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: Guest Jim Lujan

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!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Forever-Land Radio Special

Scott Hinze, Deacon Burns, Kaya Rogue, and Jim Lujan talk about the animated film Kounterclockwise in Forever-Land!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

FULL FOREVER-LAND MOVIE!!

Here it is...in all of it's 56 minute animated glory! The KOUNTERCLOCKWISE IN FOREVER-LAND full length film! Available to watch for FREE for a limited time! Enjoy...and please...leave us a comment! Tell your friends!

Animated and Directed by Jim Lujan
Written by Jim Lujan and Kounterclockwise
Story by Jim Lujan
Starring:
Deacon Burns
Kaya Rogue
Jim Lujan
and Scott Hinze as Infinitus
Music by Kounterclockwise and Deacon Burns

Monday, March 3, 2014

Forver-Land Movie Previews (All 3)

Here they are....the 3 trailers to the 56 minute animated film I did for Kounterclockwise. The film goes public on 4/11/14. If you subscribe to my YouTube page, you can be one of the first to see the film! www.youtube.com/jimlujan

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Revengeance Press Release

King of Indie Animation Bill Plympton Teams with Jim Lujan for New Feature Film
 

New York, NY, December 12, 2013 --(PR.com)
 
 Oscar nominated independent animator Bill Plympton ("Your Face", "Simpsons", "Idiots and Angels", "Cheatin") teams with underground animated filmmaker Jim Lujan ("Sanjourno Must Die", "Freakdaddy", “Spike and Mike”) for the upcoming feature-length animated film "Revengeance". Plympton will draw, animate, and produce the film, while Lujan will write, design, and voice many of the characters himself.

"Revengeance" is described as a "Tarantino-esque biker revenge dark comedy", and has entered pre-production based on the screenplay by Lujan.

What fans of Indie Animation can expect from this partnership is the blending of Plympton’s Internationally acclaimed hand-drawn surrealism with Lujan’s wry sense of well-developed characters in a tightly written narrative by Lujan. Says Plympton “I’ve been pushing the boundaries of hand-drawn animation but wanted to delve deeper into traditional story, but with that ‘edge’ that people miss with today’s formula plot lines.”

Plympton is also Executive Producer of the developing feature Magnum Farce by Ken Mora's Bella Fe Films, signaling a push from Plympton to give rise to more Indie Animation choices at the box office. Lujan, winner of the “Plympton Award for Indie Animation” last year continues to entertain fans on Titmouse’s Rugburn Channel in the YouTube serialized adventure Sanjourno Must Die and the upcoming television series "Masterfreak Theatre".

Says Lujan “Working with Bill Plympton is a mind-blowing honor. Both of us bring something complimentary and interesting to the table.” Says Plympton “Jim is one of the cleverest writers and character developers I’ve seen in years, and I love the energy, drive and humor he brings to the partnership."

Plympton and Lujan will be previewing work in progress at 2014 San Diego Comicon booth 1537. At Comicon, Plympton and Lujan will reside in what is evolving into an ‘Animation Alley’ - a neighborhood of animation including Annie Award winning Spike and Mike, Animation Magazine, Bella Fe Films, Muybridge Animation International, and ASIFA Hollywood - producers of the Annie Awards.

www.revengeance.com
scribblejunkies.com
www.jimlujan.com

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Bill Plympton/Jim Lujan Team Up!

Got the blessing to announce this officially: 
I'M TEAMING UP WITH BILL PLYMPTON TO MAKE A FEATURE FILM! 
I'm Writing/Designing/Scoring/Voicing and Bill is Drawing/Animating/Producing it. It's called "REVENGEANCE" and its a biker revenge/Bounty hunter animated story. Will be wild funny stuff. I'm uber-thrilled! 2014 we start production. Press release soon!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

SANJOURNO.COM Launches!


Theres a new website in town. Its the official SANJOURNO website. Everything Sanjourno Must Die right there at your finger tips. Catch all of the episodes, check out the artwork, listen to the soundtrack. All in one quick stop. Go get a taste and I know you will be back for more. the first one is free. (Well...its ALL free)until somebody gets hurt.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

SANJOURNO MUST DIE- SERIES FINALE!




All good things must come to an end. My RugBurn series SANJOURNO MUST DIE has reached that end. We made it a 10 episode mini-epic and low and behold, we have reached episode 10. Check it out and leave me a YouTube comment when you can. Thank you to the folks at Titmouse and Six Point Harness for giving me the opportunity to reach thousands of new audience members.  Here's to new things ahead!

Friday, October 25, 2013

I RIDE WITH EL REY


A short animated piece I did for the "Ride with El Rey" promotion. El Rey is Robert Rodriguez's cable channel. Very exciting! They asked for people to create their own promos featuring the " I ride with El Rey" tagline. Who knows....maybe you will one day see a show on that channel by yours truly!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

PRINCE of POMONA WINS BEST FILM: 909 FILM FEST!

Last night my film PRINCE OF POMONA won best film at the 4th annual 909 Film Festival. I wasn't able to attend in person, my good friend Lonnie Millsap accepted the award for me. Does that mean I'm so big I can send people to accept awards for me now??  No, I was actually at a fundraiser for Children's Cancer. Now THAT is a good reason to miss!  Seriously, THANK YOU to everyone that attended and thank you to event organizer Eddie Gonzalez for creating such an outstanding event to promote filmmakers EAST of Hollywood!

GNOMIE AWARD
Lonnie Accepts the GNOMIE for me.
GNOMIE finds his homie.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Sanjourno Artwork

Its been too long since I've posted here. I'm going to make that something I do more often. Let's start with some artwork. Here are a few shots from SANJOURNO MUST DIE. The series I created for RUGBURN, the YOUTUBE channel started by Titmouse/Six Point Harness. Sanjourno Must Die is the story of a Euro-Disco figure and his various exploits and misadventures hanging with various dangerous criminal types.  Catch the series at www.youtube.com/rugburn

And the party don't stop. Won't stop. Can't stop.

Dance floor freaks.

Pool party in the Hollywood Hills.

The Swizelstik Army makes a guest appearance.

Gunning for the number one spot.

White Vince hates everybody and vice versa.

It's important to hire good help.

Sanjourno entertaining the crowd like a dancing monkey.

Trouble arrives at a party.

Evil actor Preston Cage micro-managing his sniper George.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Masterfreak Theatre TV Show Opening Credits


The working version of the opening credits for the Jim Lujan /MCTV show MASTERFREAK THEATRE. Theme song by Jim Lujan and Kounterclockwise Coming this fall to Direct TV channel 288, Dish Network, iTunes, Punch TV, Netflix and more!
www.masterfreaktheatre.com

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

LAtino Comics Expo LA

I'll be there Both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday is my cartoon show. Muy fun mi amigos!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

NEW TV SHOW: MASTERFREAK THEATRE!!!

BIG OL' ANNOUNCEMENT: I just got the blessing to make this public today...I got my own animated TV show! Yup. It's going to air later this year on Direct TV, DISH, and some other venues (you'll be able to see it). Very excited!! Title? MASTERFREAK THEATRE! Just signed the papers today. This is all fresh. ..and by fresh I mean fly, dope, and all that other stuff. More details soon!

www.masterfreaktheatre.com 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Sanjourno Must Die Episode #2



Sanjourno finds himself in waist deep danger when he's picked up by a party yacht filled with actors and other murderous types. SUBSCRIBE (http://bit.ly/Sub2RugBurn) to RUG BURN to keep up with episodes of SANJOURNO MUST DIE - uploading every other Wednesday.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Great Sanjourno review: 9.5 out of 10!

Sanjourno postcard

John over at BubbleBlabber.com (a site that reviews animation). gave SANJOURNO MUST DIE a gowing review. Wow! He really put into words what I try to convey. Please God, make all reviews this FREAKIN COOL! :) I am humbled.  Go to www.bubbleblabber.com and check out lots of cool animation stuff, especially Adult Swim type stuff.

REVIEW:

Sanjourno Must Die! creator Jim Lujan has been doing this gig for a while voicing and creating cartoons for a number of years so it’s no surprise that his new series is pretty damn good. Laden with an artisan twist  that animation fans of Bill Plympton would find soothing, we start off Sanjourno’s tale a little bit like the film Goodfellas where a bunch of gangsters are driving in a car and there’s a mysterious aura in the air. You really don’t know what it is until what you are watching takes you back in time a little bit and tells you why your hero is in the situation that he is in. And yes, just in case if you are wondering I am comparing this to a Scorsese flick and I should because this tale is just as gritty and unsettling but with a sarcastic brush definitely put on notice.

This could be Rug Burn’s best series…

9.5 out of 10

Original post: http://www.bubbleblabber.com/shorts-review-sanjourno-must-die-sanjournorb/