Tag Archives: funny

Comic Cards

16 Oct

Click These Cards For A Larger View

Having some fun throwing together some cards for the new Roaches book. There are some dramatic turns coming up as the Roaches find themselves declaring one war and then fighting another! When will these bugs ever learn that no one wins a war but the survivors?

Stay tuned for more pages and news.

Short Storyboard Art

12 Jan

Roach War – What Is It Good For?
Microscopic Melodrama Marches Into Production
Schmitt Indianapolis Comic

During of the worst of the new year’s harsh quasi-blizzard weather I’ve been working on an animated short for Roaches. This first pilot episode is titled “If War Were Declared”. It’s set in a WWI era world in the roach city of Kor.

Schmitt Indianapolis Comic

“If War Were Declared” stars Canadian actor Julian Mulock as the Grand Roach. Assistant Director and Sound Engineer Tim Thomson. Written, designed and directed by me, Paul Schmitt.

I’m looking for 2D Character Animators to help finish this short. Send me an email if you’re interesting in volunteering your time to help with this indie animation.

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Puppets, Roaches: A Graphic Novel, Cement and The Grand Roach are all registered trademarks of Gargantuan Media. All rights reserved 2014.

Disco Versus Rock

16 Dec

Rock ‘n Roll Roach Versus Disco Roach!
Why 1’s And 2’s Can’t Deal With 3’s And 4’s
Roaches by Paul Schmitt
As soon as the turntables and the Cold Play hits your favorite rock ‘n roll club – duck for cover. Things are about to take a sudden left turn.

Bars and clubs grow to a point where they book great regional and national acts that draw quality crowds. Alt-rock/punk/rock-a-billy road warriors drive in from all over the country to rock the house. A club at it’s peak is something to experience.

Then, all of the sudden, that stops. The next thing you know: one guy is spinning records, terrible dance pop records that pose the existential question: “Do you believe in life after love?” On Friday and Saturday night. At the same club. The one that had all the good rock bands for years…

So, what happened to your rock club? Instead of talking with a wide range of people from all over the country you end up with a identical crowd of the drunk Cher lovin’, Madonna boogeyin’ yuppie tool bags from the “right” side of town packed in 300 deep. 220 of them have their phones out at all times like Star Trek tricorders being used to carefully navigate a class M planet.

Your favorite rock club is now a very large phone booth (remember them?) that is playing bland Muzak. Just like that.

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Puppets, Roaches: A Graphic Novel, Cement and The Grand Roach are all registered trademarks of Gargantuan Media. All rights reserved 2010.

Social Vermyn Guest Strip

28 Jun

Upcoming Guest Strip At Social Vermyn
Featuring all original webcomic characters in a title cross-over.
Roaches Social Vermyn Guest Comic Page

Here is my guest comic page with the Roaches happily spoiling Victor Vermyn’s lunch break. This page will be appearing at John Hageman’s Social Vermyn.com webcomic during the week of the June 28th.

More Roaches pages are heatedly underway for the full-color digital edition of the Roaches book available this Fall. Please subscribe and follow to keep these pages coming!

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Puppets, Roaches: A Graphic Novel, Cement and The Grand Roach are all registered trademarks of Gargantuan Media. All rights reserved 2010.

Roaches Short Production Art

19 Mar

Short Challenges Animation World To Think Small
Film Director: “As long as it’s funnier than Robot Chicken – we have a winner.”
Grand Roach model by Paul Schmitt
This 3d view of the Grand Roach clearly displays this bug’s superior intellect and lofty stature.

People, we have a production crew. I am very pleased to announce this and that the initial stages for animation production began this week. We have gained a new animator and are breaking ground on the film now.

Stay tuned to the blog for clips, tests and promos from this upcoming animated short film. You guys will only see this stuff here before it goes out to Facebook, Youtube and film fests.

Are you a 3d Animator with a strong character animation and texture mapping reel? We are always looking for more help with lip synch and modelers as well. Send your demo reels to the Project Coordinator by email.

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Puppets, Roaches: A Graphic Novel, Cement and The Grand Roach are all registered trademarks of Gargantuan Media. All rights reserved 2010.