They said it couldn't be done. Making an anime. We have no idea if they're right, but 'they' is just an unspecified pronoun, so we never put much stock in them. [Shoprocks' note - I mean...they weren't wrong. Or at least haven't been yet.]
This is The Pocketwatch Discord, a comicesque thingamajig for the anime we, Clockwork Cow Studios, were gonna make.
If these apply to you, then check out our shiny new art blog! There you'll find all the highest-quality sketches and works-in-progress related to this fabulous project.
Despite our most adamant wishes, unfortunately, school has taken over many of our lives. But as college exams end and high schoolers start to count down the days until summer, hope once again returns for both crew and fans alike. Despair not! For this project is not dead, and neither are our artistic passions.
So, in summary, don't forget about us, and do reblog all our stuff.
It's been awhile, huh? You've no doubt noticed out "Episode doneness calculator" up there. In keeping with our Victorian influences, with every 10% of the episode we complete, you'll be all the closer to seeing Pearl's ankles. Scandalous!
About a week ago we finished the visual part of our "rough cut," where we put all our storyboards and animatics in order. It drew light to a few problems we'll need to address, but now we can tell you with full confidence that it kind of sort of looks like an episode of something! All the while, our musicians have been slaving over their respective editing programs and makeshift recording studios.
I leave you (for now) with the note I gave to our staff:
Браво! We got the rough cut done on time, and it glimmers with the potential of a thousand Russian mail-order brides. Pwii and I created storyboards with the speed and efficiency of an assembly line while somehow maintaining artisanlike quality. Reading the script made me laugh like an actor performing a very serious scene who's just remembered something hilarious. Owlgravy's music is like an organized midi explosion, Fright's riffs are a trip into garage band nostalgia, and AJ's compositions are sorrowful goodbyes to the things we want to hold onto but know we can't. Let us keep with this momentum as if we were cars on a hill with malfunctioning parking brakes! Just take care that we don't kill any pedestrians, and I do mean that one literally as well as figuratively."
I raise my glass to the incredible people who worked on this. Their characters are hilarious, their ideas are great, and their music makes everything we draw seem epic. It's been a privilege to stay up till the wee hours bickering about video resolutions on Skype. I can only hope there's PLENTY more where this came from!