I just wanted to let you know that my last name has changed to Zdunek !!
I’m the same girl that wrote the music for Tarboy and Purged, the same girl that composes and sings her songs on TheHaniaShow in YouTube, the same girl that makes music for games/web/tv/animations and I’m the same Hania as you’ve come to know and love. Just with a different surname
My new website is www.myhaniart.com ! So head over there for your musical and artistic fixes
So … New York is certainly on the cards; February is definitely the month we’re going,
Coasters are certainly on the to-do list within the first 2 weeks and YES;
I’m going to hold a Roller Coaster Date with all that want to come hang out and ride them with James and me.
Also, I have a Flattr account now. Literally heard about this a couple of days ago and thought it to be such a cool idea, that I had to jump into it with both feet!
This is how it looks like…
So if you enjoy my stuff, feel free to click away! I’ve put them everywhere cause they look uber cool
Onto music talk… I’ve finished the music for the first scene of Tarboy II and James is very close to completing the animation for that whole first opening scene. It’s so exciting. I feel like I’m living again – Finally working on Tarboy II. Finally.
24 in 24 is going to be happening in September – this is our second year, so hopefully we’ll get the people that watched last year to watch, as well as the ones that forgot to watch to remember and tune in too We’re gearing up for it this year as we know what to expect and it kind of, um, slightly scares us … haha. Seriously though, last year it was like ‘yep, no idea what to expect, we’ll just do the best we can…’ the bliss that came with the unknown was great.
This year, it’s ‘oh man, I know this is going to be hard and I’m going to need a professional massage afterwards to shake off the trauma…’
We will be announcing the date and time shortly so keep checking back!
I am in the middle of composing a new song with the chorus line being “You’re an average girl on a mission; to save the world” – and I’m in love with it. Heh, it’s got guitars!! Chugs!!! It’s new to me so I’m all hypo about this. I’m going to try and finish it this week – failing that, next week will be the deadline.
Speaking of deadlines; the Tarboy T-Shirt Comp is coming to a close – 14th September, which happens to be my 3 year wedding anniversary too… So, if you want to submit something and possibly win some Tarboy Shirts, do so on my Facebook Account.
Skype! If you’re keen to chat at some point, I’ve got skype now so add me! I’ll be arranging one-on-one face chats and group text chats soon so make sure you’ve got me on your list… hanialee is the skype name to add.
In closing, I’ve got loads to do so I best go do it.
So a few things have occurred since my last post… Firstly, I’d like to thank the judges of the May Nac 2011: Acapella Theme Comp for enjoying ‘Haru Song‘ enough to give me first place. Just so you know, I’ve purchased a kick-arse Newgrounds Tank Top from the Newgrounds Store with the winning Store Credit.
Which leads into the next bit of the update – I’ll be wearing that top (probably under a million jumpers cause it’s so freaking cold) at the Newgrounds Aussie Meet July 1st and 2nd in Melbourne, Australia. James and I will fly down on the Thursday night to start the celebrations - Jazzahas kindly offered to accommodate us while we’re there which means there will hopefully be a collab that comes of this trip… so stay tuned!
After attempting to quit my day job in the city, I failed miserably and stayed on part time – however, this means that I will at least get 4 days of music time per week (if I do music on weekends) instead of just having the weekend where all I want to do is sleep.
My album will finally be completed really soon so get your paypal accounts at the ready, cause I am going to do the whole ‘I need to pay my bills at some stage’ thing and actually sell this album as opposed to giving it out for free like the Tarboy Album and Bonus Tracks.
My facebook account is doing well – got a whole bunch of friends from around the world chatting to me on regular occasions which is awesome as I’m really into connecting with fans. You guys and girls are what drives me to continue making what I make – so if you’re keen to chat or just say hello at some point, I’m on FB Chat every few days: Add Me?
James and I are already planning this years 24 in 24 (see last years attempt here). So stay tuned for updates on what day and time we’ll be starting – we’ll be doing a live feed as we did last year where you can offer up your ideas on chat as we animate and create music live with the intent on creating 24 animations in 24 hours straight! We’re thinking of doing Livestream this year instead of Stickcam.
The game Alice is Dead 3 is out so make sure you go play it! Very cool game and very cool people to have worked with. Themusic that I made for it is up on Newgrounds.com for all to hear if you’re keen.
The 24 animation in 24 hours challenge is done and it was AMAZING!!! The community that came to support us were awesome! We met a whole bunch of great people with fantastic ideas and they really helped with the process
So thanks to everyone that came to watch! You really did help!!!
We didn’t have space to mention what animations everyone inspired, so here’s the list:
Hobo with Balloons – Garenarussion
Bean boy terrorises city – FunnyHB
Banana Time Machine – oOTheForsakenOneOo
Pie in face & Explodes – KillswitchParadox
Revenge of the Taco – KillswitchParadox
Explosion Runner – (started off as shark with sunglasses – JonBro)
(then turned into the guy being an explosions with sunglasses – Crapatflash_CS)
(then turned into the guy running from an explosion – KillswitchParadox)
Computer Eats Cow – tontie777
Zombie Muffin – Danny
Space Ship – (Started off being Aliens – Trixen (Brendan Barry-Cotter))
(then the idea of spiders came about – SatanicGoomba)
Butterfly – Grimaldo
Head Shot – (Started off as tomato sauce – Eammy)
(Turned into hot sauce – Danny)
Voice acting for the Toast & Cloud animations – Trixen (Brendan Barry-Cotter)
Here’s some art that I really liked (and remembered to write the link down). I know there were others that drew while we were doing this, so if you have a link, let me know and I’ll post it up here too
What’s next? Well, I’ve got 3 projects that I have to finish without delay so I’m going to go off into my cave and do them. After that, 2 albums to finish and a Christmas Album as December is almost upon us!
Another thank you to all who came to support us! We’ll be doing this again for sure!
The music was so much fun to make too! While juggling reading the chat and helping James out with ideas and what-not, (getting food and coffee…) I managed to create 25 pieces of music, varying in mood for each animation James was creating. Only 24 were used, but I’ve collated them all (as well as the intro and credit music) and they’re available here to download
If you’re in the mood to donate to my music fund that helps me continue making music throughout my days, here’s the button of joy!