The artist behind the blog I Will Be A Star Wars Artist hits the motion comic ground running with his debut release of The Siren Of Dathomir.
Joe Hogan's motion comic is being presented on YouTube to allow Star Wars enthusiasts of all ages to take part in this original narrative.
It’s the first of its kind, being the only Star Wars fan-project to be brought to life through this unique concept.
The Siren Of Dathomir, an unofficial fan project inspired by the Cartoon Network’s Clone Wars series, takes a creative twist on the Clone War’s universe by alluding to the Greek myth of the Siren.
The motion comic presents an alluring narrative of an irresistible temptress, and her dedication to luring heroes to their doom. The heroes in this case, are of course the steadfast Clone Troopers, first introduced in the Star Wars Prequels, and now a prominent component of the animated series.
The original story was also written by Joe in traditional comic book panels which can be found on his website.
He began his freelance art career when he was asked to create the site and table banner for popular Star Wars website, TheForce.net, for the Celebration 5 convention.
Since then he has completed sketch cards for Topps’ Star Wars Galaxy Series 6 & 7 and Topps’ Mars Attacks! Heritage. He has also created sketchcards for Upperdeck Avengers Assemble, and Marvel Beginnings II.
The motion comic's music is provided by Dominique Ventura, who gives the Siren her captivating song as she seduces the troopers to their destruction, that is, with the exception of one ARC trooper.
The project is voiced by a special guest who remains uncredited due to project’s unofficial nature!
Joe approaches this new medium with the utmost respect for traditional comics by preserving the traditional panel style.
The transitions are what make this piece unique as panels open up to reveal the bigger picture, and character’s motives are uncovered as the narrative unfolds.
The line style, which Joe is known for, is eye-catching against the brilliantly colored landscapes of Dathomir, and the muted, yet intricate, design of interior backgrounds. His animation style can be defined as stream-lined and clean, yet detailed.
As the reader progresses along the trooper’s journey to Dathomir, they become actively engaged in the story due to the outstanding and striking images.
More information regarding commission work and free-lance projects can be found at www.joehoganart.deviantart.com, as well as Joe's blog, which is updated on Fridays.
He is currently working on more Topps sketchcards for the Galactic Files series. He has also contributed to several fan projects including the poster and comic book prequel for Star Wars fan-film Hughes The Force.