Phew, long time since the last update!
We've officially wrapped up an animation project for a client which I can't share yet. Can't wait til I can, though! I had an awesome time working closely with
on this one. Oh man, it had its challenges... but I think the final product will speak for itself!
To keep the wheels turning, we've moved onto development for an J-style RPG with fully animated battle sprites like Skull Girls and traditional pixel overworld areas to explore. I can't spoil too much other than it will have some pretty unique gameplay system I think you'll like! This is something we're doing with a small team based out of Vancouver called Parallel Games
. The game itself is called Harmonia
. If you're supporting me on Patreon, you'll have already seen some bits and pieces.
Shadow Magic is moving along, albeit at a slow pace. The 3rd edit of the pilot episode script is nearly complete and storyboarding has started. We're still planning to do the voice recording in January. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT to ensure Vic Mignogna's & Yuri Lowenthal's involvement. Please PLEASE become our Patron, or if you'd like to support us directly, I'll be setting up a direct shop offering digital goods like tutorials, videos, behind the scenes stuff and physical items like the Lolita fashion accessory line (hand-made by me), Jem plushies, posters, and more.
At the moment, production of Shadow Magic is coming out of my own pocket, plus the contributions from you via Patreon. And because I depend on freelancing to make a living, I can only afford so much by myself. I strongly believe in compensating the incredible skills and talent working with me on this project and I hope you will help me to do so. At the moment it's pretty much a one-woman-show.
The pilot script is intense. I wish I could describe it without spoiling it!! It's completely different from the old Shadow Magic manga in the best way possible. I don't want you to be expecting a retelling of the manga because it's totally new and updated to current storytelling standards. It's rare for me to say I'm proud of something I've done, but with the help of some fellow writers and your encouragement, it has really gone beyond my own expectations.
Supporters on Patreon will receive behind-the-scenes updates on storyboards, sound bites, animatics, concept art development, and more!
Thank you again for watching my gallery here on DeviantArt <3. I'm so grateful to each of you for being with me here. I must apologize for really slow response time on messages though
. I end up having to put personal messages on the backburner while client messages flood in constantly, taking priority. I promise I read everything, though, and I will try my best to set aside time each week to hopefully sort through the backlog.
Wishing you and your families all the best this holiday season <3. I hope you're having a good one! Anyone going away for the holidays? I'm not lol. Well, I have booked a snowboarding trip for 5 days in January xp. Woot! Whistler!! That will be my vacation for this year.
Check out my Patreon, if you haven't already!patreon.com/tiffa
Please help make Shadow Magic happen! SO WHO HERE LIKES TOKYO GHOUL?
HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU!! WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH YUTAKA YAMADA, THE COMPOSER OF TOKYO GHOUL'S SOUND TRACK, FOR THE SHADOW MAGIC ANIME PILOT- BUT ONLY IF YOU CAN HELP US REACH OUR FUNDING GOALS! LET'S BRING MORE OF YUTAKA'S FANTASTIC MUSIC HERE AND SPREAD THE WORD !
SHADOW MAGIC 2D ANIME PILOT EPISODE FEATURING THE VOICES OF:
We're a small team of animators (KAGE Productions) who have been working in the professional animation, games and comics industries in Vancouver, BC, Canada for 10+ years. It would be so amazing to establish a production studio and create jobs for fellow anime & manga artists here in North America with our own flair.
We love anime, but the opportunities to work with hand-drawn 2D animation locally are non-existent, now that everything is outsourced. We want to bring back traditional animation and nurture this art form.
Shadow Magic has been in development since 1998 and was produced as an audio drama in 2003 and published internationally by Arcana Comics in 2006. Let's make this anime happen!
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Updated to do:
-Blessing to Japan: Complete
-Code of Amanis: page 104-105
-Shadow Magic Pilot episode: storyboarding
-Soria book 1: Edits (draft COMPLETED)
-Soria manga: Ch 04 script
Interview at Graphichq.net