Friday, March 21, 2008

Pop Punk, Who'd Have Thunk

Say whaat- two posts in as many days! That's crazy. So, here it is. In a glorious tribute to my inability to multi-task, here's the long awaited (by me) release of the music video I did for Ben Weasel's "Got My Number". Check it out.

It was definitely a challenge. I worked on it all the while I was working all the IM IN UR MANGER KILLING UR SAVIOR related cartoons and the project I did for Jackie Clarke. It's very static and has some very limited animation, which works on some levels, but with music videos where so much of the editing relies on hitting on or moving with beats, the static-ness leaves much to desire. Plus I've realized that drawing small is good for saving pencil mileage, but if you're going to really zoom in on these, they need to be bigger and cleaner. I really wish I could have inked all these drawings, but alas I just didn't have the time.

I might post about my cleaning and coloring process in photoshop for this video, I tried some interesting things. I really enjoy the Vampirella design I made, I want to do a t shirt or poster of her. And the zombie kissing shot is also really fun.

Femme Fang Bites & Robot Rights

Thursday, March 20, 2008

MC Tom Callow

Tom Callow's making the headlines on today. AKA there's a new short starring everybody's favorite nerds (aside from those three extras in Saved by the Bell) in an exclusive for Boing Boing TV. The highlight is clearly Tim Martin's performance as Barry's Dad. He's great and improvised a lot of those lines. And if you watch past the Michael Bay appearance, you get to see a dark look into the soul of making animation in Queens.

Also I made an IN UR MANGER t-shirt design:
I'm going to start silk screening it onto t-shirts, so if you want to buy one, check out the merch section of the For Tax Reasons site.

Super Smash Masonites & Robot Rights

EDIT: The preview pic for that embedded video was AE bot in front of the tom callow poster, but they changed it at some point. Just to explain why I'm talkin' bout Callow.