax by Danesippi is deceptively simple, but works beautifully. So much depth!
The most basic use of the tool, but so amazingly designed and executed by Grozyll that it begs to be checked out.
East and west are fused in this book by
Community Service ContestHey everyone! This is :iconYukiraHanou:, group Founder. Anyways, we will be having a really quick Community Service Contest. The prizes are actually pretty big this time because we need to use some of our group points lol. The deadline is 5/24/14. So contestants have about 8 days to do the project.Community Service Contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The current prizes are:
1st Place:A llama badge and a journal feature from Please-Not-Last, a llama badge and a request from YukiraHanou, and a llama badge and 300 from allstuffanddonate.
Runner Up:A llama badge from YukiraHanou, and a llama badge and 100 from allstuffanddonate
(We will be asking for donations for prizes as usual, if you would like to contribute a prize, that would be fantastic too Prizes can be , llama badges, journal features, favorites, comments, requests, etc. Plus, if we get more prizes, we could make a third place.)
CLOSED!!-Design my OC contestHi :iconsmilecakeplz: I let you all design my newest OC.Please read ALL the rules and I hope you will enter.CLOSED!!-Design my OC contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. Deadline: 2014.June 30
2. NOT allowed: Stolen art,tracing,rough sketches,checked/lined papers, nudity, photomanips, literature
3. Can enter with: traditional, pixel, digital works. Bases are okay but credit the basemaker.
4. I will only pick one winner, since I need only 1 new OC.
5. You can enter with as many design you want but I prefer quality over quantity.
6. NOTE me with your finished entry please : )
7. Don't sell the design until the contest ends. After deadline if you not won you can sell the character.
:iconkittydividergreenplz: What I like:
- Male (no crossdressers ), human
- Skin: only natural colors
-Eyes vcan be yellow, purple,pink etc. or mixed like blue/yellow
- Hair: white. Can add some colored streaks BUT mainly have to be white.
Captain Stone Is MissingCaptain Stone Is Missing5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Captain Stone THE NEW BREED OF SUPERHERO? OR THE LAST ONE (POSSIBLY) STILL ALIVE?
CAPTAIN STONE IS MISSING
A Madefire motion book by Christina McCormack & Liam Sharp
Without going into all the wonderful enhancements (not only frame motion and dramatic juxtapositions, but also musical scoring and sound and flash effects) possible with the Madefire motion books process, it should be emphasized lest one get lost in all the bells and whistles that the actual
My Little Treasure Chest Mystery Giveaway CLOSEDCongratulations to our 3 winners for finding "Nayavutoka" as the place where the Captain Eye White has burried his treasure! They now share a great % of the booty, and gain our respect for being so good detectives <3.My Little Treasure Chest Mystery Giveaway CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You can now consult a full solution guide which will show what we were expecting you to do for each clue on group's homepage .
There were 3 Winners
:iconkatzrollz:katzrollz : 750 and 2 Lottery Tickets to use on This Portal
:iconRoamingShadow: RoamingShadow :500 and 1 Lottery Ticket
:iconLuckySapphire14:LuckySapphire14 : 400
The CASE SOLUTION is also available here to see where you get stuck and how to get 'unstuck'. -->My Little Treasure Chest Case Solution
This mystery case was created and hosted by LittleScavenger
A Guide to Effective TaggingA new method to promote and discover art has been released to the community in the form of Tags! When submitting art, adding relevant tags to your deviations will help viewers discover art of interest to them and give your work more exposure.A Guide to Effective Tagging9 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
You can add tags based on a variety of things, be it subject matter, themes, medium used, fandom, or anything else you feel is important.
Use these tips to make the most of tags and help your art to find its audience:
Keep it simple. The less complicated the tag, the easier your art is to discover.
Be specific. If you take a picture of a rose, tagging it as #flower, while correct, won’t get your art as much attention as tagging it #rose will. You can, of course, tag both.
Tag efficiently. If your art is based on Lord of the Rings, tag it #LordOfTheRings and/or #lotr. You don’t need to tag every combination — t
I Got Angry! Pt.4 (Furious Interlude!)I was wondering to myself if I was STILL angry about things, even after all these years - and honestly? I really am!I Got Angry! Pt.4 (Furious Interlude!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Actually - I'm f**king pissed-off!!!
You'll be hard-pressed to find an artist that isn't!
We're over a barrel. We're art monkeys. We're work-for-hire engines that spit out the creations of others as best we can, striving to gain enough prominence to sustain an ongoing living, dreaming of a legacy.
We face hatred, the bitter barbs of trolls, the cruel dismissal of subjectivity, unfair comparisons with our peers.
We have to navigate taste, culture, the need for relevance.
We have to beat our way past the legions of others after the same job.
We have to remain immune to the jealous mutterings of those that fall along the way.
It SUCKS being a part of the machine, the self-serving circle of an industry consuming itself because it doesn't know any better. It's stuck in an ancient cycle, a rotating dance that is literally going nowhere!
So yes. I'm f**k
DeviantArt Sta.sh Challenge![CLOSED]Winners and the solution announced hereDeviantArt Sta.sh Challenge![CLOSED]1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This Challenge will remain OPEN for 24 hours, with 13 MAXIMUM winners. This event will close once the 24 hours is over OR if the maximum amount of winners are reached.
The order of the placement is whoever solves the challenge the FASTEST.
First Place: 200
Second Place: 100
Third Place: Silver Ticket to be used here FGA GATE PRIZE
100 points booty prize [shared points] on whoever else solves it. (Maximum 10 people)
How does this Giveaway work?
Its called the stash challenge because the goal is to
I Got Angry Pt.5Something else to get a bit angry about...I Got Angry Pt.51 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you GET a distribution deal, you'll be in the long shadow cast by the big companies, buried in a dark corner of a vast monthly catalogue.
If you have no marketing budget, then your only option is to hit message boards, FaceBook, indie-driven comic sites, and by getting hold of a list of the internet comics news sites – they're easy enough to find, you just have to Google them.
If you have created your own book, and your dream is to see it printed, but you have literally no funds and nobody is willing to publish it, there are other great options, such as http://www.lulu.com/blog/tag/print-on-demand/. Here you can upload your entire book having placed it into one of the templates they provide, and you can then order a printed, bound copy direct from them for the price you set for it. Print on demand is an incredible innovation, and like Amazon, they will list your book for anybody to buy, they'll eve
How to go about Adoptables Part 2 First PartHow to go about Adoptables Part 21 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Okay, so in the first part I covered a few simple things to do in order to get started doing adoptables. However I also received a few comments stating that they had already done the things I listed and were still having trouble with sales. Therefor I have decided to make a part 2 in order to go into more depth about how to get your adoptables sold.
From the previous Journal we covered.
Use a separate account.
Scope out other adoptable artists
Join groups (Long list of adoptable groups with 1,000 - 15,000 watchers each is on part 1)
Add "Open" and "Closed" To Adoptable titles
I Got Angry! Pt.3I'm not an angry guy. I'm very mild-mannered. But there's SO MUCH I wish I had known up front, before I got into comics. There are rudimentaries that I'm kind of angry nobody clearly pointed out before I got in too deep.I Got Angry! Pt.31 year ago in Personal More Like This
Nobody tells you that in the mainstream, as an artist, you'll almost certainly be drawing stuff you're NOT prepared for, and don't really have any desire to do or passion for.
Are you hearing this? It's REALLY a big one:
You'll almost certainly be drawing stuff you're NOT prepared for, and don't really have any desire to do or passion for.
What does that mean? What are you saying Sharpie? How can that be right?
Well - and this is from experience - you won't generally get to draw or write the book you're most suited to.
Classic example: I've been trying to get a Conan gig my whole career - a book I'm so clearly suited to it's unreal, and pretty much every artist I know has said as much! - and yet, even after all this time (27 years
[CLOSED] Mystery Case Event #2 .Defeat the Hacker!EVENT CLOSED. WINNER ANNOUNCED HERE[CLOSED] Mystery Case Event #2 .Defeat the Hacker!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Prize: One month Premium membership or the equivalent
There can only be one winner; the first one to solve the case.
If no one solves this case by June 15, 2014 I will increase the prize pool.
Before you start solving the case, please TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE RULES OR YOU MIGHT GET DISQUALIFIED OR BECOME INELIGIBLE TO CLAIM THE PRIZE IF/WHEN YOU WIN! Dont be in a rush; I promise you these puzzles will take time to solve.
1. Be a member (if not already) of :icondetective-hq: Its open membership, just click on join and you'll be approved!
2. ABSOLUTELY, DO NOT POST THE ANSWERS OR POST HINTS ANYWHERE ON THIS JOURNAL (when you figure out the answer) OR ANYWHERE ON THE EVENT! IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO, I WILL HIDE YOUR COMMENT AND BLOCK YOU. You will be PERMANENTLY banned from this giveaway and my f
Deviousness Award Interview with SynfullWhat is this Awesome Achievement?Deviousness Award Interview with Synfull2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out
on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
The Deviousness Award for July 2013 goes to Synfull.
"Synfull is a truly amazing deviant. She has given much to the emoticon community. From organizing and gathering information and tutorials with Emotication to spreading feature love with her "So i herd you liek emotes??", she has been the backbone in the community. As well as being devious in the community, she is pretty amazeballs as a friend as well. She is always willing to listen to ideas and be a wall to bounce the odd contest idea off of. "
"I remember starting out with Karen as emoticonists back in the late 2000's in #thumbsshare, and she fit right into
I Got Angry - recap!So, having gotten all riled up about publishing, I wanted to do a recap, and see what ground we covered:I Got Angry - recap!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My first angry post was all about 'why' - why do it? What was the motivation? Why was I so bloody angry? And what was I doing about it?
Part 2 was about identity - who are you? What should you know about yourself and the industry if you really want to get serious about it?
http://techgnotic.deviantart.com/ wrote as part of his amazing response: 'But I think there comes a time when the whole system becomes so exhausted from mindless repetition that a certain cynicism becomes the only form of true enlightenment and what we loved about our artistic obsessions gets forgotten.'
http://deevelliott.deviantart.com/ also had some strong thoughts, including 'you have to bite your lip when f**ked up the arse and treated like you don't matter, better still sm
Lost Treasure of Inca MysteryCaseGiveaway#6/CLOSEDCASE CLOSED. Winner's journal and case solution available hereLost Treasure of Inca MysteryCaseGiveaway#6/CLOSED1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
EDIT: Booty Prize increased to 300 . ALL prize will be distributed within 24 hours AFTER this mystery case is closed. The Winner's journal with case solution and best features will follow thereafter.
This case WILL remain open for 24 hours, with UNLIMITED winners.
1st place finisher prize 200 + an art commission from :icondarkzelda15:
2nd place finisher prize 100 + 1 Normal prize ticket to be used here -> FGA GATE
INFO : Lottery Ticket > 4 Boxes, 4 Choices, 4 Different Prizes. Once you win it, you'll receive a code to use for that gate. Brought to you by FlashGiveAways
Anyone else who wins after 1st and 2nd place will SHARE the BOOTY PRIZE of 300 o
I got angry!Anger.I got angry!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Anger and frustration.
That's what started it all!
I'm not somebody that feels entitled. I don't expect anything from the world, or anybody in it. That said, I did feel I had earned a fair hearing. I'd put in the years, drawn the BIG books, and the cool ones! I thought I should, by rights, be able to get at least one pitch for a creator-owned comic written and drawn by me off the ground. But though I must have pitched upwards of 30 titles across the board over a period of TEN YEARS, nothing landed.
So yes. I was angry and frustrated!
I was asked, by the very excellent Joseph Michael Linsner, what Madefire was all about a couple of weeks ago, following the Big Wow Comic Fest. It was a good question, as it pointed out a gap in our message, something people were perhaps not getting:
Why do it?
What was the need?
The need was to create a platform for the digital age on which creat