SamBakZa's News

Progress report : March 2018

2018-03-14 02:39:12 by SamBakZa

I have sent two digital perks - Digital Thanks Card, Digital Wallpapers - at 10 days ago. 60% of backers opened the email, and 4 emails was returned because of the email address is didn't exist. 

If you didn't receive my email, please check your spam mailbox first.  And If you could not download the perks, in any other problem, send me an email. I'll send the perks directly.


You want to get the images but you are not the backer of Indiegogo campaign? Please don't worry. You can buy them when we start receive pre-order the DVD. All you have to do is wait.

Progress report : February 2018

2018-02-14 23:49:04 by SamBakZa


This month, I am making two perks - Digital card of thanks & 3 Digital wallpapers. I know it will make the animation production more slowly, but I wanted to do something because you are waiting so long.

If you are a backer of Indiegogo campaign, please check your email address on Indiegogo.  I will send these images to backers via email, until next month's progress report. 

805932_151867009361_01.jpgAnyway, CLIP STUDIO PAINT is cool. I gonna love this tool.

Progress report : January 2018

2018-01-17 01:23:16 by SamBakZa


So here's the future plan : 

Plan A

Still working on main production. I am making layout of all scenes. After I finish organizing details I'll contact animation team again or contact another team to work with.

Plan B

If I can't find proper animation team I'm going to hire new animators by myself.


So I can't keep the Feb preview plan promise. I'll announce again after I find animation team and start working with them.  I apologize again to all fans for delays.

Progress report : December 2017

2017-12-15 01:00:40 by SamBakZa


Most of these steps are usually dropped if I make animation alone. Because I don't have to explain about background concept, character drawing guides and others.  I have thought "This is not good. I can not make animation forever alone. I have to know how work with other artists" So, I have started this project.

This is my first reward what I get through this project. I realized that what I needed was a producer. (0_0);;;;;  OK, next time, I will find a producer first.

Progress report : November 2017

2017-11-18 00:35:08 by SamBakZa

Main production will begin at next month.

Current goal is finish it at Feb, 2018 and I guess I can ship the DVD and other perks in April.

It's feel like someone at my back saying with grin; "You was not busy until now, wasn't it?". I want to say back to him "No I wasn't! I was busy like crazy and I really worked hard to make it this far!" however, I can't because it feels like it will make me slower if I stop my hands for even a short minute.

Thank you so much for your patience to all fans and backers.


Difference of design of Il-ho between 2007 and 2017. you can check it on DVD exclusive reward.

Progress report : October 2017

2017-10-19 01:20:39 by SamBakZa

The "There she is!!" tabletop game project by iN'Sanity Games have been successfully funded last month. Congratulations!!



There is some duplicated rewards/perks in this campaign and my DVD campaign. They are Digital Wallpapers, Digital thanks card and 72 hour preview link.  Yes, "the 72 hours preview link" means preview of "another step".  And it's estimated delivery day is...



Suddenly deadline of "another step" has decided. It's just beginning of the main production phase, only 3 months left.  Is it possible? It should be possible, right? Whatever, I'll make it happen!





805932_150839039692_04.jpgThere She Is!!



Progress report : August 2017

2017-08-15 06:20:04 by SamBakZa

There will be statue of "There she is!!" characters. Hard to believe it.

So many sculptures of characters in here, Jae-mi road. Such as "Pororo", who is top beloved children character.



Masters of slapsticks (Larvas are in front of hotel!!)



Volt the blue squrrel (cannot transform)



Ha-ny who reminds me of Lee Sunhee*



And there will be Doki and Nabi!


...hard to take photo with because of it's height.


Seoul Business Agency's supporting program to make new attraction on Jae-mi road. Now it's on design and consultation with local citizens. Such a huge job to make just one statue. I never could do this alone.

Like this, something I was just dreamed about becomes real in here. Sometimes I regret doing this open studio when such things happens and I had to postpone animation work. However these amazing things never could happen if I didn't decided to start it.


It's been a year. Thanks to all fans who visited here whether accidentally or intentionally.


New episode of "there she is!!" is almost at the main production phase.



I'll tell you little secret, My final goal about statue is make one at the Maronie park at Seoul Daehak-ro.


*Lee Sunhee: legendary korean singer. Singer of title song of "Run Ha-ny!!" animation.

Progress report : July 2017

2017-07-14 06:43:40 by SamBakZa

Now, it is phase I should hire staff. It is very nervous for me who usually work alone.

To be honest, it is best to work alone. I don't need to explain every each brilliant ideas I got to my right hand. No need to make such thing like storyboard. No one complains if I change something in the middle of working. However, working alone got more cons than pros. The biggest con is it will take too much time. Also it makes limited art style. I made "Tthere She Is!!" as current style because it is easy for one person animator. So it's color and outline become very simple. Still it took almost a year to make one episode.

To work with other people, I need to separate process for each artist. Fortunately there is a guideline made by senior animators which is very efficient.


Key animation, Inbetweening and Cleanup are the parts that take so much time to finish. And those are important parts which shows the quality of the animation. So it is important to find skilled and well communicating partners.


There was a time I failed at working together. That's when I found out the importance of communication.


Now I should make a phone call to the people who I should ask to work with me. I'm very introverted person so I need a big caurage to do that. please wish me a luck.

Actually, I thought it was perfect timing when I receive this suggestion from iN'Sanity Games? one year ago.  My DVD would be finished on early year 2017 -> start kickstarter of this project. : this was my expect.  But I couldn't finish my work on time, so this happened as you see. 

iN'Sanity Games? carried on this project very enthusiastically. They are already big fan of "There She Is!!" This game is based on the story of the animations.  "There She Is!!" game was one of my dream. I am so excited on this project!

Check out There She Is!! (The Tabletop Game) on kickstarter :