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Mark of the Griffin episode 2 The Mechanic & FREE MUSIC

October 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Mark of the Griffin web series episode 2 The Mechanic

 

It’s a mysterious mess when a Miss goes missing. Marcus masquerades as a mechanic when murder is the main mission and the Mark is in the mix.

Fallout Shelter makes the music for Mark of the Griffin episode 2 The Mechanic. The soundtrack swings from ambient to aggressive as Dynamics Plus and Domino Grey accent the action.  BUY THE SOUNDTRACK HERE

Mark of the Griffin episode 2 album cover

It’s hammer time. Literally, it’s hammer time.

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Extended Notes and Spoilers

This is a really good episode. Those early teaser clips of the Griffin rolling and picking up his sword had everyone waiting for this one. Johnny Thomas of Titan Auto was kind enough to let us use his shop for filming and Sam Lipford did an amazing job as the bad guy. Sam Wimbley worked the lens as we went hand-held to keep the action moving.

After initial editing, I went back and shot some pick up scenes to help flesh the story out more. Candice Holmes, who was also in the Domino Grey video for Call It Off, appears at the start as Melissa Karn. Her father, Robert Holmes was there to film a number of the intro scenes.

Although I explained it in the 2nd Graphic novel, the Griffin wears a gas mask because he uses chemical weapons- along with the guns, knives and swords. I needed to make that connection as early as possible so The Mechanic was released earlier than I originally planned. There are a few more bits to the origin story and we’ll be showing them in future episodes.

The choreography looked very real because it mostly was. We are very careful with locking things in or landing blows, but I had some serious bumps and bruises after this one. Beyond the small continuity gaps, there are some very cool Easter eggs in the episode. Some were planned and others are just happy accidents. Spoiler! You’ll find a Domino Grey reference and a nod to the 1st comic book, Failure of an Angry Man with a Gun.

What else? I think that’s it for now. I’ll drop more information about the soundtrack and comic book once they get closer to completion. A big thank you to everyone that made this episode and the Mark of the Griffin series possible. Don’t forget to be a Mark and share this web series. The more people know, the more we can do. #MOTG

– Drew Spence

http://www.MarkoftheGriffin.com

Comic Con 2012 New York City

October 13, 2012 Leave a comment

I went to Comic Con 2012 in New York City with Sam Wimbley to spread the word about MOTG. While we were there, we took video and flicks.

New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Our show floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Our panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators. Our screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market place, bringing together the major players in the entertainment industry. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media, and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City.

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Mark of the Griffin FIRST graphic novel + FREE SOUNDRACK Failure of an Angry Man with a Gun

Mark of the Griffin Failure of an Angry Man with a Gun graphic Novel

40 Pages, deluxe printing, full color $9.50

Mark of the Griffin. It’s about a regular guy who gets recruited into an organization called the AGENCI and grows to become a fearsome vigilante-like detective.

Before he was marked, Marcus Griffin thought he could change the world with a gun. He was wrong. Drew Spence creates a graphic web series that follows the adventures of a vigilante turned special agent.

If you’ve seen the web series episode -1, then you know how it all starts. The graphic novel adds additional layers of depth and another adventure to the mix. Get the full story.

The printed graphic novel goes live for only $9.50. It’s 40 pages, full color. Buy the print version and get the combination graphic novel and web series soundtrack for FREE! That’s right, order the book and get the download package sent right to your email.

This package is the combination of the web series episode -1 soundtrack and the First graphic Novel soundtrack. Separately, this package would cost you $19.95 – that’s more than 50% savings!

Mark of the Griffin Combo Soundtrack Artwork cover

Web series + graphic novel soundtrack $4.99

Here’s the track listing:

1 Distance Changed + narration [Domino Grey]

2 Alarms ring + narration [Drew Spence]

3 After the Failure Reverse Psychology + narration [Dynamics Plus]

4 Ask Anything [Dynamics Plus]

5 Drag Step [Domino Grey]

6 I Don’t Know [Domino Grey]

07 Distance Changed instrumental [Domino Grey]

 And images from the FIRST graphic novel

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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.

READ THIS JOINT HERE!

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.

Don’t forget to be a Marker and share, post, blog and tweet. The more people that get involved, the more we can do.

Thanks for supporting Dynamics Comics and the Mark of the Griffin.

– 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.

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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..)

http://www.MarkoftheGriffin.com

Graphic Novel: Mark of the Griffin 1st is live plus soundtrack embedded.

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Graphic Novel goes live! Mark of the Griffin FIRST

TEXT LINK: http://issuu.com/ProducersEdge/docs/1st_failure_of_an_angry_man/1

The 1st graphic novel in the Mark of the Griffin series is now live.

Much different than the vibe of the web series.

My (Dynamics Plus) track plays first and two more from Domino Grey follow after. Real cool stuff. Quite amped for y’all to read this.

Official speak comes next.

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Before he was marked, Marcus Griffin thought he could change the world with a gun. He was wrong. Drew Spence creates a graphic web series that follows the adventures of a vigilante turned special agent. The story of the Griffin is told though videos, graphic novels, and episode and issue-based soundtracks. This episode features music by Fallout Shelter [Domino Grey and Dynamics Plus] and is available wherever digital music is sold.

www.MarkoftheGriffin.com 

Twitter: @MarktheGriffin #MOTG

*The soundtrack will be up in a couple of days. Beats is crazy. Also it’ll be about a month till I have hard copies in stock. I’ll obviously update when I get them in.