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Jeffery Brown’s ‘Darth Vader and Son’ book trailer and CAM exhibit

Cartoonist Jeffery Brown (jeffreybrowncomics.com) has a new book called Darth Vader and Son, which the trailer above promotes. I wanted to post the trailer here at MotionComicMagic.com since it’s a great example of taking existing art from a book and re-purposes it for animation, plus it’s really cool.

What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown’s delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars® moments a fresh twist, presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far, far away. Life lessons include lightsaber batting practice, using the Force to raid the cookie jar, Take Your Child to Work Day on the Death Star (“Er, he looks just like you, Lord Vader!”), and the special bond shared between any father and son.

Jeffrey Brown is the author of numerous graphic novels and comics, including Cat Getting Out of a Bag and Cats Are Weird. A lifelong Star Wars fan, he lives in Chicago with his wife and five-year-old son.

Plus: You can see the artwork for the book at the Cartoon Art Museum this summer (in San Francisco) April 28 – August 5, 2012!

…the 18-piece exhibition Darth Vader and Son, featuring artwork by award-winning cartoonist Jeffrey Brown. This exhibit opens on Saturday, April 28. Brown will sign copies of his book at the Cartoon Art Museum on Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 7:00-9:00pm.

A post on re-purposing comics and illustration into animation


Happy Halloween everyone! Boo!

pumpkins 2011

Hope everyone has a great Halloween!


The Mushroom – a pub animation by Julio del Rio

A post on re-purposing comics and illustration into animation

Following the techniques of Fran Krause (Moonraker, Utica Cartoon) who created the art for a short film “Nosy Bear” in his sketchbook, Julio del Rio did this short film with similar techniques. The artist drew all the images on one sheet of paper while sitting at the pub and then composed them on the computer later on at home. The great thing about using this technique is that it could be done anywhere: a convention, pub, park, slow times at work, etc.


New Art: Darth Vader…sort of

3-9-11 vader-sketch
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Pencil and Watercolor


NEW art! Dancing Devil

devil 2-2011
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A watercolor painting with digital color and editing of a dancing devil.


Happy Holidays and Marry Christmas from Atomic Bear Press

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays


New Art – Look before you Leap!

Brush and Ink drawing with digital color on top. Click for a large picture


John Hodgman on BoingBoing TV

John Hodgman (book: areas of my expertiese, TV: Apple commericals, Daily Show, Movies: Coraline) was on Boing Boing TV talking about his book with this funny interview. The guy is so deadpan and odd, and very funny. Check it out.

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