Sunday, 29 November 2009

Possible Youtube Series With Friend?

I'm in talks with a friend of mine about filming a new youtube ongoing series about just him! I don't want to reveal any of the details, even if the project doesn't happen, because it  might still at some other time.

All I will say is this: It would be classified as comedy and as much as you might not believe it, everything in the videos of my friend would be 100% true.

A little mystery to leave you on there ;)
If it happens, you'll hear about it on this website.

So Much More We'd Like To Show You

My thought of the day:
Just like a movie that ends up needing cuts and deleted scenes, we've had to forget about showing elements of other things happening at the same time as any given action in the story because there simply wouldn't be enough room. As it is we're running at six issues, with a forty-four page issue zero into the bargain.
The fact that we still have material that we'd have liked to have shown you is evidence of our many flowing ideas on this project.

I'm really happy and proud to have been part of a collaboration team for a story that is so gutsy and dark, so strongly aimed towards the originals of their respective series.

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Sickens Even Me...

Writing the last fight for the last issue of H/H has been great, but for the first time in the entire 176 total pages of comic book written/planned, this is the first time I've actually felt a bit sickened. Sickened by my own writing! Some of the stuff that's going down in this last fight really won't be for the faint of heart! That's...that's all I'm going to say...

Although, I'm pretty sure that's a good sign for you horror loving folks out there too.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

There's Gore, Then There's Gore

Working on this series is about striking the right balance between the gore levels of the two licences. They are after all on very different scales.

Hellraiser is quite upfront with its visuals, sometimes showing you something that is horrifying in a visceral way!

Halloween is more about suspense and "is the boogeyman here yet?". Where we see kills, they're not very bloody, with the use of cutaways to minimize gore.

We've not aimed right down the middle of the two, instead opting to let the licences be what they should be when on the page. Cenobite kills and effects will be a lot more bloody but with purpose. Michael's are a lot more psychological in nature.

Once they're fighting each other, well, you'll have to wait and see  ;)

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Muscle Pain Spasms, Piston Pins

I've been working on issue six, sending a google email back and forth to get the final combat sequences incrementally better when I spotted google's own subject relative adverts on the right of the screen window. I had to laugh.
it read: More about...
Arm Tattoos »
Fence Pin »
Muscle Pain Spasms »
Piston Pins »

Above it was:
Collar Pin
Screw End Collar Pin
For Collar pin shirts
Silicon Microarray Pins
Ultra high precision and low cost silicon microcontact spotting pins
Flashing NFL Pins
Light Up NFL Pins - Very Hot Item Many Teams, Order Online or Call Us
We offer secondhand Chain
Stud & Open link Chain 24 to 86 mm. Large Stock.
This really made me chuckle, seeing how the google links could get things so very mis-interpreted. Of course, it also gives an indication what we've been writing about, but in a clever way that makes you use your imagination.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Artist Wanted For Preliminary Pitching

Work has begun slowly on the last issue, number six.

With the script almost finished, we are putting this advert out there for anyone who thinks they're interested:

Artist(s) required, penciller, colourist, inker needed for horror crossover comic book product development pitch pack, with the intent towards formal proposals to Clive Barker, John Carpenter, various agents and publishers.
 You would be creating a sample front cover image and a minimum of 5 pages of the actual comic to submit.

Please get in touch or send samples of your work to Rob & Pete at:

Be advised there would be no guaranteed monetary gain, but your work will be seen by professionals in the industry who would then be able to assess if your talent would be best paired with our script.

This could be a great opportunity to further develop your portfolio and chance of later job prospects.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Machine Machinations - Battle of the Sexes

This was another play about with the xtranormal software resulting in the video below.

Bear in mind it's the free version, so everything is limited in scope. You can't make them walk around or do whatever you like. Even the camera angles are a set (albeit quite a decent) amount. I would have flashed to an extreme close up on the male robot's gauge later in the movie, for example.

WHFRPG 3rd Edition?

Gah, I can't believe they're bringing out a 3rd edition of the game. It's completely going in a different direction now.
I say if it's not broke, don't fix it. Second Edition is fine.

My group aren't going to abandon ship at least.

The reason I mention this here? Our own created adventures/characters are really quite amazing, therefore I might take the time to make them into a comic script at some point and see what happens.

I love the Old World!

Friday, 20 November 2009

Issue 5 Complete

Issue five is fully scripted.
Six will continue on the action where five leaves off and will be the final issue to script.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

What Makes a Moley Mole?


The Animated section will just be a place for me to get some things off of my mind and play with animation in the bargain!

It originally came about when I discovered the website and I wanted to play around with the controls to see what would come out.
This madness above the post here is the product of that!

Youtube Membership

Just letting you know where my Youtube account is, if anyone is interested.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Plans For Next Issue...

We're sorting out and choreographing the final fight of the comic while we push on with issue five.

This one is gonna be a big 'un and I can announce here that the comic will end on issue six.

With  issue zero being a double lengther, we will have technically written 8 comics worth!

I'm really hoping you guys enjoy it. I know you can't please everyone, but we're really excited about what we're doing. Once it gets put out there, it belongs to the people.
I know that I've been disappointed with crossover titles before, but they just seemed to lack the ballsy brilliance that the originals had. In the case of many, just seeming utterly pointless. You can rest easy in knowing that the writers of this comic have that in mind.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Peter Parker

I said I would follow up on the story about how my friend and co-writer on H/H Peter Parker came to have this name, so here goes.

His name was Peter before, but he had a different surname. He informed me of the decision to change his name by deed poll and I replied, "well, you're Peter so, it's gotta be Parker!"
He took that information away and I laughed a little to myself.

Anyway, next thing I know, he'd done it!

You can imagine the fun he had in Forbidden Planet, picking up his monthly standing order for Amazing Spider-Man. "Can you go and get Peter Parker's monthly order of Spider-Man?" to the assisstant out back!

The reason I'm explaining this though is important. This moment made me realise that Peter was the sort of person who took my creative decisions seriously. Then we came to write together properly.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Issue 4 Script Complete

Issue four is scripted now. 22 more pages of script, working out as 24 pages of Final Draft. I've been good this time, trying to keep the printed script page count down...

I'm ready to begin on issue five already.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Comic Therapy - What Once Was Planned; What May Yet Be

Just before Tiemen got too busy with uni to carry on with Warpedhammer The Comic with me, I was just flourishing with an idea for a comic which I called 'Comic Therapy'.
The idea was that it'd be a vehicle for the comedic parody scripts I was thinking up that didn't pigeon hole me with Warpedhammer. In the process, I started to notice the scripts for them dealt with issues that really did bother me, so in sharing them with the world it was a type of therapy.

The project started, with a few unfunny ORLY Owl caption pics and three of Tiemen's own Mythology issues. All of this was due to Tiemen's lack of time to get the first real issue done. In the end, we only ended up producing one issue, but it really does give an indication where we were going with the series.

I now present to you that very issue, titled issue #13: LOLTR

We were going to carry on with the next part showing Gandalf, with what happened after his great fall with the Balrog. He would have ended up dunked in a large tub of soap powder.
Suddenly he wasn't Gandalf the Grey anymore, he was Gandalf the White...with new lemony freshness...

I'm actually somewhat hopeful about this series. Because it's so unspecific, simply poking fun at whatever takes my interest at the time, perhaps I will get an artist on board to make it all happen as planned.
If it does happen, it would be a relaunch with the above comic more than likely not even used as an actual issue. More something to refer to to get the concept across to potential artists for it.

All I can say is watch this space.

Warpedhammer - It Was Great Fun

Well that wraps it up for the Warpedhammer material that I was able to source.

Warpedhammer The Comic ended prematurely. There are a lot more scripts that were written in advance, things that will probably never see the light of day such as 'Archie's Optician' (a 5 part arc).

Alas, Tiemen became very busy with Uni at the time, so it was unable to continue.

We served the Warhammer gaming community with a comic just for them.

Probably my greatest moment concerning the comic is a conversation a Games Workshop employee once had with me. A crowd of people were chatting in the shop and I was saying how I like webcomics. He recommended I read a comic he liked a lot, it was called 'Warpedhammer'.
My jaw dropped.

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 57 - Archie's Ice Cream

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 56 - I Put Da "Ard" In "Drunkard"

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue #55 - Christmas Card

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue #51 - Ye Old Pawnographer part 3

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue #50 - Ye Old Pawnographer part 2

Alas part one is now lost to the ages, so you'll just be able to see the last two parts.

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue #48 - Da Recipe Fer Disasta

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 45 - A Dragon's Tale Part 3

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 45 - A Dragon's Tale Part 2

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 45 - A Dragon's Tale Part 1

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 44 - Warpedhammer T.V. Part 10

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 43 - Warpedhammer T.V. Part 9

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 42 - Warpedhammer T.V. Part 8

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 41 - Warpedhammer T.V. Part 7

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 40 - Warpedhammer T.V. Part 6

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 39 - Warpedhammer T.V. Part 5

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 38 - Warpedhammer T.V. Part 4

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 37 - Warpedhammer T.V. Part 3

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 36 - Warpedhammer T.V. Part 2

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 35 - Warpedhammer T.V. Part 1

This is the mini arc that Tiemen and I became the stars of our own comic!

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 30 - A Dedication

This one was a dedication to the players who fought alongside my Orcy lot in our own player made global forum campaign 'Animosity', which I was co-writer/designer of.

Goblin Project Concept Art 3

Goblin Project Concept Art 2

Yet more in depth glances at our planning stages for the Goblin Project.

Goblin Project Concept Art 1

This is some cool looking concept art that Tiemen was working on based on MSN meetings we'd been having. I was trying to develop a brand new Goblin based comic series (serious, not parody) but he had to drop out, with life getting quite busy for him at university.

This project is still in my mind, you never know...

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 29 - Storm In A Teacup Part 6

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 28 - Storm In A Teacup Part 5

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 27 - Storm In A Teacup Part 4

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 26 - Storm In A Teacup Part 3

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 25 - Storm In A Teacup Part 2

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 24 - Storm In A Teacup Part 1

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 23 - Valten's Christmas Presence part 6

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 22 - Valten's Christmas Presence part 5

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 21 - Valten's Christmas Presence part 4

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 20 - Valten's Christmas Presence part 3

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 19 - Valten's Christmas Presence part 2

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue # 18 - Valten's Christmas Presence part 1

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue #17 - Years Ago A Leggy-see Was Born...

Issues 10 & 16 info

The above mentioned issues were not included here as they were guest issues by 'Fras' and 'Drakai' respectively.

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue #15 - Model Behaviour Part 5

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue #14 - Model Behaviour Part 4

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue #13 - Model Behaviour Part 3

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue #12 - Model Behaviour Part 2

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue #11 - Model Behaviour Part 1

This one really looks deeply at the hobby and pokes fun at it.

Warpedhammer The Comic- Da Orc Chef - Poster

The Orc you knew from Issue #6 has become a chef in this poster we put together for fans at the time.

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue #9 - Archie's Day Out

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue #8 - A Cheat Indeed

In 1910, C.M Coolidge painted the masterpiece known as 'A Friend In Need', widely known and loved throughout the world, a famous work of art...

In 2004 T-Man and Robert Freemantle created this travesty and named it 'A cheat Indeed'.

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue #7 - Battle of the Pointy Hats

Warpedhammer The Comic issue #6 - A Choppa Is Not Cutlery Pages 1 - 3 (complete)

Warpedhammer The Comic Issue #5 - A City To Toast, To Middenheim Part 3