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Xylus and Dexter in Space! "Finder's Creeper" Episode 4 - Cartoon animation

Episode 4 - of my animated cartoon series Xylus and Dexter in Space! Here is another episode of my animated cartoon Xylus and Dexter in Space! Concept In this episode: The boys explore what they think is an abandoned castle. ( Related post: Xylus and Dexter in Space! "Castle Clause" Episode 3 - Cartoon animation ) Art In this cartoon after the alien covered himself with powder, I kinda thought that he looked like Jack Nicholson as The Joker from Tim Burton's Batman . So I actually created a little scene that was a reference to a scene from that movie.  The part where right after he says the famous line "Wait'll they get a load'a me." and then for some reason the camera lingers there he starts going "woop... woop..." and looks around. Jack Nicholson in Tim Burton's Batman Phineus Handala copying the Joker Animation For the flying animation of the alien Phineas Handala I tried to do something like the Great Gazoo from the Flintstones and ma

Time difference.

I've never been good at geography.

What Sold! Looking at my toys, books an games! - Tom Ray's Retro Vlog

What vintage and retro items I sold from my collection today Subscribe to Tom Ray on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tmray I take a look at some of the vintage and retro things I sold online getting ready to ship them out. See these items from my collection of toys, games, books, and other memorabilia from the 50s through the 90s. Enjoy taking a look at these items from my collection with me! And at the end, I show one of my webcomic diary pages. This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of taking on freelance work. More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store https://ebay.to/2vMYStC Check out the other things I do too! :) - Tom Ray's Art Podcast (interviews with artists)  - My webcomics   - My webcomic eBooks "Then This Happened..." on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3cQa0bz Music at the end of this video by my band Lorenzo's Music , listen on Spotify htt

Assumed.

I could have been some uptight person for all they knew? 

Radio.

I was able to think of something to say real quick thankfully.

What Sold! Vintage Toys Books And Memorabilia! - Tom Ray's Retro Vlog

Looking at vintage/retro items from my collection I take a look at some of the vintage and retro things I sold online getting ready to ship them out. See these items from my collection of toys, games, books, and other memorabilia from the 50s through the 90s. And at the end, I show one of my webcomic diary pages . This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of taking on freelance work. More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store https://ebay.to/2vMYStC Check out the other things I do too! :) - Tom Ray's Art Podcast (interviews with artists) on Spotify - https://spoti.fi/36BlMk9 - Daily webcomic on Tapas - https://tapas.io/series/then-this-happened - My webcomic eBooks "Then This Happened..." on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3cQa0bz Music at the end of this video by my band Lorenzo's Music, listen on Spotify https://spoti.fi/2JJF39Q Subscribe to Tom Ray on Y

Amy Regutti: Painter, Surrealist Paintings and Portraits - Tom Ray's Art Podcast

Amy Regutti is a painter living here in Madison WI. Amy had gone to school for art and gave it to become an acupuncturist. Years later Amy started painting again. But after an automobile accident a few years ago started focusing more on painting during recovery. Now Amy sells art online and promotes it at pop-up galleries and in the comic cons.

Navigation.

I can't be the only one who does that right?

Xylus and Dexter in Space! "Castle Clause" Episode 3 - Cartoon animation

Episode 3 - of my animated cartoon series Xylus and Dexter in Space! Here is another episode of my animated cartoon Xylus and Dexter in Space! Concept In this Episode: The boys are still stranded on Mars. When they make an interesting discovery. ( Related post: Xylus and Dexter in Space! "What's that?" Episode 2 - Cartoon animation ) Art I was still re-using a lot of the character art and backgrounds from the previous episodes . I would also create some new expressions and poses for the boys when I needed them. Doing this along the way adds even more re-usable drawings to the character library I have for the cartoon episodes.  Dexter with his arms crossed I also needed to create more backgrounds for this episode for the inside of the castle. I used some pictures I had found as a reference for the castle interior from old monster movies on Google image search. Castle interior I also had to create a new character Phineas Handela for the story. I had only drawn a few sketc

Haircut.

I end up trying to explain it instead cuz I feel silly showing them a picture of myself for some reason.

Missing car.

I heard they do move cars sometimes instead of towing them but how were the wipers turned on?

CJ Standal: Writer, Rebirth of the Gangster Comics - Tom Ray's Art Podcast

CJ Standal is an indie comic book writer living here in Madison WI. We met while he was at the Mighty Con here in Madison.  CJ writes and publishes the comics Rebirth of the Gangster , B.A.E Wulf , and has also published a series of essays about graphic novel writing called Outside the Panels from a course he taught to his high school students. Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Links CJ Standal's Website https://www.cjstandalproductions.com CJ Standal on Twitter https://twitter.com/cj_standal CJ Standal on Facebook Support the show! Check out the vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store https://ebay.to/2vMYStC Check out the other things Tom Ray does too! :) Tom Ray's graphic novels "Then This Happened..." on Amazon - https://amzn.to/35SzQaJ Podcast Music by Tom Ray's band Lorenzo's Music , listen on Spotify https://spoti.fi/2JJF39Q

In line.

I'm curious how that would have played out?

Xylus and Dexter in Space! "What's That?" Episode 2 - Cartoon animation

Episode 2 - of my animated cartoon series Xylus and Dexter in Space! Here is another episode of my animated cartoon  Xylus and Dexter in Space! The original story I made for this cartoon was 17 pages long! I didn't want to work on just one big long cartoon, so I broke it up into 2-minute episodes. I was on a Rocky & Bullwinkle kick at the time and I liked how they would tell a story over a series of episodes.  Plus, this way I could try out different things as I went along from part to part. Kind of like how the Rocky cartoons would look very different over the duration of the stories they did. Concept In this second cartoon episode, The boys have crash-landed on Mars in front of a creepy castle. ( Related post: Xylus and Dexter in Space! "Fly Right" Episode 1 - Cartoon animation ) Artwork  I'm still drawing the characters and scanning them to my computer to animate them. For speed, I had stopped using a brush for inking and changed to a Pigma Micron size 08 mar

Cactus.

I have seen the person walking around with a basketball on the street before though.

What I got! 90s teen magazine pinups and books! - Tom Ray's Retro Vlog

I go hunting for some more vintage and retro pop-culture things for my collection. See what I got! When hunting for more vintage and retro books, toys, and more to add to my collection. This time after a trip to Milwaukee I find a folder filled with magazines and poster pinups from the 90s of teen heartthrobs, metal hair bands, and cartoon network books. And at the end, I show one of my webcomic diary pages. This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of taking on freelance work. More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store https://ebay.to/2vMYStC Check out the other things I do too! :) - Tom Ray's Art Podcast (interviews with artists) - My webcomic eBooks "Then This Happened..." on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3cQa0bz Music at the end of this video by my band Lorenzo's Music , listen on Spotify https://spoti.fi/2JJF39Q Subscribe to my YouTube channel: http

Website debugging.

It's a weird combination of, I can't believe something so simple broke everything, and I can't believe I actually figured that out.

Neil Moherman: Comic book writer, Cog & Flame - Tom Ray's Art Podcast

Neil Moherman is an indie comic book writer living in Dayton, Ohio. We met while he was at the Mighty Con when it came through here in Madison. Neil contacted me to tell me about his Kickstarter campaign for the next issue of his comic Cog & Flame Issue #4 . Neil has been creating indie comics since 2017. He currently has two series in production, Cog & Flame and Doomspeaker. We talk about how he started his story while writing a Dungeons and Dragons campaign, how he finds people to draw and color his comics, and also learned how to create lettering for comics too!  Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Links Neil Moherman's Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cogandflame/cog-and-flame-issue-4 Neil Moherman on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/neilmoherman Neil Moherman on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Neilmohermancomics Support the show! Check out the vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store https://eb

Xylus and Dexter in Space! "Fly Right" Episode 1 - Cartoon animation

Episode 1 - of my animated cartoon series Xylus and Dexter in Space! Watch the cartoon episode above I watch a lot of cartoons and like to pause and view them frame by frame so I can study how they're made. I took some of the things I learned and wanted to try them out, so I decided to make my own series of cartoon shorts. Concept Xylus and Dexter are traveling through space, flying above the planet Mars when a slight mishap causes them to land earlier than expected. Xylus & Dexter flying above Mars ( Related post:   Xylus and Dexter in Space! "What's That?" Episode 2 - Cartoon animation ) Artwork I spent more time on the layout of the storyboards for this series. I wanted to make sure I knew what everything was going to look like from the very beginning. Storyboard: Rocket ext. Pan in Storyboard: Dexter turns to touch the window Storyboard: Xylus pushes the button Storyboard: Rocket ext. Mars surface Animatic storyboard scenes with audio Here is the audio file I

What I sold! This Star Wars/Star Trek book is not what it seems! - Tom Ray's Retro Vlog

Looking at some of the retro/vintage pop-culture books, games, and toys I sold from my collection. I found this Star Wars/Star Trek book that is not what it seems! Also, I have a Sigmund the Sea Monster Game, a collection of great children's illustrated books, some vintage dolls, and more! And at the end, I show my daily webcomic diary. This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of taking on freelance work. More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store https://ebay.to/2vMYStC Subscribe to Tom Ray on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tmray

Response message.

I actually really had to think twice before realizing that's not how it works. 

What I sold! Honkers, Joe Cool and more - Tom Ray's Retro Vlog 211103

Today, let's look at a few of the retro/vintage pop-culture books, games, and toys I sold from my collection. Got a few toys like Sesame Street Honker dolls who I guess are born from eggs? Then a Snoopy Joe Cool doll and more illustrated books and games too. And at the end, I show my daily webcomic diary . This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of taking on freelance work. More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store https://ebay.to/2vMYStC Check out the other things I do too! :) - Tom Ray's Art Podcast (interviews with artists) on Spotify - https://spoti.fi/36BlMk9 - My webcomic eBooks "Then This Happened..." on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3cQa0bz Music at the end of this video by my band Lorenzo's Music , listen on Spotify https://spoti.fi/2JJF39Q

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