Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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
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
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
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!
|Lonnie Accepts the GNOMIE for me.|
|GNOMIE finds his homie.|
Friday, October 18, 2013
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
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!
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Saturday, July 13, 2013
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!
Friday, July 12, 2013
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
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.
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 10Original post: http://www.bubbleblabber.com/shorts-review-sanjourno-must-die-sanjournorb/
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Sunday, June 16, 2013
BALDWIN PARK, CA- SUNDAY JUNE 23rd at 12:30 pm....I'm taking over the City Council Chambers in Baldwin Park! Anarchy in the SGV! I'm part of the 2013 San Gabriel Valley Comic Book Expo. I'll be showcasing my animated films and selling my new book "Liquor Store Logic'. They are kindly letting me use the City Council Chambers (located right next to the Expo) to show my animation. Looking forward to hanging out with old friends and making some new friends! Come down and check things out!
Arts & Recreation Center (ARC) of Baldwin Park
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013
Here it is folks...the first trailer to the animated film I'm working on called FOREVER-LAND. It stars alternative hip hop duo Deacon Burns and Kaya Rogue, AKA Kounterclockwise. I'm using their music as a road map to tell a story that is part Wizard of Oz, part Flash Gordon, and part Jim Lujan ghettomation. It's a trip and we are having a blast coming up with this weird movie. The music is incredible and I'm full on diving into some sci-fi madness. Pass the link around, were trying to get a buzz going on this film. Speaking of getting buzzed...enjoy!
Link to share: http://youtu.be/UT0RG1v-LyI
Saturday, June 1, 2013
HOT OFF THE PRESSES!
LIQUOR STORE LOGIC!
The animated art of Jim Lujan
60 pages of color artwork from my cartoon films (plus film posters, paintings, and some other stuff). It has TWO forewords for the price of one (by Jose Cabrera and Lonnie Millsap). Freakdaddy, John Henry Unicorn, Unchained Wayne, New Wave Dentist, Alphanerd...they are all there plus tons more! You can pick it up NOW from Create Space/Amazon...see the link below. Why the title Liquor Store Logic? Because that's a great title, that's why!
$9.99 (plus tax/shipping)
Thursday, May 30, 2013
The Latino Comics Expo, being held at the Cartoon Art Museum this June 1 & 2, will be hosting 2 days of cartoon screenings! Featuring animation by Jim Lujan and a group show featuring Jim and John Jota Leaños Jose Cabrera Isis Rodriguez Grasiela Rodriguez & more!
Thursday, May 16, 2013
If you make the trip to San Francisco on June 1st or 2nd, you can pick up one of these FREE gnarly looking postcards I made. UNCHAINED FISTS in all its machismo glory. Come by the show, check out my cartoon films and visit me at my space. Cartoon Art Museum SF, bab-bay...its ON!!
|CARTOON ART MUSEUM - SAN FRANCISCO |
Friday, May 3, 2013
As some of you may know, I'm working on a movie with Kounterclockwise called Forever-Land. Its sort of Wizard of Oz meets Flash Gordon meets Jesus Christ Superstar. Very cool and interesting stuff. Science fiction fantasy cartoon hip hop comedy with my spin on it. Here are the first images I've posted from it. More soon. Check out www.forever-land.com for more!