Archive for February, 2013
While I still have this final Saturday to post stuff, here’s another 5 Second Day short I worked on a couple weeks ago. This one was written, designed and directed by my fiancée Teri. I did the After Effects animation/editing, along with a little storyboarding (Teri boarded the majority of it). We also had some character layout assistance from Junpei Takayama and Rishon Wagner, two fellow Randy Cunningham 9th Grade Ninja artists. Enjoy!
This is not just a joke, it’s actually THE END of RAD RAZ.
I decided to step down from the Saturday slot a few weeks ago in order to pursue some new projects that I’ve been unable to begin with the RAZ deadline every week.
I’ve loved being a part of Dumm. I’m thankful to the Dumm family for inviting me in and allowing me to experiment with the RAZ universe for about two and a half years. I’m thankful for Ricky Garduno. He invited me to do guest RAZ strips all those years ago, and it all started with that. I’m thankful for the limited time I was able to spend with him, and still replay his advice in my head when I’m working on comics and cartoons. I’m thankful for the readers who have stopped in to check RAZ out, leaving comments and feedback for me to analyze and agonize over. It’s been a fantastic chapter in my life, but it’s time for me to move on and let someone else give it a whirl.
As a finale, I’m giving you a choice, as it were, between two parallel universes of RAZ. If you’re one of the readers who, over the 2+ year run of RAZ, never came around to the comic and constantly rooted for RAZ’s failure and death, this one’s for you! Soak it in. Enjoy it. RAZ and all of his clones are dead and burned alive, never to return to the earth. Wally is still alive, though, presumably in a movie theater sitting next to a skull.
If you liked the comics and would like to live in a universe where maybe there is more to this particular storyline than meets the eye… follow me over to the RAD RAZ tumblr (radraz.com) and I’ll be posting an additional 5th page to this storyline in a few weeks, and will continue to post additional RAD RAZ comics and animations at random intervals (no more one-a-week comics).
If you want to keep up with me as an artist, and see what new projects I’m working on in the coming months and years, follow my personal tumblr, Who Jackie Cous?
Thanks again, everyone! I’ll miss you! Especially you, lacko! And get ready for a brand new addition to the Dumm family!