We are a Mexican publishing house and creative studio founded in 1994 by Will Eisner Award winner, Oscar Gonzalez Loyo, along with his wife, Susana Romero, and his father, Oscar Gonzalez Guerrero. We're are specialized in family and children-oriented comic books, contents, publicity mascots, storyboards, motion comics, graphic design, animation, scripts and edutainment products for both digital and printed platforms.

Our career includes collaborations and titles with companies such as Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Bongo Comics-The Simpsons, Televisa-Sesame Street, Warner Bros-Looney Tunes, Blue Demon Jr., Right Stuff Inc.-Astroboy, Bubble Gummers, Coqueta & Audaz, Disney Mexico, among many others.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

MEANING AND OBJECTIVES

As many of you know, the onomatopoeia is a basic element in comics, representing sounds in a graphic way to give ambience and flavor to the story, replacing the real sound. In 1994, searching for some name that could identify and represent what we are as a Creative Team in a single word; we chose among many others, the onomatopoeia, KA-BOOM! Universal expression that means: “Explosion”, as our identity color.
KA-BOOM! is conformed by an amalgam of diverse artists, creative people of inexhaustible inspiration who express a great variety of styles and ideas, demonstrating with it a whole “Imagination Explosion”: slogan of our Studio.
Popularly, our friends call us “Los ¡Ka-Boones! (The Ka-Boomers)” or “The ones from studio K!”






As a curious fact, the letter “K” has been very important in the story of our Group. Many of the words we use begin with this letter, a detail that you will see as you read through our different sections.




Among our goals we can find: help (adding our little sand grain) to create a comic book industry in Mexico, introducing new formats and ideas which fulfill the essential requirements to provide a quality that can make us competitive worldwide. Create forums to display the fresh ideas of new values and also the ones from proven artists. To introduce to the new Mexican audience the comic as an art form; leaving behind the disposable comic book concept. The mystic of Ka-boom studio! is that its members need to be professional, up to date and well informed. That they work with a very serious discipline and above it all; that they have a sense of ethics and partnership beyond that which almost every professional of our medium is bound to have.

It is also within our priorities to promote the children and young adult comic. Genres that are undervalued by many of the colleagues who only direct their work towards the comic they call “adult”, “author-made” and “artistic”. In Ka-.Boom! we think that the subjects for children can also be author-made and enjoy of a possibly even superior artistic quality. If we don’t make comics for the new generations and show them this art, in the future, we will be contributing to the disappearance of this genre’s reader, a situation that has already started in a worldwide level. The people who read comics during the 1970’s an 1980’s, now adults, have forgotten Peter Pan’s ship and look at their surroundings according to their age. A very normal situation from a reader’s point of view, but the point of view changes as a creative and a comic maker. Because the author must think about what every kind of reader likes and be up to date not just in the technological novelties and trends, but also in the feelings and fantasies of the new generations, who even though are more sophisticated, keep containing the same spiritual and child essence that many fight to leave behind. Maybe because of the above, Ka-Boom! Studio is more specialized in subjects for children, and its comics are directed to a familiar, not very complex and tricky audience.

Another Ka-Boom! Studio characteristic is that many of its members can, besides working in their own books, work with popular and famous characters maintaining their essence, as if they had been their creators when writing and drawing them. This is not an easy to find ability even in artists considered as geniuses and of a high level. Because of this, not everyone dares to work with already created characters. Nevertheless, as an artist, one has to be capable of solving graphic problems according to the challenges that show up in your professional life. That’s why K! Studio will continue participating in Mexican and international companies’ projects which want to work with their own subjects and characters.


We also have within our goals promoting the creation of advertising as well as entertainment mascots, with a design that can be transcendental and functional, as well as scripts and illustrations for all kinds of printed media such as: stamp albums, trading cards, coloring books, jigsaw puzzles, posters, role playing games, text books, brochures, and enterprises’ informative publications. We also create concepts and image designs for TV production and 2D animation, storyboards, layouts, character, scenery and costume design.




For more information: www.ka-boom.com.mx

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