The Forest

Animation is something I always dabble in but never quite take the plunge to take it any further than that. For uni in the autumn of 2021, we were asked to produce a moving image piece, so naturally, I decided to go for animation.

I had this very vivid image early on of the sort of vibe I wanted to go for, inspired by the likes of The Brothers Quay and Jan Svankmajer. I haven’t worked with stop motion animation for a long time and this is the first time I’ve ever used a solid model with an armature with Sculpey built around it (as opposed to using just plasticine or bits of junk). Had I had more time to work on this, and perhaps a slightly better armature, I’d like to have made the animation a lot smoother with more frames. Either way, this has been a good springboard for future projects.

This is also the first piece that I’ve produced music for too.

Between the Panels

At the end of last year, I had a little chat with fellow comics person Jack Hugh Baker.

I wanted to experiment with how to layout an interview transcript as a comic so I formatted it as if we were on a podcast.

This is also the first time I’ve tried to emulate classic comic style colouring using CMYK halftones, I enjoyed the limited colour palette, I think it’ll be something I try again in the future. Maybe in a more analogue form like risograph.

You can find Jack Hugh Baker on IG over @jackhughbaker and more on his comic Sport Hero over at sportherocomic.com

Duzida Back-Up Comic

I’ve been using the printed version of Duzida to write short comics that add something to world.

Here’s the comic from issue 2 which takes place around a year before the issue 1 begins.

I’m working on one for issue 3 as I write this about the Metazurians reaching Earth for the first time. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about you can read Duzida here) They’re also a good excuse for me to experiment with layouts, which will be more apparent with the next one.

Music

Hello,

I’ve been dabbling in making music recently. It’s something I’ve always been interested in but never really pursued in any way, so I’ve started messng around with production in my downtime. I don’t really know where I’m going with it, it’s just something fun to do!

I’ve been using the name Anaseed for this project (which used to be my handle/ pen name if you didn’t know that already) but now it’s more of just a nickname. I thoght I’d use it as a way to keep it seperate from my art (plus I still use the name Anaseed when I made things that doesn’t really fit the Bozo Robo brand)

LIME

Every now and then I’ll draw this character. Her name is Lime. But I can’t seem to decide what to do with here, perhaps it’ll be nothing?

I’ve not written her in to a story, or even thought about her in a way that adds context to her existence.
The only things that are certain is that she’s always around old tech, and that Koala thing.

BANDIT! Preview

If you follow me on social media I’m sure you’ve noticed a lot of posts about a certain Stetson wearin’ hero, if not, my last blog post was dedicated to BANDIT!

The time for us to start making some big announcments is getting closer and closer and as it does, Vince and I figured it would a good idea to let you all have a chance to read some of what we’ve been working on.

So I present to you the first 10 pages of BANDIT!
Written by Vince Pavey (@LimeyOtoko on Twitter)
Art by me (@BozoRobo on Twitter and IG)
with lettering by Lucas Gattoni (@LetteringBear on Twitter)

Once you’ve read it, give us a shout on Twitter, recommend it to you friends and sit tight for further announcments!

Klimate Kaijin

Here’s some illustrations of monsters based on various threats the climate.

These are for a card game, but it’s not set in stone, they may well get used for something else. For now, I’ll be mocking up some playing cards and something that vaguely resembles rules. Once I make further progress with this project I’ll be sure to share here on the blog.

I’ve got a few more that I’m working on, these are the ones that currently finished.