Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2014


Hope to see you all at San Diego Comic-Con this week! We are going to be showing a sneak peek of the opening minutes of REVENGEANCE! It will be during the Plymptoons panel on Thursday.  Also get a look at Bill Plympton's new film CHEATIN"! Bill and Jim will both be exhibiting at their booths right across from each other in animation alley. Your one stop shop!

PLYMPTOONS PANEL (guest Jim Lujan)
REVENGEANCE SNEAK PEEK
THURSDAY, JULY 24 12:00-1:00 PM
ROOM 23-ABC

BOOTHS LOCATED:

ANIMATION ALLEY
BILL PLYMPTON AT PLYMPTOONS- BOOTH 1537
JIM LUJAN AT BELLA FE FILMS - BOOTH 1532

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON BOOTH #1532



I'll be working the BELLA FE FILMS Booth at San Diego Comic-Con this year (July 22-27). Come by and check out the fun. Leann will be there along with friends to help spread the word about the Bill Plympton tribute "YOUR FACE GLOBAL JAM" and Ken Mora's "MAGNUM FARCE PRODUCTION". I'll also have some OF MY OWN GOODIES FOR $ALE!  Thank you Ken Mora!
There will also be special guests and a surprise or two!

BELLA FE FILMS AND ENTERTAINMENT BOOTH # 1532
(Located right next to Spike and Mike and across from Bill Plympton's Plymptoons booth)


THURSDAY at NOON:  I'll be a special guest on the BILL PLYMPTON PANEL. We'll be showing a special sneak peek(opening scene) of REVENGEANCE, our animated feature (in production now)!

REVENGEANCE PREVIEW SNEEK PEEK 
PLYMPTOONS PANEL
ROOM 23-ABC THURSDAY JULY 27th at NOON!

Monday, July 14, 2014

FIRST REVENGEANCE PICTURES!


Rod Rosse bites Luis Escobar. Oh yes, there's plenty of biting in this movie!
Luis deeply questions his life decisions at this moment.
Luis hungers for freedom....or needs more iron in his diet.
Things fly around when the party gets wild.
Here are the first fully colored shots released from the animated feature REVENGEANCE. These beautifully applied colors are by Sandrine Plympton. This is part of the opening sequence in which the miniscule bounty hunter Rod Rosse attempts to capture the large and hairy (and very upset) Luis Escobar.  Things don't always go as planned...especially when you don't have a plan.

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON: Bill Plympton will be showing the first few minutes of the film on THURSDAY, JULY 27th at NOON in ROOM ABC-23! Hope to see you there!

Friday, July 11, 2014

ACTORS E CHAT INTERVIEW!


Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream
Check out my appearance on #ActorsEChat with voiceover actor, producer, and host Kurt Kelly on ActorsEntertainment Fan Page at Pepper Jay Productions! We filmed in Hollywood at Pepper J's studio. Kurt Kelly was great, really friendly. Thank you Pepper, thank you Ken Mora...It was a BLAST!

Monday, July 7, 2014

PLYMPTOONS PANEL- SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON

I'll be a part of Bill Plympton's panel at San Diego Comic-Con! Thursday July 24th at noon. Hottest ticket in town? Scalpers? Will there be a riot to get in (or out)? We'll be talking some Revengeance towards the tail end of his panel. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 24th  Room 23-ABC from 12-1 pm 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

SGV EXPO: FUN and FRIENDLY!

THREE HEADED MONSTER PANEL:  The three heads- Me, Lonnie Millsap, Jose Cabrera and host Eddie Gonzales.

ANIMATION SHOWCASE: I played my cartoons to a very nice sized crowd in the city council chambers.

ONE LAST SHOT: On our way out we took an impromptu pic. Me in the middle. Love these folks!
The 2014 SGV EXPO has come and gone, and I must say, it was one of the friendliest and most fun shows I've been involved in. From the staff, to the participants, to the audiences....everyone was top notch awesome. I had a great time and a big thank you to Nuvien and the Baldwin Park Arc.
Good times!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

SGV EXPO: 3 HEADED MONSTER and ANIMATION SHOW

 I'll be participating in two different panels this Saturday at the SGVExpo in Baldwin Park.

1:45- THE THREE HEADED MONSTER: Cartoonists Lonnie Millsap, Jim Lujan, and Jose Cabrera will discuss art and the importance of networking and support between fellow artists.
Moderated by Eddie Gee. June 28, 1:45 PM in the ARC Dance Studio at San Gabriel Valley Comic Book Expo

Then at 2:45-THE JIM LUJAN ANIMATION SHOW: Showing my cartoons! Come on down and join the fun....free!

SGV COMIC BOOK EXPO
14403 PACIFIC AVE  
BALDWIN PARK

Monday, June 9, 2014

SGV COMIC EXPO: JIM LUJAN ANIMATION SHOW (6/28)

Free show on June 28th!
Come on down to the SGV Comic Expo and see a FREE animation showcase by Jim Lujan. Lot's of weird fun to be had and maybe even a Q and A? 2:45 pm June 28th, Baldwin Park, CA!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

REVENGEANCE AUDIO RECORDING HAS BEGUN

Today marks the start of the audio recording for the Revengeance animated feature.  I did the recording at Bella Fe Studios in West LA. Thank you Ken Mora for running the session. It was a blast  being able to make as much noise as I wanted and not have any neighbors call the cops thinking someone was being murdered. Which leads me to ask...Ken...have you ever actually murdered anyone in that sound-proof booth?  More coming soon.

Check www.revengeancemovie.com in the meanwhile!


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

AUDIO HENCHMEN PODCAST INTERVIEW

I recently had the pleasure of being a guest on the Audio Henchmen podcast, hosted by Dusty Good. Its a show that promotes artists of all sorts. A fine time was had. Check out the podcast and be sure to check out some of the older episodes.


Monday, May 19, 2014

FEAR OF A BEIGE PLANET INTERVIEW


I was the guest on the FEAR OF A BEIGE PLANET PODCAST. Paul Pate and Al Laurence are the hosts and it was really casual and fun. Great guys. Michigan sure does make some very cool people. We talked about everything from animation to Obama look-alikes! Good times!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

ESCAPE ARTIST INTERVIEW

Please check out Marshall "Plex" Couture's podcast, the Escape Artist episode #34. I was honored to be the guest. We talk about a lot of stuff including Forever-Land, Kounterclockwise, my cartoons, music, life and everything else in the universe! Thanks again Marshall for the interview!


Friday, May 16, 2014

PITZER COLLEGE FOREVER-LAND SCREENING PICS





The screening at Pitzer College went really well. It was so nice to see familiar faces and to meet some brand new folks. Everybody seemed to really enjoy the movie and I had a lot of fun showing it. Man, what an amazing theater the the Benson Auditorium is. The sound system and screen were great. Thanks to Eddie Gee for hosting the event. Looking forward to more screenings in the future (of all kinds of stuff)!

Friday, May 9, 2014

FOREVER-LAND SCREENING at PITZER COLLEGE (May 15th)

Come catch a FREE screening of the hilariously funky sci-fi animated epic 56 minute movie "KOUNTERCLOCKWISE IN FOREVER-LAND" at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA.  Come support independent animation and watch a very trippy and entertaining movie! Great stadium seating and a killer sound system! Recommended for teens and adults and very cool kids.

THURSDAY MAY 15th at 7:00 PM
BENSON AUDITORIUM
PITZER COLLEGE

Q and A with me, the filmmaker, after the show. Also, you'll be able to actually purchase DVDs of the film! Hosted by the magnificent Eddie Gee! Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Latino Comics Expo Animated Commercial



Here's an animated ad I did for the Latino Comics Expo in San Jose (October 2014). I'll be up there showing my animated films over the weekend. Thanks Javier Hernandez and Ricardo Padilla for making this such an enjoyable event. Looking forward to it!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Animated Ad for Palermo's Restaurant

Here's an animated commercial I did for my favorite Italian Restaurant, Palermo's (in Covina). If you like what you see...go see them! Delicious! Also, If you are interested in acquiring an ad for your own business or to promote your own project, contact me at jimlujan@gmail.com. Let's talk!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Recent Press about Forever-Land

HERE IS A GATHERING OF RECENT PRESS ABOUT FOREVER-LAND:

-Animation Magazine, March 30th, 2014, "Kounterclockwise in 'Forever-Land': Extended Interview"
http://www.animationmagazine.net/.../kounterclockwise-in.../

-Freshwater Cleveland, April 3, 2014, "New Sci-Fi Animated Movie Shot in Cleveland Set to Debut Next Month"
http://freshwatercleveland.com/.../kounterclockwie040314...

-Fanboynation.com March 31, 2014 "FOREVER-LAND Runs Kounterclockwise"
http://networkedblogs.com/Vt0Wq

-Bubble Blabber, March 14, 2014 "MOVIE REVIEW: “KOUNTERCLOCKWISE IN FOREVERLAND”
http://www.bubbleblabber.com/movie-review.../

-Movie 360 Degree Coverage, March 12, 2014 "Indie Animator Jim Lujan's ;Kounterclockwise in Forever-Land; Film Released
http://www.movieballa.com/.../indie-animator-jim-lujans...

-Amoeblog. March 11, 2014 ""Forever-Land" Animated Film Premiere and Kounterclockwise & Jim Lujan Interview by Leroy Moore
http://www.amoeba.com/.../-forever-land-animated-film...

-Show Me the Animation.com

http://www.showmetheanimation.com/.../kounterclockwise.../

Thanks Mai Moore for gathering these links!

Monday, April 7, 2014

ANIMATION MAGAZINE INTERVIEW!




Animation Magazine April/May issue features an article on Kounterclockwise In Forever-Land. Deacon Burns from Kounterclockwise and myself were interviewed by Mercedes Milligan about
the whole creation of the film and what it means to us. Such a great article.  All of the points we hoped would be covered were all covered. I got my photo on the mag, too! Supa-Star...haha! Thanks to Mai Moore for helping put this together.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

JACK OF ALL NERDS PODCAST INTERVIEW

Thank you Michael Maxwell, John Narcomey, and Four Color Fantasies for hosting me on the Jack of All Nerds podcast. We talked Forever-Land, Sanjourno, Revengeance, and LOTS of comic book stuff. Topics include: John Byrne, Mike Oeming, Mike Zeck, Paul Smith, and much much more. Come on, the title says it all! PLUS...we delve into pure siliness!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Independent Road with guest Jim Lujan



http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/audioPop.jsp?episodeId=840751&cmd=apop 

I was a guest on Peter Palmiotti's Independent Road podcast. Talked about Forever-Land, Revengeance, Bill Plympton, Mike Judge, Sanjourno Must Die, Cartoons, Music, Kounterclockwise, influences, friends, family, and about 9000 other topics. A fun time!