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The Infinite Vacation #5

February 10, 2013

IMG_6566_v1I previously failed to blog about the release of The Infinite Vacation #4 and #5 but I’m here to say that you can now read the entire series in both print and digital formats.

The five issue series from Image Comics was written by Nick Spencer with art by Christian Ward. Throughout the series I contributed photos and some page layouts.

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The Infinite Vacation #3

November 2, 2011

The Infinite Vacation #3 was released today in print and digital formats.

The five issue series from Image Comics is written by Nick Spencer with art by Christian Ward.

I was responsible for three pages of artwork (pages 7–9) in this issue. It’s a little different than my past contributions but you’ll have to check it out to see what I mean.

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The Infinite Vacation #2

April 13, 2011

The second issue of The Infinite Vacation is available today at comic book stores nationwide.

Once again, I have contributed four pages of photography. This time my photos feature Chicago actors, Ashley Bush and Lee Russell.

The five issue series from Image Comics is written by Nick Spencer with art (on the non-photo pages) by Christian Ward.

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Let’s Get Serious with Dirty Borders

March 8, 2011

Dirty Borders is a group of four Chicago filmmakers: Tim Weidelman, Matt Relstab, Charlie Ward and Sean Dove.

In their newest short film, Trajectory, Rob Nastoff plays a sad astronaut that returns to Earth to find empty streets and mass destruction.

Sean and Rob join me to discuss the short and their non-film related projects.

Let’s Get Serious with Kendall Bruns
Episode 014: Rob Nastoff and Sean Dove of Dirty Borders
Running time: 78 minutes

Download (72MB mp3): Let’s Get Serious: Episode 014


Subscribe to the Let’s Get Serious podcast through iTunes.

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People Like The Infinite Vacation #1

January 25, 2011

Image Comics’ The Infiniate Vacation #1 has sold out and is headed for a second printing to be released with an alternate cover on February 16, 2011.

The five issue series is written by Nick Spencer with art by Christian Ward.

I contributed four pages of photography to the first issue and here’s what some people have been saying about that:

“Another interesting technique is deployed, though. Photography. After five pages of the expected comic book art the visuals switch over to a style of live-action photography melded into a sequential progression of story. The scene is of an Infinite Vacation spokesman basically providing the exposition to explain the series’ high concept, but because of the visual switch up it reads not at all like usual, dry exposition.  Instead the scene turns into this odd, yet appropriate, Steve Jobs riff which works to establish a tone of, “Hey! This will change your life!”.  A sense of salesmanship, a sense that what this Infinite Vacation corporation holds will make your life better. It is an interesting tone, and the manner in which it is conveyed comes off as very effective because the shift from Ward’s art to photos is not jarring whatsoever.” - Image Addiction

“Bonus points go to photographer Kendall Bruns, whose photo panels depicting the smarmy pitchman of an in-story ad threaten to move right off the page. Rarely has the necessary act of story exposition been so unabashedly fun.” - Comics Bulletin

“I especially appreciated the Recall-esque commercial in the beginning that gave me an expositional roadmap without having two characters engaging in conversation simply because they know I’m listening.” – Ain’t it Cool News

“The entire sequence of the tutorial with the pictures is stunning” - Comic Book Bin

“Also a standout is the multimedia artwork in this issue by Kendall Bruns. It’s a shock when it shows up, but makes perfect sense given the premise, and I hope we see more of it down the road.” - MTV Geek

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The Infinite Vacation #1

January 12, 2011

Today marks the release of the first issue of The Infinite Vacation from Image Comics. The five issue series is written by Nick Spencer with art by Christian Ward.

I contributed four pages of photography to the first issue (sometimes known in comics as fumetti) and have also been creating some videos to promote the title—one of which I previously mentioned here: The Infinite Vacation.

The new videos are posted at Bleeding Cool.

My photographs feature the multi-talented, Tim Soszko.

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