Support The Book of Mojo on Indiegogo!

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Via Hitfix, Former Pixar and Dreamworks animators have teamed up to turn Everett Downing‘s self-published webcomic, The Book of Mojo,  into a 3D animated short, and they need your help to fund the pilot episode!

The story of “Book of Mojo” centers around Creepy, a homeless teenage witch in search of her missing father. Then Mojo, a giant enchanted statue, literally falls into her life. With no memory of his past, Creepy agrees to help Mojo, for her own reasons. But things quickly spiral out of control when a group of black magic users called The Brokerage come to claim Mojo, saying they created him. The duo must then go on the run into the labyrinth of city streets, avoiding a magic-wielding crime syndicate, the cops, and Creepy’s personal rivals.

To create The Book of Mojo pilot episode, Downing has teamed up with 25 past employees of major studios such as Pixar Animation Studio, Dreamworks Animation, and Blue Sky Studios to form Alchemy Engine, an Indie Animation Studio who “strives to tell stories featuring characters they feel are under-represented in today’s animation market. Committed to providing a different kind of content, they have banded together to take creative risks in producing compelling stories for young-adults.”

I’m all about self-publishing, so make sure to check out Everett Downing’s official Gumroad page to download both installments of the original webcomic by clicking the images below. For more information about Book of Mojo, make sure to follow Everett Downing on Twitter!

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Webcomic: Check Out “God of Love” by Giancarlo Volpe

Producer, Director, Writer, Character Designer Giancarlo Volpe has worked on such acclaimed animated series as Avatar: The Last Airbender, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, and King of the Hill. 

His new creator owned webcomic “God of Love” is now available. Volpe wrote on Tumblr that the webcomic “[…] is basically one of those stories I’d never be able to get away with in the animation industry. So I figured I’d make it into a webcomic, which you can read here, for free.”

Volpe worked side-by-side with Bruce Timm as Showrunner on Green Lantern: The Animated Series, one of my favorite DC animated series. Have to also give credit to and mention Series Producer Jim Krieg and Writer Ernie Altbacker, who wrote some of my favorite episodes of the series. Make sure to follow all of them on Twitter and you can also find Giancarlo, Jim, and Ernie on Tumblr. I highly recommend checking out Green Lantern: The Animated Series on Netflix, or preferably, on Blu-ray.

More from Giancarlo Volpe on “God of Love:

Two lovers are on the run when the goddess of love is replaced by an evil demon who promotes separation and suffering instead of togetherness and happiness. Now they’re up against impossible odds to make sure their love – as well as the very concept of love as we know it – will survive.

God of Love is a 100% creator owned webcomic. There is much to come in the near future.  I hope it brings more happiness than suffering.

You can read the first three installments here! Make sure to check it out! It’s Free and it’s a fantastic read! Very much looking forward to more installments!

Mashable’s Break Down Of “The ‘Avatar’ Social Media Relaunch”

The sequels to James Cameron’s Avatar won’t arrive until 2017, but the series’ social media feeds are evidently already relaunching this week in advance, according to Mashable. This apparent social reboot spans Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, SoundCloud and Facebook.

Mashable has a very handy rundown of the social media outreach that’s planned:

Avatar on Tumblr: As Mashable notes, it’s all about the film’s visuals. This currently includes concept art, from rough pencil sketches to detailed paintings and CG models.

Avatar on Pinterest: Since Pinterest is geared toward “pins”, which are posts containing images and text, the film’s Pinterest page looks to be geared as a visual encyclopedia for the series.

Avatar on Facebook: According to Mashable, the series’ Facebook page will “become a hub where content from all the aforementioned Avatar social channels can be found, with standalone posts and announcements.” The page has 54 million fans, and it’s current post links to Mashable’s article, tipping off its followers to keep tabs on their social media feed update.

If you’re a self-publisher, definitely check out Mashable’s article in full and get a feel of what type of content Avatar’s ‘social team’ has put together for their different social feeds. Note that it’s Tumblr page is “behind the scenes” driven, whereas their Instagram page will “teach basics of the Na’vi langage from the film” if you’re into getting schooled on that side of the mythology.

All in all, Mashable’s full article is a fantastic rundown of how to approach content created for social feeds. It’s a very informative piece and is definitely helpful in brainstorming how to approach a content plan for your marketing efforts on your book.

BookTube Wednesday #3

Welcome to the newest weekly feature on Weibblog! BookTube Wednesday will spotlight a selection of #BookTubers from Youtube! BookTubers vlog about reviews, news, and opinions about books! If you’re a self-publisher looking to get your book(s) reviewed, it’s definitely worth looking into the #BookTube community has to offer!

Top 5 Favorite Stephen King Novels & Dr. Sleep Review by comicbookgirl19

ECCC 2014: Jeff Lemire talks TEEN TITANS EARTH ONE by ComicVineVideos

March Book Haul! by Katytastic

March Wrap Up & April To Be Read by Bookables

Apr 1: Weibblog Twitter News Round-Up


Welcome to another edition of The Weibblog Twitter News Round-up! Today’s top stories are from Kevin Cullen, Making ComicsDiandra Mae, & more! You can follow me on Twitter here!

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Speed Drawing #3: Scarlet Witch (The Avengers: Age Of Ultron)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Weibcomics Speed Sketch featuring SCARLET WITCH from Marvel Comics’ The Avengers: Age of Ultron! Scarlet Witch, The Avengers, Ultron, and all related characters and indicia are property of Marvel Comics and Disney, 2014.

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I drew this piece based on the Scarlet Witch concept art Marvel released last week. In recent set photos from the upcoming sequel’s shoot, her outfit is slightly different, but I opted to go with the concept art design as I thought the white dress would go well with the rest of the colors in her outfit. I referenced what her stockings and boots looked like in the stock photos but streamlined them. Continue reading “Speed Drawing #3: Scarlet Witch (The Avengers: Age Of Ultron)”

BookTube Wednesday #2

Welcome to the newest weekly feature on Weibblog! BookTube Wednesday will spotlight a selection of #BookTubers from Youtube! BookTubers vlog about reviews, news, and opinions about books! If you’re a self-publisher looking to get your book(s) reviewed, it’s definitely worth looking into the #BookTube community has to offer!

The Return of Zita the Spacegirl — Book Trailer by FirstSecondBooks

Comedian Josh Sankey on It’s A Draw With Natalie Kim by Natalie Kim

BookTube News: My Genre Tag, Rants, and Owl Eyes! by Elizziebooks

Leviathan Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld – Book Review by Kate’s Book Club

Mar 24: Weibblog Twitter News Round-Up

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Welcome to another edition of The Weibblog Twitter News Round-up! Today’s top stories are from Making Comics, Missy LaRae,  Effrosyni Moschoudi, & more! You can follow me on Twitter here!

Continue reading “Mar 24: Weibblog Twitter News Round-Up”

BookTube Wednesday #1

Welcome to the newest weekly feature on Weibblog! BookTube Wednesday will spotlight a selection of #BookTubers from Youtube! BookTubers vlog about reviews, news, and opinions about books! If you’re a self-publisher looking to get your book(s) reviewed, it’s definitely worth looking into the #BookTube community has to offer!

Maxx’s Super Awesome Comic Review Show #10 by AstroZombiesNM

Streaming my screen while I work on comics by Jason Brubaker

Saga by Brian K Vaughan & Fiona Staples | Book Review by The Readables