Monday, September 21, 2009

Hero Q/A: Trevor Wall

Hero Q/A: Trevor Wall

Now meet our favorite hero behind the scenes, Trevor Wall. In this interview, Trevor reveals the awesome perks of being Hero: 108's animation director, and why drawing is really hard.

Define the word "hero" in your own words?

A hero to me is someone who lives their life with the intention to do good for others. People who don't think twice about lending a hand or helping. Someone who has the courage to face challenges in their life, everyday, regardless of the outcome.

Any cool perks to being Hero: 108's animation director?

Meeting and working with talented artists around the world. I got a chance to work with artists in Taiwan, China, Korea, The Philippines, Italy and Ireland. It was truly a global production. A special perk for me was being able to get to know the Chinese culture a little more. Working with the designers in Taiwan also taught me a new sensibility of a unique style.

How is Hero: 108 different from other animated series you have worked on?

A lot of the time projects are handed to you with a style that is derivative of something else. Hero 108 is a unique style in the terms of design and storytelling. We went with a way that since the series takes place in a magical kingdom, not everything had to be logical. We never tried to over explain everything to kids, we let the action and visuals tell our stories focusing on what will keep kids interested and not want to change the channel. The mutual respect among the artists and the
respect we showed for our characters in the series is what drove this project.

Hero: 108 has a unique hard-edged artistic drawing style, but you make it look easy. Was it always easy for you?

Nothing is easy especially drawing. Since this series had a special style, I did find myself being challenged at times. A type of struggle that every artist working on a fresh/new series goes through. Luckily we have such a crack team of designers in Taiwan that provided us with so much useful information on the style of the show. They put so much hard work into this series that it did make it a lot easier for all of us.

If you had to bring peace between humans and animals, who would be in your First Squad?

My son Jack for his abstract humor. He comes up with ideas that only a child with boundless imagination would come up with. And my other son Logan for peacemaking abilities. My boys inspire me everyday. They are truly my heroes.

Thanks, Trevor! To see more of Trevor's amazing artwork skills, visit his website at If you want to learn how to draw like Trevor, then you are in luck... stay tuned for top secret sketching tips!

- The Hero: 108 Team

Monday, September 14, 2009

Gamania Sneak Peek

Behind the Scenes at Gamania
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We promised a big behind and here it is!... there's a lot going on behind the scenes at the Hero: 108 HQ aka Gamania Digital Entertainment. Here's a taste of some of the craziness that is happening around the office, including sneak peeks of brand new toys and games!!!

- The Hero: 108 Team

Friday, September 11, 2009

Hero Q/A: Sanvy Hsieh

Hero Q/A: Sanvy Hsieh

Our next hero and all around queen of cool, Sanvy Hsieh, allowed us a sneak peek inside her offices as director of Gamania Digital Entertainment. Gamania not only co-produced Hero: 108 the animated series, but are developing an MMOG game as we type. Check out her answers to questions only a cartoon warrior would ask.

Who is your favorite hero in the Hero: 108 saga?

Lin Chung.

Any heroic super powers you wish you had?

Lin Chung's panther eye.

What is your favorite part about the upcoming MMOG game?

I can really team up with other players as first squad.

Sonia often feeds First Squad by growing magic buns. What would she feed to the Gamania team?

Her super lovely and vigorous fun.

In Hero: 108, each animal kingdom is ruled by an animal King or Queen. Which animal kingdom would you want to be the queen of?

Can I choose the Big Green? I just love turtles.

Thanks, Sanvy! Visit Sanvy and her amazing team at But wait- there's more! If you like behinds and top secret stuff, stay tuned for a behind the scenes look of Gamania!

- The Hero: 108 Team

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Greeting Cards

MashON x Hero: 108 Ecard Creator

MashON and Hero: 108 have teamed up to bring you Hero: 108 ecards! It’s time to battle! The action can be set in a variety of locations throughout the Hidden Kingdom. Select your characters, choose the location, bring the characters to life with your words, and share the battle with your friends...

- The Hero: 108 Team