The story for the next book is a new direction for a series that began as a humble black-and-white webcomic. Instead of the gag/page-a-week format I’ve moved into a fantasy approach for the art and a more traditional approach to story. This arc turns the Roach kingdom upside down. It reveals intrigues and introduces fascinating new characters.
This book has been penciled. I’m in the process of cleaning it up and digitally inking now. Colors for the book seem to need more attention. The flat and slightly shaded style used in book one is now a thing of the past. The early results for book two look very good.
New types of roaches and insects are coming up in the next book. I really wish I could say more! Subscribe to this site for upcoming announcements.
This year I’m working on an original short that I’ve based on my comic. It’s set in a World War One era world where bugs reign – in the Kingdom of The Roaches.
All animation is being done in Flash. Voice Over by Canadian actor Julian Mulock. AD and VO Direction by Tim Thomson.
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An early motion test made in After Effects for the snail riders.
Roaches don’t have an auto industry but they are ingenious improvisers. There have been many good suggestions that I more fully explore the world of these bugs themselves without humanizing them so thoroughly in regular type human cities. And that is a really good suggestion.
The problem with me not taking it up sooner is because of many, many perfectly valid delays and also lame excuses. There are also some more factions within the Roach culture that I have discovered. Secretive orders and clans that keep the pontificating boob that we know and love, The Grand Roach, in power, are starting to get more fleshed out.
Stay tuned for more tests including some of the main dialogue for the first Roaches short.
|Puppets, Roaches: A Graphic Novel, Cement and The Grand Roach are all registered trademarks of Gargantuan Media. All rights reserved 2010.