Friday, November 19, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
The books piled in the corner of the booth!
Kendelle helping to set up our display
Our banners! Almost ready for action
And a special thanks to this guy! Who made our Comic Con dreams happen. Thanks Paul Briggs! They will be at the con next year with "Where is Dead Zero" Which is sure to be amazing!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
We will be doing a drawing for all of the followers of our blog! We will be giving away a signed edition of Peck n Paw and the Black Mirror! Signed by 20 of the artists participating in the book!
All you have to do is follow this blog. We will be doing the drawing on Friday and will email the winner and announce on the blog!
Thank you for all of your support everyone!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Hey Everyone! Posting some more of the original artwork that will be included with the Book when purchasing the limited edition! Here are 4 by the lovely Lorelay Bove!
Comic Con is only 2 weeks away everyone! We can't wait to see you all!
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I know many of you have been asking where to purchase the book outside of Comic Con and now we can give you an answer!
First, on August the 7th at 7pm, there is going to be a book signing at Gallery Nucleus for Pecknpaw! Please come by! Meet some of the artists, get free drinks and participate in the raffle for some original art and books!
Also, Gallery Nucleus is taking preorders for those of you unable to make it to comic con! They will be selling the book online, so no matter how far you are from the Southland, you can get your copy!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Today, we got our finished Printed pages for approval!
They look really great, I was concerned that they were going to be too different because we asked for a lot of changes on the proof, but Global did a wonderful job and got us almost exactly what we wanted!
We're all really excited and we're getting bookplates ready! Expect to see some previews of bookplates next week!
We're also going to be Raffling off some prints from the book for followers in the coming weeks. If you win, you can come to pick them up at the booth at comic con. So Please follow our blog to be entered.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
A little inspiration from the great Danny Arriaga above to kick things off!
One thing that might be suprising for those of you who may consider self publishing a book will be the amount of JUNK MAIL you get! I have a feeling that they got my address from the company that sells you ISBN numbers (there's only one)
But I can tell you that I've been inundated with postcards telling me that they could get me on Oprah to promote the book, or with postcards from printing companies telling me how low their costs are. Which makes me think that perhaps some people get an ISBN before they even get a printer!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Whew! Sorry for the late post!
We got confirmation that our changes had been received by the Hong Kong branch and they are now forwarding us the changed Ozalids and digital proofs (honestly, we're still a little confused about the second part there)
But things are moving along, we're starting to plan for our Comic Con booth, with Me and Scott being on hand all four days, we're also trying to see who will be able to come for signings etc.
We're also going to start to do a few original bookplates for our books! We brought up the idea with our artists and everyone seemed really excited about it! Let's just hope life at the studio doesnt get too crazy and we can all pull it off!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
So being new to this whole "Publishing" thing, there were a lot of things we had to learn about.
One of them was the proofing process! We ordered a full set of digital proofs and wet proofs. Wet proofs are exactly what the book would come out looking like.
We got a package last week, and in that package were three items, Ozalids (which are cut pages bound with staples in a similar way for the book, Digital proofs, (which were actually printed on sheets of paper, uncut) and three copies of our ordered wet proofs.
The color difference between the digital and wet proofs was there, but not too terrible. Overall we were pretty happy with how they turned out.
We had to get a small overall color shift towards blues because many of the wet proofs were shifting a tad too warm, and a few specific artists decided to go back and edit their files for printing (Printing processes don't seem to like things that are close in value and very dark)
We're still learning about somethings, but it seems that in this instance you have to live and learn :)
We're getting closer folks!
Monday, April 26, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Here's a little sneak peek at the book! These are thumbnails done by the amazing James Finch, who was production designer on Princess and the Frog. We'll be posting work in progress sketches and thumbnails on this blog, so keep an eye out!
So, We’ve been in production for this book for actually about 6 months now. These first few posts are going to be a bit retroactive, so you can get a peek at what went into this project.
Scott Watanabe came up with idea of a book to display the artwork of the artists here at the studio. We knew that there were many names that did not get exposure to most of the animation world, but were amazing nonetheless.
We actually went through a lot of ideas for themes for the book, some vague and wide, but then ultimately, took a cue from our story friends and went with a specific name so each person could show their creativity with a personal take.
This book we created is full of all original artwork! It was really amazing seeing everyone get inspired and turn their work in.
At the same time that we were making the content we also had to think about how we were going to produce the book. A lot of thought and consideration went into where it was being printed and where we could get the most quality for our money. Which was all split evenly among the artists doing the book.
The biggest problem was that it was nearly impossible to get a clear idea of who was the best. We ended up going with someone who we knew were experienced in doing art books, and had a location in our time zone, Global PSD.
They’ve been really wonderful and helpful. Dealing with stupid questions like “Is a page, like, one side of a page or is it two sides of a page like a physical page?” Man was I nervous when I had dumb questions like that, but they were always gracious and patient.
Pretty soon we are going to be receiving our “Wet Proofs” (real physical printed pages) of a few pages of the book for approval! We’re all very excited to start to see our project look like a real book!
Check back soon for more updates! We'll be trying to be consistent with a post every Wednesday!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
We are proud to announce, that this year at comic con 2010, the Visual Development team at Disney Feature Animation has begun to put together their own anthology of completely original artwork, titled "Pecknpaw and the Black Mirror."
We hope to see you at comic con! Come over and meet the artists and pick up a copy!
List of participating artists
With additional Pinups by