Monday, January 30, 2017

Celebrating the Two Year Anniversary - Blog Entry # 56

About two years ago, the first Comic strip was released. That was January 25th 2015. Since then, countless people have been annoyed and irritated by the strip. Many characters were introduced and a number of plot twists and turns, well, twisted and turned. Maybe even a few stomachs may have turned as well.

But seriously folks, I do enjoy doing the strip and intend to keep it going for a bit longer. The most recently released comic strip is strip number 278. It won't be long before we hit that wonderfully magical milestone of 300.

As far as what may be in the works, let's just say that the superhero team known as the Dysfunctionals will start to play a bigger part in the strip as certain other story lines are resolved. Those things to be resolved will reveal themselves by strip number 306 (hint).

I have begun to display some of the old strips which I now refer to as being "From The Archives" on the various social networking pages for the comic strip. Once you near 300 strips, you actually have enough old ones laying around that could be referred to as "archives." In fact, we will soon get to the point where we could post a different one every day of the year and not repeat ourselves. At least once we get to that magical number of 365. Of course it would be 366 for leap year.

At this point there are several e-books available with each having a collection of 50 strips. You can see them displayed on the right hand side of this blog.

I am also working on some animation with the characters from the comic strip series. One theme will be sci-fi. I've included a picture of some of what has been in the works. This is something I was working on in iClone for the animation.

Eventually, I plan on releasing some animated shorts. I make no promises regarding the timeline for the release of them because I have a lot of things I am currently working on. I don't want to make any promises that I can't keep. But, in any case, that's pretty much what lies ahead for the guys from the Comic Strip series.

So I continue on with my third year of doing the strip and look forward to my plans eventually coming to fruition. I hope you will be there when they do. Thanks to all of you who have been there so far.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Working on Punkster Videos - Blog Entry # 55

I know, it's been a while since the last blog post but I have been pretty busy. So I thought I might let you in on what I have been busy with. I have been working on what will eventually be a series of video shorts, featuring the characters from the Comic strip series.

I plan to do a variety of shorts, consisting of different scenarios and subject matter. My first one will actually be a parody of Star Trek and Sci-fi related television shows and movies. I plan on calling it "Punkster Trek, the Next Degeneration."

So far, as a test, I began working on the opening credits for it. I have included the video with this post.

I initially created the characters in Daz Studio and then converted them for use in iClone, using iClone 3DXchange. I created the spaceship from scratch in iClone. The backgrounds I used in the video were created in Daz Studio and later imported into iClone to create some of the video clips.

The sound was done in Cakewalk Music Creator, exported as a Wav file and mastered in Cakewalk Audio Creator, which was exported as another Wav file and imported into PowerDirector, where I did the final video editing and added the credits.

So please check it out and I will let you all know when the first short is finished. Thanks.
Bob Craypoe, also known as R. L. Crepeau