Monday, April 23, 2018

Superkuroruman, C.A.P.S. Auction, Untranslated 80's Manga

I purchased the Manga collection of a fellow artist 15 years ago. There-in is this set of 7 books telling the story of "Superkuroruman. They will be available to bid on at the May 10 CAPS auction.






Friday, April 20, 2018

Unknown Ikegame, CAPS Auction, Manga Collection, Untranslated Original Language Manga Pt 2

I purchased the Manga collection of a fellow artist 15 years ago. There are 10 books illustrated by Ryoichi Ikegami, known in USA for “Crying Freeman” and “Mai the Psychic Girl”. I’m posting these as a set because they are similar in cover design. Very graphically striking. Stay tuned for the May 10th C.A.P.S, auction where they will be up for bid.









Thursday, April 19, 2018

Unknown Ikegame, CAPS Auction, Manga Collection, Untranslated Original Language Manga

I purchased the Manga collection of a fellow artist 15 years ago. There are 10 books illustrated by Ryoichi Ikegami, known in USA for “Crying Freeman” and “Mai the Psychic Girl”. Stay tuned for the May 10th C.A.P.S, auction where it will be up for bid.

My Portfolio, Static Shock, "A League Of Their Own, Part 2"

This is a sample piece that will go onto my forthcoming portfolio website. It was part of my storyboard for the Warner Brothers animated TV series, “Static Shock”, This storyboard was for Season 3 Episode 6, “A League of Their Own, Part 2”, airing in May of 2003. This is part two of a two parter guest starring the then-current version of the Justice League (of America?), in battle with the iconic Superman nemesis, Brainiac. I chose this section for inclusion into my portfolio is spite of its lack of dynamic action because it’s the only chance I had to draw the animated JLA. I compensated by playing up the mood-building. As I recall, my director was Dave Chlystek, if not for this episode then for at least one of the 2 (or was it 3?) episodes I worked on as a free-lancer during this period.
Scene 1 Panel 1
Action: Long shot of main chamber, filled with impossibly futuristic machines. Vert pan down to Leaguers and Static, standing, looking at machinery. Start Static dialogue as vert pan reaches them-
Dialogue: STATIC: “Well, if he did,
Scene 2 Panel 1
Action: Down shot on group, looking  up at camera- Static shrugs-
Dialogue: STATIC (CONT): ”…he’s winning the science fair the year for sure.”
Scene 2 Panel 2
Action: Batman starts warily walking forward as he speaks; all turn, track with him-
Dialogue: BATMAN: “Stay alert.”
Scene 4 Panel 1
Action: Group takes two steps forward-
Scene 4 Panel 1
Action: Group takes two steps forward-
Scene 4 Panel 2
Action: They stop abruptly as Flash enters as a blur (sudden wind blows capes/hair/coat)-
Scene 4 Panel 3
Action: Flash stops in front of them (IMPORTANT: Flash’s camera-facing back side is in 100% complete shadow-
Dialogue: FLASH: “Hey guys…”
Scene 5 Panel 1
Action: M.C.U. on Flash
Dialogue: FLASH (CONT): “…miss me?”
Scene 6 Panel 1
Action: Slowly, continuously pan across Leaguers looking suspiciously at Flash in F.G.. During camera move, continuously slide Flash across frame, turning him slowly continuously to mimic the effect of a live action dolly shot- (IMPORTANT: Flash’s back is completely in 100% black shadow to hide Braniac’s thought-control disc that has been planted on his back)
Dialogue: GREEN LANTERN: “Where’ve you been?”
                 FLASH: “With Richie and his computer”
                   HAWKGIRL: “Learn anything?”
Scene 7 Panel 1
Action: C.U. on Flash, slight upshot-
Dialogue: FLASH: “Plenty.”
Scene 7 Panel 2
Action: Flash lowers head, grins-
Scene 7 Panel 3
Action: Blur exit-
Scene 7 Panel 4
Action: Hold a beat on empty frame-
Scene 8 Panel 1
Action: M.C.U. on Batman, starting to react (COLOR CARD BG)
Dialogue: BATMAN: (REACTION GRUNT)
Scene 8 Panel 2
Action: Flash blur-zips through frame, too fast to see-
Scene 8 Panel 3
Action: Batman in new pose, cape wafting in Flash-Breeze- Batman now wears a thought-control disc on his chest-
Scene 9 Panel 1
Action: Static is starting to react- (COLOR CARD BG)
Dialogue: STATIC: (REACTION GRUNT)
Scene 9 Panel 2
Action: Flash blur-zips through frame, too fast to see-
Scene 9 Panel 3
Action: Static in new pose, now sporting T.C.D. on his chest, hair, coat wafting in Flash-Breeze-
Scene 10 Panel 1
Action: Green Lantern is starting to react- (COLOR CARD BG)
Dialogue: GREEN LANTERN: (REACTION GRUNT)
Scene 10 Panel 2
Action: Flash blur-zips through frame, too fast to see-
Scene 10 Panel 3
Action: Green Lantern in new pose, now sporting T.C.D. on his chest-
Scene 11 Panel 1
Action: Hawkgirl is starting to react- (COLOR CARD BG)
Dialogue: HAWKGIRL: (REACTION GRUNT)
Scene 11 Panel 2
Action: Flash blur-zips through frame, too fast to see-
Scene 11 Panel 3
Action: Hawkgirl in new pose, now sporting T.C.D. on her back, hair, feathers wafting in Flash-Breeze
Scene 12 Panel 1
Action: J-onn is starting to react- (COLOR CARD BG)
Dialogue: J’ONN: (REACTION GRUNT)
Scene 12 Panel 2
Action: Flash blur-zips through frame, too fast to see-
Scene 12 Panel 3
Action: J’ONN in new pose, now sporting T.C.D. on his chest, cape wafting in Flash-Breeze-
Scene 13 Panel 1
Action: Re-use sc. 7 layout- Start on empty frame-
Scene 13 Panel 2
Action: Flash blur-enters in C.U.-
Sceme 13 Panel 3
Action: C.U. on Flash-
Dialogue: FLASH: There. Is everybody connected?
Scene 14 Panel 1
Action: Re-use sc. 6 layout, animation: Pan slowly in reverse direction, animating slow, continuous turn of Flash as he slowly, continuously slides across from to mimic effect of live action dolly shot. Flash’s backside now is lit well enough to clearly reveal the t.c.d. on HIS back, the same as the Leaguers/Static now have on their-
Dialogue: ALL (IN UNISON): “We award your command, Brainiac”

Scene 15 Panel 1
Action: Down shot- No animation-
Scene 16 Panel 1
Action: Static, Green Lantern and Batman stand motionless.
Scene 16 Panel 2
Action: Suddenly sparks fly off of T.C.D. (SFX: Z-ZAP)
Scene 16 Panel 3 
Action: T.C.D. dislodges from Static’s chest, drops OS-
Scene 17 Panel 1
Action: C.U. on Static, staring blankly at cam-
Scene 17 Panel 2
Action: He blinks, lowers head-
Scene 17 Panel 3 
Action: -looks back at cam, awareness, confusion in eyes-
Dialogue: STATIC: “Yo, what just…”
Scene 17 Panel 4
Action: -looks to his right-
Dialogue: STATIC (CONT):”…happened?”
Scene 18 Panel 1
Action: Static looks at Green Lantern…
Scene 18 Panel 2
Action: …turns, looks at Batman-
Scene 18 Panel 3
Action:…steps in front of Batman, waves hand in front of face-
Dialogue: STATIC (CONT): “Uh, guys?”
Scene 19 Panel 1
Action: H.U. ACTION: Static is waving hand in front of Batman’s face.
We hear (SFX: SOFT, APPROACHING FOOTSTEPS)
Scene 19 Panel 2
Action: Static turns toward o.s. (SFX: SOFT FOOTSTEPS); Pan over to show Richie/Brainiac stepping IN from behind Flash, stopping.
Scene 20 Panel 1
Action: C.U. on Static, reacting warily-
Scene 20 Panel 2
Action: Short diagonal pan to keep Static framed as he straightens
Dialogue: STATIC (CONT): “Richie?”
Scene 21 Panel 1
Action: OTS Static on Richie/Brainiac, still obscured by shadows-
Dialogue: RICHIE/BRAINIAC: “Your natural electrical field short-circuited my thought-control discs.”
Scene 21 Panel 2
Action: Static reacts-
Dialogue: What are you talking about?
Scene 21 Panel 3
Action: Truck in on Richie/Brainiac, sliding Static o.s. during t.i.-
Dialogue: RICHIE/BRAINIAC: “I am not Richie”.
Scene 22 Panel 1
Action: M.C.U. on Richie/Brainiac- Eyes glow dimly green-
Dialogue: RICHIE/BRAINIAC: “I..”
Scene 22 Panel 2
Action: He steps into the light; we see that his face is now completely covered with circuitry, eyes (no pupils) glowing green-
Dialogue: RICHIE/BRAINIAC (CONT): “…am Brainiac.”
Scene 23 Panel 1
Action: Richie/Brainiac faces Static-
Dialogue: STATIC: “Brainiac? What have you done with Richie?”
Scene 24 Panel 1
Action: M.C.U. on Richie/Brainiac- Eyes glow dimly green-
Dialogue: RICHIE/BRAINIAC: “You should be more concerned about yourself.”
Scene 24 Panel 2
Action: He points at o.s. Static
Dialogue: RICHIE/BRAINIAC (CONT): “ Justice League, destroy him.
Scene 25 Panel 1
Action: H.U. Pose- Richie/Brainiac pointing at Static-
Scene 25 Panel 2
Action: -lowers arm as Leaguers simultaneously turn towards Static, who straightens-
Scene 25 Panel 3
Action:…starts to back up toward cam as Leaguers start walking robotically towards him. Richie/Brainiac follows his minions-
Dialogue: STATIC: “Wait a minute guys”
Scene 26 Panel 1
Action: Vert. BG. SLIDE- C.U. on Static’s hand- A disc slides out of sleeve into open palm as he continues backing away from approaching Leaguers…
Dialogue: STATIC (CONT): “I don’t want…”
Scene 26 Panel 2
Action: Static cocks wrist, anticking fan-out…
Dialogue: STATIC (CONT): “…to have…

Scene 26 Panel 3
Action: Fast T.O. with disc as it fans out, revealing J’onn and Batman mechanically advancing alongside Hawkgirl…
Dialogue: STATIC (CONT): “…to hurt…”
Scene 26 Panel 4
Action: Static drops the disc to the floor, O.S.-
Dialogue: STATIC (CONT): “…you.”
Scene 27 Panel 1
Action: Downshot on Static, disc on floor-
Static Shock “A League of Their Own (Part 2)
Scene 27 Panel 2
Action: Static steps back onto disc-
Scene 27 Panel 3
Action: Disc suddenly flares into fully-charged mode-


Scene 27 Panel 4
Action: Static shoots upward, toward cam-
Dialogue: STATIC: “Whoa…!”
Scene 27 Panel 5
Action: Static shoots past cam, O.S. as Flash blur-enters…
Dialogue: STATIC (CONT): “…oh…”
Scene 27 Panel 5
Action: Flash abruptly stops, looking up at cam-
Dialogue: STATIC (CONT): “…oa!”
Scene 28 Panel 1
Action: Pan to follow Static as he gains away from cam, riding disc, towards skylight…
Scene 28 Panel 2
Action: Static crashes through skylight, continues O.S.- Glass falls down toward cam-

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