We’re putting the finishing touches on the animation for the first episode of Steve’s Quest, and we expect to release the episode later this month! To whet your appetite, I’ll share a few — oh, wait, what should I call these pictures from the episode? Screenshots — or is that term only appropriate for video games? Stills — or does that only work for shots of live people?
My mind boggles over this question, and perhaps rightly so, as the online animated musical is, after all, a new art form. Maybe the fact that we’re breaking new ground means we can call these pictures anything we want. How about something totally unique, like “fruzzils”? Sounds vaguely Harry Potter-ish, but I don’t think that word ever actually appears in the books. Anyway, without further ado, help yourself to some fruzzils:
Gain, the hero of Steve’s sci-fi novel, emerges from behind a wall, poised to foil the dastardly plans of his nemesis, the crimelord Wotan.
Gain pursues Wotan into “The Net,” a Matrix-like virtual world that — you guessed it — you can enter by plugging a fiberoptic cable into the back of your head.
Gain discovers a mysterious antique telephone. What is its possibly sinister purpose?
Steve in bed, where he gets his most profound creative insights.
Steve’s Mom, on the phone — likely with the sinister purpose of harassing Steve.
Steve’s roommate Andrew, next to a truly enormous lightswitch.
A typical day at the Steve & Andrew residence.
I hope you enjoyed this brief peek into the Steve’s Quest universe — some day it will undoubtedly be called the “Steve-o-verse,” just as the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe is affectionately known as the “Buffyverse.” Anyway, more to come very soon!
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