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Bear Town

Discussion in 'Puppet News' started by Buck-Beaver, Aug 10, 2003.

  1. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Active Member

    Hi all,

    For most of the summer I've been slowly putting together a Web comic that mixes puppetry/animation/computer graphics called Bear Town. Basically it's a collage of computer-rendered art, photos of puppets and digitized video of puppet performance. I'm planning to launch the web comic September 1st and I've been experimenting with different styles of art that I could use. Right now I am stuck between a sort "painterly" look and a more rendered polished CG look.

    I've posted a preview of two chapters of the web comic, each done in one of those different styles. If you can, take a quick look at bear-town.com and vote in the web poll I put up tonight. You can also post comments in the Bear Town Forum where I've opened a discussion thread.

    Thanks for your help! I'm looking forward to getting a little feedback.
  2. Oh boy...

    Um, I know this is a stressful week for you, so I'm hoping the "851 days" counter on the cover page of your site is just a sarcasting venting of your frustration. Is that true?
  3. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Active Member

    I hope not...I mean I'd like some extra time but two and a half years is rediculous!

    I think the problem might be the date/time settings on the computer you're using. The countdown is calculated by a javascript that relies on the time/date on your computer to generate the countdown. When I checked it said 10 days, but I could vary it by changing the date on my computer. Plan is to post the first webisode May 4th.
  4. Ahh... that makes sense, especially now that I notice that the time said 6:30 AM when it was in fact 3 in the afternoon. I came home from school for the weekend and our family computer here is screwed up a bit. Sorry for the mistake, but thanks for the info!
  5. Beebers

    Beebers New Member

    Buck, I'm trying to look and vote but it keeps saying it's either broken or down or being worked on. I'll keep trying. The painterly look of things sounds nice, can't wait to see both.

    :cool: :cool: :cool:
  6. zoetrope

    zoetrope New Member

  7. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Active Member

    Both the URLs at the top of this thread are no longer active. The "main.htm" URL is now http://www.bear-town.com/index.php

    This is an old thread. I was toying with doing Bear Town as a web comic but decided to go with video after realizing that it was going to be as much work either way.

    The site is online at http://www.bear-town.com (just checked two minutes ago).

    Sorry for the confusion! :)
  8. Beebers

    Beebers New Member

    Oh jeez. I should really learn to look at thread dates. I've seen your regular/current site many times. Oy vey. *smacks forehead*

    :o :rolleyes: :o
  9. Yay! It's almost here!
  10. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    Well, I'm looking forward to seeing what's all going on up there!
  11. froggiegirl18

    froggiegirl18 New Member

    awww...I wanted to watch some clips...but that's ok I am sure it will be great to see them once they are there again. :)
  12. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Active Member

    Had some trouble with my ISP over the weekend. I think I've got it sorted out (I am typing online after all ;) ) but the lost time means I'm going to have delay the first episode. It will still be up sometime Tuesday, but not midnight like I had originally planned.

    Back to editing...
  13. My ISP never fails to screw up something impor
  14. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    HAA!! I get it! Mine doesn't eith
  15. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Active Member

    So 22 Windows updates and several anti-virus scans later I think I resolved my computer problems at last - I'm done the first episode and plan to post it on Monday.

    The BT Community is back online. If you were a member before unfortunately you have reregister because the old database was damaged when the forum went offline late last year.
  16. Wow! Thanks for posting the stills. That did a lot to satisfy my curiousity. Tumbles looks amazing!!! He looks a lot better now that I can see him to scale with some other puppets (not to mention with fur, eyes, and a mouth). It's looking good! I'm rootin' for ya!
  17. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Active Member

    I'm starting to think this first episode is cursed...still not done but I'm *almost* there. In the meantime I've posted the first stills from the episode as a sort of "sneak peek" at blog.bear-town.com (look under today's date) for anyone who's interested.
  18. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Active Member

    Wow, that was quick. I posted those like five minutes ago. Thanks. Yeah, I still have to do a little more work on Tumbles but he's cute. I always hate it when puppets get rebuilt and you have to get used to a slightly different look. I have rebuild Omle's head too before we shoot the third episode in a few weeks because it doesn't work very well. Thankfully I don't have too many lines in the first two episodes.
  19. zoetrope

    zoetrope New Member

    Looks good, I can't wait to see the show.
  20. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    Seeing the stills makes me even more excited about seeing the final productions, man! I hope all things work out for you so you can get the episodes online soon! I'm about to burst at the seams waiting for the good stuff!!


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