I'm pleased to announce that the Kickstarter drive for EBE is 75% of the way towards its goal with a month to go! Thanks to all the supporters thus far and keep spreading the word!
I have a new trailer up, which is a tweaked version of the original featuring Lloyd Kaufman of Troma, John K of Ren and Stimpy fame and artist Nina Paley who animated an amazing feature length film all in flash.
I'm off to a good start on Kickstarter, around 40%. Please help get the word out! Two bucks from 6000 people and we're as good as there. Time runs out Sept 1st.
Speaking of which, if you snag something at the Behemoth/NG booth at ComicCon, there might just be a free EBE button in it for ya. Just sayin'... Make sure to wear it!
In other news, I've been hanging at NG HQ lately and got to meet and interview the highly awesome James Lee and Hania! The dynamic duo both had some interesting things things to say on camera and they're both pretty awesome to boot.
My project proposal was approved and the film just launched on Kickstarter.com!
If I can meet my funding goal I can focus on just editing EBE for several months and start working with the animators I want to collaborate with (you!).
If you guys could help me out by sharing this link with as many people as possible by as many means as possible it would be amazingly helpful. Every couple bucks helps and there are fantastic prizes at every level of support.
Also, keep in mind that if you make a pledge today you won't be charged until September 1st. You've got time. :)
It's a very very early teaser trailer, but a trailer nonetheless.
it was premiered last night after the Tank Awards. Hopefully it will get people psyched and give them a sense of what I'm going for.
Progress remains pretty slow as I'm working a bunch of jobs to raise dough for the project, but I wanted to let interested parties know that I'm making some headway. :)
I have been crushed to death under a mountain of footage from the film. At 100 hours there's a lot to review and transcribe and I'm making slow progress. There are a few interviews yet to go (Swain and Luis moving to Philly helps me out a lot, thanks guys.)
...I have an idea for a simple flash game.
If I whip up some artwork, is there somebody out there who could take it and code a game that wasn't much more complicated than Space Invaders?
So what's been up with me? More like what hasn't been up with me?
I made it up to PAX after ComicCon and a month in LA, survived the swine flu breakout, dealt with various vehicular issues and brought my footage total up to about 100 hours. Along the way I interviewed many many awesome people. Then I drove back across the country and started working on a new fundraiser toy. It costs more than the Hominid was, but you get a toy and mask set for twice the mayhem!
I'm hoping to get another round of interviews in next month, amongst my footage review marathon.
Things are well in the world of Everything, By Everyone.
I met some LA fans, including users, SeanJames, Mark Aguilar, and The Devil's Garage, not to mention Sandro Corsaro and Jacob Patterson. Everybody has been fantastic.
And remember, you can still (potentially) appear in the film or, if you like, go to the website and slip me some gas money.
I'm also starting to think more and more about the upcoming crowdsourcing of animation. Many months from now I'll be putting out an open call for bits of the film I'll need animated in return for credit and a glowing reference. Biggest collab ever!
Also, I updated the list of people I've interviewed! Eh? Eh??
Check out Jacob making the Crashers heels!
Ladies and gentlemen, I'm out in LA! I'm scheduling meetings with comedy writers, DJs, members of academia and bonafide television personalities. I also met up with Edmund. He was awesome! Plus, I talked with Ryan Davis, veteran game reviewer, and spent a day at the IGF.
Are there any NG members in LA who would like to meet up and be interviewed? I want to meet you! Send me a PM asap.
Also, don't forget to read about how you can (potentially) be in the movie without even meeting me.
Finally, here's a picture I took on the Fox lot. A bit touristy, but when will I get another chance? :) Although why they need a stage to make a cartoon is a mystery to me.
So ComicCon has been totally sweet. Despite almost not making it. I was stuck in the desert in west texas for about 36 hours.
But I've been having a really interesting time. I got to meet the Behemoth crew, I've got tons of great con footage, the Castle Crashers came by the booth today, and I got to interview John K! Not to mention recording the comments of some NG power users, It's been a heck of a time thus far.
Tomorrow night I head to LA and then on to San Francisco!