Thursday, May 29, 2008

Andy Continues to Get Old

Hello Wheezy's blog readership! Today is my birthday and for that you get another Fenley original comic. Dan gave me "contributor" status so when I get an idea for a comic I will be posting it myself from now on.

Anyway about the comic. I recently got engaged and I think it may be normal female instinct to go into super-planner mode. While the situation below hasn't happened yet (well not exactly), it seems like it is only a matter of time. This is far more drawing that I did for the last comic, but I think it turned out well. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Cat Came Back - Cordell Barker

Today's animation is an oldie but a goody. "The Cat Came Back" is an animation by Cordell Barker from 1988. Based on an old folk song by Harry S. Miller (originally titled "The Cat Came Back: A Comic Negro Absurdity"), the Barker's version leaves out most of the lyrics, using the animation to tell the story.

I remember this cartoon from my childhood - although I'm not sure where I saw it. Maybe Sesame Street? Anyway. Let me know if this brings back memories for any of you. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Pop Culture Psychosis

Look at that. A real, actual, Wheezy original comic. Huh.

Thanks for sticking in there with me. With the end of my schooling coming up here in November, I'm going to be busy working on my demo reel pretty much non-stop for the next five months or so. I can't guarantee comics every week, but I'll certainly keep posting videos and some of my own work, and I'll do my best to get a comic up when I can.

Enough of that. Today's comic is actually part of a collaboration from a ways back with Enliv. Each one of us wrote the script for the other's comic... this way we had to do some writing with other people's characters and stretch our comedic horizons a little bit.

The idea for today's comic came from Mr. Johnny Nguyen. Enjoy!

You can see the rest of the collaborations here and here.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Guest Comic - Andy Fenley

Hey look at that! A COMIC!

Ok, granted, it's not a comic by Wheezy, but it IS a comic, and a good one too, something which this site sorely needs. Mr. Andy Fenley was nice enough to make a guest comic during my period of creative laziness, and for that I think we all owe him a debt of gratitude.

And now I'll hand it over to Mr. Fenley.

"Enjoy my first attempt at a comic. Shows you can do a lot with no talent and funny friends."

Thanks again to Mr. Fenley.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Team Fortress 2 Character Trailers- Valve

I've been in a lab all night watching a little bar scroll slowly across the screen, rendering out this month's school project one pixel at a time. There's a comic in the works, I promise. Just not for today. I think by Monday I'll owe you three.

Valve is one of the leaders in the gaming industry. If you haven't heard of Half-Life, I would wager that you haven't played a video game in the last five years or so. But don't worry, I'm not sharing video game screen shots today.

Team Fortress 2 is a multiplayer first person shooter that was recently released as part of Valve's "The Orange Box" (which is a great deal, by the way). Prior to release Valve put out a series of animations introducing some of the character classes in the game. Taking heavily from the style of "The Incredibles", these things are pure gold. Great animation with hilarious, well defined personalities, this stuff just goes to show that film companies aren't the only ones capable of high quality character animation.