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Posted by SamBakZa - November 6th, 2016

There was street fair at Jaemi-street, where SamBakZa open studio is placed. More than 500 people visit our studio in 2 days. We really had fun and exhausted.



The storyboard of "There she is!! another step" is about 90% done. at this stage, I can see the final result in my head so it is pretty exciting phase. And how's the final result is? It is fun and exciting. While making the storyboard I myself got fascinated to Jjintta-set bros. Now it is just for me, but it will be the joy we all can share. Remaining part of the storyboard now is action scene on climax, and it will be done in november. And at december I will finish the set-up process.

Q. Will there be doki and nabi at least in one shot of the upcoming step?
A. Yes, Nabi and Doki will both appeared on "another step". Running time of the animation will be 5 min 40 sec and they will be appeared about 25 sec, and they do have important role in the animation.

Q. Why are the Jjintta not called the Ho-Brothers ?
A. "Jintta set" is nickname what people around them calls. "Jintta" means "loser" or "fool" in korean. They always making frowned face and walking around together like a "set". That's why they got that nickname, and Doki is not the one who make that nickname.

Reopening Indiegogo campaign
I set the campaign on indiegogo as "indemand". I recently found out about this, and it is making available to get additional fund after closing date. Anyone who missed to join the funding can come here and join the campaign.
Indemand will be opened until the end of this year and I'll notice before close.

Posted by SamBakZa - October 9th, 2016


I am working at our open studio from 2 months ago.(^^)



Progress report : October

  • I've been running the crowdfund campaign for the new episode in here Korea. But unfortunately it is failed to reach the goal. But don't worry. I'll try again in December. 


  • Also I'm preparing for people who couldn't joined the indiegogo campaign. I'll talk more about this on November report.

  • I'm sorry to announce that finish date of new episode will be delayed. I'll work hard to make some good news in next month's report.

    Preview of the New episode : January 2017

    Shipping DVD and perks : March 2017

  • And here's good news! Tabletop game of "There She Is!!" is in development. check the links below.
    Facebook page

Posted by SamBakZa - September 20th, 2016


Hello, this is amalloc of SamBakZa. ... again. (^^);;

Currently I'm working on first fight scene. I always wanted to make something like battle scene, so I'm really happy to making these. I'm using Jacky chan's movies which I always loved as reference, it looks so great with perfect and direct actions.

Also, Sogong has restarted artwork.

805932_147441889411_01.jpg▲ Motorcycle Repair Shop of Jjintta brothers.

805932_147441894362_02.jpg▲ The 1st floor is a workshop. Isn't they cool?

805932_147441904283_03.jpg▲The second floor is a living home. Eeho is a good housekeeper. (^^)

805932_147441916751_04.jpg▲ Airport scene. I have to animate crowd. ;;;;;

Sogong's artworks comming out really nicely, and storyboard looks really satisfying too. It's been a best moment for me as creator. I put myself under a lot of stress when I work on outsourcing job because I always working really slow.

But, as I expected, One thing I'm worried about is that these taking more time than I expected. Currently about 50% done on storyboard, so there must be some delay. I'll try to make a report of progress at every early months.

Always thank you for your support.

Posted by SamBakZa - July 15th, 2016

Hello, backers and all SamBakZa fans,

Sorry for long absence. This is amalloc of SamBakZa.
There was a major change happened to us in last 2 months.
There is a place called Myung-dong and Nam-san Seoul. It is nice place that many tourists come and visit. And we got a workshop/gallery/store nearby! Seoul city made a artist support program and we were the first team selected.



amalloc, Sogong, Song songhwa will display our arts, sell them, meet fans and work in there for 2 years. If you got a chance to visit Seoul, please drop by. You might see me making "There she is!! another step" if you visit in autumn. Just come inside our store and say like this;

"I am a big fan of SamBakZa."
It was a great opportunity for us so we had to temporary stop "There she is!!" project and prepared SamBakZa Cartoon Workshop for 2 months. Workshop is almost ready and will be opened in this July.

But because of this, "There she is!! another step" was had to be postponed about 2 months. Making storyboard and artwork should be finished and start working on main production according to the plan, but currently we did about 10% of storyboard and 30% of artwork.




805932_146856646923_img_04.jpgSogong's artworks for "There She Is!! another step"

Time is running shorter but that doesn't mean we should postpone the plan. We will try to finish DVD in this year. Unless if we feel that could harm the quality of the product.


Animation test by amalloc

In the new workshop I will finish the storyboard and artwork in august and start main production in September. I was thinking of try other animation tool instead of flash, (I was testing clip sutdio paint and opentoonz.) but I'll try to save some time so gonna use flash as main animating tool since I use it a lot.

I'm posting news on Indiegogo Update page, official facebook page, Newgrounds.com if there is anything important happens. Thank you so much for your patience and support.

Posted by SamBakZa - May 2nd, 2016

Hello backers and all "There She Is!!" fans,

It's May. Time flies so fast.
I have proceeded to create thumbnail and storyline of  "There She Is!! another step" in last month. I started storyboard a few days ago.  I have nothing to show you, yet. It will be much more later.
On the other hand I am drawing image for the Digital Thank you card - one of the perks - in my spare time.
I was going to attach a still image on the digital card at first, but now it is animated.

Indiegogo backers will be able to see it soon.

Lots of fans who didn't know the Indiegogo campaign have sent me emails they want to join this project.
I will take pre-order before the DVD is finished. You will be able to buy the DVD basic pack + receiving all digital perks + end credits name. So, please keep watching on SamBakZa's facebook or sambakza.net after this September.

Always thank you for your support.


Posted by SamBakZa - February 11th, 2016

Indiegogo campaign will be closed within 24 hours successfully. Sorry I coudn't answer all the messages and comments. But I do real all the messages you sent to me. Thanks to all supports and stories.

Thanks to all who funded on this project or spread word about this project. Without your helps, This campaign could not be succeed. Thanks to passionate helps from people of Newgrounds. And thanks to Kim Sun woo who helped me on translations. I want to say to all those people. "You all did a great job!"

Thanks to everyone about everything.

Posted by SamBakZa - February 7th, 2016


You made it!! Thank you Newgrounds members!! Now I can start to make a plan for "There She Is!!".

I just updated the stretch goals. 5 days left. Enjoy it!

campaign page : http://igg.me/at/theresheis

Posted by SamBakZa - February 5th, 2016

campaign page : http://igg.me/at/theresheis
90% funded! 6 days left!!  


I think I have to prepare a stretch goal.

Posted by SamBakZa - February 2nd, 2016

campaign page : http://igg.me/at/theresheis
80% funded! 9 days left!!  

Since 2011, I have tried several times for this project alone, but I failed everytime.  Now, I can see the goal line, because I ask help.  WOW ... I can't say this feeling in English.

Please keep sharing. Only 20% left!

Posted by SamBakZa - January 30th, 2016

Indiegogo funding reached 69%. now the possibility of making DVD is really close now!! 
Please keep sharing our campaign to help us make 'another step'. 

campaign page : http://igg.me/at/theresheis

To make this campaign more tempting, Now I'm adding "There She Is!!" T-shirt(Limited for the campaign) to the perks. Tell your friends! 

Quick question :
I submitted my illustrations few days ago to advertise my campaign. but I recently found out that to make my artwork featured at Art portal, it needs to me scouted. Is anyone can tell me how could I be scouted?

+ I guess I have been scouted.  You are really great. I will study English harder. (^^)  Thank you!