Animating “The Astonishing X-Men” motion comic:
As I pointed out in a previous blog entry, I have been subcontracted by the renowned Comic Book Artist Neal Adams of Continuity Studios to work on “The Astonishing X-Men” motion Comic as an Motioneer (type of animator using primarily vector warping and puppeting to animate still images). Progress has been swift in spite of the expansive work load. The techniques we started out with have been continuously evolving. We are really pioneering a new way of breathing life into 2d visual art, it has been quite an exciting experience to be a part of. When it come out, look for Jayel Draco in the credits!
Below you can see the latest official teaser for Episode 3 release by Marvel. Astonishing X-Men Motion Comic Episode 3 Trailer Video Featuring Animation, Compositing, Motion Graphics, and VFX by Jayel Draco
“Marvel is proud to unveil your first look at episode 3 of the Astonishing X-Men Motion Comic! Based on the acclaimed story by superstars Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and John Cassaday (Captain America), the X-Men are faced with a mysterious new villain and a possible cure for the mutant gene! Now Cyclops, Wolverine and all your favorite mutants must face the greatest threats of their lives and, before it’s all done, experience one of the most jaw-dropping moments in Marvel history!”
As cool as that is, I’m glad to say the actual final product is even better!