beginning productions

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A doodled comic about my many inconsequential quirk related questions 

A close up of my last drawing, Storm Inside.

I’m finally back from Fanime and I got super sick with Con Plague and spent the past few days in bed orz. It was still amazing to meet everyone at the con and sorry if I was really out of it when you saw me Q_Q


In other news, I got 3 more cons coming up, Anime Next, Akon, and Anime Expo. After that, I’ll finally have some time to start making Fisheye Placebo and Knite. The 3D models are 99% done at this point. Just need some final touch ups before we begin production :D

⚡️ Carmilla Movie Update⚡️

What is happening with the Carmilla Movie?  (EVERYTHING!)

When is it shooting? Is the script finalized? When exactly will it be released on VHX? Will it be on other platforms as well? When can we expect the behind the scenes to begin? Is production financing still ongoing? Have you sold the movie?  What are you allowed to tell us?

These are all great questions! We appreciate the patience and know we’re working hard as hell behind the scenes to pull all the pieces together and get shooting as soon as we can.

We got GREAT news last week - we were successful in our funding application and now have the green light to go to camera in a couple weeks. Woo!

We prefer divulging production details when we’re 100% sure they’re finalized,  and we’d hate to tell you we’re shooting X day to X day only for that to change afterwards. That said, below is a general update of all the behind the scenes shenanigans, and we’ll update you as much as we can as we enter official pre-production next week and principal photography soon after.

We couldn’t have done it without your enthusiasm in the pre-sales and add-ons going towards the film. Your generosity and drive is making this movie happen and we can’t wait to bring it to you!

  • Writing began in January, and we’re now into the fifth draft of the feature. It goes to actors this week, as we move towards production drafts and revision pages incorporating their feedback like we did in Season 3.
  • We’ve scouted a dozen locations with many more to check out. More than a single setting?! What is this sorcery?!  We actually found a pitch perfect one last week. Cross your fingers it works out. Are we going to see Laura & Carmilla’s apartment? Mayhaps…
  • The pre-sales of the movie is set to account for 30% of the total budget. We are just shy of our goal and your continued support helps us more than you know! If you haven’t already pre-ordered the film, we lovingly encourage you to check out the different bundles available!
  • We’ve got a new distribution partner on board in addition to Vimeo’s VHX and we can’t wait to divulge more about what’s happening leading up to the release week!
  • Our projected fall 2017 release on VHX remains the same.
  • Director Spencer Maybee is back on board to give you more of the Carmilla Series flava-flave that we’ve all come to know and love.

💜💜💜

- Carmilla HQ

Villainous in Mexico Pixelatl

As you all may know by now, there was an animation festival in Mexico called “Pixelatl” in which there was a conference about Cartoon Network: Villainous, imparted by the creator Alan Ituriel.

He began thanking the fans for all the support he has receive from them and how happy he was watching fans all over the world and the content that they can create (fanarts, cosplays and crafts). He also thanked the Pixelatl staff for giving an opportunity to those in mexico, like him, who want to enter to the animation world. If you don’t know about this, Alan was able to pitch Villainous to Cartoon Network thanks to the Pixelatl.

He was just so glad to be there giving that conference, and thats why he gift us an exclusive poster. The “Villainous Crew” literally put one poster per chair in the forum, so we all in the conference got one!

He show us some “cut scenes” from the shorts, and little extras or modifications that didn’t make it to the final product due to screen time limitations (which I’m pretty sure you all have already seen)

And of course, it was officially announced the continuation or “Phase Two” of Villainous. They will be making more shorts, comics, YouTube shorts about Black Hat reviewing weapons from others villains in other Cartoon Network shows and most importantly, they would begin the production of the Pilot.

Alan said that they were already working in the new shorts and he showed us as a little “surprise” one of them (not finished yet). I didn’t take pictures of it nor video because I wanted to respect the fact that it was a work in progress thing that they decided to show us as a sneak peek. But I’m sure there are already pics of it here on tumblr, so you can watch them if you scroll in the tag.

Honestly Alan is such a good and cool guy, he was really chill with fans, he drawn characters from Villainous for fans and he took lots of photos with them …but I think he’s just a little TOO good with everyone. He was signing autographs for HOURS, the conference ended at 11am and he was still there signing after 4pm I think, I’m not even sure how much time he was there, but he and his crew looked really tired after all that. All the other guests decided when to stop signing, like Jhonen Vasquez (Yes, Jhonen Vasquez, was in the festival as well) after some long time he asked the staff to not let any more people in the line, because there was a lot, and I mean A LOT of people already waiting. But Alan stayed there until the people stopped coming.

I almost wanted to ask him if it was okay to bring him something to eat, because he really spent a loooong time there. Really, he’s such a kind person, he even gave me and my sister two signed posters (because we already got our posters signed in the morning but later in the afternoon we wanted to ask the crew to sign the poster too so, when we got there with them again Alan said that they had posters already signed by the crew and that he didn’t had a problem signing two more posters again, so they give us another one. I imagine he did this with other people as well!)

So, yeah! Soon we’ll have more Villainous.

JULY 22: Rebecca Sugar comes out (2016)

On this day in 2016, animator and creator of Steven Universe, Rebecca Sugar, came out as bisexual on a panel at San Diego Comic Con.

Rebecca Sugar is the first woman to ever be an official show runner at Cartoon Network (x). 

Rebecca was born on July 9, 1987 in Silver Spring, Maryland. She began her career in animation with the Cartoon Network show Adventure Time, for which she was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Short-Format Animation twice. She left the show after the fifth season to begin production on her own original series, the now famous Steven Universe.

Steven Universe premiered on Cartoon Network in 2013 and quickly gained a huge following of both child and adult viewers. In 2016, the series was even awarded its own panel at San Diego Comic Con, where Rebecca Sugar gathered with the other talents behind the show to answer questions from fans. When one fan asked Rebecca what inspired her to center Steven Universe around feminist themes, Rebecca nonchalantly answered, “Well, in large part it’s based on my experience as a bisexual woman” – this being the first time she publicly addressed her sexuality! Rebecca went on to say:

 “These things have so much to do with who you are, and there’s this idea that these are themes that should not be shared with kids, but everyone shares stories about love and attraction with kids. So many stories for kids are about love, and it really makes a difference to hear stories about how someone like you can be loved and if you don’t hear those stories it will change who you are. It’s very important to me that we speak to kids about consent and we speak to kids about identity and that we speak to kids about so much. I want to feel like I exist and I want everyone else who wants to feel that way to feel that way too.” 

In response, the audience at the panel exploded into a standing ovation.

-LC

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Kat Graham Joins Forest Whitaker, Theo James in Netflix’s ‘How It Ends’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Kat Graham has joined the cast of Netflix’s upcoming action thriller “How It Ends,” also starring Forest Whitaker and Theo James.

The film follows James as Will, a young man desperate to get home to his pregnant wife Samantha (Graham) after an apocalyptic event turns roads to mayhem. Forest Whitaker plays Tom, Samantha’s domineering father. Samantha, a loving wife, encourages Will to stand up to Tom, not realizing that later on they’ll have to work together to find her.

Graham is best known for her role as Bonnie Bennett in The CW’s “The Vampire Diaries,” and has also acted in “17 Again,” “The Roommate” with Leighton Meester, and “Honey 2.” She recently played Jada Pinkett in the Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez on Me.”

Graham also has a burgeoning singing career, with a new album “Love Music Funk Magic,” co-produced with Babyface. The lead single “Sometimes” is currently at #16 on the Billboard Dance Club Chart.

“How It Ends” is directed by David M. Rosenthal from a script by Brooks McLaren. The project is being produced by Paul Schiff, Tai Duncan, Kelly McCormick, and Patrick Newall, with executive production from Sierra’s Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg. Sierra/Affinity developed the project with Paul Schiff Productions and is handling worldwide sales and financing.

Netflix acquired worldwide rights in January. Production begins in July in Winnipeg.

Graham is repped by WME and Brillstein.

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“Green Room” star Callum Turner is in talks to play Newt Scamander’s brother in the next installment of Warner Bros.’ “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

Eddie Redmayne will return to the sequel as Scamander. Jude Law is on board to play young Dumbledore, and Johnny Depp is attached to play Grindelwald. David Yates is returning to direct.

The sequel, which begins production this summer, also reunites producers Rowling, David Heyman, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram. Neil Blair, Rick Senat and Danny Cohen are serving as executive producers.

Plot details are unknown at this time other than the film being set in Paris.

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Reveal: The New Tesla Roadster

At a Tesla press conference to reveal their new semi-truck, Elon Musk, unveiled a unexpected new vehicle - a roadster that he said would be the “fastest production car ever” made.

While the details are a bit slim, here are the stats we know: 

  • 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds 
  • 0-100 mph in 4.2 seconds 
  • It will cover the quarter mile in 8.9 seconds
  • 200 kilowatt hour battery pack
  • 620 mile range on a single charge
  • The top speed “above 250 mph”

The base price of the new roadster is currently set at $200,000 and is scheduled to begin production in 2020. They are currently accepting orders with a $50,000 deposit required upfront. The first 1,000 models sold will be the Founder’s Series models which will cost you $250,000 upfront.

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Fox Formally Sets Simon Kinberg To Helm ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix;’ Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy Return
EXCLUSIVE: Fox has formalized plans for Dark Phoenix, the next installment of the X-Men franchise. This all just happened, but they’ve formalized Simon Kinberg as director, and the studio set…
By Mike Fleming Jr

EXCLUSIVE: Fox has formalized plans for Dark Phoenix, the next installment of the X-Men franchise. This all just happened, but they’ve formalized Simon Kinberg as director, and the studio set a release date of Friday, November 2, 2018. Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, and Kodi Smit-McPhee are all reprising when production begins in Montreal. At the same time, Jessica Chastain is in talk to join the cast as the main villain, Shi’ar Empress Lilandra.

Eos Timeline - Ages Edition (Contains SPOILERS)

I wanted a timeline with more information about Luna and other characters’ ages around the game’s events to give it more perspective, so I did it by fusing the info in this post HERE, plus the ones given in Brotherhood/Kingsglaive/FFXV/Ultimania guide (big thanks to superespresso + thetwilightmexican and zukarevue translations!) /Anything I come across to be honest [x].

I thought that maybe someone may find this useful too, but I did this mostly to back my fanfic ideas with some accurate lore.

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M.E. 606 - King of Lucis erects a magic wall around the kingdom.

M.E. 706 - Regis is born.

M.E. 711 - Cor is Born.

M.E. 722 - Ardyn joins Niflheim. (Regis: 16 y/o, Cor: 11 y/o).

M.E. 723 - Magitek soldiers’ mass production begins, with Ardyn’s help.

M.E. 724 - Cor joins the crownsguard (13 y/o).
- Around this time Nyx is suspected to be born.

M.E. 725 - Niflheim introduces Magitek soldiers in battle.
- Prince Regis (19 y/o) takes part in the battle with Niflheim on the front lines. Cid, Clarus, and Weskim fight alongside him.
- Lucis forces retreat from battle against Niflheim.

M.E. 726 - King Mors reduces the wall to just around Insomnia.
- Around this time hunters discover the Tempering Grounds while on a separate expedition.
- Cor (15 y/o) fights Gilgamesh and loses. Regis is 20 y/o.

M.E. 728 - Galahd starts it’s 18 years of peace (Nyx suspected age is 4 y/o).
- Ravus is born.

M.E. 729 - King Mors dies, Regis (23 y/o) is coronated King.

M.E. 732 - Luna is born, Gentiana joins the Nox Fleuret.
- King Regis (26 y/o) marries Aulea.

M.E. 736 - Noctis is born, Luna is 4 y/o, Nyx is suspected 12 y/o. Regis is 30 y/o, Cor is 25 y/o.
- Prompto is born in the 1st Magitek Production Facility, Niflheim, to be used in the “Deathless Project”.

M.E. 737 - A lucian rescues Prompto (1 y/o) and is adopted by the “Argentum” family in Insomnia.

M.E. 740 - Ignis (6y/o) is assigned to Noctis (3 y/o).
[Note: Because of the 3 year gap between the two, this event must have happened between Feb 7th - Aug 30th of that year].

M.E. 741 - Noctis is chosen by the Crystal (5 y/o), Luna is 9 y/o, Regis is 35 y/o.
- Regis founds the Kingsglaive.
- Iris is born.

M.E. 744 - Noctis is attacked by a Daemon (8 years old), goes to Tenebrae for treatment.
- Luna meets Noctis, she is 12 Years old.
- Noctis meets Gentiana.
- Niflheim attacks and conquers Fenestala Manor, Queen Sylva of Tenebrae is killed. Ravus is 16 y/o.
- Noctis tells Ignis about the dessert he ate in Tenebrae.

M.E. 745 - Giant Shiva awakens. Noctis is 9 y/o, Luna is 13 y/o.
- Shiva tells Luna about the covenants.
- Gigant Shiva is defeated by Ardyn/Niflheim in Groves Valley.

M.E. 746 - Niflheim attacks Galahd.
- Ardyn contacts Drautos.
- Is believed that Nyx joined the Kingsglaive around this time. He is believed to be 22 y/o.
- Gladio starts working for Noctis. He befriends Noctis after Iris’ incident. Iris is 5 y/o, Gladio is 13 y/o.
- Noctis starts training with Gladiolus.
- Noctis is 10 y/o, Luna is 14 y/o, Regis is 40 y/o.

M.E. 748 - Prompto (12 y/o) saves Pryna in Insomnia, Luna contacts him and he begins his quest to befriend Noctis.
- Luna enters her first covenant with an Astral.
- Lunafreya becomes the youngest Oracle in history, at age 16. Noctis is 12 years old.

M.E. 749 - Ignis starts training to join the Crownsguard (15 y/o).

M.E. 751 - Noctis moves to a new apartment, outside the castle (15 y/o). Luna is 19 y/o.
- Prompto starts to hang out with Noctis.
- Gladio formally joins the Crownsguard (18 y/o).

M.E. 752 - Ignis formally joins the Crownsguard (18 y/o).
- Noctis gets the Engine Blade from King Regis as a present for his 16th birthday.

M.E. 754 - Gladio gets his scar while protecting Noctis from a drunken Lucis’ citizen. Noctis is 18, Gladio 21, Luna 22.

M.E. 756 - Noctis recieves the Audi R8 Star of Lucis as a gift for his 20th birthday.
- Noctis Leaves Insomnia to attend his wedding ceremony in Altissia (20 y/o).
- Insomnia falls. Nyx is believed 32 y/o, Luna is 24 y/o.

— Start of FFXV —

I may edit this in the future as more info is released/confirmed. Let me know if you see any inconsistency :)

Edit: Added year of Gladio’s scar. More info on Ardyn, Regis, Cor, Prompto, Ignis, Gladio, Iris, Nyx, Ravus, Luna and Gentiana.

Preorder now by emailing me at skulptduggery@gmail.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who made this OTGW figure?

The Into the Unknown OTGW collectible figure was sculpted by Chris Tsirgiotis (that’s me!). I designed backgrounds for the Over the Garden Wall miniseries and original pilot, Tome of the UnknownI was awarded an Emmy for my work on the show.

Does this OTGW figure come with a base?

Yes. The set will come with an oval base with a high gloss black finish cast in polyurethane resin like the rest of the figure. A photo of the base design will be posted soon.

How big is this OTGW figure?

Total dimensions including base are approximately 7 3/4” X 5 3/4” X 5 1/8”. Overall dimensions may change slightly depending on the design of the base, but Jason Funderburker and stool are 3” tall in any case.

When will I receive this OTGW figure?

Production will begin as soon as we reach the order minimum of 100. This is expected to take about 4 weeks with an additional 4 weeks to ship from the factory. based on this schedule, I am trying to deliver these sometime in February. I’ll have more specific info about this as we get into production.

What will the payment method be?

You will be able to order the item with PayPal. I will either set up a Shopify store or I may just post my PayPal link here on Tumblr depending on what’s easier. 

Why does this OTGW figure cost so much?

This is a limited edition collectible produced at the highest quality possible for this price. Most manufacturers won’t do a production run under a few thousand, so the per unit cost is higher than if it was mass produced and sold in stores.

What is the refund policy for OTGW figure?

If you’re not satisfied, you may return it for a full refund. Full refund policy will be available at the Shopify store or I will email it depending on how I set up PayPal.

Do you ship outside the United States?

There have been several inquiries from outside the U.S. and I am looking into this, but yes, I am hoping to be able to do that.

Thanks to everyone who has preordered so far! We’re off to a great start. There is still a ways to go before the 100 order minimum is reached, so please share with everyone you know!