This comic ended up looking very simple, but a lot went into the creation of its characters. A few elements and props were scanned, cleaned up, and later discarded because they didn't fit the final composition well. I like heavily modifying images like this, because it makes me feel like the final product is much more my own.
Actual working time that this video compresses: 2 hours 40 minutes.
As seen in over 30 film festivals: When Rudy starts work at A.R.A.C.H.N.I.D., he doesn't know what to expect. But being handed an AK-47 and asked to shoot any British spies he might see wandering around wasn't it.
'Expendable' answers the question of who would give their lives for a supervillain bent on taking over the world. Some of Rudy's fellow henchmen are ideologically devoted to the evil Igor Tarantula, M.D. But Rudy meets the ones who're in it for the overtime pay, or who just love killin' guys. And at least one's got a fully vested 401(k) and is ready to retire.
We've seen plenty of movies about spies. Now, here's one about all the regular guys they kill.
(Winner, "Best Narrative Short," 2008 Tallahassee Film Festival.)
(Winner, "Best Comedy Short," 2008 Illinois International Film Festival.)
In this "Two Minutes to Wondermark", you can see how sometimes simple characters are created out of disparate source images. An alternate design for the girl character is assembled and discarded. Also, note the use of opacity effects and gray-toned overlays to make the characters appear to recede into the distance, or at least not command visual attention away from the primary characters.
The San Diego Comic-Con: the largest pop-culture convention in the Western Hemisphere. But who's better? It, a soulless collection of jangly commerce, shrill self-promotion, and unseemly fan-flesh? Or me, dashing comic-strip author David Malki ! of wondermark.com? Find out in this docu-drama filmed at the 2007 Nerd Prom, featuring many of your favorite webcomic superstars.