Slackman's News

Trey Spade

2014-04-29 12:45:31 by Slackman

This morning we released Trey Spade Redux! Go check it out!

I suppose it deserves a bit of explanation. This short was released before on NG. I've been showing it around, and someone suggested that while it was good it would benefit from some editing. The goal was to go in, streamline the short and cut out the fat. We lost some stuff I liked, but the short is snappier and funnier than before. Some shoddy audio was cut and nearly all of the dialogue was retimed.

To answer your next question, we HAVE started production on a BRAND SPIFFY NEW SHORT! We've been hard at work producing a pitch based on the original shorts and in doing so revamped a lot of the artwork from the ground up. The new short's artwork is being adapted from the new style. So far it's been fully written and storyboarded. We're working on backgrounds and key poses at the moment.

If you'd like more Trey to hold you over, you can check out our facebook page or our brand new website!

Hopefully we'll have some more original content soon, but until then you'll just have to enjoy this delightfully rehashed noir adventure!

Check out my newest cartoon!

The entire thing was animated over the course of about 10 weeks. Our assignment was to animate something about 30 seconds long to a piece of music. It was all done in colored pencil on paper. There was no layering used and I shot traditionally on a lunchbox. In all 195 finished drawings were made. It was a tough pace, and there wasn't much time for testing it. I wore my brown pencil down to a nub.

It was a really fun project, and I'm really happy with how it came out :)

New Trey Spade art!

2013-04-16 14:16:07 by Slackman

Cripes its been a long time since I updated this.

Well, I've been hard at work with my good friend missedtarget. We've been developing a pitch based on our Trey Spade shorts. After laboring over the pitch bible for months we came to agree that while what we had created was good, it simply wasn't good ENOUGH.

In our unending quest to make the best damn cartoon possible, we decided to do the only logical thing. We tossed all the old artwork and decided to restart from scratch. It wasn't an easy decision, but I'm pretty sure it was the right one.

Since then we've really been developing the style of the cartoon. It's been a lot of fun and I finally feel like we're headed in the right direction.

I like the old artwork. A lot. It seemed like a shame to just let it fester on my hard drive, so I decided to share it with the world.

You can check out the cover here -spade-cover

More on the way! Hope you like it!

Another new comic!

2013-01-23 17:37:26 by Slackman

Yeah, it's true

Check it out!

New comic!

2013-01-16 15:29:05 by Slackman

I realized that I haven't posted anything in awhile. I've been busy... big things in the works...

Here's a little toon I did in my spare time!

More to come!

Holy crap! I'm on youtube

2012-10-08 16:06:00 by Slackman

Well, I've been dragging my feet about this for a long time. I went through every excuse in the book not to put my stuff on youtube, but finally I got off my ass and did it. Those of you who want to watch my toons on one of your crazy flash free devices can actually do so. You may now breathe a sigh of relief and wipe away those tears.

Check it out!

In other news, more Trey stuff should be on the way... sometime...

NATA Masters Round

2012-08-02 14:48:09 by Slackman

So... check out my entry for NATA's masters round - War of the Butterflies!

NATA round 2 cartoon out!

2012-06-07 12:21:31 by Slackman

Check it out!

NATA open round entry!

2012-05-10 16:04:12 by Slackman

Geez. Getting this baby done on time was one rough proposition, but it happened. I'm pretty happy with the outcome. Check it out!

New cartoon out!

2012-03-14 18:25:45 by Slackman

Trey Spade, the official sequel to Trey Archer is now officially released!

What are you waiting for? Go check it out!