The silly season is almost upon us (that’s Xmas for the non-understanding folks (that’s Christmas for the even more non-understanding folks)), and Dave and I have been busy doing many non-Mo Fo related things. Yes. We do have lives outside of the Mo Fo. That said, we’ve been doing our bit to keep the Mo Fo buzz alive, and it seems that one such momentary bout of questionably-inspired creativity turned out to be a good idea. And what was this ‘good idea’? It was this photo –
|Whatcha doing? Oh, just doodling a plan for the Mo Fo…|
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|The basics of the challenge is to send a picture of yourself to the podcast showing- ‘Whatcha doing? Whatcha reading” Whatcha watching? etc”.|
|Supplying the swag!|
It all started when I read Whatcha Podcast’s call on Facebook for last-day, creative entries into the competition… and so, I got creative. The theme for my entry? Well, to paraphrase a couple of well known lab mice, “Whatcha doing tonight, Pat?” – “Same thing I do every night…
My template for the winning pic, was a time previously where I had used a wall in my former office to break down the characters and plot for a TV pilot I was working on.
|Here’s one I prepared earlier…|
|The Wall before Photoshop…|
I still needed a suitably ‘global domination’ looking plan… that I could create in a couple of hours. Can you say, “Hello Google Image Search?”
Ten minutes later, and I had a starting point…
|I know, it’s kinda small… but, you have to start somewhere…|
Two hours later and the plan was ready…
|Strangely enough… in having to fake the global domination plan, I had to come up with the plan for global domination. Mmm… I can’t wait to ride the Bad Kitty Rollercoaster at the MoFoVerse Theme Park.|
And then, after a bit of overlaying, and cutting, and multiplying, and skewing perspective, and marker pen texture filtering – well, it’s 2am, and you get this… again…
Not a bad bit of Mo Fo promotion if I don’t say so myself.
You can hear Nath, Dean and Mike (the Who’s of Whatcha Podcast) announce the winner on Episode 8 here – http://whatchapodcast.podomatic.com/entry/2012-12-15T15_49_20-08_00
On a personal note, thanks guys for validating the idea … ’cause it’s not so strange to question one’s sanity when it’s 1.45am and you find yourself standing on a foot stool that is precariously perched on two wheeled cabinets while staring at the ceiling as you wait for a camera timer to count down…
And, I’d also like to thank Troy and Mitch at All Star Comics in Melbourne for their generous and awesome prizes! I don’t get over to Melbourne as often as I’d like, but
And there you have it. Mission Accomplished! The Mo Fo’s taken another step along the path to world domination.