Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu 6

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Lulu looking tub bot Metropolis 9A bath on Valentino’s train, by Rob Goldstein

Hey, Sheiks and Shebas.  Welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays.  The weekly three things and images, from my “partner in crime” Rob Goldstein, spontaneously guide what I’m writing.  Last week he did an image of an Art Deco angel as part of my mystical diesel-punk train’s controls.  That caused me to see more of the train.  I can tell you, Valentino has one luxurious way to travel!

I guess this is a spoiler, but it has nothing to do with the plot…  I had already given the train a control room with mystical gizmos for navigation and communications, and then an automat.  Now I have deluxe sleeper cars — with attendants.  Between Rob and me, Lulu freaked out when she suddenly realized the bath had attendants… 

Lulu Towel run or dance botsMetropolis 5Lulu and the Sleeper Car Attendants, by Rob Goldstein

Rob did…

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Singin’ in the Bathtub

 

Illustraton staged in Virtual Reality to illustrate Hullab Lulu, image depictts and avatar in a bubble bath bathtub while a robot holds her towel
Singing through the soap suds

Yesterday was Jazz Wednesdays on Teagan’s Books.

Check out Hullaba Lulu and enjoy this short excerpt
from the 1929 danced song, ‘Singin’ in the Bathtub,
performed by Scrappy Landers, written by Michael H.
Cleary.

I’m still dealing with problems keeping me away from my blog.

To my amazing followers, please accept my apologies.

In the meantime:

Illustraton staged in Virtual Reality to illustrate Hullab Lulu, image depictts and avatar in a bathtub while a robot holds her towel
While Singing in the tub

I can yodel opera
Even while i scrub
Everybody’s happy
While singing in the tub

Graphics and Video by Rob Goldstein
Singin’ in the Bathtub
1929 by Michael H. Cleary

Let’s do the Raccoon

Teagan and I are hard at work on this week’s Jazz Wednesdays which means
I have to take a short break from Art by Rob Goldstein to make illustrations.

Several of Teagan’s readers have asked how I make the illustrations for Hullaba Lulu, so here’s a quick explanation: to make these illustrations I use two gaming computers and a virtual reality platform.

Each virtual photo shoot takes about six hours and I usually have to do two shoots to get the images I want.

I use four to six avatars per shoot.

Each avatar must be dressed, posed, and positioned, and getting this right
takes total concentration.

The sets I use must be built or purchased, and modified and sometimes
re-textured.

I take at least five to six gigabytes of high-resolution bitmap files per shoot.

Post-processing also takes concentration because the avatars are usually
distorted in subtle ways, so in that sense I use Photoshop to redraw the scene.

An illustration for Hullaba Lulu made in virtual reality, the image is of a male avatar holding a trumpet to represent the character of valentino
Valentino

This short video is composed of extra shots from the last six shoots for Hullaba Lulu.

Hullaba Lulu – Chapter 1

Hullaba Lulu – Chapter 2

Hullaba Lulu – Chapter 3

Hullaba Lulu – Chapter 4

Hullaba Lulu- Chapter 5.1

Hullaba Lulu – Chapter 5.2

Hullaba Lulu – Chapter 6

Hullaba Lulu – Chapter 7

A Hullaba Lulu Extra

Hullaba Lulu – Chapter 8

Hullaba Hodgepodge

Hullaba Lulu Dreams

Hullaba Lulu Chapter 9.1

Hullaba Lulu Chapter  9.2

Hullaba Lulu Chapter 9.3

 

I have to go see a man about a dog.

Doin the Raccoon by Rudy Vallee, 1928
Graphics and video by Rob Goldstein (c) 2018

Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu 5.2

Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu 5.2

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Hold the presses!  Update!

I had to include this masterpiece from Rob (above).  His best video yet.  It’s magical.  And it’s the cat’s meow!

Control room The Angel_0322- The control room of Valentino’s train, by Rob Goldstein

Sheiks and Shebas, welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays.  This episode concludes Chapter 5 of the new series, Hullaba Lulu.  I seem to have a lot to say about Valentino’s train in this “diesel-punk” fantasy.  

Some of you will remember that early in my novella, The Three Things Serial Story, I imagined the voice of Lucille Ball narrating those tales.  I wanted Hullaba Lulu to have a much different “voice” or tone.  However, no narrator sprang to mind.  I imagine Lulu being genuine, slightly crass, and lovably snarky, sort of like a female version of Seth Meyers.  (See Late Night with Seth Meyers.)  I toyed with the idea of narrating…

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