Wednesday, July 27, 2011

FAUX Chapter 04 ONLINE!

It's done. If you want to view it you can check it out at Vimeo or Youtube.

I'm working on a Newgrounds version, should be online by the end of the day.

In case you didn't know I've got a indiegogo funding campaign for Episode 5. If you can contribute or spread the word I'd be very grateful, there's little under 2 weeks left. Be sure to check it out too.

Woof, i'm exhausted. I'm going to take a break from FAUX till next week. I'll be going to New York for the first time this weekend, pretty excited about that.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

FAUX 4 just around the bend.

As the title suggests Episode 4 is just about finished. It should be online next week. I'd also like to thank everyone who sent an audition for Jan and Armand. I was pleasantly surprised by the response (over 100 auditions in total), still have lots of them to go through. Once I'm done with episode 4 I can fully turn my attention on 5 and will be looking for people for other roles, probably beginning of august.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

I'm on Google+

Hey I've joined Google+, be sure to add me. Also if you're not on Google+ plus yet, I could give you an invite. Just put your email addy in the comments.

Here's my profile:

Also use this site if you want a personalized address (like mine) instead of a string of a billion numbers.


Friday, July 15, 2011

Faux, and perogies! (no idea what to call this post)

Oh boy! Cut my finger, this band-aid sure makes it hard to type. Only a couple dozen drawings to go for chapter 4 (still seems like a lot). Thanks again to all the auditions I've received and am receiving, it's gonna keep me busy awhile. Finishing up work on the animation builds for chapter 5. Hopefully will have something to show on that front soon. Excited!

Now I've got to go eat some perogies!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Couple drawings

From chapter 4.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

FAUX 4 and 5 UPDATE: Busy busy!

Thanks for all the auditions so far. I will hopefully have a chance to start listening to them beginning of the week. Hopefully I can post some stuff from chapter 4 soon, but having trouble finding stuff that's spoiler free. Also, trying to finish up the script for chapter 5, stay tuned for news on other castings.


oh and here's some Weakerthans for the hell of it!

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Casting for Voice Actors

Hello Everyone,

As work continues on Chapter 4, pre-production for the 5th chapter has begun. The reason I'm working on the two concurrently is because Chapter 5 will be adding animation and voices, so there's tons of setup work involved so I'm trying to get a head start. For the moment I'm looking for the leads (Jan and Armand) other roles will follow.

FAUX is an epic adventure, mystery set in alternate universe. The story follows a police officer named Armand who after investigating a murder meets up with a girl who bears a striking resemblance to the victim. His curiosity peeked he investigates further. But soon finds himself thrust between two powerful factions in conflict, with Jan in the center, but what is her true role in all of this?

It started off as an episodic motion comic series. There are 3 episodes completed to date with the 4th in the works. FAUX will now move into the realm of animation and voice acting.

FOR MORE INFO: check the links on the right------>
There's the trailer as well as the first 3 episodes.

Since this is a series that will hopefully be around for a while, I prefer respondants who are interested in being with the series for the long haul. In terms of payment, it's to be determined based on the final budget, right now I'm trying to raise funding for Chp.5 over at IndieGoGo, more news to come on that front.

If you're interested in the role there will be directions for each role, and lines to use (The directions will be along the lines of the intention of the line/scene, I'd rather leave things open for you to explore how you prefer to get there. I'm looking for people who can act (obviously), who can take direction as well as have their opinion. You might see the line differently and have a better suggestion, in the end what's important is the intention gets across.

This audition is open to pretty much anyone who's interested, though if you are working at a distance you will need a decent quality mic. Also we'd meet up on skype in either voice or chat to discuss the lines/direction, voice is probably preferable due to ease of communication.

You may send multiple takes if you wish within reason. A good method is the "series of three", you do take A then B and when you do C it's a mix of the two.
There's an interesting article about it at if you're interested.

Okay! I think that's done. I'm going to try and avoid burdening you with too much backstory and things of that nature, concentrate on the scene and bring you're own interpretation.

NB: Sometimes dialogue on paper doesn't come off quite right when it's spoken. Feel free to change the wording around if neccessary. As long as the essence of the information that needs to come across stays intact.

NB2: Although the dialogues are pulled from existing scenes don't feel bound by their lengths, if you need to change the timing, do so. Work within the space you feel works.

If you have any questions you can email me at marsoupskin at gmail dot com or post it in the comments section of the post.

Thanks for your time and interest in the project and i'm looking forward to seeing your work. please send all recordings to marsoupskin at gmail dot com, with the subject:
*character name*audition.

Deadline for auditions is 2 weeks hence:
july 20th, 2011

Without further ado:

The lines are taken from chapter 3, though slightly altered.


Jan is one of the two main protagonists. She's nonchalant, she has a calm, thoughtful demeanor for her age.

The Lines:

(JAN is in a state of shock after almost being killed at the police station just minutes before, she's feeling quite vulnerable and is increasingly suspicious of Armand since all this trouble started since she met him.)

"Armand. What the hell just happened?" "I mean, first those Reuger (pronounced: roy-guhr) guys show up. Now this?" "This all started with you." "And when you look at me. I dunno, there's something. Something you're not telling me."

Any questions you can ask them in the comment section, or fire off an email :) marsoupskin at gmail dot com

age: 28

The other protagonist. I don't have a specific voice in mind for Armand, so I'm open to your interpretation.

The Lines:

1. (JAN has asked ARMAND to level with him about what he knows concerning why she was being held by REUGER and the nature of the attack. ARMAND is forced to admit that he kept this information from her.)

"Reuger (pronounced: roy-guhr) did tell me some things." "I'm sorry. I didn't want to alarm you."

2.(The following dialogue comes after JAN berates ARMAND for lying to her before. After calming down she pleads with him to be open with her. And she needs to know she can trust him. ARMAND feels terrible for misleading JAN, even if his intentions were good.)

"Listen, I realize that was stupid of me. I had no right to keep that from you. There's no excuse." "I promise, from here on out. You can trust me. I'll hold nothing back."

Any questions you can ask them in the comment section, or fire off an email :) marsoupskin at gmail dot com

Thank you!

That'll come out in the wash

This is from 2009 I think.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Reading in the dark...

Bad for the eyes?

It's a myth!

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Poster for IndieGoGo

So if you are not aware I have a campaign going on IndieGogo to crowd fund the production of FAUX: Chapter 5, starting from a 25$ contribution a poster is offered as a perk. I'm finished said poster, here's a peek:

It'll be 12"x18" (30x46cm) on 100lb. stock full colour.

And a close-up.

Also if you donate at least 10$ you get a thank you in the credits and a signed drawing. Something like this:

Be sure to check out the fundraising campaign too!
FAUX Chapter 5 - IndieGoGo Campaign.
And tell your friends :)

Thanks for your time!

A trip down memory lane

A friend and colleague of mine impressed upon me the importance of keeping your old drawings. In a work sense it can be helpful in case that sketch you did and tossed out turned out to be the right idea. Someone might appreciate that drawing that you don't care much for. Also It's fun to travel back and see how far you've progressed (or not).

And it's just plain fun to rifle through old drawings, bringing back memories of where you were, and who even, when you commited those strokes to the page.

I have a borderline problem though with keeping drawings, I've got piles of paper with a couple of round circles that i've kept, the beginning construction of a drawing stillborn. So I was attempting a round of drawing housekeeping and came across some old FAUX drawings from 2002, I picked a couple of 'em to scan and share.

This was my first drawing of Jan eva! I'm very glad I found it and really should keep better care rather than throwing it into a heap, because it's special to me :)
It's interesting the elements that have lasted over the years. Her look was based on Mia Kirschner and Angelina Jolie in Hackers. Gone are the flapper curls and the BATTLEAXE hair do!

So this is from 2002 possibly 2001. Was the first page of the comic, I think I redid the beginning a trillion times. Also had an aversion to pupils at the time for some reason.

Same page, two tries. Jan was locked in perpetual fish mouth at the time. At some point the Nostra slums moved east. Hooray! for pencil crayons!

I believe this is 2002 also, some grayscale marker work, Jan's hair is softened. The search continues to figure out how to construct that battleaxe.

I think this is from the same period as above. late 2002 perhaps.

Late 2002 also.

2002, some pencil work with photoshop. this is a scan of a inkjet print out. I do actually think I have a copy on a floppy somehwere :)

Egads 10 years!

Saturday, July 02, 2011