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Mark of the Griffin Graphic Novel 2nd Villainy of the Vile

September 27, 2012 Leave a comment
Mark of the Griffin 2nd Villainy of the Vile

Violence, victory and a vile vial!

The Griffin is asked to investigate strange happenings at a secret bio-chemical facility. Theft is involved, but instead of breaking in, it appears the villain is breaking out. It’s an open and shut case of cut and paste until the case is opened and the Griffin might be the next to get cut.

Fallout Shelter fills a test tube with the music from episode 0; Technique without Passion is Limited and episode 1; Villainy of the Vile.


NOTES and Stuffs….

So we combined episode zero and episode one into a single graphic novel. It was simply for the sake of storytelling and to sort out the soundtracks since there was different music for the videos and the books. Plus, episode zero (the Kung Fu school fight) Technique without Passion is Limited is so tied to the resolution here. I didn’t embed the soundtrack behind the GN  since our host is still limited with play controls. I understand you want to FFWD and REWD and just streaming music isn’t as cool. If you hit us up enough and show votes going the other way, I’ll embed the music like in episode zero. The soundtrack is done and is out for digital distribution so by the end of September I’ll be posting links for purchase.

That’s about it.

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– Drew Spence, the AGENCI and the Mark of the Griffin crew!

Mark of the Griffin episode 1: Villainy of the Vile

September 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Millions are at stake.

Thousands are at risk.

Hundreds may die.

Ten possible thieves.

Two will clash.

One will receive the Mark.

How do you build a better mouse trap for a lab rat?

It’s gets intense and tense when a thief takes the test tube and the Griffin tallies the toll. The web series Mark of the Griffin starts with Villainy of the Vile. Three rap instrumentals and a hot electronic splash round out the music for this first episode.

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Episode 0 Technique without Passion is Limited

Episode -1 Failure of an Angry Man with a Gun

Mark of the Griffin Episode 0: Technique without Passion is Limited

September 13, 2012 Leave a comment

5 years ago, Marcus Griffin went running from a house. Now his home is a Dojo run by Sensei-Master Ernesto Hawke. A challenge will be made. Victory and defeat will become one. The mask awaits!

Mark of the Griffin brings us to episode zero. What do you do with a disciple that is full of technique, but short on discipline? Sometimes it takes a kick to kick-start the student.    #MOTG

Extended episode Notes…

It was important to fill in the back story for Marcus Griffin so that his past is established. When writing the overall plot, I put in several arcs- hoping that the series would go on long enough to allow me to go backwards and forwards in the timeline. I didn’t want to someday just start showing ‘the early years’ or twist the story in a way that shows a writer is reaching for new and fresh material.

The journey wouldn’t be as special if Marcus started off everything with a single phone call. That’s why there is an episode -1 and 0. I didn’t want to go the prequel route so letting you know there were days of interest before our series started made sense.

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For episode zero, I needed to show HOW the Griffin is able to navigate the dangerous world of the AGENCI. It shows his last 24 hours before becoming an agent. Real life Martial Arts Master Phil Messina of Modern Warrior was kind enough to let us use his facility to film and Martial Artist and role model Megan Gilroy [as Phoebe Marcelle] joined the MOTG crew and did an awesome job. Mr Messina was also helpful in the choreography department of fitting some of the disjointed scenes together and created one of the best sequences where Phoebe hip tosses Marcus and then kicks him away after.
Sam Wimbley did the filming and did an awesome job capturing some impromptu action scenes that were added in and worked really well. Mikey White, who plays AGENCI representative Gabriel Keith Krane, lent his voice for the Quad-Corder sequence. This is also part of the set up for future episodes where you will see the Mark using the Q-corder as a major tool. That’s it for now. Next episode is Villainy of the Vile. It’s going to be crazy.

P.S. Did you happen to miss episode -1 (the one before this one..)

Music Wagon Soft Launch Party @ Goodbye Blue Monday Ariel de Lion & Plutonian Ode Brooklyn NY

September 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Ending up going to the Music Wagon ‘Soft Launch’ HQ party in Brooklyn. Sam Wimbley rode shotgun. Saw Ariel de Lion and Plutonian Ode jam. Playing in the next room were the 2-man-band of Curtis Becraft and Scott Cornwelfirst. Nice place, nice show, nice night. Here’s some of the video and a ton of pictures.

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Ariel de Lion

Plutonian Ode

Plutonian Ode Drum Solo

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