Here is one of my inspiration pieces. Irrespective of my status as a musician, deep in my soul, there exists that same youth, who was amazed at the process of creating cartoons, making characters talk and relate to each other, establishing relationships and feeling the beauty of the timing required for humor. I started an idea for a daily strip format and it not so much haunts me as appears to me, like that one player on the bench of the baseball dugout.
I seriously contemplate using the daily format but making it into a graphic novel combo text book, like some other fantastic examples I have seen.
I recently tore apart my Instagram, Flppn Chnnlz, archiving some images and videos, deleting many, many more. But unlike it being some manic episode, it was not, it was the action required after a continuing analysis of what I consider my Network Petit.
After years of posting, even before FC, I always cringed at the overall layout ugliness — eventually. No matter what the page seems a hodge-podge.
So I decided to change that. Currently I am implementing a look and format that will please myself as well as I believe the viewer. The best videos created — that were deleted — will be replaced on the site in time, within the new format.
A good portion of some of the more visual and soundtrack work, thematic FlppnChnnlz features under the titles of #fractalfriday #tbt #vocalwednesday and others are warehoused at the Google+ brand page. Google does not let you have a unique ID or url until your channel or brand reaches certain benchmarks – so I go the tiny URL route for now.
Placing them all up in one day is prohibitive, cutting into creative time. So posts will be placed up over time, relaxed right post — right time.
Here you see the original Montezuma’s Revenge screen from the game as it was originally produced in 1983 by my good friend, Rob Jaeger. If you look closely you can see my credit for concept, which was a very thoughtful inclusion.
Even though that little line was removed when the game was acquired by Parker Bros., I am forever linked to the game.
Yes it is an early Atari era game, but it has its devotees and the title is not an ossified relic. It has been ported to Android and iPhone platforms and was even a game of greater challenge for Google’s DeepMind AI.
Recently, Rob acquired for his personal enjoyment, quite a dandy cabinet, through which one can play a multitude of games.
I will be creating scenes which will be applied via vinyl appliqué to the sides, the controller top, the top logo area and possibly around the monitor itself.
I have been posting sketch artwork up to the game’s Facebook page along with my posts here.
When this all gets completed I will surely take photos once the cabinet artwork has been applied.
This is exciting, transforming the stock cabinet with attractive appliqués.
See the original opening promo from the original Montezuma’s Revenge here, at Archive.org
I will post the final artwork before printing and later, pictures of the overlays applied to the cabinet.
Below is one of the recent Pedro sketches.
For years I endeavored to design the whole deal, ground up. Yet — real snappy customization and the time it demands of me — not this time. Down the line perhaps I will pay someone to do something entirely UI dazzling, but for now, simplicity serves. I don’t want anything taking away from either my ability to truly create new things or their ability to be presented without distraction.
A few, limited features shown in other versions of the site will return — but these days it is all about vibrant new material.
Importantly — an online store has been added. In the past people would contact me various ways, and commissions can still be arranged, but items shall become more available as they are created and promoted.