Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Alien & Dog: The Big Takeoff available for buying!


https://www.etsy.com/listing/214680354/alien-dog-the-big-takeoff-an-original?ref=pr_shop

I made an Etsy store for selling the new Alien and Dog comic book. $8.00 + shipping! Check it out!

Here's a couple sample pages from the 60 pg comic book, now available.
I'm proud of Alien & Dog: The Big Takeoff and hope for the comic book to bring entertainment and enjoyment!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Alien & Dog Takin' Off

Austin Books & Comics has the newly published Alien & Dog: The Big Takeoff comic book for sale in the local section for $7.99! Also carrying my last year's The Birdfeeder Bullies for $4.99. Check them out on N Lamar street.

The Alien & Dog comic book will be available for purchase online next week as well!

Oh, how bout I throw in a new comic too....this one feature's Alien and Dog's villains, who are present in the comic book as well.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday / Star Wars Trailer Day


Not only does this past Alien and Dog cartoon poke fun at the yearly Black Friday madness, but it has a Star Wars reference in it! And the new Star Wars movie trailer just happened to be released earlier in the day!

In other exciting news, the Alien and Dog comic book has finished the publishing process and is being shipped to me.
Available soon!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hunting Season

As I wait for Alien & Dog: The Big Takeoff to be finished publishing, I find myself to trying to find my next project to tackle. Thinking I was a little burnt out on Alien and Dog material, nothing good was really coming out of me....therefore, I gotta do what I know: Alien and Dog comics! Here's a new web comic.

Alien and Dog: The Big Takeoff
being released in 
early- mid December 2014 
( exact date coming)!!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Alien & Dog comic book cover revealed!


This is the front cover of the upcoming Alien and Dog comic book that is in the process of being published by Ka-Blam digital printing. Release date is still expected to be early December! They will be available for online ordering on Etsy. 'The Big Takeoff' is also expected to have a small display at a really cool local Austin, TX comic book store, alongside other local comic artists. Totaling at 57 pages, I think the Alien and Dog comic book will turn out pretty cool. More details to come!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Alien & Dog: The Big Takeoff being published, release in early December!!


My Alien and Dog graphic novel is sent off for publishing! It's going to take a good month for the publishing process, but hopefully there are no hiccups so the book can be released and sold in very early December (exact date coming shortly).

For this go around of self publishing, I chose to use KA-BLAM Digital Printing. They've been around for awhile and lots of comic artists have good things to say about them.
Check out their site at www.ka-blam.com!

I am eager to share images and the covers of The Big Takeoff, but I'm going to wait a little while and not get ahead of myself! Thanks for looking, and stay tuned!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

DONE.

Alien and Dog: The Big Takeoff, a graphic novel/comic I've been working on for months is alllllll done! Whew. Now I am in the process of narrowing down what company I want to use to self publish this. I figure this puppy will be off for publishing within a week.

This is the title page.... I will be unveiling the front and back covers shortly!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

More Book Updates! Almost Done!

I've completed all 52 pages of the book Alien and Dog: The Big Takeoff! Whew.

Now I am working on the covers and tweaking colors, editing, etc etc. I will be posting the front cover soon! I will have the entire book completed at the end of the month and then sent out for publishing (which will take another month). So the expected release date will be early December- just in time for the holidays! Stay tuned!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Alien and Dog: The Big Takeoff!

The Alien and Dog book has a title, and it's called 'The Big Takeoff!' I am getting near the end of this thing!!




















Also check out the Alien and Dog animated short!


Thanks!!!


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Alien and Dog animated short is up!

The Alien and Dog animated short has been posted to Youtube and is available for viewing! Check it out.



Big thanks to illustrator Izzi Ross for doing the animation purely for the fun of it, and the voice actors who contributed their talents for the characters. You can read about the animation process over on Izzi's site HERE.

Perhaps more animated shorts will be in store for Alien and Dog... and I'd like the character actors to do more voice work in the future, maybe even voicing the upcoming Alien and Dog book!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Preview Images from Alien and Dog book

Nearing completion on the Alien and Dog book, at over 40 pages with another 15 pages to go (plus a cover). I can see the end though, and look forward to finishing it up!

Here's a few preview images from the Alien and Dog book:
In the middle image, you'll notice the alien Jort, who appeared in this past cartoon: HERE. It is this cartoon that is being turned into a 1 min animated short. The animation is done, and the voices recorded- sound effects are being added and it will be posted soon. You can hear all the great voices that were considered for the animated short HERE - there are some fun ones and almost 70 submissions! Big thanks to those who participated.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Updates!


With the book in full force, there is now another little Alien and Dog project in the works. Artist Isabella Ross has began animating a small Alien and Dog short, which will feature some neat voice actors doing the characters! 

Auditions are currently being held (with already some great ones submitted and available for listening) on this site: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/members/IsabellaRoss/casting-call/Alien-and-Dog-Original-Animated-Short/

So there is some cool stuff coming! 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Space Jamz

This is a possible page from the Alien and Dog book currently being made. I was wondering to include or omit it, and realized it also kinda worked as a stand alone cartoon as well. Figured I would post it, so if it didn't end up being in the book at least it could be seen on here!

Book Update: currently at about 30 pages.... shooting for a "holiday season release".

I really enjoy putting Alien and Dog comics on the website Tapastic- sometimes I add little music clips to try and add another source of humor to them...

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Fireworks Spectacular


Happy 4th! (Don't ask me why the aliens are celebrating the holiday in outer space....)

Previous 4th of July related cartoons from year's past: HERE and HERE.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Throwback Time Again

When I don't have much new to post- I put up an old cartoon! I want to say this is probably the third or fourth Alien and Dog cartoon created, back in 2009 (wow, I'm getting old....)  I feel the characters are holding up over time tho, which pleases me greatly!

The Alien and Dog book is going great! 20 pages completed. Probably got another 30 to go. I don't have an exact time table for when it will be completed, but the sooner the better! I hate not posting cartoons regularly, but I feel the book will be really fun and it's worth the time and focus on it. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Rescuers?


This one is pretty silly, even by Alien and Dog standards, but it felt good to quickly get a new cartoon done with the busy week I've been having. Also, I did a little update on the site's design and towards the end of the week I will have a cool article to post that I collaborated with someone on....more on that later!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Book Tidbits

I've always loved incorporating Alien and Dog characters from past cartoons into future installments. For example, this guy will be making a small appearance in the Alien and Dog book. The alien mechanic comes from one of my past favorite Alien and Dog cartoons. 
Here's the original cartoon from where the character hails from:

More updates and cartoons to come!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

WWW.ALIENANDDOG.COM


 The site is now just www.alienanddog.com ! No .blogspot in the address anymore (although www.alienanddog.blogspot.com will still redirect to this site). Yay!
by Ryan Carpentier 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

An Alien and Dog Throwback

Working on this new Alien and Dog graphic novel hasn't left me a lot of free time for creating separate cartoons to post lately, so I thought I would post an old Alien and Dog cartoon, from May 2010! It still remains one of my personal favorites today. I will continue to post updates, thanks for looking.
The original 2010 post: HERE

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Alien & Dog book in the works!

Lately, I've been working on a follow up to my last year's self published book 'The Birdfeeder Bullies'. And since I've developed these Alien and Dog characters over the years, I've decided they needed their own adventure in a book format.

The graphic novel will focus on how the characters met (with no prior knowledge of the web comics needed) and how their friendship formed- with a big crazy space adventure as the backdrop! Expect lots of familiar faces that pop up in the web comic to be in the book, as well as lots of other neat surprises. In meantime, I hope to still pump out a few comics to post on the blog as well and thanks for checking out Alien and Dog!




Friday, March 28, 2014

Target Practice


I'm just saying if an asteroid gets close to hitting us, this could be a possible reason.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The New Feature


I think we'd all love to have our own personal transporter, but it's probably a good thing we don't!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Showdown!



I think the last time the villains of Alien and Dog (General Zlorr and his evil robot) appeared was a brief appearance waaay back in this cartoon. I figured the new recurring character Goggle would have some beef with the general's robot baddie.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Some A & D Fan Art!


Check out a cool piece of fan art done by up and coming comic artist Isabella Ross of the Austin, TX area! Her own take on 'Alien and Dog' - love it! Thanks, and be sure to check out all her great work on her website: http://www.isabellarossgallery.com.

Also, Alien and Dog comics and my recently published book 'The Birdfeeder Bullies' can now be viewed online at Tapastic and MangaMagazine. Take a peek and give an online version of my book a read!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Change Up


I went and saw the movie 'Her' recently (worth a watch) and this cartoon soon followed. The robot character from a few comics back now has the name 'Goggle' - thanks to Alien and Dog fan Kyle for suggesting it and with his blessing to use it!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Smoked Out


The decriminalization of marijuana is also becoming a hot topic around the galaxy...

Fun Facts: The Zorgon alien race previously appeared in this past cartoon, and the closest thing to a cannabis reference before in Alien and Dog was in this old cartoon (more implied than shown).

Friday, January 24, 2014

Binge Watching

I'm not sure quite what this cartoon is implying but that's probably for the better...
In my ongoing effort to expand the Alien and Dog characters, I have brought back Kevin the dog's buddy, who's name is now Schawn. He appeared in previous cartoons such as these ones HERE and HERE.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy 2014!


Happy New Year! Maybe a new character will help spice up Alien and Dog for the new year! I havent named this robot character, but I plan on including him in future cartoons.

The Birdfeeder Bullies, my first children's book, sold its 100 copies and the feedback as been great. www.the birdfeederbullies.com
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