In episode 172 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats Paul and Storm who write music that makes people laugh and feel good. They are the co-founders of Wootstock, they co-produce the JoCo Cruise Crazy, a Caribbean cruise/concert festival for fans of internet musician Jonathan Coulton, and now have a new show called ‘Learning Town’ which debuted on Tuesday, January 15th on YouTube’s Geek & Sundry channel.
“LearningTown” follows a fictional Paul and Storm as they try to keep an old-style kid’s show (in the spirit of Captain Kangaroo, Mister Rogers, etc.) going after its original host dies. They hire a producer (“Cookie Tuesdays”) away from a rival show to help them; and they also enlist the help of a superfan (“Teddy”) to handle the puppets. But the challenge is steep, not only because they have no idea what they’re doing, but because they have radically different ideas about how to run the show, and there are lots of other characters who help and/or hinder their cause along the way. Oh…and puppets sometimes catch fire. There will be ten episodes in Season 1, each between 7-9 minutes each in length. There may also be some shorter bonus videos. New episodes will be released every Tuesday starting on January 15, 2013.
Dark Horse Comics and Geek and Sundry keep pumping out some pretty cool motion comics. I like these more than the ones I’ve seen from Marvel in the past (Iron Man Extremis or SPIDER-WOMAN: Agent of S.W.O.R.D.) – I think the animation style is just better.
Today, we have Dinosaur Porn-er, I mean, Age of Reptiles: Tribal Warfare.
About Age of Reptiles: Tribal Warfare:
From Ricardo Delgado–a prolific development and storyboard artist who has worked on such hit films as Men in Black, The Incredibles, WALL-E, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and the Matrix series– an epic tale about the most unlikely cast of characters: dinosaurs. Since that first foray into the world of sequential art–which earned him an Eisner win for Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition–he has returned to his critically acclaimed Age of Reptiles again and again, each time crafting a captivating saga about his saurian subjects.
Check it out after the jump!
Another stellar motion comic from Dark Horse and Geek and Sundry. This is the beginning of a new multi-part adaptation of The Massive from Brian Wood (Channel Zero, Generation X, DMZ, Local).
About The Massive:
What does it mean to be an environmentalist after the world’s already ended? In The Massive, Callum Israel—leader of the Ninth Wave oceanic activist group—asks himself this question everyday, a question that cuts to the core of his identity. In a post-war, post-crash, post-disaster, post-everything world, nothing is certain and ideologies are meaningless. But the mission remains: search this crumbling world for answers to the cause of the “crash,” and keep up the hunt for their missing sister ship, the Massive, lost and adrift in the chaos. But, before the crash, the members of the Ninth Wave were defined by different missions, different stories. Stories that united them in a common goal. Stories about the ocean…
Check out Part 1 of The Massive after the jump.
From director Guillermo del Toro and novelist Chuck Hogan, and based on the Dark Horse comics series The Strain, comes a new motion comic on the Geek and Sundry Youtube channel.
When a Boeing 777 lands at JFK International Airport and goes dark on the runway, the Center for Disease Control, fearing a terrorist attack, calls in Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team of expert biological-threat first responders. Only an elderly pawnbroker from Spanish Harlem suspects a darker purpose behind the event–an ancient threat intent on covering mankind in darkness…
Check it out after the jump. Warnings for mild language and gore.
In episode 153 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with author Patrick Rothfuss.
If you haven’t checked out Geek and Sundry’s show ‘Written by a Kid’, here’s a great place to jump in.
The premise is simple – they sit down with a kid, have them tell a story, and then they produce that story as a little short. It’s great stuff.
This week we have: Robots Attack by Maile Martinez.
Starring: Felicia Day & Jason Charles Miller
Featuring: Grant Imahara (Mythbusters!)
In episode 118 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down to chat with Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt, co-hosts of the Sword and Laser podcast which recently joined Felicia Day’s Geek and Sundry channel on YouTube.