Friday, November 19, 2010

CTN-X!

Hi Everyone! I know there has been a lack of updates, but we're almost sold out of all our books! We will be at CTN selling the last few boxes so if you don't have your copy yet, swing by and say Hi! We have a few bookplates left as well!

We will be at booth number E11 and Scott Watanabe will be there on Friday and Saturday, making more bookplates, Jeff Turley will be there on Saturday and Sunday, and Victoria Ying will be there on Sunday.

CTN-X Booth E11

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

CTN EXPO

Just an update for all those interested. PecknPaw will have a table at the CTN Expo in Burbank, Nov 19-21 so be sure to stop by and say hi!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Pecknpaw at GALLERY NUCLEUS TODAY!!!

Tonight at 7PM we will be doing a book signing at gallery nucleus! Apologies for not posting on the blog sooner.

There will be orignal art from the book on sale! Please come by and say hello or buy a piece!

Monday, July 26, 2010

A Big Thank you for a Great Comic Con!

Driving up on the first day! Having been to comic con many times, I can't remember being as excited as I was this time.

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

Last Post Before Comic con!

One More Post! Tomorrow is comic con guys! We can't wait to see you all in Sunny SAN DIEGO!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Congratulations to the winner of the Raffle!

Congratulations to Desiree Cassidy! She was drawn as the lucky winner of our raffle for a signed copy of Pecknpaw and the Black Mirror!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Blog Raffle!


Hello Everyone!

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

Thanks to John Nevarez!


Wanted to say "Thank you!" To John Nevarez for featuring us on his site! Hope to see you all at Comic con!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lorelay Bove's Bookplates


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

Paul Felix Bookplates!








Just a preview of more of the bookplates that will be available at Comic Con! Again, these books with the original art bookplates will be 120 dollars at Comic Con!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Signing at Gallery Nucleus!

Hey Everyone!

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!

Gallery Nucleus

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

More Bookplates!







Here are some bookplates by the Great Jeff Turley. He also took some photos of his process!

We're getting closer and closer...the books are on a boat somewhere in the Pacific~

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Orignal Bookplates!




Here are a few original bookplates that we will be selling at comic con! The price for the Bookplate books will be 120 dollars a book.

These bookplates are done by Kevin Nelson

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Advanced Copy has arrived!

Wow, all of our hard work has paid off! Seeing the whole thing bound is very exciting!
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Printed Pages!



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

Mail


Hey Folks!

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

Updates!


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

Wet Proofs!



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

Twitter!!

Quick announcement!

We're now on Twitter! Follow our tweets! We're going to be doing some exciting promotional giveaways so keep updated on us!

http://twitter.com/pecknpaw

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Pre Production





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

PecknPaw!

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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

Bill Schwabb
Danniel Arriega
David Wormersley
Doug Rogers
Justin Cram
Jeff Turley
James Finch
Kevin Nelson
Lorelay Bove
Mac George
Mike Gabriel
Paul Felix
Raffaello Vecchione
Scott Watanabe
Shiyoon Kim
Victoria Ying

With additional Pinups by
Bill Perkins
Britney Lee
Claire Keane
Jim Finn
Jin Kim