Mar 30, 2015

Don't stop me now!

Heh heh... Queen.
Anywhich... I've tossed YET AN-OTHER project onto my To Do list.
Ya see, with OLIVER I tried an internet bending storytelling form that (to me) was really interesting. I wanted to tell a story without actually saying a damn thing, you just had to stay tuned to slowly unravel just what the hell I was doing. I also relied on outside-of-the-video sources to help flesh out the story.
I think during the 3rd episode of OLIVER I started out as if I were recording a Visual Log but then OLIVER pops up and wrecks it. THEN I uploaded the ACTUAL Visual Log I was supposed to be recording, with the OLIVER intrusion edited out.
I was trying to go for a "This story is happening in real-time and everything I do is directly tied into it and same goes for the other way around." I even converted it to a WebComic series once the IRL me got into working on the comic and I thought I did it in a pretty clever way making it sort of an interactive experience. (clicked a link to continue... wooo.)
BUT... where I think I failed miserably is the fact that nobody really cared and in a lot of cases didn't understand it either.
So... using what ive learned with that project (and other projects I did in the past, before any of you knew me ^.^), im gonna take a much more... ambitious step with this next bit of insanity. All I really want to say about it right now is that it'll involve a lot more participation from the viewers (victims), and ill be doing it using a technique that I haven't really seen done since like 2009. Ofcourse back in 2009 the internet wasn't really what it is today, so hopefully when I re-try this experience it'll be MUCH easier for people to understand AND follow through with.
The sense of mystery is strong with this one.
That crazy comic idea I mentioned in my previous post is to assume the identity of a previous project that never went anywhere, this is a good thing! Cuz now it has EVEN more content to be worked into it!
While thinking on the interactive project mentioned above I got a splendid idea on how to make this comic EVEN MORE bawse. I want to include QR codes or links or whatever on the covers of the comic thatll send those that scan it to an animated preview of whats indside the comic. WHY!?!?!
Cuz im Tim The Fuckin Scarecrow! That's why! 2.0 bitches!
And it wont be like animated panels from the comic either, itll be like (demo story incoming) say theres a guy in the comic and his tire gets flattened and while hes fixing it, a feck ton of bandits come out of nowhere and he battles them.
You scan the QR code and the video you watch is a stopmotion animation of a bunch of paranoid marauders who think this guy driving through the wasteland is the one who kidnapped their shaman, so they blow out his tire.
Sound interesting?

Mar 24, 2015

More wood for the fire.

So ever since I published the first issue of Intervals of Horrible Sanity i kinda started tossing around this idea in my head for a comic series that is a COMPLETE break from the rest of my "normal" universe. The idea is that it wouldn't take itself seriously and it would be as over the top and nonsensical as possible.
I don't want to give away too many things about it but i am willing to say it would involve dinosaurs, mad max stylized road rage, goblins, and ofcourse... 'splosions.
I don't want to go the route i went with IoHS where everything is shaded and finely drawn to the best of my ability with a ballpoint pen. For this series i was wanting to maybe try using mostly markers and much bigger lines, to try and bring a cartoon feel to it. ODDLY enough this seems like its going to be a challenge for me as ive NEVER really done cartoony stuff before.
Im working on Issue 4 of IoHS right now and once i get issue 5 done, ill start to focus on my next film project The Freaks of LampCord, ya know... to keep the film blood pumpin. I'm not going to set aside time to work on this over-the-top comic like i did with IoHS, instead ill just save it for those fatigue days when working on the film starts to tear my flesh apart.
Thank you and i hope the 3 people who bought IoHS issue 1 really liked it and are looking forward to issue 2 which should be coming out sometime really soon (sorry for the delay).

Also in this issue!
Visual Log 030215

Mar 11, 2015

I now have a Twitch account!

You can watch me LIVE playin video games when im streamin em'!
Take a look now with this clickable link!
So, yehh... now you can see what im really up to when im "working" on "things". If im playin games ill try to stream as often as possible to give you a chance to pull up in there and leave me hateful messages like "Y U NO ANIMATING?" or something cheery like that.
I dunno, I see this as a good thing I guesss. I do play videogames quite a bit and when im not working on my comic or movies or whatever I could STILL be putting something out there for you lovely people to watch (cuz you just cant get enough of me), its a win-win. I still get to play videojuegos and you still get to envy my max lvl prowess!
NOTE- If im NOT streaming, you'll see a banner that says "NO SCARECROWS BEYOND THIS POINT". If you see that im either asleep, at work, doin artsy stuff, or otherwise busy.
The more you know :D

Mar 2, 2015

The 5 Verses of Horrible Sanity

Verse 1
"I saw a corpse on the road today.
My heart twisted and legs crippled,
and all the sheeple carried on.
Why does 'HUMANITY' only apply to the human?
We're all just a bunch of fucking animals."

Verse 2
"Even the innocent act of being alive
puts you in danger."

Verse 3
"Misfortune holds no favorites.
Everybody suffers...
They'll lose their jobs, their homes,
and eventually, their minds."

Verse 4
"Do what you wish with the truth
in your hands."

Verse 5
"The scent haunts him like a
fading memory.
He stares death in the face.
'CONFORM!', pleads the puppeteer..."

Analysis: Verse 1
It can be a sickening experience to open your eyes for the first time and notice that not all life is treated equal. Most find it easy to pass the life of any creature other than themselves off as insignificant and not even worth a passing glance. The death of what most see as an 'inferior' being goes unnoticed and without mourn.

--- I felt I had to give some extra insight on that first verse since I tend to use it a lot within my universe. It was originally a poem I had written in my head on my way to school one morning. I was walking along the road when I noticed a cat had been hit in the middle of the road. I stopped in shock when I realized that I was the only person around who seemed to even notice. Cars continued to drive over it's lifeless body making no attempt to swerve or even slow down to make sure it wasn't still alive. I sort of lost faith in that structure we like to slap the label of "humanity" on.
TimTheScarecrow + Moose

I titled that poem "for moose", the name of my childhood best friend and most bawse-ass cat to walk the earth. To clear up any further confusion, no, he wasn't hit by a car. I gave him the title dedication because that's all I can really offer to my late friend, and the story does have a significance to his passing. He died of old age (medical term for bodily failure), when I discovered his death I couldn't find the ability to make words, only tears. It didn't break my heart, it cut it in half and let everything pour out from my face. Meanwhile the world kept turning, people had jobs to go to, kids to send off to school, lovers to spend time with.
Even within my own household things moved on. The only hiccup to note that his death caused was the time it took for my mom to say "Aw... im sorry." My world was FUCKING GONE and all that happened in retaliation was "Aw... im sorry."!
There was no official funeral, no autopsy, no investigation, not even any fucking forms to fill out for the government to file with the census!