Friday, September 23, 2016

REVENGEANCE PREMIERE (PARIS) and REVIEWS!

REVENGEANCE RECIEVED A STANDING OVATION AT IT'S WORLD PREMIERE/PARIS
Revengeance had it's world premiere in Paris last week at the Festival E'Trange. 
It was really well received by the audience (standing ovation) and the first reviews are in!
Now, mind you, these were translated with Google Translator, so the English might be a 
little funky (and hilarious), but you'll get the point!
FIRST REVIEW....
It is in the 300 room busy the Forum des Images Coralie and I discovered second world premiere 
The Avenger Bill Plympton and Jim Lujan. The first was also present to introduce the film to the 
audience of the Strange Festival. The slightly loser Red Rosse bounty hunter finds himself in grave 
danger from the moment he accepted the job of former wrestler became a senator Deathface. 
His mission: find Lana, a girl full of secrets, but he will not be alone on the spot ... a mercenary gallery 
ensures pocket the reward promised by Deathface. The plot takes place in two stages: first see the 
mission and the race between the mercenaries and the mysterious Lana, thereby introducing a gallery 
with appetizers and all of western rich urban universe cinematic references.
In fact, hard not to think about the filmography of Tarantino and Warriors of the Night in the use of 
prominent punk rock songs. Then it switches to a more active view when you get to know Lana and the
 reason for his revenge.It is easily carried away by history to explore the underlying reasons for our 
vengeful and after that, the film takes its time and knows a pace of decline; as to torture the viewer 
when one wants one thing: to see Lana skin to Deathface crooked. Sometimes there at times on the 
verge of contemplative, recalling the atmosphere of Spaghetti Westerns and endless deserts.
The character of Lana, passing the issue to being an active heroine proves to be badass and sensitive 
to both. We want to follow the end of the world as it manages its almost perfect plan 
(but be careful, you do not know more!). We also learn about its origins mestizo small touches and 
where does the science of combat, which is also backed by a vocal performance while 
correctness of the actress Sara Ulloa. His icy and determined presence leaves an aftertaste of Japanese 
revenge films as Lady Vengeance or the saga of The Female Scorpio.
Also, in addition to music, Jim Lujan provides outstanding performance in interpreting such a crazy 
cast of characters as each other, it goes Red Rosse in ... its high Mom in color, sour torque Miss Candy 
and Deathface adding thirsty mercenaries money. The director has such a deep knowledge of his 
world it is difficult to identify the ear as the vocal nuances related to age and gender are met. Chapeau!
Animation female characters door paw Plympton, by their sensuality and expression of a bodily 
roundness, what transpires on the sexy but equally redoubtable Miss Candy's assistant Deathface. 
It has the mouth of a pin-up and the keen intelligence of a working girl of 80 years and leads the 
former wrestler to the stick. On the other hand, the male protagonists seem straight out of 
Sanjourno Must Die, the web series in the universe gangster Jim Lujan, because they carry within 
them the greed of this environment where all the tricks are good for getting rid competition.
The marriage of mastering animation of Plympton and the creative richness of Lujan The Avenger 
gives a glow and a particular roughness. These two qualities are sufficient motivation to want 
to support this pair on future projects because it is a first collaboration rather successful! 
ED Distribution will release the film in our cinemas in 2017, expect me to follow the event closely.
AND THIS ONE...
Stirring images of the American imagination, Plympton and Lujan offer us a film with unbridled humor 
and scathing pinning through Uncle Sam, sometimes scat (as often in Plympton), definitely irreverent 

the inventiveness never fails and leads to a result that also mastered scoring.

If the film is perhaps too talkative hair, collaboration of Plympton and Lujan everything proves to be quite 
successful and stands as obvious as the chemistry between them is visible.


Vengeful and presents a gallery of sacred mouths (gangsta tap into the badass daronne Rod Rosse 
through a sect also illuminated that over-armed!), Provided more than usual in Plympton!

The action is set in the spotlight, even if there surely loses part of the poetry of the filmmaker, especially 
as its animation style, though still remarkable, does not always lend at rates as hectic.

If the film is really not his best either, especially at the colorization, the creativity of Plympton, associated 
with that of Lujan, is however Wonderland and the film is full of ideas. Both authors are particularly found 
in terms of irreverence and do not hesitate to fuck US joyfully, mainly with Deathface, this character 
wrestler / bikeur / Senator, somewhere between the President of 'Idiocratie and ... and ... and just actually did!

If The vengeful will surely divert a portion of the public accustomed to far more expensive productions, 
Plympton shows once again that such animation, independent and a more human scale, not only 
(im) pertinent but even necessary.
AND THIS ONE...

A fire destroyed the landmark of Inland Emperors, a biker gang. Deathface, former member of the 
club became a senator after a glorious wrestling career, convenes several bounty hunters to find him 
responsible. Among them, Rod Rosse hides his sleuthing as a salaryman allure of glasses. 
Also, he quickly discovers that a girl has embarked on a vengeful quest.
Eighth Film Bill Plympton, The vengeance is his first co-directing. Indeed, the pope of the US indie 
movie joins here with Jim Lujan, including creator of the series Sajourno must die. The first took 
care of the storyboard and animation while the latter wrote the script and designed the (many) 
characters. Vengeful and presents a gallery of sacred mouths (gangsta tap into the badass daronne 
Rod Rosse through a sect also illuminated that over-armed!), Provided more than usual in Plympton!  

The action is set in the spotlight, even if there surely loses part of the poetry of the filmmaker, 
especially as its animation style, though still remarkable, does not always lend at rates as hectic.
If the film is really not his best either, especially at the colorization, the creativity of Plympton, 
associated with that of Lujan, is however Wonderland and the film is full of ideas. Both authors 
are particularly found in terms of irreverence and do not hesitate to fuck US joyfully, 
mainly with Deathface, this character wrestler / bikeur / Senator, somewhere between 
the President of 'Idiocratie and ... and ... and just actually did!
If The vengeful will surely divert a portion of the public accustomed to far more 
expensive productions, Plympton shows once again that such animation, independent and a 
more human scale, not only (im) pertinent but even necessary.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

MEDIA NOCHE TALK SHOW- JIM LUJAN



I was lucky enough to be a guest on the Media Noche talkshow (filmed a few months back). Check it out!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

PARTY WARRIORS



Art/Music/Voices by Jim Lujan. Featuring "Gary the Clerk" and "Chaw" from the upcoming Bill Plympton/Jim Lujan feature animated film REVENGEANCE.

Monday, September 14, 2015

BOOYAH!

BOOYAH: A new cartoon I did about Big Papa Booyah, a pro wrestler that also will appear in the upcoming film I'm doing with indie animation king Bill Plympton, REVENGEANCE (except he's a burn out in that film). This is sort of a backstory on Booyah, who he was BEFORE Revengeance happens. Lots of lowlife bad behavior in this one....Also, you'll get a taste of another character, wrestling CEO Royce Vargas. I play him in this cartoon, but famed cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz is playing him in the Revengeance movie! Enjoy!

And....Subscribe to my YouTube channel if you dig it!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON PANEL PICS & AUDIO

Jim Lujan (me) and the maestro, Bil Plympton at the Plymptoons panel.

Still us.

Us again.

I had a great time at Comic-Con this year. I didn't have a booth, so I got to enjoy the show and the town with my wife Leann. That was amazingly cool.  Speaking of cool things, I also got to co-host the Plymptoons panel on Friday. We showed the 2 minute trailer for Revengeance and a bunch of Bill Plympton's other shorts, including the world premiere of the Loneliest Stoplight (starring Patton Oswalt).  As for Revengeance, Great response! People are starting to feel the vibe, the more we show them what the vibe is. It was a good time. I really enjoyed interviewing Bill about his other films and picking his brain about his work method. Very inspiring. Looking forward to Comic-Con 2016 when we have Revengeance DONE....or right about DONE! Here is the audio recording from the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con Plymptoons Panel (via Soundcloud).

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BALDWIN PARK COMIC ART EXPO


I'm going to be at the Baldwin Park Comic Art Expo on Saturday from 12:00-2:00 pm showing my cartoons and doing a Q and A. This is the third year in a row for me, always lots of fun. I'll be showing a trailer for Revengeance, too. Hope to see y'all there!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

THANK YOU: REVENGEANCE KICKSTARTER SUCCESSFUL!



We made our REVENGEANCE KICKSTARTER goal! Thank you so much to everyone who contributed, spread the word, and supported us. Now its time to get back to work!

Monday, April 6, 2015

SUPPORT REVENGEANCE ON KICKSTARTER


The official REVENGEANCE KICKSTARTER is now live. Please support our film by going to our project page. Spread the word and help this film get funded!


Thursday, March 26, 2015

REVENGEANCE TWITTER

Saturday, February 21, 2015

UP FOR SALE (music video)

Here it is. The brand new animated music video (5th one) I did for Kounterclockwise called "UP FOR SALE". It features and opening skit with a boss type character called Billzy Bubb, voiced by none other than famed cartoonist/my pal Jamar Nicholas. Theres a ton of stuff inthis video and you may catch t all after 200 or 300 views! It'll have you asking the question: "Would you sell your soul for the deal...?"

ENJOY!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Annie Awards 2014

Me n' me Lady

Friends

One of these dudes is animation legend Bill Plympton.

The afterparty was top notch.

The Annie awards were fantastic. What a classy event. In case you don't know- the Annie awards are basically the Oscars for animation.  Bill Plympton was nominated for 3 Annies this year. He's won before.  It was an honor, this year, to be associated with Bill because of our in production film, Revengeance.  Next year, I hope we get to attend and actually experience peoples reactions to our film. That will be a surreality!

#revengeance

Friday, October 31, 2014

COSMONAUT ROCK MUSIC VIDEO


Here it is...the latest music video I did for Kounterclockwise: COSMONAUT ROCK. The song originally appeared in Forever-Land, but this video is inspired and parodies the Star Wars films (and a little bit 2001 Space Odyssey).  May the force be with you all...Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Latino Comics Expo 2014 Wrap Up















The Latino Comics Expo was a blast! Thank you to the organizers Ricardo Padilla and Javier Hernandez and to all that attended. The Saint Claire hotel was truly beautiful. San Jose State University (where the expo was held) was awesome. What an incredible six story library. Downtown San Jose was great too.  Lots of really cool old buildings. Leann and I walked all around and checked out the local sites. As far as my panels at the Expo, The animations screenings went really well and the Q and A sessions were really heartwarming. Great questions asked. Thanks again everybody!

PLAYLIST SATURDAY
LEGEND OF BOBBY CHURRO
WHIP (KOUNTERCLOCKWISE VIDEO)
MAMA, I'M A THUG
UNCHAINED FISTS
PRINCE OF POMONA

PLAYLIST SUNDAY
KOUNTERCLOCKWISE IN FOREVER-LAND (FULL FILM)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

LATINO COMICS EXPO 2014



SAN JOSE-  This upcoming weekend (Oct 11-12) I'll be showing my cartoons and selling goods at the LATINO COMICS EXPO! Its going to be a really fun show this year...always is!

SATURDAY 11:00 am- Showing a collection of my animated film shorts and doing a Q & A (PG-13 stuff)
SUNDAY 4:00 pm- Showing KOUNTERCLOCKWISE in FOREVER-LAND the full 56 minute funky cartoon epic!

Ask yourself- Do you know the way to San Jose?? Google it then! See you there!