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Arctic Circle

May 22nd, 2008 by Hans Bjordahl :: 26 Comments

As promised, here’s the result of my “animation proof of concept” project, “Arctic Circle”:

The “proof of concept” goal was twofold: one, to see if the costs of production for such animation had dropped to a doable level (they have). Two, to see if the “Arctic Circle” concept itself had any legs. That remains to be determined.

Interestingly, my comment that “the future of static comics on the Internet is limited” in an earlier post sparked some debate. I thought it might. More on this in the next post.

BTW, I’m aiming to have the next Bug Bash up next week. I kind of miss it too.

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