We Bare Bears… New TV show

This is the promo for the new TV Series “We Bare Bears” that just started on Cartoon Network.

My very good friend Ronan is working on this and last winter I was so lucky to be able to help him out. I was doing Clean Up-Final Line Model Sheets for characters and props to be sent out overseas, where they actually animated the series. They needed a very specific type of linework to be done on the Cintiq to mimic an actual pencil line. Working on those drawings was a lot of fun and I am glad I had the chance to do this.

I hope the series will do well and kids like it, so check it out.

We Bare Bears and me at ComicCon 2015

We Bare Bears and me at ComicCon 2015

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Hullabaloo in the Works

Hullabaloo Pipeline Progression Story-Final

Hullabaloo Pipeline Progression Story-Final

Yes I know it has been too long since my last post…

We have been working very hard on Hullabaloo for the last few month and I have been taking a little hiatus from blogging.

So what is been going on, you want to know!

Well, animation has been slowly kicked up into gear and our animators are doing a great job so far. Unfortunately, like with all freelance projects, we had to wait for some of our animators to finish some of their other commitments and we still have some people that have not jet been able to start. James had a few month over at Disney TV as well and that kept him from giving his full attention to our shorts, but he has been making up for lost time I can assure you. He is given Hullabaloo his undivided time and labor and has been animating and directing since.

Hullabaloo Pipeline Progression Story-Final

Hullabaloo Pipeline Progression Story-Final

Clean Up/Final Line has been chasing the animators tails since we got our first few scenes and our department is hungry. It has been a blessing to finally being able to sink my teeth into some amazing scenes and drawing the characters is so much fun. All of our Final Line team is so talented and passionate about their work. I can not wait for you to see some of the work when we will showcase it at this years CTNX in Burbank in November. We already have a booth reserved for the occasion and yours truly will be there all three days of course.

Hullabaloo Pipeline Animation Process

Hullabaloo Pipeline Animation Process

Leo has been working on the CG car chasing sequences and Dan has been busy scanning and painting all the finished artwork. Jake has been doing some amazing work with After Effects to finish the final look and so far everything is looking awesome.

James has released some little teaser images to show the progression in our pipeline and I am featuring them here so you can see them.

On another note James and Dominique have been working really hard on our pledge prices for the IndiGogo campaign as well. Between designing the activity book and paper doll dress up kit and all the other prints for the different perk categories. Also they have been packaging up all the little knick knacks and getting everything ready to be shipped. Dominique is heading up all the organization and following up on checking addresses and making sure that the prices will be sent to the right people. Hopefully we’ll be able to ship out some of the lesser perk prices by September, that would free us up to concentrate on the next steps.

So as you can see we all have been very busy bee’s.

As usual I will keep you appraised of more Hullabaloo as I can, so keep an eye out for the next news here on the Katpurr Blog.

Hullabaloo Headquarters

Hullabaloo Headquarters

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CTN RoadTrip Burbank

Booth Hullabaloo

Booth Hullabaloo

This last week end Hullabaloo was out on the road with other great art and artists at the Burbank Arts Festival. Just as it is a success within the industry, it is also been a complete 10/10 with the public.

James flipping a scene

James flipping a scene

So many people stopped by to ask where they can see the movie and when it will be showing at the theaters. Kids and adults alike got mesmerized by our screen and the few scenes we where showing. On Sunday we brought an entire scene, animation and clean up to flip for people, so they could see the drawings and the movement and that attracted the crowds like magic was happening in front of their eyes… and so it did. IMG_3018

James was barely able to take a few breaks to eat and rest as he was inundated with questions and compliments and everyone wanted to shake his hand for keeping the true magic of animation alive.

Jules, Veronica and James

Jules, Veronica and James

Our wonderful cosplay queens Angi Viper and Caitlin Postal where there on Saturday as Veronica and Jules. As last time they attracted a lot of attention and people liked taking pictures and kids where amazed to see the characters come to life.

Thank you, to all that came by to say hi and introduced themselves as our patrons on IndiGogo and fans, we loved seeing you all.

All in all another great event, thanks to Tina Price, the mastermind of CTN.

A bunch of Hullabaloonatics at the CTN RoadTrip.

A bunch of Hullabaloonatics at the CTN RoadTrip.

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WonderCon Anaheim 2015

Cinderella and me at WonderCon

Cinderella and me at WonderCon

WonderCon 2015 was awesome as it was a last minute surprise trip for me.

Sporting my Hullabaloo tee yesterday I encountered some incredibly good cosplay amongst my absolute favored 2, Angie and Caitlin in Super Anna and Elsa outfits that rocked.

Super Anna & Elsa to keep Arendelle and the world safe.

Super Anna & Elsa to keep Arendelle and the world safe.

As I said this one was a surprise since I had not planned to go and my very best friend Jen only mentioned on Thursday that she got me a guest ticket. So it was lucky I had a day off on Friday and we spent all day in the mayhem that is WonderCon.

Logan the Wolverine keeping me safe.

Logan the Wolverine, aka Lonstermash, keeping me safe.

It was so much fun and I saw some of my very dear friends at their booths, where I got a couple of treasures. One from Brett 2D Bean, his art of booklet and one from Stephan Franck, volume 4 of his dark comic Silver.

WonderCon loot

WonderCon loot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was overwhelming as usual and it took us all day to get thru to the other side, what with all the artwork and knick knacks to look at and getting distracted a million times by all the costumes and people.

Fleur Delacour

Fleur Delacour

So all in all a great adventure and fun and I even met up with an old friend that I had not seen in a while.

Edward ScissorHands

Edward ScissorHands

This was such an inspiration and recharge moment and sorely needed. WonderCon is such a great atmosphere and everyone just wants to have a good time.

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Stephan and I with his new comic book

Where else in the world can you be a kid and a geek at the same time and see icons of the Silverscreen you grew up with or meet the characters that impacted your life. It is incredible how much detail some go into to give you that experience and everyone is really approachable and happy to pose for pictures.

At the end of the day I even saw Lois Lane from the first Superman Movie I grew up with, still spunky and charming and bewitching two wanabe Supermen, just as she did with the original.

Margot Kidder aka Lois Lane and a pair of strapping Supermen

Margot Kidder aka Lois Lane and a pair of strapping Supermen

So I guess I’ll give this day an 11/10 for awesomeness, fun and total surprise.

The WonderCon is on till Sunday at the Convention Center in Anaheim, but it will be back next year in April as it always does. So do yourself a favor, if you like this sort of stuff, and go see and experience it for yourself. It is just as great as ComicCon in San Diego, but easier to get in to as it is a bit smaller and more manageable, especially if it is your first time.

So drop off the kids at Disneyland for the day and have yourself a vacation at the other “happiest place on earth” across the road…hahaha

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“Salon Productivity Academy” video

This is the freelance project I helped make recently. I was responsible for all the artwork and the animated storyboarding to introduce the live action part of the video.

This was a first time for me, to come up with all the elements.  I had the script and a general idea of what was expected and it was a lot of fun diving in and doing the drawings and then playing around StoryboardPro to put it all together. I did all the art and animation bit, the sound, live action and editing was done elsewhere.

It was a tight schedule and budget, but the opportunity was too good to pass. I sure learned a lot while making this and that was worth the experience. So here it is and the client was very happy.

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Hullabaloo at CTN Animation Road Trip Burbank and other news…

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This is a unique chance to see the creator and some of the team working on this great project, if you find yourself in Burbank April 11+12.

Ever since we got crowd funded on IndieGogo we have been working very hard on making it all happening. A lot of work went into sorting thru all the pledges and figuring out who gets what and organizing all the prizes and tiers and believe me with almost 11,000 people participating and upgrading their pledges and e-mailing, that is no easy task, especially since IndieGogo does not have an even close to decent way to give you the information you need. Anyway our fantastic Miss Dominique is battling thru that minefield and she is doing an amazing job.

James and I working on production setup

James and I working on production setup

James was busy with Story boarding and getting the Production Blog up and running for some of our supporters with high enough pledges to get the password for it, so they can follow our progress. James also had some animation to get going and dividing scenes out for all the animators to get started, on top of getting the CG department all their stuff for the car racing scenes in the first short. It is amazing how much pre-work it takes for any animated film and we are no different. Especially because we want to get everything just right and we have no money to waist, yes we got a lot of funding, but when you split it all down to each department and all the work 4 shorts of animation need, then there is really not enough and this team is really doing this for the love and passion of 2D animation and because we believe in this. Everyone on this team, James included still has a day job that pays the bills.

Stage 1 of building my own desk hub

Stage 1 of building my own desk hub

I myself helped set up all the tracking and timeline documents, so we can keep an eye on where what shot is and who is working on it and make sure it has all it’s components and all the departments have what they need. Also we need to keep track of time so we can keep our promise to our fans and to ourselves and keep our deadlines.

First bunch of Final Line scenes

First bunch of Final Line scenes

And I am running the organization on the Final Line Team. We’ve only had a few scenes come our way, but we got right on it. I was so thrilled and finally holding those first scenes in my hands made it all the more precious to me. I love drawing and working on something like Hullabaloo is the best job in the world.

Stage 2 of building my own desk hub

Stage 2 of building my own desk hub

I also went as far as to build my own desk hub to my specifications, so I could have a great workspace where I could make magic happen and be completely organized and inspired.

Meanwhile James has started to give the animation classes for some of the supporters that got that tier and it has taken a few good week ends to accommodate everybody.

On top of everything there are a few surprises I can not tell you just jet that we are working on as we get more interest from outside parties for our project and all that is taking James’s time as well. What I can tell you is that he is going to have a Hullabaloo presentation at the Walt Disney Family Museum on June 13th 2015 in San Francisco about 2D Animation, yes the Walt Disney Family supports us, what a scoop, hurray.

So meanwhile come and see us and our lovely ladies of cosplay I wrote about on my last blog, in full regalia at the CTN AnimationRoadTrip in Burbank April 11-12 2015.

Stage 3, final result of building my own desk hub

Stage 3, final result of building my own desk hub

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Angi Viper & Caitlin Postal Cosplay Queens

Veronica and Jules from Hullabaloo

Veronica and Jules from Hullabaloo

These two girls sure know how to Cosplay. Angi Viper and Caitlin Postal have a knack to look just like the characters they portray.

I met both of these wonderful and sweet ladies at the last CTNX as they where the first to bring our Hullabaloo characters to life and they did it down to a tee. Angi makes all the costumes herself and she takes great care to get all the details right. Cosplay is not just a hobby for her but a way of life. Caitlin, her bestie, is right there with her and they are a force to be reckoned with.

With Hullabaloo they contacted James Lopez the Creator and Director for the movie and told him they wanted to be the first to do the two protagonists Veronica and Jules. James was flattered and happily provided drawings and information for Angi to get the dresses absolutely perfect. When they showed up at the booth at CTNX we where all completely mesmerized by how much they got into character and they made our day. The cosplay was a huge success and all the attendees loved and recognized them immediately. Recently they did a new photo shoot in costume and they captured the world of Steampunk Hullabaloo almost eerily perfect.

Hats down to both and keep it coming, you girls are a dream.

Angie Viper as Veronica from Hullabaloo

Angi Viper as Veronica from Hullabaloo

Caitlin Postal as Jules from Hullabaloo

Caitlin Postal as Jules from Hullabaloo

Angie Viper as Veronica from Hullabaloo

Angi Viper as Veronica from Hullabaloo

Angi Viper as Veronica from Hullabaloo

Angi Viper as Veronica from Hullabaloo

Angie Viper as Veronica from Hullabaloo

Angi Viper as Veronica from Hullabaloo

Angie Viper as Veronica from Hullabaloo

Angi Viper as Veronica from Hullabaloo

Angie Viper as Veronica from Hullabaloo

Angi Viper as Veronica from Hullabaloo

Caitlin Postal as Jules from Hullabaloo

Caitlin Postal as Jules from Hullabaloo

Caitlin Postal as Jules and Angie Viper as Veronica from Hullabaloo

Caitlin Postal as Jules and Angi Viper as Veronica from Hullabaloo

Caitlin Postal as Jules from Hullabaloo

Caitlin Postal as Jules from Hullabaloo

Angie Viper as Veronica from Hullabaloo

Angi Viper as Veronica from Hullabaloo

Caitlin Postal as Merida from Brave

Caitlin Postal as Merida from Brave

Caitlin Postal as Lady Sansa and The Hound

Caitlin Postal as Lady Sansa and The Hound

Angie Viper as Elsa from Frozen

Angi Viper as Elsa from Frozen

Angie Viper as Black Widow

Angi Viper as Black Widow

Angie Viper and Wolverine

Angi Viper and Wolverine

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