Blog What have we been up to? What have we been up to? By komicer, 1 Nov 2019 What have we been up to? By komicer, 1 Nov 2019 It has been quite a while since our last proper update so let’s have a simple one now. Things have been relatively low key since our return from all those overseas trip. Read about our accounts of LA and Sydney here! I got no idea what the boys have planned but it should be good? https://t.co/9JOO3Lydxk— Collateral Damage Studios (@collateralds) October 23, 2019 The next event on the horizon is AFA 2019. In fact, the artists had opted to try naming the booth after their planned project, Djeementia. I assume it has something to do with our common favourite, Granblue Fantasy. A proper doujin announcement will come out later… View this post on Instagram Kimetsu no Yaiba has to be one of the biggest anime hit of the year. With AFA SG just around the corner, the CDS artists are starting to prepare what products they can create then. Here is a concept that WaHa had done up around the popular sister, Nezuko! Will you like to get one too? #wahawednesday . . . #鬼滅の刃 #kimetsunoyaiba #nezuko #anime #manga #sketch #concept #keychain #animedraw #animesketch A post shared by Collateral Damage Studios (@collateralds) on Oct 23, 2019 at 4:16am PDTProbably a sneak peek on what they have planned On the commercial side of things, there were a number of note-worthy projects that we’ve completed recently. First and foremost, it was the Verifpal comic. This comic was particularly interesting to illustrate. The script was provided by the client and in the interest of time, he even did his own typesetting. We are very grateful of him for mentioning us during his media interviews! Another interesting project that we’ve completed was that for Verve.ie and Aer Lingus. With the Rugby World Cup coming up, they wanted to come up with a unique gift for the Irish team heading to Japan for the games. The final idea was to have customized magazine covers featuring the players in anime form. Something special about this project, other than how expansive it was, was how we pull it off without our lead artists. At that point, most of us were already bogged down with our own projects and I was also stuck in reservist then. We managed to bring in a small team of freelancers to work on the project. They are a mix of reliable regulars we’ve worked with on other projects before and fresh faces to the scene. Under the capable art direction of Pitopishi, they were able to pull off all the artworks and more within the limited timeline. We got Pitopishi featured on NEO MAG With that, we’ll be looking forward to working with them on other projects in the future. Just got this absolutely beautiful piece of PCBA artwork done by Usanekorin from @collateralds.Cutest possible way to assemble a board? pic.twitter.com/UIJRBawLwC— Andrew Zonenberg (@azonenberg) October 15, 2019 This was a particularly cute illustration that Usanekorin did for Andrew Zonenberg. Even though he was already aware of how internal circuitry works due to his background, it was still quite a learning experience for him. The client’s tweet also went quite viral! That wasn’t the most viral Twitter mention we got recently though. That honor went to OtakuVS. Get ready class…This is going to be terrible.Otachan! Season One Premiers October 25thKey Visual: @collateralds Animation Company: @dartshtajio This counts as an Anime right? pic.twitter.com/t72Mg3cdGa— OtakuVs (@OtakuVs) October 9, 2019 For the last couple of months, we have been working with OtakuVS on the pre-production side of their upcoming animation. While we are not handling the production itself, we have been doing storyboards, character designs and visuals for them. It has been a blast working with someone with so much passion and willingness to learn about the trade. We might be cynical veterans by now but with such creative content creators, you can’t help but be a little more excited about the massive task that we have taken up under us. I need to give a HUGE thank you to @collateralds and WaHa who have been working tirelessly on Pre-Production for this first season of the show!They have turned Otachan's incoherent bullshit into something special!and I can't wait to share what they have cooked up so far! pic.twitter.com/gTuoFgeA1a— OtakuVs (@OtakuVs) September 20, 2019 It probably help that we are not doing the heavy-lifting of animation production ourselves! And finally, here’s a new group photo of the gang. Many thanks to Bhemfine for doing the annual photoshoot with us again! With the opening of 195 Pearl’s Hill Cafe and Kult Kafe in the building, hopefully, the entire place will become more lively! That will certainly give our locale a much better vibe for creative work. More like this Comics and Sequentials Over the years, CDS has done a good number of comics for our clients. Here is a simple walkthrough of our experience with creating comics! The number one guide for hiring and working with anime artists An obviously blatant attempt to get ourselves a better SEO ranking on Google Search. But we hope that it will still be helpful to you!