Archive for July, 2012

Ruby Blast

Posted in Uncategorized on July 2, 2012 by frogchildren

The video game, Ruby Blast, is my latest art/animation project, that I art directed, and directed the trailer. So far the reviews are good:

four and a half stars -“Ruby Blast manages to stand head and shoulders above the competition. If you’re a fan of gem-busting fun, Ruby Blast is an absolute must-play.”
http://www.gamezebo.com/games/ruby-blast/review

“One of the most noteworthy things about Ruby Blast is its excellent presentation”
http://www.insidesocialgames.com/2012/06/20/ruby-blast-review/

“Zynga’s colorful new puzzle game, Ruby Blast.”
http://kotaku.com/ruby-blast/

“beautiful visuals and iconic sounds”
http://blog.games.com/2012/06/20/ruby-blast-review/

and now go play the game;

https://zynga.com/play/rubyblast/

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Interview between me and Mike Allred (Madman) in comic form

Posted in Comics!, Uncategorized on July 1, 2012 by frogchildren

This is from a story I wrote for a Seattle music and culture magazine way back in 2003. You can tell how young I was by the Fight Club references.

I did have a lot of fun with it, and I still believe interviews as comics is an entertaining concept, but this was the only one we ever did.

I didn’t do the first illustration, just the comic. I like to think I can draw/write/comic much better now, but I’ll leave that for you to decide.

We mention the Robert Rodriguez Madman film, which still hasn’t happened, but still could and should.  Mike, Robert, if you need a director, let me know.  Madman would be awesome as a motion-capture movie.  Madman’s surreal universe without limitation of reality or budget.  We could go all the way.

There are a couple of cheap swipes I took at Mike, that I put in at my editor’s request because my first draft was too fanboy-ish.  I still feel bad about it. Mike is/was amazing for letting a young punk like 2003 me take much of his time, and turn him into a goofy comic.  The dude is still one of the best talents and most original voices we have in comics.

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For the record, my name is Kevin Hanna, not Kevin HannaH, no second “H”.  This happens a lot.  I’m considering giving up and just legally changing my name.

If the above images are too hard to read, let me know and I’ll do better scans.

God speed.