Animation continues apace into 2018.
Hello, all - just checking in here as we move into 2018! Animation continues on The Spine of Night at a good clip - it turns out that it takes a while to animate a feature-length film! I intend to get another teaser trailer out before too long - there's a mountain of animation completed, but I'm trying to make sure we don't show too much of the story.
Here's a still of Uruq Il-Irin lecturing from his podium inside the great library of the Pantheon Ashurban:
This is the new film from the co-director and co-writer of The Spine of Night, Philip Gelatt, and features Alex Malcolm Mills who is prominent in TSoN, and I've seen it and it is awesome. Keep an eye out for it:
Even without speaking Portuguese, I thought this was awesome:
This isn't from anything real, but I've been fantasizing about a side-scrolling brawler with Mongrel from The Spine of Night (and previous exploits), and mocked this up for fun and thought I'd share.
A new teaser trailer to show off some of the gorgeous background paintings, and a few new shots, from The Spine of Night. Epic riffing by Tentacle.
Hey everybody - I know it's been quiet over here, but we're just working everyday on getting this colossus all animated - tens of thousands of frames drawn, still a few tens of thousands to go!
We broke 155,000 views of Exordium today, if you add the 3 versions together (the original, the MIFF version, and the Russian translation). Pretty awesome.
Hey everybody - just checking in for the new year. We're still hard at work on The Spine of Night. A fully hand-animated film, it turns out, takes a long time to draw!
Below is an image of the shanties that stretch along the road to the Pantheon Ashurban, painted by the immensely talented Jordan Grimmer.
This week on the blog, meet the inquisitive Ghal-Sur. We're going to take a few weeks off from updates, but will return with a few glimpses at the exotic locations from the film shortly:
This week, meet Tzod, queen of the great swamp (who is pictured far out of her element on an icy peak):
This week, we're talking about the return of Exordium's new gatekeeper, the Guardian of the Bloom:
The Spine of Night was mentioned on Heavy Metal's site today - rad!
This week, meet the first king of Men, Syr: