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Manly by Jesse & Justin Moynihan is out this Thursday on Cartoon Hangover July 31st 

July 28, 2014

Manly by Jesse & Justin Moynihan is out this Thursday on Cartoon Hangover July 31st 

frederatortimes: Who doesn’t like a burly man with a chainsaw!?! Well, Ramses and his spirit pal, Tiny Ghost, the stars of Cartoon Hangover’s new Too Cool! Cartoons short “Chainsaw Richard,” sure do. Created/written by Christopher Reineman, Chainsaw Richard debuted on Thursday, July 17, 2014 and follows young Ramses and Tiny Ghost on their adventure to sneak into the premiere of a super scary movie. Chainsaw Richard was directed/storyboard by Tom King, and features the voices of Tyler Merna (Ramses), Ashly Burch (Tiny Ghost and Female Voice), Eric Bauza (Chainsaw Richard, Theater Guy and Officer), and River Jordan (EMT). Check out the full list of the talented cast/crew. Born in Key West, Florida and currently living near Stockholm, Sweden, Reineman is a self-taught artist who has been interested in animation “for as long as I can remember.” As a kid, Reineman says he spent lots of time writing down his own ideas for episodes of his favorite cartoons. Reineman is also known for his popular webcomic Feel Afraid. Fans can find his other comics, illustrations, and sketches at his Tumblr or and follow him on Twitter. Is Tiny Ghost a boy or a girl? What would the title of the show be if it went to series? For answers to those burning questions and more … read this fab interview with Christopher Reineman right here (and see a sketch of him just below too). Did you draw a lot growing up? Sort of, when I was in elementary school. I remember I used to draw these little comics for the girl I sat next to in science class, probably trying to win her over. Other than that I would just draw little animals or fish until my interest in drawing sort of petered out at some point. I didn’t really start drawing until I was 18. What was your favorite doodle to draw? I liked drawing stick figures with facial expressions, I thought it was great you could make yourself laugh with just how an expression looks. How did you learn to draw? Did you go to art school? Nope, all self-taught. I took an art class in high school at some point, but everything I’ve learned art-related has been from sleepless nights reading tutorials on the internet and experimenting with Photoshop. When did you create your popular web comic, Feel Afraid? How did Feel Afraid inform Chainsaw Richard? I started making Feel Afraid probably in late 2009, I was probably around 18. That comic has a lot to do with Chainsaw Richard, but also doesn’t. Tiny Ghost is a character from it, which I basically transplanted, though I’ve changed their personality a bit to better play off Ramses’ character. I guess you could say the horror elements and “oh no it got even worse” humor are signature for Feel Afraid, but really they’re just what make sense to me. How did you and Chainsaw Richard make your way to Frederator’s Cartoon Hangover? We got found! I got a really out of the blue e-mail from Frederator’s Eric Homan asking if I’d like to pitch an idea for a cartoon, apparently he’d read some of my comics. I’m actually pretty sure he found my stuff when Natasha Allegri reblogged a comic of mine on Tumblr. Was Chainsaw Richard initially a comic before being pitched as an animated short - where did the idea come from? Chainsaw Richard wasn’t, but the characters for Ramses and Tiny Ghost were in some comics. They basically started out as this sort of thing I would daydream about. I had just moved to a new city to start university, and the few friends I had there were either sort of jerks or just distant, so I was pretty lonely. To keep myself occupied, I got involved in the local punk house show scene. A lot of the people there were sort of unfriendly too, and that’s when I started just getting this idea of how much more tolerable it would be if my little ghost character just showed up and was really independent and cool and always wanted to do fun stuff. So I made a few comics based on that, just us doing stuff, like making Tiny Ghost buy me beer down at the gas station or digging for food in a dumpster, just this sort of fictional, really rough and gross street life with only my little ghost bud by my side. Ramses basically took the place of myself, the rest stayed the same. So, is Ramses really you overall? The looks are a bit shaped after a little kid version of me. I’m definitely a way calmer person than Ramses though. The title of your short is Chainsaw Richard, which is the title of the movie that Ramses and Tiny Ghost sneak into. If the short went to series, what do you think you’d title the series? I’ve thought of a lot of different names, but “Ghost Town” is the only one that ever sticks. I think I’d call it that if I didn’t come up with anything better. Chainsaw Richard, Feel Afraid and some of your other work is dark in nature - what is it about scary stories or dark content that is so intriguing to you? I always loved those Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books and horror shows on tv. I wouldn’t say I’m a huge horror genre fan or anything like that, I think I mostly just love the amount of emotion that comes with horror, and the amount of back story you can fit into it. When you see markings on the walls in Chainsaw Richard, it seems really forbidding, but it also adds a sort of implied history. You can put so much story into why someone is evil or a house is haunted. What sorts of things scare you? Not a lot of traditional stuff scares me, mostly just things like if a character is deranged. Like, the strange neighbor is leading you to the basement to show you something, and the moment you notice they’ve put a fishing line across the steps halfway. That stuff is truly scary to me. Is Tiny Ghost based on other ghost characters in comics or animation? In which of your projects did Tiny Ghost first appear? Tiny Ghost is kind of a response to ghost characters, if anything. I just sort of wanted to make this overly cute little ghost who was really nervous about haunting, and obviously would rather not have to haunt things at all. Tiny Ghost first appeared in Feel Afraid as a ghost making its first haunting. That comic’s probably my most popular one actually. Does Tiny Ghost have a gender? To me, Tiny Ghost is naturally genderless. I thought when I was pitching the cartoon that I’d have to decide on one, but then again I didn’t see why I had to if I’m not comfortable with it. Maybe “ghost” can be a gender? Ramses reminds me of Scott Pilgrim - are you a Scott Pilgrim fan? I’ve never read those comics actually, though I mean to. Is it the eyes? It’s the eyes, isn’t it. I just wanted Ramses to have this permanently really intense look on his face and I needed those big ol’ eyes. What has been your favorite part of bringing Chainsaw Richard to animated life? Probably trying to find places to build atmosphere and add to the world it takes place in. Also I’d say working with a lot of really nice and talented people. Prior to Chainsaw Richard had you ever worked with anyone on the production team — like director Tom King? How did you meet? I had not, this was a lot of firsts for me. Tom King was introduced to me as a potential storyboard artist and director, and after seeing his history in animation I was glad to have him on-board the project. What were your favorite comics and cartoons growing up? What are your favorites now? As far as comics, I was really only into the funny ones, or comedy books that had lots of little illustrations in them. For cartoons, I remember I really liked the Rugrats and Hey Arnold, and also really into SpongeBob. I have so many favorites right now though, I really believe we’re currently living in a golden age for animation. So many people are bringing a lot of passion into the animation scene, and I’m glad I get to be a part of it in some way. Thanks Chris. If you like this, take a look at the other recent Too Cool! Cartoon Dead End and read the Frederator Times interview with Dead End Creator Hamish Steele. - Gwen Check out this awesome interview with the creator of Chainsaw Richard!

July 21, 2014

frederatortimes:

Who doesn’t like a burly man with a chainsaw!?! Well, Ramses and his spirit pal, Tiny Ghost, the stars of Cartoon Hangover’s new Too Cool! Cartoons short Chainsaw Richard, sure do. Created/written by Christopher Reineman, Chainsaw Richard debuted on Thursday, July 17, 2014 and follows young Ramses and Tiny Ghost on their adventure to sneak into the premiere of a super scary movie. Chainsaw Richard was directed/storyboard by Tom King, and features the voices of Tyler Merna (Ramses), Ashly Burch (Tiny Ghost and Female Voice), Eric Bauza (Chainsaw Richard, Theater Guy and Officer), and River Jordan (EMT). Check out the full list of the talented cast/crew. Born in Key West, Florida and currently living near Stockholm, Sweden, Reineman is a self-taught artist who has been interested in animation “for as long as I can remember.” As a kid, Reineman says he spent lots of time writing down his own ideas for episodes of his favorite cartoons. Reineman is also known for his popular webcomic Feel Afraid. Fans can find his other comics, illustrations, and sketches at his Tumblr or and follow him on Twitter. Is Tiny Ghost a boy or a girl? What would the title of the show be if it went to series? For answers to those burning questions and more … read this fab interview with Christopher Reineman right here (and see a sketch of him just below too).

Did you draw a lot growing up?

Sort of, when I was in elementary school. I remember I used to draw these little comics for the girl I sat next to in science class, probably trying to win her over. Other than that I would just draw little animals or fish until my interest in drawing sort of petered out at some point. I didn’t really start drawing until I was 18.

What was your favorite doodle to draw?

I liked drawing stick figures with facial expressions, I thought it was great you could make yourself laugh with just how an expression looks.

How did you learn to draw? Did you go to art school?

Nope, all self-taught. I took an art class in high school at some point, but everything I’ve learned art-related has been from sleepless nights reading tutorials on the internet and experimenting with Photoshop.

Sketch of Chris

When did you create your popular web comic, Feel Afraid? How did Feel Afraid inform Chainsaw Richard?

I started making Feel Afraid probably in late 2009, I was probably around 18. That comic has a lot to do with Chainsaw Richard, but also doesn’t. Tiny Ghost is a character from it, which I basically transplanted, though I’ve changed their personality a bit to better play off Ramses’ character. I guess you could say the horror elements and “oh no it got even worse” humor are signature for Feel Afraid, but really they’re just what make sense to me.

How did you and Chainsaw Richard make your way to Frederator’s Cartoon Hangover?

We got found! I got a really out of the blue e-mail from Frederator’s Eric Homan asking if I’d like to pitch an idea for a cartoon, apparently he’d read some of my comics. I’m actually pretty sure he found my stuff when Natasha Allegri reblogged a comic of mine on Tumblr.

Was Chainsaw Richard initially a comic before being pitched as an animated short - where did the idea come from?

Chainsaw Richard wasn’t, but the characters for Ramses and Tiny Ghost were in some comics. They basically started out as this sort of thing I would daydream about. I had just moved to a new city to start university, and the few friends I had there were either sort of jerks or just distant, so I was pretty lonely. To keep myself occupied, I got involved in the local punk house show scene. A lot of the people there were sort of unfriendly too, and that’s when I started just getting this idea of how much more tolerable it would be if my little ghost character just showed up and was really independent and cool and always wanted to do fun stuff. So I made a few comics based on that, just us doing stuff, like making Tiny Ghost buy me beer down at the gas station or digging for food in a dumpster, just this sort of fictional, really rough and gross street life with only my little ghost bud by my side. Ramses basically took the place of myself, the rest stayed the same.

So, is Ramses really you overall?

The looks are a bit shaped after a little kid version of me. I’m definitely a way calmer person than Ramses though.

The title of your short is Chainsaw Richard, which is the title of the movie that Ramses and Tiny Ghost sneak into. If the short went to series, what do you think you’d title the series?

I’ve thought of a lot of different names, but “Ghost Town” is the only one that ever sticks. I think I’d call it that if I didn’t come up with anything better.

Chainsaw Richard, Feel Afraid and some of your other work is dark in nature - what is it about scary stories or dark content that is so intriguing to you?

I always loved those Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books and horror shows on tv. I wouldn’t say I’m a huge horror genre fan or anything like that, I think I mostly just love the amount of emotion that comes with horror, and the amount of back story you can fit into it. When you see markings on the walls in Chainsaw Richard, it seems really forbidding, but it also adds a sort of implied history. You can put so much story into why someone is evil or a house is haunted.

What sorts of things scare you?

Not a lot of traditional stuff scares me, mostly just things like if a character is deranged. Like, the strange neighbor is leading you to the basement to show you something, and the moment you notice they’ve put a fishing line across the steps halfway. That stuff is truly scary to me.

Is Tiny Ghost based on other ghost characters in comics or animation? In which of your projects did Tiny Ghost first appear?

Tiny Ghost is kind of a response to ghost characters, if anything. I just sort of wanted to make this overly cute little ghost who was really nervous about haunting, and obviously would rather not have to haunt things at all. Tiny Ghost first appeared in Feel Afraid as a ghost making its first haunting. That comic’s probably my most popular one actually.

Does Tiny Ghost have a gender?

To me, Tiny Ghost is naturally genderless. I thought when I was pitching the cartoon that I’d have to decide on one, but then again I didn’t see why I had to if I’m not comfortable with it. Maybe “ghost” can be a gender?

Ramses reminds me of Scott Pilgrim - are you a Scott Pilgrim fan?

I’ve never read those comics actually, though I mean to. Is it the eyes? It’s the eyes, isn’t it. I just wanted Ramses to have this permanently really intense look on his face and I needed those big ol’ eyes.

What has been your favorite part of bringing Chainsaw Richard to animated life?

Probably trying to find places to build atmosphere and add to the world it takes place in. Also I’d say working with a lot of really nice and talented people.

Prior to Chainsaw Richard had you ever worked with anyone on the production team — like director Tom King? How did you meet?

I had not, this was a lot of firsts for me. Tom King was introduced to me as a potential storyboard artist and director, and after seeing his history in animation I was glad to have him on-board the project.

What were your favorite comics and cartoons growing up? What are your favorites now?

As far as comics, I was really only into the funny ones, or comedy books that had lots of little illustrations in them. For cartoons, I remember I really liked the Rugrats and Hey Arnold, and also really into SpongeBob. I have so many favorites right now though, I really believe we’re currently living in a golden age for animation. So many people are bringing a lot of passion into the animation scene, and I’m glad I get to be a part of it in some way.

Thanks Chris.

If you like this, take a look at the other recent Too Cool! Cartoon Dead End and read the Frederator Times interview with Dead End Creator Hamish Steele.

- Gwen

Check out this awesome interview with the creator of Chainsaw Richard!

bravestwarriors: Bravest Warriors: The Impossibear Special Can’t get enough Impossibear (who can, really)? Well, the good folks at BOOM! Studios are releasing today their premiere issue dedicated solely to your favorite rainbow-colored ursine grump. Contributors include Kevin Church, Jeremy Sorese, Nikki Mannino, Kevin Panetta, Jess Fink, Paulina Ganucheau, and Kate Leyh. Check your local comics seller or order here. Cover by Ian McGinty Need this in my life! …. brb

June 11, 2014

bravestwarriors:

Bravest Warriors: The Impossibear Special
Can’t get enough Impossibear (who can, really)? Well, the good folks at BOOM! Studios are releasing today their premiere issue dedicated solely to your favorite rainbow-colored ursine grump. Contributors include Kevin Church, Jeremy Sorese, Nikki Mannino, Kevin Panetta, Jess Fink, Paulina Ganucheau, and Kate Leyh. Check your local comics seller or order here.
Cover by Ian McGinty

Need this in my life! …. brb

bravestwarriors:

Bravest Warriors: The Impossibear Special

Can’t get enough Impossibear (who can, really)? Well, the good folks at BOOM! Studios are releasing today their premiere issue dedicated solely to your favorite rainbow-colored ursine grump. Contributors include Kevin Church, Jeremy Sorese, Nikki Mannino, Kevin Panetta, Jess Fink, Paulina Ganucheau, and Kate Leyh. Check your local comics seller or order here.

Cover by Ian McGinty

Need this in my life! …. brb

beeandpuppycat: Bee and PuppyCat #2 on Sale Now Now that you know the first edition of Natasha’s Bee and PuppyCat #1 comic from BOOM! Studios sold out in a matter of days, you better run — not slowpoke it — to your local comics shop for the new issue, available right now. No comics retailer near you? But it straight from BOOM! Cover B by Zac Gorman So Excited!!

June 11, 2014

beeandpuppycat:

Bee and PuppyCat #2 on Sale Now
Now that you know the first edition of Natasha’s Bee and PuppyCat #1 comic from BOOM! Studios sold out in a matter of days, you better run — not slowpoke it — to your local comics shop for the new issue, available right now. No comics retailer near you? But it straight from BOOM!
Cover B by Zac Gorman

So Excited!!

beeandpuppycat:

Bee and PuppyCat #2 on Sale Now

Now that you know the first edition of Natasha’s Bee and PuppyCat #1 comic from BOOM! Studios sold out in a matter of days, you better run — not slowpoke it — to your local comics shop for the new issue, available right now. No comics retailer near you? But it straight from BOOM!

Cover B by Zac Gorman

So Excited!!

bravestwarriors: Bravest Warriors #20 Jason and Breehn wrap up their three-issue writing stance on the Bravest Warriors comics with #20, on sale today. Mike Holmes is the illustrator, and Whitney Cogar and Lisa Moore colored the thing. Finally, Steve Wands is the letterer. Go collect all four covers, including this leggy-Beth one by Jose Garcia.

May 28, 2014

bravestwarriors:

Bravest Warriors #20
Jason and Breehn wrap up their three-issue writing stance on the Bravest Warriors comics with #20, on sale today. Mike Holmes is the illustrator, and Whitney Cogar and Lisa Moore colored the thing. Finally, Steve Wands is the letterer. Go collect all four covers, including this leggy-Beth one by Jose Garcia.

bravestwarriors:

Bravest Warriors #20

Jason and Breehn wrap up their three-issue writing stance on the Bravest Warriors comics with #20, on sale today. Mike Holmes is the illustrator, and Whitney Cogar and Lisa Moore colored the thing. Finally, Steve Wands is the letterer. Go collect all four covers, including this leggy-Beth one by Jose Garcia.

beeandpuppycat: Bee and PuppyCat #1 First Printing Is Sold Out Bee And PuppyCat #1 Sells Out of Its 17,500 Print Run Congratulations, Natasha, Garrett, Britt, Madeleine, Shannon, and all the great folks at BOOM! Studios. A second printing is in the works (see the above cover by Leslie Hung). It will hit stores on June 25, a week after the release of #2. And a big thank you to all the fans who purchased a copy.

May 23, 2014

beeandpuppycat:

Bee and PuppyCat #1 First Printing Is Sold Out
Bee And PuppyCat #1 Sells Out of Its 17,500 Print Run
Congratulations, Natasha, Garrett, Britt, Madeleine, Shannon, and all the great folks at BOOM! Studios.
A second printing is in the works (see the above cover by Leslie Hung). It will hit stores on June 25, a week after the release of #2.
And a big thank you to all the fans who purchased a copy.

beeandpuppycat:

Bee and PuppyCat #1 First Printing Is Sold Out

Bee And PuppyCat #1 Sells Out of Its 17,500 Print Run

Congratulations, Natasha, Garrett, Britt, Madeleine, Shannon, and all the great folks at BOOM! Studios.

A second printing is in the works (see the above cover by Leslie Hung). It will hit stores on June 25, a week after the release of #2.

And a big thank you to all the fans who purchased a copy.

jmoyns: Layers of Manly exploding. Just messing around on a Sunday

May 19, 2014

jmoyns:

Layers of Manly exploding. Just messing around on a Sunday

jmoyns:

Layers of Manly exploding. Just messing around on a Sunday

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manlycartoon: 6 SB page 4. INT-MASTER OF AHRIMAN’S QUARTERS MANLY — tc111_scxxx_bg_  Design by Robert Sato, color by James Stokoe.

May 16, 2014

manlycartoon:

6 SB page 4. INT-MASTER OF AHRIMAN’S QUARTERS MANLY — tc111_scxxx_bg_ 
Design by Robert Sato, color by James Stokoe.

manlycartoon:

6 SB page 4. INT-MASTER OF AHRIMAN’S QUARTERS MANLY — tc111_scxxx_bg_ 

Design by Robert Sato, color by James Stokoe.

manlycartoon: A round of applause, please, for James Stokoe and his marvelous color work on these backgrounds.

May 7, 2014

manlycartoon:

A round of applause, please, for James Stokoe and his marvelous color work on these backgrounds.

manlycartoon:

A round of applause, please, for James Stokoe and his marvelous color work on these backgrounds.

aeveis: A short comic I drew celebrating release of Fly Catbug Fly! You can check it out at flycatbugfly.com! It’s currently 50% off, which is 99 cents in the US.

April 10, 2014

aeveis:

A short comic I drew celebrating release of Fly Catbug Fly!
You can check it out at flycatbugfly.com! It’s currently 50% off, which is 99 cents in the US.

aeveis:

A short comic I drew celebrating release of Fly Catbug Fly!

You can check it out at flycatbugfly.com! It’s currently 50% off, which is 99 cents in the US.

(via bravestwarriors)