07.26.2012 KODOJA ISSUE 1 -PAGE 1-5 PREVIEW!
If you click above on the 'Story' tab or click here, you can read the first five pages of the Kodoja: Terror Mountain Showdown comic!
06.14.2012 KODOJA WEBSTORE LIVE
Starting today you can get the latest Kodoja stuff online! Just click here to check out the latest selection of Kodoja art prints, comics and music that tells the story.
06.06.2012 THANK YOU PHILADELPHIA
Thanks to everyone who stopped by our table at Wizard World Philadelphia! We met a lot of great people and got to talk funk and giant rampaging monsters with a whole lot of you (as well as talk about Kodoja: Terror Mountain Showdown - the Music and Issue 1 of the comic). See you again soon!
05.29.2012 WIZARD WORLD PHILADELPHIA - TABLE 2269
Reminder: Big Pimp Jones and Kodoja artist Rory Smith will be at Wizard World Philadelphia, May 31 - June 3 to celebrate the June 1 launch of both the Kodoja: Terror Mountain Showdown CD on Record Breakin AND Issue 1 of the Comic. See you there!
05.22.2012 EXCLUSIVE KODOJA MIX BY SKEME RICHARDS
Skeme Richards prepared an exclusive Kodoja mix in advance of the June 1 release of Kodoja: Terror Mountain Showdown on Record Breakin Music. When we say exclusive, we mean there are tracks on that mix you can't get anywhere else, put together and mixed as only the Mastermind Mr. Richards can. Head over here to check it out, listen and download! Here is the link on its own:
05.07.2012 KODOJA CD / VINYL ARTWORK
It is official! Check out the artwork for the Hot Peas and Butta x Recordbreakin x Big Pimp Jones project and then click here to pre-order the release through RecordBreakin.com . We're letting you know, this is going to be super-limited! Release is June 1, 2012 so pre-order now!
04.18.2012 KODOJA AT WIZARD WORLD
Confirmed: We will have an artist alley table at Wizard World Philadelphia, May 31 - June 3, 2012. More details on the way: Hope to see you there!
04.02.2012 ISSUE ONE OF THE COMIC - INTERIORS COMPLETE
The Pages are done for Issue One of Kodoja: Terror Mountain Showdown; we expect to launch the comic at Wizard World Philadelphia May 31 - June 3. More details forthcoming.
02.18.2012 PANEL FROM THE KODOJA COMIC
We're working hard on Kodoja: Terror Mountain Showdown Issue 1, and to prove it here's a little taste of some art from Issue 1. More on the way....
02.12.2012 KODOJA: TERROR MOUNTAIN SHOWDOWN MUSIC MASTERS COMPLETE
The group (both artistic and musical) just put the finishing touches on the Record Breakin' release Kodoja: Terror Mountain Showdown. Current target is a late March 2012 release - more details on the way, but for now let's just say we're pleased the results and hope you will be as well! The release is going to be a deluxe release - not just your typical CD or record. More soon.
01.21.2012 KODOJA ADVERTISMENET IN G-FAN
12.15.2011 THE KODOJA COMIC IS UNDERWAY
I'm pleased to say the script for Issue 1 of Kodoja: Terror Mountain Showdown is complete and has been passed along to the artist who will be illustrating the mini-series, Rory Smith. We're amped to be working with Rory, please check out his other work at his blog (here) and you'll see why we're excited. In fact I'm so excited I'm gonna get crackin on Issue 2.
11.20.2011 KODOJA LIMITED NY COMIC CON PRINT
If you were on hand at NYCC then hopefully you got your hands on this exclusive print. And if you didn't.... well they're gone now so let's just hope you did! Here's a black and white version of the print, for those of you unable to make the trip to NYCC 2011.
11.01.2011 THANK YOU FOR VISITING THE BOOTH AT COMIC CON!
Thanks to everyone for stopping by our booth at NY Comic Con 2011, we had a great time there! It was great meeting all the people and discussing the multimedia assault of Kodoja. Did you pick up your Comic Con exclusives - the limited edition Kodoja prints and the exclusive CD for NYCC2011, Project Kyojo? If not, there are a few extras we got our hands on - we'll have details soon on how to get them.
10.19.2011 THE MUSIC BEHIND PROJECT KYOJO
Project Kyojo's music (written and performed by Big Pimp Jones) fuses elements of 70s funk, classical, chiptune and 80s soul, spread on a thick layer of hard drum breaks (these breaks are original drum tracks recorded in a renovated warehouse in Philadelphia). The record was designed initially to besolely a 'break' record, with nothing but beats and other instruments ripe for the sampling. When the band started working on the music, breakbeats turned into songs, then into a full-length record. Still, the record is full of breaks and the breaks themselves are highlighted on Simluations 1-9. More music and media are on the way, after all this is just the beginning of the Kodoja story.
10.13.2011 FROM THE PROJECT KYOJO CD: 'GHOST IN THE MACHINE'
10.13.2011 PROJECT:KYOJO COVER ART
FIFTY YEARS AGO: PROJECT KYOJO
With the task of creating 'the most powerful weapon the world will ever see', Special Weapons Division is formed. Using designs perfected in 1957, the building of a 15-story high robot begins. Weapons systems identified for the program include heat rays to be shot from the eyes and a hull with nuclear weapons capability, able to deploy a warhead with the correct launch codes. The fists can fire from the body and retract back using a strong cabling system for the retraction. But the piece de resistance of Project Kyojo is a computer capable of not only processing tasks and actions but also thinking, reacting and learning from situations. Over time it can use experience from battle simulations and choose on its own the best action to take.
Unfortunately something goes wrong in late-stage tests - suspicion surrounds the origin of the metal used to build the robot (the best metal for the purpose was part of a scrap recovery at Saipan Island in the pacific) and the robot begins learning quickly. On November 10, 1961 the project is shut down after the final battle simulation (driven by a highly advanced robot outmanuvers all fighters and tanks then deploys a nuclear wahead to the testing station) results in four casualties and the complete destruction of the simulation battlefields, facilities and their weapons system.
Gone unnoticed at the time is a major seismic event that takes place November 8, 1961 in the pacific. Tremors are felt as far as 4,000 miles away though due to its remote, non-civilian location minimal casualties and damage occur. Naval researchers show bizarre reading of oceanic creature movements, away from the epicenter.
10.13.2011 WELCOME TO PROJECT:KYOJO
Whether you're coming to the website as a result of hanging with us at New York Comic Con, surfing over from the Big Pimp Jones site or just stopping by, thank you for taking the time to hang out with us for a little bit! Project: Kyojo begins the story that continues in the present day as Kodoja:Terror Mountain Showdown. We hope you enjoy the music, the story and the giant monsters.