Leading up to the 2011 San Diego Comic Con I was cramming to get new content together for my Graphic Novel Series “Revelations: The Prophets” (AKA The Red R). Since debuting the series at Comic Con in 2005 I had been exhibiting consistently with my books, prints, apparel, and other merchandise, but I never really had the chance to showcase any of the story narrative in an animated form (at least not in the way that I would have liked).
At this convention I made a commitment to do just that… but time was short. By the time I could get around to putting together an animated treatment the Convention was only a few weeks away. So, to make a long story short-er, I enlisted the help of some of my many talented artist friends; Kytia L’amour – voice over, Kate Earl + Jim Gittum – score, Daniel Quiñones + Nic Cowan – titles + motion graphics. All while I focused on bringing the art panels from the pages to the novel to the pixels of the screen, transforming the flat and static elements, into lively and moving characters.
Focusing on just the first chapter of the first book, I took the art and reformatted everything, and also created new pieces for scenes that I either, never got around to initially, or was never able to capture in the way that I wanted before.
It was a quick couple of weeks and the project really flew by. All-in-all, I think it came out alright (there are almost always things that I’d like to change looking back at projects), but it definitely a good first part leading into the continuation of the story / books that I hope to be able to revisit in the near future.
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