Thursday, 27 May 2010

Wizardly machines

Wizards of Mass Distraction: machines No. 1 Funkylator from Peter Morgan on Vimeo.

The Novation Launchpad standby sequence reminds me of a seventies disco floor...

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Retro glory

Trailer for "The Toaster With TWO BRAINS" from Bradley W. Schenck on Vimeo.

Here's the retro-futuristic trailer for my new project, "Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual". The Thrilling Tales web site hosts lightly interactive, densely illustrated stories from Retropolis - the world of the Future That Never Was. The stories can be viewed in their entirety on the web site (with a few nifty web-only features) for free - but they can also be purchased as full color printed books that you can read on the porch, or in the passenger seat (please!) of your flying car.

The first story to appear on the Thrilling Tales web site (which is at ) is "Trapped in the Tower of the Brain Thieves" - Part one of "The Toaster With TWO BRAINS". This trailer features some art from that story and a few other things that I threw into the mix.

I've built the site and that first story over a period of nine months. While updates shouldn't take as long there is a large amount of work that goes into the illustrations for one of these; the web version of "Brain Thieves", for example, has 82 story illustrations and some other art. So in the next stage I plan to also add a current "non-interactive" story to provide some more frequent updates.

Anyway, there you go: and although I do understand that Vimeo isn't here for commercials, I also know that there's a specific exemption for individual artists who want to promote their work. And, you know, that's me. I'm as so individual that even the the ad banners at the Thrilling Tales site all lead to other sites of mine. S'aright?