DMQ on hold due to COVID-19

I live in the California Bay Area, currently one of the COVID-19 hot spots in the United States. Because of the rapid spread of the corona virus and the 6 million people in this area, our county has been put on a “Shelter in place” order for the next three weeks minimum. The order means we can’t leave our homes except to get groceries, go to the doctor, exercise outdoors. You can only go to work if you work an essential job (such as in health care, utilities service, or food service). If your job is deemed, non essential, you have to work from home or not go to work at all which is resulting in many folks losing their jobs or being furloughed. Given the type of work my husband does, his employment is at risk and we may be facing significant financial burdens.

The uncertainty of the situation and the fact that things were already really risky on the account of me quiting my job and starting my own business, has created a great deal of fear for us. We’re vulnerable right now.

So I’ve decided to put Dragon Mall Quest on hold indefinitely so I can make room to find and do part time work.

I hate to do this. We just launched DMQ like a month ago after 9 years of on and off work. I was so excited to finally share all this funny shit we’ve been working so hard on. And to finally do it with some level of consistency.

But I have to do the right thing, be an adult, and invest time in ways to support my family in the short term.

It may be several months or more before I can get back to posting. If I have extra time here and there, I’ll try to get episodes posted. I do have up to snip 20 animated but snips 9 through 20 still need post production work. Join the mailing list (on the left) to get updates.

Given the costs involved with animating, production work on episodes 21 and beyond have also been halted and it’s unlikely we’ll resume the work until next year.

I know there are others out there that will be severely impacted by this before it’s all over. I feel for you, I wish you all well and hope you’re able to make it through this. Wash your hands, don’t touch your face, and save up an emergency fund if you haven’t already.

Take care

Dragon Mall Quest – Snip #0 (Trailer)

Dragon Mall Quest Snip #0

It’s finally here. The trailer for Dragon Mall Quest. Dragon Mall Quest is an epic quest of two average guys trying to get by in a mall filled with the chaos and insanity that would only be commonplace in an anime.

“Snips” will be released every Tuesday starting February 4th. Each snip is a snack sized bite of entertainment.

Here we get to see a sneak peak of some of the various characters that exist in Season 1 of Dragon Mall Quest. What epic adventures await them? You’ll have to tune in next Tuesday to find out.

We’re back

Hey remember us? Those weird people who brought you the animated parody series, Zarbon’s Masterpiece Theater?

We’re back.

Did you miss us? Of course you did.

It’s been about 7 years since we’ve posted any sort of update or announcement on our website. In 2013 we had announced most of the hilarious folks who brought you ZMT had started working on a new animated series to continue entertaining all of you. I’m happy to announce we’re very close to launching our new animated parody series, Dragon Mall Quest. It comes out in February 2020.

We decided to start fresh with our website so all the old content from our old site is no longer up. This includes all the old blog posts. But I might get around at some point to migrating them. The old website was REALLY outdated and there’s much better options out there for maintaining websites these days so we’ve moved to a nifty WordPress site.

ANYWAY we’re still getting this thing setup with all the appropriate links and info. Watch this space. Join the mailing list for announcements (on the left) if you don’t want to keep checking back here.

And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

I have lots of other things to update you on but that will come in follow up posts.