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Woodpecker Power 046 by andrewk Woodpecker Power 046 :iconandrewk:andrewk 8 1 Mikey Simon Animated Test by andrewk Mikey Simon Animated Test :iconandrewk:andrewk 30 14 The Clone High LEGO Movie by andrewk The Clone High LEGO Movie :iconandrewk:andrewk 53 8 Reddit Q and A April 6th 2017 by andrewk Reddit Q and A April 6th 2017 :iconandrewk:andrewk 2 3 I Found You (Alt) by andrewk I Found You (Alt) :iconandrewk:andrewk 77 4 I Found You by andrewk I Found You :iconandrewk:andrewk 43 2 Woodpecker Power 045 by andrewk Woodpecker Power 045 :iconandrewk:andrewk 10 1 Woodpecker Power 044 by andrewk Woodpecker Power 044 :iconandrewk:andrewk 5 2 Gingerbread Man - Chocolate Prince by andrewk Gingerbread Man - Chocolate Prince :iconandrewk:andrewk 21 5 Woodpecker Power 043 by andrewk Woodpecker Power 043 :iconandrewk:andrewk 7 0 Woodpecker Power 042 by andrewk Woodpecker Power 042 :iconandrewk:andrewk 6 1 Woodpecker Power 041 by andrewk Woodpecker Power 041 :iconandrewk:andrewk 8 3 Woodpecker Power 040 by andrewk Woodpecker Power 040 :iconandrewk:andrewk 7 1 Gingerbreadman Dinnertable by andrewk Gingerbreadman Dinnertable :iconandrewk:andrewk 34 6 Woodpecker Power 039 by andrewk Woodpecker Power 039 :iconandrewk:andrewk 10 0 Woodpecker Power 038 by andrewk Woodpecker Power 038 :iconandrewk:andrewk 11 0

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Woodpecker Power 046
www.patreon.com/posts/woodpeck…

There's only one page this time. But don't worry.  I plan to wrap up this comic at a comfy 48-page count, so expect two more pages in May!  

Happy Earth Day!

Download this page on the link above, and check back on my Patreon account for the entire comic of Woodpecker Power a few times every month!  :D  Spread the word online that a new comic is updating here!  

Woodpecker Power, Norm & Cory, characters (C) 2003-2017 Andrew Kaiko

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Mikey Simon Animated Test
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC0qD9…

Click here www.patreon.com/posts/8930085 to go to the Patreon page!

Apparently, DA's Submit Now buttons are so broken, I wasn't able to upload this until WAY later than all the other online places I added this video to already!  Whatever. I finally did. :/

Against my already busy schedule, I wanted to break free of the daily grind so here’s my first ToonBoom test animation since my last one on November 2015.  I got the inspiration to revisit the show I animated on and do my own take on the Mikey design.  This is the type of animation I imagine a rebooted series to look like and move, and also how I imagine Mikey to look and move in a movie idea I had.  The line is taken directly from the episode “The Lost Pilot”.  Also, I saw Your Name a week ago, which is produced by Michael Sinterniklaas here (he also voices Taki), so I felt now was a good time to do this test.

As you can see, there are some nitpicks I learned I need to polish if I get to another test.  The arms are animated with a curve bone deformation tool, and you can see some places where the outline is skewed and bent awkwardly in spots.  Also, the shoulders move very stiffly. I will have to re-evaluate how to structure the shoulders in the timeline.  

There is expected to be another Woodpecker Power page upload to my Patreon before the end of April. The story is almost done, but I just gotta get the motivation up to finish it.  You can read that and look at a ton more of my work at www.patreon.com/andrewkaiko !

Kappa Mikey © 2006-2008 FremantleMedia

Get the ToonBoom Harmony software at www.toonboom.com

www.reddit.com/r/kappamikey/

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Kimi no Na wa/Your Name
(SPOILERS!)

Your Name is in theaters in the USA until the 20th! Check your theater listings.

Mitsuha and Taki are a boy and girl who have never met, living in a rural mountainous village and the urban sprawl of Tokyo respectively, who one day discover they swap bodies whenever they go to sleep, and then back into themselves the following sleep, alternating lives every other day. Mitsuha’s family runs the town shrine and she forms her own kuchikamizake sake at an autumn ritual dance, which “contains half of herself”. She brings it to the family tomb inside a cater a ways from the town. Then she gets ready for the upcoming festival which coincidentally takes place on the night that a comet will pass by Earth once every 12,000 years.

The surprising thing: this isn't really a comedy about body-swapping. That only comprises the first act. It’s the result of a much bigger danger that establishes the conflict for the rest of the movie. It turns out that Taki and Mitsuha not only swap experiences, but TIME. Yeah. It turns out what Mitsuha's experiences in her life occurred 3 whole years before what we see of Taki’s life! When Taki swaps with Mitsuha, he goes back in time! And when Mitsuha swaps with Taki, she goes into the future. That comet I mentioned before? A piece breaks off from it while in view from Earth and it lands directly onto Mitsuha, and decimates her entire village, and everyone in it, in 1 second. Taki, upon discovering this after the body-swapping mysteriously stops, has to somehow go back in time and save the person he has grown fond of.

It was beautiful to look at and NEEDS to be seen on a big screen. The story was well-written with a few big plot twists that you probably wouldn't quite understand if you're not familiar with Shinto religion and their idea of intertwining timelines. I mean... this also got me educated on some things. I had no idea what kuchikamizake sake was before seeing this. There is a good amount of humor in the beginning, with a wildly GREAT joke to kick off the third act that left my audience laughing! The opening song plays like a music video montage and spoils a lot of key moments, which felt weird to me. While they say it's a love story, I really do not see how the two mains could grow to love each other... I mean, they barely meet in person, and in the rare times they do, they don't show any sign that they're meant to be together.

I saw the dub, and it is really good. While not really to the quality of the dub of say Cowboy Bebop for FMA, it is just slightly above your typical Funimation/BangZoom dub.  Michael Sinterniklaas as a boy trying to act like a girl was HILARIOUS in the beginning. :D So overly cheerful and dotty. It's also common knowledge among psychologists that if you state you're in a dream to yourself, you are NOT in a dream! Stephanie Sheh was most likely cast because her role calls for two personalities, which she pulled effortlessly while sounding like it comes from the same character (her being one of the dub producers also helps).

Overall, I guess I was too focused on trying to understand things going on to ever cry. Yes, I never cried during the film. So I also don't understand why it got this much acclaim and success, but it seems like a really good introduction into anime, and a great story about perseverance. I still highly recommend it.

8.5/10

:star:


- www.vimeo.com/andrewkaiko/norm… See my short Norm & Cory in full!

- Orbis Park won a 2012 ASIFA East Award for Excellence in Design in the Independent Film category. It tied with an SVA thesis called The Girl And The Fox. Congratulations to all the winners! And as always, my short can be watched in its entirety here: fav.me/d4hu4xq !

I decided to return to doing ToonBoom Harmony practice for the first time since November 2015 this evening, on a whim, even when I have all this other stuff to finish. I remembered I do not know how to make a head turn with shape morphing properly, or set head views in rigs. I only got to the basic head and body shape. To a distance observer, I didn't do anything that could take more than 5 minutes. Then I remembered all the goals I gave up on due to just being busy with more pressing stuff like earning money, and moving. And it's already 12:30 AM, reminding me of how little free time/freelance time I have available per week, and month, and year.

I suppose this exercise will be finished eventually, but I again overestimate myself.  In the ten years I lived in this place, it used to be that I would spend a full day at a full-time day job, come home, and have enough energy to do at least 1 personal project.  Nowadays, I just wanna go home after work and fall asleep.  I really hope it isn't age. :(

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- www.vimeo.com/andrewkaiko/norm… See my short Norm & Cory in full!

- Orbis Park won a 2012 ASIFA East Award for Excellence in Design in the Independent Film category. It tied with an SVA thesis called The Girl And The Fox. Congratulations to all the winners! And as always, my short can be watched in its entirety here: fav.me/d4hu4xq !
The Clone High LEGO Movie
www.patreon.com/posts/clone-hi…

No it's NOT Halloween yet, I'm just continuing my slew of mash-ups. :D  This one felt very obvious since both share the same creators/writers/directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, currently two of my favorite current comedy directors.  In fact, it was so obvious, I been meaning to get to this piece for years. The assigned roles match so well with the Clone High cast, and I can imagine the same movie lines being recited by the cast with nearly no effort.  The only role I had trouble pairing was Cleopatra, because there're very few female roles in the movie and Wonder Woman has under a minute of screentime.  

Clone High (C) Viacom

The LEGO Movie (C) Warner Bros. Animation Group, Warner Bros. Pictures

LEGO (C) The LEGO Group


BTW, I'm going to be holding a Reddit AMA over at the Kappa Mikey Reddit page this Thursday at 8 PM EST! www.reddit.com/r/kappamikey/co…  My username is werdnak84!  Look forward to it!

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Kimi no Na wa/Your Name
(SPOILERS!)

Your Name is in theaters in the USA until the 20th! Check your theater listings.

Mitsuha and Taki are a boy and girl who have never met, living in a rural mountainous village and the urban sprawl of Tokyo respectively, who one day discover they swap bodies whenever they go to sleep, and then back into themselves the following sleep, alternating lives every other day. Mitsuha’s family runs the town shrine and she forms her own kuchikamizake sake at an autumn ritual dance, which “contains half of herself”. She brings it to the family tomb inside a cater a ways from the town. Then she gets ready for the upcoming festival which coincidentally takes place on the night that a comet will pass by Earth once every 12,000 years.

The surprising thing: this isn't really a comedy about body-swapping. That only comprises the first act. It’s the result of a much bigger danger that establishes the conflict for the rest of the movie. It turns out that Taki and Mitsuha not only swap experiences, but TIME. Yeah. It turns out what Mitsuha's experiences in her life occurred 3 whole years before what we see of Taki’s life! When Taki swaps with Mitsuha, he goes back in time! And when Mitsuha swaps with Taki, she goes into the future. That comet I mentioned before? A piece breaks off from it while in view from Earth and it lands directly onto Mitsuha, and decimates her entire village, and everyone in it, in 1 second. Taki, upon discovering this after the body-swapping mysteriously stops, has to somehow go back in time and save the person he has grown fond of.

It was beautiful to look at and NEEDS to be seen on a big screen. The story was well-written with a few big plot twists that you probably wouldn't quite understand if you're not familiar with Shinto religion and their idea of intertwining timelines. I mean... this also got me educated on some things. I had no idea what kuchikamizake sake was before seeing this. There is a good amount of humor in the beginning, with a wildly GREAT joke to kick off the third act that left my audience laughing! The opening song plays like a music video montage and spoils a lot of key moments, which felt weird to me. While they say it's a love story, I really do not see how the two mains could grow to love each other... I mean, they barely meet in person, and in the rare times they do, they don't show any sign that they're meant to be together.

I saw the dub, and it is really good. While not really to the quality of the dub of say Cowboy Bebop for FMA, it is just slightly above your typical Funimation/BangZoom dub.  Michael Sinterniklaas as a boy trying to act like a girl was HILARIOUS in the beginning. :D So overly cheerful and dotty. It's also common knowledge among psychologists that if you state you're in a dream to yourself, you are NOT in a dream! Stephanie Sheh was most likely cast because her role calls for two personalities, which she pulled effortlessly while sounding like it comes from the same character (her being one of the dub producers also helps).

Overall, I guess I was too focused on trying to understand things going on to ever cry. Yes, I never cried during the film. So I also don't understand why it got this much acclaim and success, but it seems like a really good introduction into anime, and a great story about perseverance. I still highly recommend it.

8.5/10

:star:


- www.vimeo.com/andrewkaiko/norm… See my short Norm & Cory in full!

- Orbis Park won a 2012 ASIFA East Award for Excellence in Design in the Independent Film category. It tied with an SVA thesis called The Girl And The Fox. Congratulations to all the winners! And as always, my short can be watched in its entirety here: fav.me/d4hu4xq !

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Andrew K.
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Current Residence: (see ID)
Favourite genre of music: Classic rock, oldies, jazz, rythum n' blues, bebop, gospel, orchestrational soundtracks
Shell of choice: Do I look like a mollusk to you?!
Skin of choice: Human flesh?
Favourite cartoon character: Wow, if I had a dollar for each of these!
Personal Quote: "It's not what you are that's important. It's what you do." -Norm
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EthanTavitas Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Student Artist
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the-acorn-bunch Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Hey andrewk, I had made fanart of your characters, Norm & Cory, just for you.
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andrewk Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Wow thanks!
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Unlimitedcha Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
thx for the fave
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Club-Dreamiverse Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Hello, andrewk! I'm Club-Dreamiverse (autistic 18-year old big-hearted dreamer)! How was your day? Also, here's a link to Cartoon Network's creativity-filled Animate Your World ads:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is10R2…
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andrewk Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
Hi!
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Club-Dreamiverse Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
How are you? And care to watch the Animate Your World ads?
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Kova360 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017   Digital Artist
Hi
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andrewk Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
Hi!
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Kova360 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017   Digital Artist
What's up ?
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JSGEntertainment Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
Merry Christmas, Andrew! ^^
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andrewk Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
Merry Christmas!
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JSGEntertainment Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
I hope you're having fun and being safe today
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Unlimitedcha Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
Was wondering your thoughts on this, if you have the time to look at it of course. :) 

unlimitedcha.deviantart.com/ar…
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andrewk Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
Cool! Is that girl an OC?
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Unlimitedcha Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
Thanks. And kind of more like a character development. :P

kappamikey.wikia.com/wiki/Kiyo…
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andrewk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
I had no idea that's who it was! :O
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Finnjr63 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch! :)
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Stickythefireband Featured By Owner Edited Aug 14, 2016  Student Artist
make this fanmade episode of WOY
The Alternative Universe.
it takes place on watchdogs attacking binglebopopolis (The Greatest). but another ship crashes, it looks like a fiery spaceship.
the patapons are going to attack the watchdogs with their leader; Sticky (me) with his henchman General Gong.
#savewoy
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andrewk Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016
Nice.
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