Jack Cusumano

Back from CTNX, New RAZ Comic
November 21, 2010, 10:37 pm
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Hey everyone! Just got back home from the CTN Animation Expo in Burbank! It was a good time – a lot like last year, but much busier.

Because I was pretty busy with that all day, and limited to my phone as far as internet goes, I didn’t post anything on the blog all weekend. However, if you missed it, there was a brand new RAD RAZ comic on Dumm on Saturday, so check it out here!

More news and new stuff on the way.



New Website Design
July 23, 2010, 9:31 pm
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Hey there, baby birds! Did I mention that I redesigned my website last weekend? No?

Well, it was a long time (a week) ago, and I was watching a 4 hour marathon of Adventure Time, and I redesigned my website. Here’s what it looks like now


Secret Comic Preview

You might recognize these two youngsters from an earlier post of mine. Well, I’ve actually finished the comic now, so you can see the final panel with the painted background, word bubbles, etc. Oh, but no words. Because it’s still a secret comic.

Here’s another frame, too, as a bonus!


RAZ Walk Breakdown
July 5, 2010, 3:43 pm
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Here’s a breakdown of those poses in the walk cycle I’m working on, just for kicks.


More Slothy Goodness
July 5, 2010, 12:53 pm
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Here are some more of those sloth poses colored in.


RAD RAZ Walk Cycle: Cleaner Keys

raz walk cycle cleaned up

Here are those keyframes from yesterday cleaned up a little bit. Now I need some more inbetween frames…


RAD RAZ: Rough Walk Cycle
June 6, 2010, 4:03 pm
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raz rough walk cycle

So I usually do my animation in After Effects, parenting different layers to each other, animating their transparencies, positions, scales and rotations – stuff like that. However, I’m messing around with some more traditional techniques this week, and my first experiment is making a RAD RAZ walk cycle.

This is really rough: it’s basically my very first sketches un-edited. Naturally, I will be doing some heavy clean-up on this, as well as drawing the in-between frames, but here are the main key frames in super rough format.