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Best wishes for the new year, everyone!

J
  • Reading: W.I.T.C.H.
  • Watching: Christmas specials
  • Playing: Pokemon X
Merry Christmas, happy holidays and an awesome new year to you all! ;)

I've been busy lately with applying to a new school again and as a result, I had no time to work on either the comic or any holiday themed specials. But hopefully all goes well and I'll be back to drawing those up somewhere in Januari. ;)

Have an awesome time everyone! :D

~Mister J
  • Reading: W.I.T.C.H.
  • Watching: TMNT
  • Playing: Fire Emblem Awakening (Play this game)
Actually, that title about sums it up.

Fire Emblem Awakening finally released here, last week or something. I'd complain about how long it took but frankly, I'm just glad it came over here at all. This game is great, though and I can recommend it to everyone to at least check it out sometime. :)

I've also been watching cartoons. Mostly the newest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. I figured pretty quickly I'm not the target demographic but hey, I loved the old Turtles cartoons as a kid so I wanted to check it out. The episodes are mostly hits and misses but I think when they hit, they hit pretty good. :) And, as a sucker for villians, Kevin Michael Richardson as the Shredder and Kelly Hu as Karai are by far my favourite characters of this show. :P
Other than that, I occasionally go back to watch some Korra while patiently waiting for more news on new Korra seasons and episodes. :)

Lately, I've been neglecting my comic a bit. Life got in the way of that but it's winding down now. So I'll be getting back to drawing comic again pretty soon. Getting close to the end of this current issue after all. ;)

And that's about it. Have a good one! ;)
  • Reading: W.I.T.C.H.
  • Watching: TMNT
  • Playing: Paper Mario 3D
Hey all!
Merry Christmas and happy holidays! :D

How's the end of the world treating you so far?

~J
  • Listening to: Ace Attorney soundtracks. Real catchy ones too.
  • Reading: W.I.T.C.H. Honestly, you should read it too
  • Watching: Old W.I.T.C.H. episodes. Holding up pretty well.
  • Playing: Nintendo 3DS. No clever remakrs though...
Hey all. I just finished uploading the last two pages for KEC the Comic. And I'm currently busy uploading that year-old animation that's been hanging over my head.
If all goes well, you should be able to watch it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZj6Vj…
If, y'know... Something doesn't go wrong and Youtube doesn't mess up my hard work.
But yeah. I beat the animation dragon. :D Now I can get back to making something half-way decent. Because I feel i at least improved that much over the last few years...

But seriously: I hope you'll enjoy. :)

In other news, I graduated a few weeks ago in audiovisual design. Or, more simply said: I can now actually make some half-way decent animation and videos.
If anyone's got a project for me, just drop a message. I'm looking for work. ;)
But yeah. As a result, I hopped on over on the facebook in order to stay in touch with the wonderful people I met the past three years. you could say I gave in to peer pressure and you'd probably be right.
I have an extremely common name though, so if any of you buddies want to friend me on facebook, just leave me a message (like, right here for example) and if you're really a buddy, I'll let you know where to find me. :)

But yeah. That's all for now. I just hope you'll look forward for more from me. :)

See you around. :D

~The J
  • Reading: W.I.T.C.H. issue #132
  • Watching: Korra
  • Playing: Metroid II
Hi all.

I've been completely cut off from internet for a week due to a snapped cable.
That's not such a big deal. I live in the middle of nowhere, so it happens all the time.
What is kind of a big deal, though, is that it took them only a day of repairing... A week after the fact...
Honestly...

But anyway. I'm back now. :) I guess you all will barely notice... :P
  • Reading: W.I.T.C.H. issue #132
  • Watching: Korra
  • Playing: Metroid II
Well, it's almost time for me to leave school behind. Wonderful people, really. And I really should hop on over to facebook or something to stay in touch...

In the meantime though, between looking for a job and doing nothing, I've picked up an old project that I left alone for a long long time.
I've returned to wroking on my tie-in animation for KEC the comic. You might remember this? Read about it in a history article perhaps? After all, Youtube claims it has been 11 months since I posted a quick garbled mess that was supposed to be a preview up there.
If you actually still remember that, then you'll be delighted to hear that I've drawn pretty much all that needs to be drawn and now it's just a matter of properly timing the keyframes and adding in sound effects and music.
5 minutes was probably overreaching (And was never the intended length anyway) but I feel 2 minutes of my amateurish no-budget excuse for an animation should be enough.

So yeah. I hope you approve. :)

Also, quick aside here: Korra's season finale is airing in the states this weekend, if my information is correct. :)
I haven't been this exited for a cartoon episode since the original Airbender. :P

Have a brilliant day, all! :D
  • Reading: W.I.T.C.H. issue #132
  • Watching: Korra
  • Playing: Metroid II
I've been keeping quiet for a while, but what's important to know is this:

I've been keeping busy with exams for the past few weeks. And starting today, they're over and done with for me. ;)
Not to sound boastful or anything, but all I have to do for school now is wait for a diploma. :P

Guess I'll be back with more updates to my gallery soon. :)

~J
  • Reading: W.I.T.C.H. issue #132
  • Playing: Pokemon Black
  • Eating: Winding down from italian food
Hey all! I'm back from Rome.
Pretty awesome. Seriously. If you're ever in the neighbourhood be sure to check out as much as you can.

I'd post all of the details of last week, but I don't want to bother you all with a huge wall of text. Probably later though. The important thing is, I had fun and I hope everyone else did too.
So how was your week? :)
  • Reading: W.I.T.C.H.
  • Playing: Skyward Sword
  • Eating: Pretty unhealthy stuff probably...
Hey all! How's 2012 treating you so far?

March 12th is when I'm going to Rome for a school trip. :)
It's pretty cool. I've never been to Rome.

Also, I've worked on some KEC the Comic, so check out pages 03-09 and 03-10. :)
  • Reading: W.I.T.C.H.
  • Playing: Skyward Sword
  • Eating: Pretty unhealthy stuff probably...
Have a very merry Christmas everyone! :D
  • Listening to: Donkey Kong Country Returns
  • Reading: W.I.T.C.H.
  • Playing: Skyward Sword, next week
  • Eating: Pretty unhealthy stuff probably...
Since it's 11-11-11, I made a picture to celebrate the event. After all, I only this week realised it'll be at least 100 years before those numbers line up again. Not to mention, with the lack of a 13th month, next year is the last time for quite a while that we'll have matching numbers like that at all.

Also, I decided to change my Avatar for the first time in years.
I think it's nice. :)
  • Watching: W.I.T.C.H.
  • Playing: Ocarina of Time 3D
  • Drinking: Tea and water
Hey all. Kind of an important update here.
No it's not the next few pages. It's far more disapointing than that.

I've been working on a little tie-in animation to go with a big next-issue finale, and to prove I'm not slacking like some slacking slacker, I've cobbled together a little preview mawatchamacallit. Until I can figure out how to cram it onto DeviantART, I've parked it Here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_GlRh….

Personally, I am aware that I'm cutting corners like it's an all-you-can-eat at the circle factory, but due to the sheer number of different shots and camera angles, I found it rather neccesary for a no-budget animation of over two minutes. (That's the estimaetd length of the real thing. Not the preview, which is barely half a minute).
Now, obviously missing from the preview is a good chunk of the the thing, the sound effects and a good part of what is to be the backdrop. I've added some music to give it some sense of entertainment and the lighting  is already present.

Anyway. That's all for now. Enjoy this 30-second preview and let me know what you think. ;)

~The J
  • Watching: W.I.T.C.H.
  • Playing: Ocarina of Time 3D
  • Drinking: Tea and water
Hey all. How is life treating you?

I'm fine of course. Regional TV is pretty fun. Although the workflow is anything but constant. One day, there's an extra news report with full urgency, the next you're waiting days for something to do, only to suddenly get three assignments at once.
But hey, that's how news works, doesn't it?

It also means that, while waiting, I get the chance to do some animating. Namely for that KEC animation. It's far from finished though since I don't work on it all the time, but it's coming along. Currently finished around 23 of the storyboard frames (out of 94), although the background needs some polishing and it's completely devoid of any sound.
But it's enough to cobble together a little preview, which I am planning on doing. ;)

In other KEC news: two new pages are up. Can't quite neglect that, can I?
Also, I'm thinking of throwing together a website for the KEC comic too, but I can't quite decide where to host it eventually. I am a terrible cheapskate though, so my prefference goes to free hostings. But whatever. Any suggestions are welcome.

Also, I purchased my first true 3DS game last week. Ocarina of Time 3D. It's a game I can recomend to anyone really. Loads of fun and really good-looking.
And I've played through the original Ocarina of Time around 12 times. :)


So yeah. That's all. From me today. How's life treating you all? Got any good website suggtions for me? Or do you have an opinion to share? Feel free to drop a comment while you're here. :)

Have a great weekend, all! :D

~MisterJ02
  • Watching: W.I.T.C.H.
  • Playing: Pokemon Black version
For those of you who are still interested.
I've finished storyboarding this little project. And at 94 frames of storyboard, it's not all that little. I might upload an animation test here sometime. What do you guys think? Should I?

Also, in other news. Next week I'll start as an intern for regional television. I'm exited. :P

~MisterJ02
  • Listening to: my computer's fan
  • Watching: W.I.T.C.H.
  • Playing: Pokemon Black version
I'm not sure if I mentioned this already so sorry if I'm repeating myself here...

My latest animation project is underway, slowly but steady. That's right. I plan on finishing KEC the Comic issue #3 with an animation rather than the usual comic pages. I'm in the final stages of storyboarding, so after that I'll get to the real work. ;)

Now I can almost hear you thinking: "But J02. Why are you working on the end of issue #3 when you're not even done with issue #2 yet?"
The answer is simple and typhical of me. An animation is, as you may or may not yet know, a lot of work. And since I'm also very lazy, I concluded that I'd better start on it very early. Like I said, I'm in the final stages of storyboarding, which took me a while too. But I hope you'll all enjoy the end result. :D


Keep rooting for the Japanese, people. It's kind of an understatement to say they're having a very rough time now. Let's hope that power plant won't cause any victims or other disasters. The earthquake and tsunami were bad enough already... :(


That's all.
~MisterJ02
  • Watching: W.I.T.C.H.
  • Eating: Chocolate
  • Drinking: AA drink
For school, I usually need to use some specific pieces of software. Most of them are packed in Adobe's Creative Suite. Such software products mostly include Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Flas, Illustrator and Aftereffects.

Another piece of software I often have to use is Autodesk's 3d studio Max. And as the name implies: it's a program used to model and animate objects in three dimentions. What the name also reveals is that it's not a part of the Adobe lineup.

Now here's the rub: Because of that fact, I had access to 3ds Max exclusively from School's PC's (Macs and Apples won't run it by the way) for a year and a half.
That's really frustrating, since I've had some deadline-related trouble because of that.


And with that bit of background info established, I'm really happy to finally have installed 3ds Max installed here at home :D
It's right in time too, since we (finally) start learning about Character modelling. Modeling trains, rockets and buildings is all fine and great and all, but I'm actually a lot more interested in characters. :)

That is all. Have a great time everyone. ;)
~MisterJ02
  • Watching: W.I.T.C.H.
  • Playing: Donkey Kong Country Returns
  • Eating: Chocolate
  • Drinking: AA drink
I want give you all the best of newyear's wishes! :D Let's hope this year will turn out even better than the last. ;)

To celebrate, I'm going to try and kickstart KEC's second issue later today.


Hope you all had a great newyear's eve! :D
~MisterJ02
  • Watching: W.I.T.C.H.
  • Playing: Metroid Prime Trilogy
  • Eating: Chocolate
  • Drinking: AA drink
Hey there, all you watchers and visitors out there. I just dropped by to let you all know that I'm still working on KEC issue #2. There's two reasons why it's updates are being delayed for so long.

1) I'm a busy man lately, juggling different assignments around like an adult :-X I have (another) short animation in the works, this time in After Effects which is something I'm still a novice with. Then there's a commercial that needs preperation, recording and editting. Thirdly is this guy who asked me to model a renovated building in 3D, which I should finish this week. And then there's every other thing that's going on at school as well. It's nothing new but it adds to the delay.

2) I'm working on a special Christmas comic. And you can't have a Christmas special without Christmas. So in order to finish it in time for the holidays, I've put KEC on hold until it's done. I hope you'll all enjoy this special as much as regular updates. ;)

And now you know what's cooking :) I'm considering doing something else as well in the meantime but I haven't really found the time for it yet.

I hope I'll get back here with that Christmas special in time to wish you all a merry Christmas. BUt in the meantime, have an awesome week! :D
  • Watching: W.I.T.C.H.
  • Playing: Metroid Prime Trilogy
  • Eating: Chocolate
  • Drinking: AA drink
Just swung by to wish everyone out there a

:D HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! :D