A Bunch of Silly Tales About Glen's Surreal Adventures and Perspective of Life!

Thursday, March 31, 2005

TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF APRIL! - And apparently, I seem to be running out of good ideas... (Scroll Down to see the consequences of thinking too hard!) Posted by Hello

SPLLAAATT! (Scroll Down To See What Really Happens to Glen The Boy In The Stick Hat!) Posted by Hello

That almost frightens ye, doesn't it? Posted by Hello

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

A SPECIAL TREAT TO FELLOW READERS: MY VERY OWN ANIMATED PROJECT CALLED "A RAY OF HOPE"

For those who are still not convinced of my ability as a filmmaker and animator, this is your chance to see some of screenshots of my animated project, A Ray Of Hope, which was shown in Multimedia University, Malaysia last year. It is an amalgamation of several animation techniques that are often used in the animation industry today but rather, it is more of a personal story than anything else. In fact, I am really proud of my masterpiece (despite its dodgy editing and bizarre shots connections) because it is one of the best way to personalize my own drawing skills and even my own filmmaking style (many of the students there applaused after listening to my reasons for making this film). Here, many of the shots you see down here are actually seen and felt within the artist's POV (that's me). It's about birth and death, resurrection, destruction and revelations, all shown within our very own consciousness and so on.

So, are you ready for 19 juicy screenshots as seen on my own masterpiece? The journey begins right below here!

The Title Card. Posted by Hello

The Very Beginning of This Story... Posted by Hello

Welcome to the world of Flower Girl. Posted by Hello

The Flower Girl is sleeping... Posted by Hello

The Guardians guide the Flower Girl to fly from her mother's petal-like womb. Posted by Hello

The Flower Girl shows her real power to her own realm... Posted by Hello

The Spikes start killing the guardians of the Flower Girl. Posted by Hello

The Spikes have intrude the Flower Mum and her daughter's realm, followed by an even more terrifying consequences of reality... Posted by Hello

Destruction... Posted by Hello

... and Revelations. Posted by Hello

The boy just stares at the ball as it rolls back and forth and so on. Oh, even day changes to night and vice versa at the same time... Posted by Hello

My own definition of 'Greed'... Posted by Hello

An unsuspected victim gets a brutal bashing by a cruel officer... Posted by Hello

The final kiss - in claymation! Posted by Hello

With a few blessing from the good souls of the past... (In fact, these people are my relatives!) Posted by Hello

The Spike Master has fallen at last! Posted by Hello

The Flower Girl has risen from the very ashes of evil... Posted by Hello

Everything has returned to its former form... Posted by Hello

The flower finally regains its glory, forever shining within the very core of our lives. The End! Posted by Hello

Sunday, March 27, 2005

HAPPY EASTER DAY! - You have no idea what is inside this egg... Posted by Hello

Friday, March 25, 2005

OH, JENNY, NO! - XJ9's in a dreadful predicament! Why, you may wonder? Just check out my third fan art in The Teenage Roblog (www.teenageroblog.blogspot.com) to find out what happens to our Blue Friend! Posted by Hello

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

GREAT INSPIRATIONS: SI BONGOK TANJUNG PUTERI (THE HUNCHBACK OF TANJUNG PUTERI)

When we think of something we want to create, we need to acquire some inspirations from everything we have seen and admired. Genndy Tartakovsky, creator of Samurai Jack, gets his inspirations for his hit cartoon series from Conan the Barbarian while George Lucas, renown director of Star Wars, acquires most of the movies' ideas from his most beloved childhood TV series, Flash Gordon. For me, there have so many things that I have loved and admired (especially the ones that really open my mind for showcasing their unique features and ultimately capture my heart at the end) and yet, in this blog, I have something that you have never seen before: a four-page comic strip from a once popular magazine, Gila-Gila (it literally means Mad, a Malaysian equivalent to the insanely popular US magazine of the same name). The Hunchback of Tanjung Puteri, as translated from its Malay title, is drawn and written by professional cartoonist Asan who also has created two of Gila-Gila's beloved characters, Jaki Jipang and Pendekar Jaki (Jaki the Fighter). As you can see the four panels below, Tanjung Puteri depends more on a dramatic point of view (which is similar to Samurai Jack, of course). One of the elements that intrigues me most is its bold outlines that signifies the crudeness and the personalities of these characters. Due to the fact that Tanjung Puteri is divided into several parts (similar to Justice League in which you have to wait for another day or month to check out the actual outcome), I am unable to finish the whole series. However, the only thing I know about this comic strip is that it is going to have a tragic ending, so sad that you will easily be convinced after reading it all the way. Since it is all written in Malay (it is going to take a while to translate everything), I will explain what each of these panels is trying to say.

In this panel, a friend of the Hunchback is killed by a bunch of British officers (this takes place in Singapore). The Hunchback cries back as he witnesses the killing. Trying not to be shot down, he disappears into the sky as the officers wonder where their next target has gone. Later, the Hunchback reappears, hitting the poor English hotel owner (the one with his excessive English) in his face. Eventually, the Brit dies instantly. (Scroll down for the second panel) Posted by Hello