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I'm a Pre-Production artist for Cyanide & Happiness! I'm also a professional voice actor, a published author, and I design t-shirts & artwork for heavy metal bands in the DFW area. Check out my links, check out my stuff, and stick around for a while! -GG

Geoff Galneda @Phobotech

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Posted by Phobotech - September 18th, 2020


Been a while, folks! I got lots to catch up on so I'll try to keep it lean.


First, I got engaged! I'm about to be married y'all! She proposed to me last month and I happily said yes! Wedding has yet to be announced, we're thinking to schedule it once we got a timeframe that the pandemic will calm its tits. But I'm excited to plan our future with such a strong, encouraging, and loving force of nature that she is. I really got someone worth fighting for, and it feels wonderful. <3


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My old computer has finally shit the bed, and the great guys over at Dissection Studios built me a brand new, powerful rig with a built in capture card. So we're still gonna be streaming over at DAMMGames on Twitch! I got a plethora of PC titles in mind before I get the cables necessary to get my PC to talk to my consoles, and then shit'll really get wild.


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I am a published author and I'm making books! Currently we're writing a sci-fi war epic called Umbra's Legion. Two writers, two opposite perspectives of the same conflict. My writing partner composes his story behind the righteous military guardians, the Canid race of the CSDF. I write from the perspective of the tyrannical conqueror simian empire of Getra. It's basically like a gritty Starfox that says "Fuck" often and has a lot of Gundam elements on the Getran side and a lot of Battlestar Galactica on the Canid side. A lot of horror and tension on the battlefield kind of theme. We're making our own original Star Wars, and we already have a total of four books available on Amazon Kindle. Two from his side, and two from mine. We're both working to get our #3's out before the year is up, so keep your eyes peeled here for updates on that! You can check out our HELLA cheap existing short stories in the links below!



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I am making t-shirts on TeePublic! Thinking about launching a Patreon for commission requests, but in the meantime, I'm upping production on just doing whatever I feel like. Shirts that I would wear, and hopefully others would find cool enough to wear or gift to cool friends! Here's a link to the shop, and below are a few art portal submissions of shirts that I've made.



As I write this, there isn't a whoooole lot to show, but that is already poised to change; the goal is to knock out one every week. I even have a few Umbra's Legion ideas to throw into the store, so keep checking back. Or poke me with a stick if it hasn't moved in a while- I tend to get distracted. If you've got some ideas for some shirts, lemme know in the comments below!


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Lastly, I've been voicing in WAAAY MORE THINGS lately, and I couldn't be happier. In the recent Elon Musk jam, I voiced in two different shorts here on NG. One got Frontpaged and the other got Daily 5th!



My buddy from Explosm entertainment, Connor Murphy, has returned to Newgrounds and is uploading his own independent animated shorts. I was happy to voice in at least two of 'em so far!



I voiced a role in a Deus Ex mod, this Lowbrow studio short as the voice of Starfox, and I've been auditioning with Linda McAlister talent agency all year! But I think I am the most proud to land a role in Mike Salcedo's baby, Explosm Entertainment's The Stockholms, as the voice of Jasper. My biggest role yet, and I get to perform in the leagues of Nolan North (Uncharted), Zach Hadel (Psychicpebbles), and Chris Sabat (Vegeta, AllMight)! Be sure to check it out!



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I'll be sure to post a new news post more frequently, this was something I had been putting off updating for way too long. Follow, add me on Twitter and Instagram @Phobotech, let's get work done! If you need me for a voice in your thing, I'm more than likely down! Stay safe, keep it real, I love y'all!


-GG-


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Posted by Phobotech - January 30th, 2020


Hey y'all! We're looking for followers so we can subject more people to our buffoonery online. Check us out on Twitch where we'll play games like Battlefield V, Apex Legends, Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operations 2, Metal Gear Solid 5, and more!


Why, as we speak, Baker from Youtube's "Swatters" is throwing down on the Megaman X Legacy Collection. Give us a follow and stay up to date on our shenanigans!


https://www.twitch.tv/dammgames


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Posted by Phobotech - January 1st, 2020


As I type this, I'm up to date with Cyanide & Happiness short animatics. The only things left in that realm are my segments for the Cyanide & Happiness Show. That includes stuff from the tail-end of Season Too, when I was first hired, and way more from Season 3 and the recent Season 4. You can see some Season 3 stuff in my previous demo reel.


With more stuff done from Season 4, and working with Lowbrow Animation studios on WWE Storytime, I'm due to update my demo reel as well! On top of that, I also need to get back into the saddle doing finished, polished animations again. I think there's been something missing in fulfillment lately because I'm, at the core of me, an animator trying to fit into an animatics-shaped hole. I want to return to animation and make cool looking shit for folks.


On top of that, I've been writing more on Umbra's Legion. We are now published on Amazon Kindle, here's my partner's, here's mine. More books are on the horizon, and LENGTHIER books as well with some really exciting stuff in 'em. Since I'm the artist of the two, I've also been making book covers. Expect to see those in the art portal.


I'm going to crank out more art in general, and of what, I don't really know yet- I'm becoming all too aware it's a numbers game, and I need to crank those numbers up. Expect more mechs and starfighters because I love doing that kind of stuff, and that's also topical to Umbra's Legion.


I might be making more raps as I bump or recreate the Phoboflow Rap Battle thread, and practice my rap chops for shits and grins.


I'm learning video editing as well, I'm establishing websites for my many different hats, and I'll probably upload a new voice over reel because it's time to ramp up professional voice-work at long last.


Here's to looking out! Looking forward to showing y'all what I got. Happy New Year!


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Posted by Phobotech - April 26th, 2019


Here's a demo reel that includes some of my favorite animatic shots from some early shorts and Season 3 of The Cyanide & Happiness show, which you can enjoy on VRV.



Additionally, I also uploaded the first animatic that I ever worked on for Explosm, way back in 2016. Winston the Worm!



Support the official release by checking to see how the final product came out!



Keep checking back here, I'm going to make concerted effort to upload more things when it gets slow over here. I'm mirroring the uploads over to my Youtube channel as well in case they get removed here for temp music reasons.


Honestly, just strip my profile of monetization so it stays up- I'm just posting it to have an archive of what I've done.


I hope you enjoy! Vote 5!


-GG-


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Posted by Phobotech - April 3rd, 2019


I did a dramatic reading of the Horny Michelin Man tweets.


Stick around for a while and let me murmur sweet nothings into your ear holes.



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Posted by Phobotech - December 9th, 2018


Hey! I've been a guy on the couch for my buddy's Dark Souls 3 Let's Play, and in the most recent episode, we fucked up and forgot to hit Record on the game footage. 

So what I did was I animated / animatic'd the audio, and it was a lot of fun! I hope you enjoy it!

 

 


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Posted by Phobotech - June 4th, 2018


Hey there! My name's Geoff Galt, and I worked for Cyanide & Happiness...and yeah, "worked" past tense. They're going through restructuring and I had been hired to work on a season of a show. I worked on the tail end of Season 2 and the entirety of Season 3 of the Cyanide & Happiness Show, and Purgatony from Blackpills. After that it was like a year of nothing but shorts, and the studio had quite a bit of overhead on their hands, so...they fought to get another show up and running but ultimately ran out of time and I went from full-time to freelance. I hadn't been updating these in a while, so this might be a big one. But read along and check out some of the stuff I've done with Explosm! Previous news posts have even more!

CPR, I was just the voice of the dummy. I believe this was the first animatic our new hire Connor Murphy had worked on. He's gone on to write and direct shorts.



Gym Class was a weird one. A lot of people from the office had taken a week off to vacation over at Boulder, Colorado (which was extremely fun and relaxing) but the deadline for this short was not adjusted at all...so when we all came back in to work, this short needed its animatic done in two days. 

What resulted from that was every animatic artist pitched in on this, and I helped divvy the shots. But it was really cool, if not hectic, for us all to throw down on a short and it made it's deadline. Mike Salcedo is uncredited, but he also helped clear up a few shots. 

 

I had a lot of fun as the drunken dad in The Punishment, and there were coworkers that loved the degree of outrage in the "SMOKING, JONATHAN!?" delivery. I'm a big fan of how the last line came out, lol

This was the first animatic I got to work on after Season 3 of the Cyanide & Happiness show. I was so stressed out around this time, and getting to work on shorts again was kinda therapeutic in a way. 

Back at it again voicing Dads in The Shelter.

In a really unexpected turn, here's a Mini that's a Final Fantasy 7 parody and I was fucking STOKED to be the voice of Sephiroth, but I was actually fighting a mucus-ladened cough when I got in the booth and I was really disappointed with the timing of that. It's just a Mini short, but I feel like if I was in better shape, I could've done a better Sephiroth.

I worked closely with Dave McElfatrick to get this weirdassed short out, lmao.

I did the animatic for The Joke Book, and I tried hiding a lot of references in the kid's piles of junk in his room. Some made it through, like the plush F Bomb, Mega Mom comic book cover, and Painbot from Season 3 of the show, others were added by our background artist, including the Cory Scroll from Season 3, Episode 3.

Alright, so this one was a blast to work on and it had been lost in developmental hell for a few months- Ow My Dick was a running joke in the studio as to just how bad and repetitive our shorts could get, so this was taking the piss out of the fact that Ow My Dick killed the studio. I play the Redneck that appreciates that kinda stupidity and I needed to learn how to drive stick specifically for the short.

I've been a biker for seven years, so the concept wasn't wholly beyond me, but I was driving Jon's red pickup, Randy the Ranger (RIP.) and somewhere there are tons of bloopers where I just drop the accent and I get mad at the car for not cooperating with what I'm trying to do. When I slammed on the brakes, that's real. It was so fucking hot that day, and for a lot of the shots inside of the truck, we had to keep the engine off. I felt the worst for Dave, Irish born, insisting on wearing coats and blazers, in absurd Texan summer heat...know when you see our sweat glazed faces, we were suffering, but the whole thing turned out really funny and it was a fun thing to work on in the end.



 

 

I was extremely proud of how The Fire Whisperer came out. In the animatic, I drew the lady as a baldie to save time, and over time I thought she looked really cute without hair. It's still a little weird watching this and she has hair after the fact.

I play an emotional dad with a moustache in this one. Beth's line "Look at all that TRASH" became a running gag around the office for a while.

I made another little on-camera appearance as a Satanist in this one. It wasn't long after this short I decided to give up my quest of having long hair because I think it just looks sweaty and gross in this.

Some comment asked why I was wearing running shoes and I responded so I could be "Runnin' With The Devil"

I'm the ad voice for the Deck Enhancement in the beginning, and I'm the voice of Fatty Bones Malone in this short.

And that's about it for now due to Newgrounds news posts having limited embeds. More will come, and I've worked on plenty more animatics and voice roles before I left Explosm that haven't been released yet. I think the shorts were about 6 or 7 months out ahead of schedule in the pipeline, but now that the format has changed so they're releasing shorts every other week, then I might not see the short I just wrapped up until next year, definitely. 

I also voiced a couple of characters in the game that's Kickstarted, so that'll be around the corner for sure. I'm thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with such funny and creative, smart and enlightening people. That office was just incredible and I'm going to miss that environment dearly. I have a few jobs lined up that I'm going to be checking out, but I'm defintely hurt from just...the end of an era. I mean, I've made friends for life in that studio and it's not the last time I'll get to see them, which is what I'm primarily scared of...just losing contact. 

I'm just new at this, I guess...this is my first official, paycheck job and they're just going through some restructuring. Agents that were supposed to seal the deal on a show for me to work on just weren't fast enough I guess. That or they decided to take the shows to Canada where it was cheaper to produce or I could on and on about speculative nonsense. There's no one to really blame here in this situation...but goddammit I loved my job. I loved my time there. And I really, really grew as a person and as a creative from all of this. I am not the same man I was three years ago.

Thanks for reading and watching! Here's moving forward, straight ahead.

-GG-


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Posted by Phobotech - November 2nd, 2016


Hi, my name's Geoff Galt, and I do animatics and voice overs.

 

Had a lot of fun animating the animatic on this one, for temp music I used Rick James' "Give It To Me Baby" and now a few coworkers can't hear that song the same way ever since.

 

On this one I merely provided the voice of the guy who says "Sure" and screams his head off. Ever since this one, I've been cast in more screamy roles.

 

...With the exception of this one, where I voiced the makeout man.

 

I had a TONNNN of fon making the animatic on this one. They preserved a lot of custom poses and art that I implied through it, and I'm super proud of how it turned out.

 

A lot of complicated camera movements in Sweet Flips. A lot of violence in this one! Very challenging to frame.

 

Annnd really happy with how The Farmer turned out. Not only did I animate the animatic, but I'm also the voice of the Farmer himself! They pretty much preserved exactly how I drew the cows, and kept in a lot of custom, slightly off-style facial expressions I left on him. 

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be sure to update y'all with the next volley of shorts! I've voiced in other minis and voiced in other minor roles on the show and the shorts in between these here, but too brief to worth mentioning. 

See y'all later!

-G-


Posted by Phobotech - August 5th, 2016


If you didn't know already, I work full-time with Cyanide & Happiness doing animatics. Here's a collection of shorts I've worked on just to keep y'all up to date!

 

Using Forrest Gump music as temp music has become a running joke in the office, and Fist Fight was the first short I started doing that in. 
 

The final design of the horse is almost exactly what I drew in the animatic, lmao.

 

Had a lot of fun with this one, Bill Jones improved the hell out of the acting.

 

One of the first shorts the office did in ToonBoom as opposed to Flash / Adobe Animate. Noticeably smoother...totally threw my buddy Jon Murphy for a loop with the smoke effects, and he figure it out.

 

Had loads of fun on this one, and this is one of the few shorts I see being siphoned on facebook. A lot of character design choices I threw into the animatic made it through to final.

 

I had so much fun with the art on this one! As silly as it is, it's been one of my favorites to work on. I'm also the voice of the astronaut with the jetpack!

Will keep y'all posted as more develops!

-GG-


Posted by Phobotech - March 9th, 2016


Not only did I work on the animatic, but I'm also the voice of the man with the plan! If you don't count the Ghost of Histories Present from Season Too: Episode 10, this is my voice acting debut with Cyanide & Happiness.

 

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