Monday, July 14, 2014

Drawing Is Super Hard

So, we decided to write a graphic novel. Or, well, maybe it's more of a manga, we don't know. It's like a comic book, with several issues, at any rate.

The point is, it's complicated. And especially so, given that we cannot draw. We have been told our stick figures look rudimentary and amateurish.

Serious, honest-to-god, actual sample. Stop laughing; it's not funny.

Luckily, we thrive on challenge.  So what we ended up doing is writing a script, which is totally a thing that one can do.  Check out this guide from Dark Horse Comics.  Three issues are scripted and ready to be drawn - it's about a couple of kids who have to stop visitors from another dimension who are making all of the stars go out. Now we just need to find an artist willing to work for percentages. Which almost none of them are, so...we'll have to get creative and figure something out. Anyone know anyone?

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Music To Fly Spaceships By

It may seem a bit ambitious (it does to us, anyway), but we are trying to complete 13 tracks for an album in the month of June.  Luckily, we had several scrap parts left over from an earlier project for us to cannibalize, and now it seems like our work is already about one-third done.

The concept behind this album - Music To Fly Spaceships By - is kind of pretty stupid if you think about it. For some reason, I have no idea where it comes from, one of us always assumed that aliens that visit Earth from across the cosmos or dimensions or time or whatever listen to electronica house music at a loud but not unreasonable volume as they pilot their craft around. Maybe it helps keep them mellow and cuts down on the cabin fever? Of course, we now realize that if they are from an advanced society, they're probably listening to Babymetal. But that would be hard to build a concept album around. The copyright concerns alone seem to make the whole thing untenable.

 We have to go now. Our home planet needs us.

Anyway, here's a song that we are pretty sure we're done tinkering with, so get your club drugs and glow sticks and crank it up, why not?

Reading: The Ticking
Listening: Chokotto Love

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Studio update

It is Spring Cleaning time here at Quill Studios!  Also, we do not feel like cleaning right now, so it is hard to get anything done! 

But once we're done dramatically sweeping the detritus off of our cluttered workspace and onto our cluttered floor, we'll be getting right to work on a new electro-trip-hop album, set to drop at the end of June.  Look for it in July or August, because that's how we feel about deadlines.

What might hopefully become a serial comic is also in the works; hopefully, we'll see some motion on it before autumn.  And that pop-up book from last year is not's just resting.

Well, that's about it as far as the update goes. We should really get back to cleaning now.

But instead we'll just stay up all night listening to Babymetal.

Saturday, March 22, 2014


I'm back. The Fox God has chosen now for my resurrection. Kitsune up, people.