For anyone who's sent me an audition in the last few hours, the cmos battery on my PC died, and I wont be able to replace it until some time in the afternoon, so if you don't get a reply bck, it's not because I think you voice act worse than whoever played Sanji in the 4kids dub of one piece. You should get an email from me sometime tomorrow.
On the up side, apparently my hacked nook color can be used to update this site. Weeeeeeeee
Sonic and the freedom fighters find themselves trapped! What fate shall befall them?
I had said last week I'd give a still from #300 that wasn't just from the title card in my next update, so here it is. I plan to put together a very short trailer at some point, but I'll probably wait until it's at least 1/4 done. So far animation's been moving swiftly. And thanks to everyone for all the auditions so far. I've been checking my spam folder religiously to make sure none of them fall in there (and so far, only one has). For those who missed the update, this is what I'm looking for as far as voices go.
Update on my grandpa Posted on 13 May 2011 by Kajin
Thanks for all the well wishes. He is doing fine, and has recovered surprisingly fast, especially for an 87 year old. We took him out to The Morris Arboretum today, and it was actually a really fucking cool place:
New comics next week, as well as a few #300 teasers. Keep those voice auditions coming, I've heard a lot of really good ones.
Voice auditions begin now Posted on 11 May 2011 by Kajin
The freedom fighters arrive in the control room of the citadel, but someone is absent...
So as of now, the script for #300 is finalized and animation has begun. Here's a teaser. Told you it was a teaser. Anyhow, as I'd said before, I've got every voice I need with the exception of Tails, Knuckles, and Bunny. If you would like to audition for the role, Please send me an mp3 of one of the following lines. I'll be accepting submissions until I find the actors I want, but the two things I'm looking for most in a voice actor is: 1. Closeness to the actual character's sound. 2. Ability to act.
TAILS [semi disgusted and surprised]: Sonic, did you write this?! KNUCKLES [struggling, then surprised at himself]: Wait, I think I have… AN IDEA. BUNNY [cheerfully]: That’s brilliant, sally girl!
If I chose you, I will send you a copy of the script with you lines highlighted. I've decided to send out full copies this time to give better context for the situation the character is in.
Also, Mr. O.M.A has also been kind enough to do Scratch's voice again, and has somehow managed to perfect it even more:
If you haven't read his comic Fetch Quest yet, I seriously suggest you do. It's brilliantly illustrated, and actually quite far along.
EDIT: Just fyi, I will be in Philly for the next few days helping my grandpa deal with pneumonia, so If I don't respond right away to your audition, it's not because I hated it. I promise.
Update on Insonicnia 300 Posted on 10 May 2011 by Kajin
So there's some good news and bad news.
The bad news, is that it looks like my Girlfriend has taken on more hours at work, and will be devoting most of her free time to making her steam punk stuff. As such, she will not have time to make poopets, and there were quite a load of them to make.
The good is that I've decided to make it a cartoon instead. This will give me a much wider range of situations and scenes to use, as well as cut down on production costs (cartoons are free. Video cameras and sets take time).
Also, unlike the other 00's, which were set as the finale of whatever story arc I was on at the time. This one will be a stand alone episode. I am doing this for two reasons:
1. The last time I did 100, 144, and 200, the comic was basically held up until production ended. Insonicnia gets delayed enough without that nonsense.
2. Not having to focus on a story arc allows for much more comic freedom.
As of now, I am actually almost done with the script. I'll be holding voice auditions within the coming weeks for roles that aren't already filled by myself or friends. The main roles I'm looking for at the moment are Tails, Knuckles, and Bunny Rabbot. I will post details of how to audition when I update tomorrow.
With their valuable data in tow, Sonic and co make their way to the final battle...
So I ended up getting a nook color for my birthday, and upon using the google, I discovered something interesting about it. Apparently, It can be hacked into an android tablet. This is the result.
I figured it would be slow, but with setcpu at 900mhz and launcherpro, It runs as smooth as my phone! If you're in the market for a tablet that costs under $250 and you only want to use it to email people, read books, or flip birds at pigs, this little thing is badass! And thank you for the handful of birthday emails, which I assume were sent from former forum-ers who somehow remembered the date
Also, a special thanks to my steampunk'n girlfriend for doing this to my nook cover. She well be opening an etsy shop in the coming weeks selling steampunk necklaces and other paraphernalia, so check back for that. =]
EDIT BY ATTO: May be one of my new favorites Also, hey... (I use Apple).
Fireball20xl.com Posted on 02 May 2011 by AttoSama
Psyguy from Fireball20xl has made a sprite comic tutorial video over 45 minutes long, that you those of you who like to make a sprites comic, can watch :D
He uses themfz.com as one of his sprites resources, which makes me happy, so I decided to plug him.
Fireball20xl for those of you who don't already know, inspired Kajin and I to make MFZ years back. The beginning of our sprite archive was born from the old archive Psy once ran, some of our oldest sprites like Majin Sonic came from there. You should read TMS (That's My Sonic), Boxer Hokey and all there other great comics there, and listen to WhaChow while waiting for us to do shit aka update.
Just realized their's almost a two year break between Kajin's InSONICnia 265 and 266.
SA3 must be so much worse...
Anime Boston Photos, as promised Posted on 25 Apr 2011 by Kajin
There is nothing quite like a weekend, in which you find yourself in the middle of a rave between Totoro, the minecraft guy, and Deadmau5. Anime Boston was amazing, and as promised, I've uploaded all my photos from it You can see them all here. The one in the bowler hat is me. The guy dressed as Nappa was my friend from college, and roommate for the weekend.
Sorry for one of the videos being taken sideways; half a bottle of sake and two Tsingtaos will do that
I'll have stories from the con the next time I update this week.
Sally must retrieve any data she can on the roboticizer... but at what cost?
I will be at anime boston this weekend. Expect an awesomely nerdy gallery of photos Monday.
Today's a good day. Posted on 19 Apr 2011 by AttoSama
Portal 2 is apparently out, and it got a 9.5 on IGN!
Minecraft 1.5 is out and the new whether looks fantastic. Notch also added booster rails, detector rails, new saplings, and the feature that if you hold shift, you can quickly move items from your inventory to your chest.
And Psyguy has begun doing TMS again, the comic that inspired Kajin and I to do MFZ in the first place.
Crap, how the hell am I supposed to focus now?
EDIT BY KAJIN:
Do the drawing so I can finish panel six and update
EDIT BY ATTO:
EDIT BY KAJIN: I N C E P T I O N
I would just like to take a moment to say Posted on 18 Apr 2011 by AttoSama
Fuck you college! These weeks are going by to fast, and I don't have enough time to do everything! At this moment, I feel uncreative and all I want to do is sleep and draw Sonic. But I can do neither!
Sorry folks, venting.
Kajin, have you heard anything back yet about the coding?