Skip to main content

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.

animation of man as joker
Jack Nicholson in Tim Burton's Batman

animated illustration of alien
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 made stars and other shapes appear in its wake.

animation illustration two men and flying alien
The Great Gazoo Flying - Flintstones

animated illustration bottles on counter and alien flying
Phineas Handala flying with shapes behind

Audio

I also started digging into the sound effect archives a lot for this one - Jetpack sounds, shaker, and bottles jiggling when Phineas hits the ground.

Next time we'll take a look at episode 5!

Check out the previous episode 3 "Castle Clause" here - https://www.tomrayswebsite.com/2021/11/xylus-and-dexter-in-space-castle-clause.html


Listen To The Podcast

Popular

Making a book of my webcomic - Artwork/Book sizes & Printing - Part 2

This is the second video in a series about how I make books of my webcomics In the previous video , I gave some background about how I started my webcomic, how I add the images to my book with the help of Google Photos and Google docs. You can check out part 1 here -  https://www.tomrayswebsite.com/2022/01/making-book-of-my-webcomic-how-i-add.html In this video, I wanted to talk more about how my webcomic transformed from something I was just posting on my website to a thing that I could find multiple uses for. Now when I drew the comic I knew it was going to be something I would publish as a book, put on multiple media sites that people use, and sell at shows and pop-ups if I wanted to. Now each webcomic is being turned into several things. ( You can check out my Amazon books here - https://amzn.to/3qzSNdL ) How did I choose a size for my book? Since I started making these the 3 books I published of my webcomics have all been different sizes. When I was just posting it on my website

eBay books.

I just thought that was interesting. Curious to see if they sell for that much.

Music stand.

I mean I waited 20 minutes so it's fair game right?

Rotating chair.

It's like I forgot how they work.