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Kagagi - from pencil to screen by jayodjick
Kagagi - from pencil to screen
Okay, maybe not actual pencil. But here are the characters from KAGAGI - from my actual initial character designs to how they appear in the animated series. Some changes, but all practical, to make characters easier for our animators to animate. Fun to look back at! Check out Kagagi HERE: aptn.ca/kagagi/
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Been busy lately - haven't been on DA much! What have I been working on? A lot of things, but really, this is the thing I'd like to share most. There is a KAGAGI tv series based on my graphic novel, that I was an exec. producer and lead writer on. Viewers in Canada can check that out here: aptn.ca/fullepisodes/kagagi/

But if you'd like to see some of the show, here's our intro:
Superman Design by jayodjick
Superman Design
Superman seems to be getting redesigned a bit these days - with the New 52 costume, the subsequent retooling of that suit and the Man Of Steel costume - so I decided to throw my hat into the ring, too! But I wanted to kind of blend the looks Superman's been wearing into a cohesive costume that retained some of what we loved about the original. I think you can see bits and pieces of the movie design here, as well as a nod or to to the New 52 costume, with a more modern hairstyle. I think it works okay - hope you agree!
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Kagagi Heard Museum pieces by jayodjick
Kagagi Heard Museum pieces
The Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona is doing an exhibit on Native American heroes in May - and I was asked for four pieces of KAGAGI related artwork for the exhibit. Here are those four pieces combined! I've never had my work exhibited in a museum before so it's a huge, huge honor for me and I figured I'd share the artwork I created for them. For more on the Heard museum: heard.org/ and to watch all 13 episodes of the KAGAGI animated series: aptn.ca/fullepisodes/kagagi/
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Lego Kagagi by jayodjick
Lego Kagagi
Did this for fun - what would characters from KAGAGI look like in Lego form? I think it turned out pretty cool! You can check out all 13 episodes of the animated series HERE: aptn.ca/fullepisodes/kagagi/
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I'm going to write this as if youre completely unfamiliar with myself and my work, because lets face it, there is a good chance you are. If thats the case, no problem...
My name Is Jay Odjick - I'm a comics creator living in Canada. I am from the Kitigan Zibi Algonquin reservation; I'm First Nations, Native, Aboriginal, Indigenous, Indian or whatever new term they have for us today.  I have worked on a few things in comics, online and in print, some indie / small press books ad had a webcomic at Moviepoopshoot.com called Power Hour. Awhile back I worked on my first creator owned comic and I decided that it could be cool to take an existing legend from my reserve and kind of present it in a modern way and then build up from it. The result is an 80 page OGN called Kagagi: The Raven.

The legend itself revolves around a story I was told a few years ago - that back in the day the Windigo was running roughshod over the area and that a group of Algonquin warriors banded together to defeat it, when the mythological hero Wisakedjak wouldnt. To that end, they formed a coalition with what we call the Pagwoudj-Inini or "the little people of the forest". The two groups of warriors combined forces to battle the Windigo and the people he had infected in a huge battle.
Now, I thought that sounded pretty badass. I wondered why so few of us were familiar with the story, and wanted to do something about that - and at the same time, create something new. The question to me was, what happened after that?
After defeating this evil force that they knew would return, how would they prepare to battle it again? The little people blamed it's existence on humanity and bailed...what would they do if...well, WHEN it came back?
That's where the story picks up in the modern day.

It's got elements of superheroics, horror, good old fashioned teenage angst, mixed with a traditional Native legend in comic form. I figured some fellow listeners might want to check it out.

Kagagi: The Raven is listed in the current Previews, and ships in July. If you don't have access to Previews, the Diamond order code is STK436038. I know, we are all inundated with self promoters - but I think this comic is a little different and it's a heartfelt, project of love from a guy who just loves comics, trying to share his people's stories with other comics fans.

If you'd like to see some of the comic (the first eight pages, detailling the battle with the Windigo), please check out my website. kagagi.squarespace.com/kagagi-…
I wrote the intro and got an artist friend of mine named Fernando Granea to illustrate the intro. I think he did a hell of a job, and I hope you like it!
  • Listening to: The Watchmen
  • Reading: A Houdini biography
  • Watching: next to nothing while I wait for new tv season
  • Playing: NHL 11
  • Eating: Protein and spinach
  • Drinking: Never

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KOlover12 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday :party: :cake:
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Droakir Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the follow over on Twitter!
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KOlover12 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday :party: :cake:
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JustSomeGuyThatDraws Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch
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jayodjick Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
No prob! Keep up the good work!
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Smikimimi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Hello! :) I'm the cat girl from sunday that bought the vader poster and that requested princess peach and daisy in your hand-style :) lalala!
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jayodjick Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Right on - great to see ya here! Happy you dug the Vader so much and hope you enjoyed the Con. You have some really cool art here yourself too!
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Smikimimi Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I did enjoy the con thank you :) I hope you sold a lot of posters :) they were wonderful! ;) hehe. Thanks a bunch for the watch! :D it's really appriciated! :D
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Reidoom Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there, I was at g-anime in Gatineau, Quebec, and you did a commission for me that was amazing. I wanted to say again thanks a billion it is amazing. -b(^>^)-b
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jayodjick Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Awesome! Happy if you dig it, and hope you had a good time at the show!
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