August was quite a busy month for us here at the studio. As you may already be aware from our previous blog post and our social media updates, At-issue was completed earlier last month! We couldn’t be happier with the result and we are already itching to share it with you!
You hopefully won’t have to wait too long as we are very excited to finally be able to announce that… At-issue will soon be broadcast on Sky Arts!!!! A big big thank you to everybody involved for getting it this far and to those of you who have supported us all the way through. Make sure you’re following us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates on when At-issue will be aired!
It was great to have some of the talented guys from Sky Academy visit the studio last week. We hope you all enjoyed your tour!
Drew recently did an interview about At-issue with Sky’s very own Billie Rose Boorer which you can view below.
(Ok if you hadn’t already guessed, this wasn’t actually a real interview. Drew recently visited Sky HQ and couldn’t resist the offer to jump in front of the camera).
To give At-issue the full exposure it deserves, we have also decided to approach festivals across the world (I think it’s Drew’s excuse to go travelling instead of being stuck in the dark studio). We’re currently devising our marketing plan for both the premiere and festival run. Fingers crossed the world loves Bart as much as we do!
This month we have also been busying ourselves with preparing rewards for our Kickstarter backers. Drew has been working closely with Christian Wells, who fronted the ‘making of’ videos, and now that the edit is underway it will be soon ready for the DVD’s. Claire Ash has done a fantastic job on the DVD sleeve and is now finalising the last designs for the disc.
Earlier last month we received the sculpture of our executive producer, Paolo Polesello, which was made as part of his reward for pledging to our Kickstarter campaign. This beautifully hand crafted maquette sculpted by the very talented Andrew Bloxham is based on Paolo’s 2D character that, as an extra special thank you to Paolo, is featured in At-issue!
Now that At-issue is complete, we are able to use the studio space and facilities again in collaboration with other brands. Most recently we shot some photographs for fashion brand Luke, which you will be able to see on www.luke1977.com soon. In the meantime, here are some sneak peaks!