2D Animation

We’re building our first 2D animation team to bring our characters and stories to life.  The music is done and ready to go.  Now it’s time to put animation to it and bring you some amazing, fun original shorts.

In the beginning we’re starting off with shorts, about three minutes long each then working our way up to eventually creating feature films.  Part of our process here is keeping tradition alive.  Some of our shorts will be created by cell animation.  Oh, but don’t get my wrong, we’re also creating digitally with what I call, digital cell animation, bringing both processes together for one fantastic look.

Coloring With Jeff

Have you ever wondered how a picture looks before it’s colored?  Just the black and white version?  Normally you’d see the finished product either hanging up on display or ready to buy.  But I’ve created a weekly series called Coloring With Jeff where I hand color with markers LIVE for you to see a picture go from black and white to colored.

Weekly on our Facebook page (Season 2 coming this Spring) you can join me for a LIVE episode where you can ask me questions and get answers in real time and get some tricks of trade of coloring with markers.  Don’t miss out on an episode.  Join our Facebook page.

Balke Comics

Animation isn’t the only way for us to get our stories and characters out to you.  This Spring, we’re launching all new adventures of Stanley and Friends in a new weekly comic strip series.  Here, you’ll be able to meet the characters and learn a little bit about them as they go through their crazy adventures.

(Stay tooned where the strips will be released)

Thanks to our friends at Storm King Productions, we just had our first one shot Halloween comic book released this past October called, Stanley’s Ghost.  This first comic did pretty well and we were asked to create a second one, now in production, which comes out this September.