Friday, August 31, 2012

My 1st Randy Episode is on the web!

Hey Folks.  My first Randy Cunningham, 9th Grade Ninja episode entitled GOSSIP BOY , which I was the director on, is streaming on the DISNEY XD website.  It's in a DISNEY XD FALL PREVIEW video.  They play the whole 11 minute episode.



Friday, August 24, 2012

Doug Loves Movies - Date Night

I'm a big fan of Doug Benson's Podcast DOUG LOVES MOVIES. Here's one of his bits from his stand up comedy that I thought made a good comic.

(Click image to enlarge)

4 U Techies - this was done in Storyboard Pro

Monday, August 13, 2012


WATCH AWESOME SNEAK PEEK RIGHT NOW!! Check out this special sneak preview of Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja! - CLICK HERE TO WATCH

You can also download the show from iTunes HERE

For mobile devices it's best to go here and click on the videos link.  The Preview episode is Last Stall On The Left

So far there are some great comments left:

Randy is a ninja.
zion, 7, IL
That was ninja awesome.
noah, 10, NJ
I think this is awesome.
Veronica, 12, WA
I love your show, I think it is the best.
Gllian, 9, AZ
Ninjas are awesome!
trezel, 9, OK
Awesome ninja.
Alexander, 10, CA
Cool, a new show!
donovan, 10, AZ
Awesome theme song.
kayla, 9, GA
This is so a ninja.
victor, 7, AR
So cool!
ronnel, 10, LA
Awesome show.
Daniel, 13, MD
That was so awesome!
George, 9, IL
Can't wait for the series!
Marcus, 10, TN
Cool I can't wait to see the next episode.
derrick, 8, TX

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Ninja is here!

Hey everyone!  The premiere episode of Randy Cunningham 9th Grade Ninja, in which Randy finds out he is the Ninja, will air on Monday, Aug. 13 at 9/8c on Disney XD. Immediately afterwards, the episode will be available for free download on iTunes.

That all leads up to the official series premiere of Randy Cunningham 
on Monday, Sept. 17 at 7/6c on DisneyXD.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Free Comic Book Day story on The Dying Breed Movie Club Meets The Movies Podcast

A few months ago my buddy Chris Mich told me a funny story about him bringing his boys to the Comic Shop for Free Comic Book Day.  I said I had to make that into a comic.  I asked him to record himself telling the story for me to have as reference.  He said he already had recorded it as part of his friend Phil's Podcast.  Phil was about to air that podcast episode, which he also puts images to.  He asked if he could use some of what I was doing.  Awesome, I thought, but he needed it ASAP.  I said - Whatever I had done by that weekend he could use.  It was pretty sparse and rough at that point, but Phil did a great job of cobbling the drawings together to make a nice little bit.

Recently, I have pretty much finished the "Character Pass" of the piece.  I made it an actual little animatic, but plan on putting it in to comic book form.  This week I'm currently trying to figure out what I want to do with the backgrounds.  I used the panel above to test things out.  I'll talk more about the project when I'm done. [All drawn in Toon Boom Storyboard Pro]

In the meantime, check out this "video assist" podcast by Philip C. Congleton ~ With a short story (about 6 minutes in) told by Chris Mich and illustrated by yours truly.

(Update: I noticed that the front counter's glass wasn't transparent in my original post, I just reposted the image above with the glass correct, so you can see the comics inside.  For you techies: What happened was, in Storyboard Pro,  I MERGED the BG layers in order to save some memory on the panel so the software would run a little smoother.  Only problem was when you merge layers in Storyboard Pro a layer that has the opacity turned down will revert back to 100% when merged.  What I did to fix it and keep it merged was create a new white swatch and lowered the alpha on it, selected the shapes of the glass and clicked the new swatch.  Work-arounds, gotta love 'em)