Wednesday, May 15, 2013

An Update of Sorts

Hi!
I've been a busy bee. Neglectful of this poor little blog. So, I've decided to dust it off, and make a new entry letting you all know what I've been up to as of late.
My major passion projects for 2013 are both in the realm of comics. Los Animales is in the webcomic arena, and Epilogue is in the traditional comic book arena. I'm super excited for both, and have been working super hard on them. Simultaneously.
Los Animales is a new webcomic about Music, Animals, and Broken Hearts. Basically, it's a soap opera type comic about hipster animals who (hardly) work at a record store, called Animal Sounds!
I co-created Los Animales with my friend Liz Ohanesian, who I've known since we were both 15 in highschool. Yes, really! I'm honored to be working alongside her, and couldn't ask for a better collaborator. She's a super talented writer, DJ, and I love her snarky sense of humor. Must be a “Valley” thing.

We recently completed Los Animales' debut chapter: Fours on the Floor, which you can now read in it's furcovered entirety! Chapter 1 clocked in at about 50 pages. I am insanely proud of the work I've been doing on Los Animales, and I really feel it shows. For a brand new webcomic on the block by a couple of n00bs like us, we've gotten some fairly good press and interviews. MTV Geek, Defective Geeks, Geeksmash, IANYAN mag, Drawn, etc. Our brand new webcomic can't even crawl yet, so thank you everyone for your support! It truly means a lot. :)
We also just soft launched Los Animales Chapter 2: NADARAVE! Here's the cover for it. We were going for a post-apocalyptic feel for the cover. What is Nadarave? We're about 8 pages into their tale if you wanna find out. Click here to read: NADARAVE

Speaking of things of a Post-apocalyptic nature, that brings me to Epilogue. Epilogue is a project I'm working on with my good friend, Daniel Levitch. Daniel has his own comic company, Ancient Squid Media and is no stranger to the comics industry. He's also director of Swine, a post-apocalyptic series of shorts with a steampunk aesthetic. He's currently working on turning Swine into a feature length film, and I couldn't be more excited for him!

The most I'm gonna say about Epilogue is that it's a 22 page comic about post-apocalyptic roaches. Daniel is a very talented writer, director, storyteller in whichever media he chooses. I'm very thrilled to be working on this project with him, and we're planning on debuting it at San Diego Comic-con 2013! I know it's gonna get a lot of attention, as it's a unique idea that truly deserves it. Here's what I can show you, a character lineup of some of the main characters in Epilogue. They'd make rad toys!

The comic is actually going to be a Prologue to Epilogue! A perfect introduction to the tale. Thanks for bringing me along for the ride, Daniel!

Combine all this w/ freelance work, and you'll figure out that I'm feeling like a bit of a madman right now. On the freelancery front, I'm currently a design consultant on a “top secret” project for Topps, the card company. I couldn't be prouder of the work I've been doing for them, and word is around the office their brand guys and high-ups dig my stuff! I've also been doing a bit of occasional word processing and graphic design work for a company called Inspector Playground. They inspect and check the safety of children playgrounds. I also designed their logo.

There are other freelance projects weaving their way into my life, brain, and hands soon, but I'll tell you about those when they come closer to materializing. That said, I am always on the lookout for freelance work. Get in touch with me if you, or someone you know is looking for someone like me for a freelance gig. I'd appreciate it.
Crazily yours,

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Watch out Mitt Romney!!!


'Trickle Dickle Down' - NEW Bakshi Blues political short by the one & only Ralph Bakshi!!!

Spread the word!

I did the art direction on this as well as the Mitt Romney billboard, and co-directed the Start and End title cards w/ Moises Jimenez.

Very proud of it!

-Jeaux

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Bakshi Blues: Animator Wanted

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Submissions are now closed! Thank you to everyone who has applied!
 
That said, don't let that deter you from sending in your info. We are always looking for talented artists to keep on our radar!

The project I'm working on w/ Animation Legend Ralph Bakshi needs 1 "Old School" traditional, full animation style animator for Bakshi Blues.

You can help us spread the word.

Know someone who'd be great for this? Pass it along to them.

Can you post this on your site, blog, or tumblr for us? We'd appreciate it.

If you'd like to submit, email me a list of your credits or resume (IMDb or Linkedin), and a link to your animation reel (youtube or vimeo preferred). Please use the subject line: Bakshi Blues Animator.

Thanks!
-Jeaux Janovsky

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

School is IN SESSION!

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It's official!

I'm attending the School of Bakshi.

My textbook/HOLY Bible is Unfiltered: The Complete Ralph Bakshi.

My classes are his films.

I am a devout student of the Bakshi Arts.

Last week, I got one of those "Once in a lifetime" type phone calls.

It was Ralph Bakshi, himself. CALLING. ME. !!!

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Lloyd Kaufman IS MERMAID WIZARD!!!


And we've got our first celebrity cast in the Wee Straw-Beary animated film (when it happens)!





The one and only Lloyd Kaufman, CEO of Troma Films! He'll be playing one of my favorite characters in it, the Mermaid Wizard™!!! :D

If you wanna know who Mermaid Wizard is, you're gonna have to buy the book when I print up the next batch.

The 1st run was a Very limited edition of 20 that were all sold, traded, or gifted at Comic-con this year. This next batch will be small too.

I'll be setting up a paypal soon so you can order a copy of the soon to be Critically Ashamed Underground Classic!





I feel good, like James Brown, baby!

-Jeaux Janovsky

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

SDCC 2012 Exclusive- The Wee Strawberry

Sample page from my new SDCC 2012 exclusive mini-comic, The Wee Straw-Beary!

Not for children, btw.

It's gonna be a Very Limited print run. 20 copies or less. I'll be selling them for $5 bucks a pop, or willing to trade.

If you'd like one, now's your chance to speak up. Email me at: jeauxj@gmail.com to reserve your copy of a soon to be Critically Ashamed underground classic!
-Jeaux Janovsky

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Lucky Friday 13th!


Check out my newest Tumblr site dedicated to Ralph: FUCK YEAH RALPH BAKSHI!

"Jeaux I have looked at your illustrations and with out any pandering on my part think its GREAT ORIGINAL PUREST CARTOON DRAWING IVE SEEN IN A LONG TIME IT HARKS BACK TO THE 30s AND FORWARD TO THE FUTURE----its not watered down UPA you’re a real talent and if I can be of any help let me know ralph"

This is the luckiest Friday the 13th I've ever had!

This morning I received a GREAT THE GREATEST email from my cartoon hero, the one and only Ralph Bakshi! Who uses CAPS LOCK LIKE A BOSS!

Wow! It completely made my day and had me grinning ear to ear like a damn goon all day long. I'm going thru a pretty big bad rough patch right now in life, so this note of encouragement from Ralph came at just the right time.

Like a beacon of animated hope.

Thanks Ralph! I sincerely appreciate this more than you'll ever know...

I think I'm gonna get the email hand-stitched and framed!
-Jeaux Janovsky

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Compooter Animation by Avi Tuchman based on art by JEAUX Janovsky!