Very Important House pilot update news (EDIT)

As some of you may know, I’ve been developing an animated pilot in a super secret Disney bunker. Now I dunno how much you do or don’t know about animated pilots, but one of their key features is that they’re animated.

Bad news for traditional thinkers, here: The pilot’s not getting animated.

No, that doesn’t mean things are going badly, it just means I had the misfortune of being in development at a point where the network changed it’s dev process for all their current brewing projects. Not gonna lie, it sucks and it sucks bad for people who want to see some evidence of what Jenny Goldberg and I have been working on for so long now. Sure I’ve got other projects in the works, but as far as things being far enough along that we could soon start proving we’re not full of crap, VIH was pretty far along to where there were just a few more weeks to ship for animation.
So any testing for series pickups is going to be done based on animatics now.

So there’s an update. Hopefully, this speeds up a pickup process so we can get to the series stage sooner.

(EDIT)

Lemme be clear, VERY clear here: The pilot has not been killed. The development process has just been truncated. The end goal now is just an animatic instead of the original plan of animating 11 minutes of pilot. This change in the program is not a sign of things going badly for Very Important House, and, as I said before, it’s more of an across the board move for all pilots in development alongside ours. Surprisingly, the experience overall, aside from this late shift to testing animatics, has been eerily smooth with everyone being hugely supportive of this little thing we’re doing.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t be angry. In fact, be furious, use that anger to build a birdhouse or something constructive like that, but don’t be angry thinking our work has been for nothing. We’re certainly bummed about it on our side, but we still have work to do and, if everything goes according to plan, there’ll be a lot more than just 11 minutes of animation to show for it.

 

 

The Collected Works of Fillerbunny out this week!

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The signs all point to one thing – A new dose of Fillerbunny in stores is nigh, this week as a matter of fact, tomorrow even! This is the book nobody’s been waiting for, but everyone should own! Love Fillerbunny? You need this book! Hate Fillerbunny and everything else my name is attached to? You need this book so you can fuel your insane rants to nobody who wants to listen!

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In case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t been watching all the trailers in theaters and reading all the informative flyers taped to bricks being thrown through your windows while you sleep, this book collects every issue of Fillerbunny ever made, including a brand new issue 4 that’s not even in stores yet! That’s right, this book collects THE FUTURE. Issue 4 is really sad, guys. Maybe you shouldn’t get this book.

Aw, I’m just kidding with you. You HAVE to buy this book. if you don’t, everything i’ve worked for will be for nothing and I’ll just hate myself for even trying. Why would you do that to me? Seriously, what’s up?

There’s quite a bit of new material in here, not even counting the whole new issue, so here’s just a list of the guests that did pages: Bryan Konietzko, Edmund McMillen, J.R. Goldberg, Tyler Hutchison, Frank and Becky, Pendleton Ward, Alex Pardee and Aaron Alexovich. One of them did a drawing that actually upsets me.

So yeah, go to your local comics purchasing establishment tomorrow, demand the book. I’d be pretty happy if you were all responsible for why they sell out of copies in a single day. No pressure, but if that doesn’t happen, I’m probably gonna just kill myself, man. I’ll do it. I won’t actually do it but I’ll talk about it all day.

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SD COMICON 2014: THE POSTENING

comicon2014Hello again, and welcome to this year’s edition of me talking about going to the San Diego Comicon again until I die!

I’ll make this a short one, so pay attention, yeah? Here’s the pertinent info for you.

WHERE:

The SLG Comics booth (#1815) at the San Diego Comicon in the giant disease dome the CDC built for their annual experiment in crippling contagion!

WHEN:

July 25-27. My signing times are generally 1-2:30PM and then again from 5:30-7:00PM for each day except Sunday where the second signing of that day starts at 4:00 and goes tip 5PM. Thursday is up in the air but if that changes I’ll let you know.

WHAT:

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I’m signing copies of the new Fillerbunny trade paperback full of all sorts of new crap including a whole new issue of Fillerbunny! Fillerbunny 4 comes out in a collection before it even exists as an individual issue! Crazy, I know.

I’ll also have a bunch of prints for signing so that I can occasionally afford to escape and gnaw on a sandwich in an alley somewhere like Gollum only with sandwiches.

WHY:

I don’t know. Oh my god I don’t know. I’m going solo to this one because all my other friends are smart enough to avoid con now and oh god…oh my god…

WOO! SEE YOU THERE!