Scifi artist Frank Wu — whose story “The Tragical History of Guidolon, the Giant Space Chicken” was a highlight of the giant monster anthology Daikaiju! Giant Monsters Tales (edited by myself and Robin Pen, Agog! Press, 2005; reprinted Prime Books, 2007) — has just released a sampler of design and animation work for the in-development Guidolon project:
He says of it on his blog Cheerfully Demented:
The sampler summarizes work done over the last couple years by yours truly, tech guru/technomage extraordinaire Brianna Spacekat Wu, without whom this project would have been impossible, Todd Tennant, who designed Guidolon, Number One, Jerora and Takashi Tamaal (the world’s greatest Shakespearean actor in a chicken suit), Jonah Gray, who did tons of character builds and animation, Sergio Sykes, who rigged the Takashi model, Terry Rosen, who, in a flurry of activity just before the con, did massive work on projects he’d been working on before: the weird centipede-like ”Eagle” ship, and the XK-Omega-10 Jet Bug, and David Fleminger, who did the music, as surf guitar versions of ”The Chicken Dance” (used with permission).
The animated film is about a giant space chicken who is making a film about a giant space chicken.
An archive of earlier images — a sort of pseudo-history of the project — is available on the Daikaiju! part of my website. This includes the first animation done.
The new material is looking fantastic and certainly augurs well for the final product.
- Source: BoingBoing via David Carroll; Official website
- Amazon link to purchase Daikaiju! anthology. Note that the very rare Australian first edition includes colour Guidolon artwork by Todd Tennant that is not included in the US edition. Plus a cover (which is by Bob Eggleston) that has better colour grading than that of the US edition.