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May 29, 2006Renderosity Comics - like a reality show without the script and bad acting - frogdot
Cartoon Highlight - The Legend of Earl by bg36 [Ben Gordon]I'd like to take this time to thank Anniemation, and the whole team, (and Renderosity, of course) for allowing me the opportunity to join in the fun and share my story with everyone. And especially thank the readers, who without them, it would be pointless to do this anyway ;) I've had fun so far, working with the team, and I know I've bigged them with countless questions...heheh Earl first came to me as a simple doodle back when I was a kid. I was always drawing characters and such, and had up to 35 different characters at once that I'd invented. Back then he had no name, and he was alone at first. We had this neighbor named Lloyd, and my brother came home one evening and said something about 'Papa Lloyd', referencing to Lloyd's son. That caught my ear and I realized, 'papaloid' was a great name for the little guy, and I've used it ever since :) Over the years, he's changed and I've used him in hundreds of single page strips, and also a few animated shorts. I have some of them posted in my website, along with other works of art (I also enjoy doing portraits, among other things. You can find some of my work at:www.freewebs.com/dreamingmonkey, if anyone would like a peek. Earl is really a niave fellow. He's never experienced the real world beyond his village, and he meets Rupert, who is in fact, a con artist. Not a very good one tho :). Together they end up venturing out into the unknown world past the protection of Earl's village. I have several more interesting and eclectic characters they'll meet. The story of The Legend of Earl comes from a combo of different things - mostly from my dreams. (Laughter). I dream in movies, even in cartoons ;) Guess you could say I dream in technicolor. It also is based on some of my personal experiences, and bits of it just come to me from nowhere. I guess Earl is a little bit of me ;) I started the comic out by drawing it with my mouse, but now I have a working scanner!! WooHoo!! So now hopefully, the images will improve, although I like concentrating more on the story and action then the visuals. but I'm working on mixing the two equally :) I have been working on 3d modeling for a while now, so I've been building the stuff for an animated movie too, based on the story. I'll be posting it on my personal site also :) I won't say too much about the plot, but I will tell the fans of Earl this much: The little fella, and hopefully the readers, are in for one heck of a ride.
Spaztic Plastic and the Plastic of Justice! by Glasko [Daniel Porter]
continued next week ...
Cats on Vacation by anniemation [Janet Lynne]
The Mousecapades - Archery Practice by coa
Echos From A Fractured Mind by BtaraKtahn [Anna Elkins]
Wren Derosity - The Tail Should Have Been A Clue... by sparkyjones
Kuntry Life by Nyghtwolf [Kevin Luce]
The Smiley Faces from Outer Space by edhoover
FoToonZ - Infernal Revenue by Gordon_S [Gordon Syerson]
Frog Tales - Rainy Day by frogdot
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These are SO refreshing + relaxing HEHE. Last week printed IRS devil as reminder for Mom, tx. This week - aside from the beautiful colors of desk in Cats on Vacation; and the crazy Toilet Trees, The Tail Should... really is like how cats are thinking, and humans, too. Plus I adored the Spaztic Plastic this week. Which is fun only if you read the ones before, of course. Awesome! And thanks for the reminder service each week. These comics are just as much a part of the week as a newspaper, a prayer for religious people, a bag of grub, soccer game or whatever. Keep Up!