Friday, January 8, 2010

Accomplished New Year!

Happy 2010!

I've accomplished a lot so far this year. No Joke. I've finished the third draft of Getting Ivan. I've written another screenplay, still on it's first draft. My 5th screenplay is already fully outlined in an 18 page treatment. This brings my Screenplay count to 4 completed!

1 -Higher Learning
2 -Sleeping Dogs
3 -Getting Ivan
4 -The Depths (Working Title)

I've also gotten a chance to script out several shorts for the project below.

I'm hard at work with Jamie Overstreet on the early stages of our online TV network. I can only hope that all stays on track and the site can launch during the first spring thaw. The network will be titled ShortShorts(z). All of the content will be generated by Cleveland media artists. We will show everything including, but not limited to: Short Films, Review Shows, Vlogs, Comedy Skits, Music Videos, etc.

Below are the Motion Graphics I've created for:

Bibliomania Or: How I Learned How to Stop Caring and Love the Books: This show will consist of a monthly episode of myself sharing the books I've bought vs. the ones I've read. It's basically going to be a video version of Nick Horby's Polysyllabic Spree.

Vulgar Review: Movie reviews done by Kreg Vetovitz & Ralph Miller. There will be no holding back. Honestly I hope for nothing but the most gratuitously vulgar movie reviews ever seen by man!

Other shows already in the works are: Feminatrix, Jon and Jamie Hate Things, Comic Book Review, ShortShort Inerviews, and more.

There's going to be a lot more to come. I'll keep you posted.


Monday, November 9, 2009

All Sleeping Dogs make Minor Adjustments to Leather when Getting Ivan

Done. Done with the fifth draft of Sleeping Dogs. I sent it out to Lindsay Preston, who will look it over for me. I'm going to tighten it up, then out to the Agents.

I also submitted a short script titled Minor Adjustments to Massify, to be produced by Killer Films. Hopefully I'll be picked out of the 200-something scripts that have been submitted. You can read it here:

The top image is a Flyer I just completed for All Leather, a Gay-Rights band from San Diego. They were awesome when I saw them in CLE and they are lead by the legendary Justin Pearson(Locust, Holy Molar, Some Girls, Swing Kids, Crimson Curse, Bastard Noise). Listen to them!

I'm also 90% done with the treatment for my next script titled: Getting Ivan(Pronounced "Getting Even)". "What is this" you ask. You'll find out. It's going to be wicked cool.
That's all for now.

-Jon Nix

Friday, October 30, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Crisis and... Well... More Crisis, Maybe a Little Oppurtunity

I need blinders. I need to keep moving forward.


Monday, October 26, 2009

The Old Man and the Girl

Hey everyone. This is something I drew awhile back.

I've been majorly busy. Finished my second (and still untitled) screenplay. The good news is that it's on it's forth draft, and on Nov. 2nd I'll be having a meeting about getting an agent. Also I have a huge project brewing. It's in it's infant stages but I will be giving updates on it. More comics will be coming soon and more often.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

New site up!

Finally got around to making a new site. It's still my old demo reel, and it's missing some of my best stuff. I'll have a new reel up soon. But on the other hand I finally have my graphic design up somewhere besides here, Facebook and MySpace, so go check it out. Get my site some hits.


Saturday, July 25, 2009

Alabama Was Not Made For Me

Driving south has left me highly stressed and still exhausted. We drove for 26 out of 48 hours. I have never been more sure that I'm meant for the north. I've never felt so confused about a state as Tennessee. It seems like every exit has an Adult Megastore, next to a Fireworks Store, Next to a Giant Cross overlooking several large churches. So when you're done with that new blow up goat you just bought you can walk half a block to repent. Tennessee has the landscape of Virginia, and is truly stunning to see. Too bad Dollywood and Massive Religious symbols have to sully it.

In Georgia, we drove down a street that had 13 Baptist churches in less than 5 miles.

Southern hospitality is a fallacy. They're just slow and nosey. I'm in love with a south that doesn't exist. The south of Cormac McCarthy and Mark Twain, and of Faulkner. Maybe it does exist, but is tucked away, not to be ruined by outsiders like me.

Actually seeing my Dad was not as I expected. Which I should have expected. He walked past and my mom motioned that it was him. He seemed frail, beat, a failure that has given up on any notion of recovery. His right eye milky and glazed over. He looked to me like a strange southern version of Ian McKellen. Like a down home villain in a bond movie. All my emotion rose to my throat but subsided suddenly.

There is never a good reason to make reference to Star Wars. But here we go. It felt like when Darth Vader slides his mask off and we see that he's a frail old man. The the idea of him was much more threatening than he ever could be.

We didn't speak. As far as I know he didn't even look at me. It's probably better that way.

Above is the only drawing I will ever do of him.

Sadly and even Shamefully the real standout moment of the trip wasn't seeing my dad for the first time, but a book. On the way back home I devoured a good chunk of Nick Hornby's The Polysyllabic Spree. It's been a long time since I've felt such a connection to an author and his outlook. Nick Hornby along with Nicolas Sparks is one of those authors I didn't want to read because I didn't want to believe that they're as good as people say they are. Nick Hornby is as good as people say he is, and at the very least a down to earth, likable guy with good taste.

I had the best waiter of my life in northern Kentucky. His name was Herb.