2 Billion Eyeballs Dieselfunk Journal 1

2 Billion Eyeballs Dieselfunk Journal 1

2 BILLION EYEBALLS!: DIESELFUNK JOURNAL 1

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  The last week was a MASSIVE WEEK for Dieselfunk Studios.  High John Conqueror and The Dieselfunk Show have now premiered.  We have now moved on to the intricate and long term work of building a brand, audience, and market for our content.

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I’ve kept a Journal for decades and used to writing down the occasional thought towards processing events.  It’s been a very useful exercise.  To that end, I’ve decided to take some time to write down my ideas on comics, media, and the REALITY that is the INTERNET.  We’ll call it say; THE DIESELFUNK JOURNAL.  I’m sure there are far more knowledgable and experienced folks in this area than I.  So if what I’m stating is old hat or irrelevant then simply ignore me.

In REAL NUMBERS, the mainstream comic book readership maxes out at 100-200 thousand readers give or take a few thousand. Spread proportionally over the level of strength and size of each publisher, access becomes a matter of life..and more often…Death.

So how does the one man/woman or independent shop, like DIESELFUNK STUDIOS, get in the game?  Not just the comic game, but the game that goes beyond that.  Well that’s what this journal series will be about.  We will investigate a lot, learn a lot, make mistakes…A LOT, and hopefully have the occasional bout of SUCCESS, a LOT:-)

Lets begin with the Thesis:  IFYOUTUBE has over 1 Billion users,   INSTAGRAM is at 7 Million users (pushing to reach 1 Billion by the end of the year), Facebook is virtually at 2 BILLION USERS!, and other networks are massive as well, would it not make more sense to GO ALL IN ON COMICS EXCLUSIVELY IN SOCIAL MEDIA.  Completely different Paradigm Right?

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https://www.statista.com/statistics/272014/global-social-networks-ranked-by-number-of-users/

Of course,  there’s that sticky QUALITY, DISTRIBUTION, and MONETIZATION thingy…:-)

More thoughts to Come…

The Dieselfunk Show
The Dieselfunk Show

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High John Conqueror Chp 1 Portalis Sanctorum

High John Conqueror Chp 1 Portalis Sanctorum

High John Conqueror Chp 1:  Portalis Sanctorum

 

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Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  HAPPY JUNETEENTH DAY!  You know, I choose Juneteenth for a reason.  This Day represents the End of Slavery in the United States…and the liberation of Million of Souls to strive to reach the Stars.  For me personally, High John Conqueror is an attempt to reach further by innovating in a new form while paying homage to what came before.

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At Long Last,  Dieselfunk Studios’ Social Media Comic Experiment High John Conqueror is upon us. OUR STORY WILL BE UPDATING IN SMALL INCREMENTS 2-3 DAYS PER WEEK ON:

MONDAYS

WEDNESDAYS 

and FRIDAYS

Our Story begins in the final days of The Civil War…BUCKLE UP!

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The Dieselfunk Show
The Dieselfunk Show

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High John 2 – Comatics Cometh

High John 2 – Comatics Cometh

HIGH JOHN 2:  COMATICS COMETH!

 

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  COMATICS!  The Juneteenth (June 19th 2017) Launch Date of HIGH JOHN CONQUEROR is fast coming upon us.  Like any product that enters the market, a user manual is a must to effective engagement with any product.  High John Conqueror is an experiment in Social Media Sequential content.  Although in its heart the story is inspired by comics, it functions differently due to the nature of social networks.

So….

Take a Newspaper Strip (Cartoons that showcase short snippets of narrative on a daily or periodic basis with only a few frames). Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbs

 

Add in a bit of Storyboard (Sequential images that showcase every shot composition and camera angle from a film script)  Saul Bass boards for Hitchcock’s Psycho.

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And mix it all in with an Animatics (Animated Storyboards with motion and/or sound)  Motion Boards for the AVENGERS.

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Then you have what I call…

COMATICS:  Stories that bridge the legacy of traditional comics strips blended with film pacing and motion storytelling.

So…

For High John readers and viewers should expect a snippet that moves a story forward incrementally.  We will endeavor to product a high quality product with strong visuals and compelling character development. Check out this example:

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Back to it!

The Dieselfunk Show
The Dieselfunk Show

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High John 1 Dixieland The Old West The Dirty

High John 1 Dixieland The Old West The Dirty

HIGH JOHN 1: Dixieland, The Old West & The Dirty Brush

 

Greetings Dieselfunkateers.  As the Juneteenth launch date of HIGH JOHN CONQUEROR approaches we are feverishly working to get everything in place. Part of this process involves informing the public of the genesis of this project and what the intentions for the future will be.

Our first post is all about the Art.  I fully concede my work will likely never be in the contemporary style or level of the crosshatching Image guys…sadly.   Hey, we all want to be sexy.  But I have to face facts; I yam what I yam.  Thusly, I LOVE OLD COMICS.  I love the pen and ink work of Harold Raymond, Frank Frazetta, Hal Foster and Burne Hogarth. Those cats had it down.  So my every effort has been to seize control of my brush…albeit digital, and bring as much power and lushness to my work as possible…like those before me.  But in my OWN WAY.

 

More specifically, High John Conqueror is a HOMAGE  to my love of Western, Crime and Sci-fi comics.

Moebius and Charlier’s Blueberry

Corben’s ‘DEN’

Bernet’s ‘Torpedo 1936′

 

Steranko’s ‘Chandler’

and last, but absolutely NOT LEAST…David Mazzuchelli’s Rubber Blanket

 

Now I’m not going to even suggest I’ll be as good as those guys are. But for HIGH JOHN CONQUEROR…That’s the standard for the attempt.

STAND ASIDE.

The Dieselfunk Show
The Dieselfunk Show

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