Sunday, March 24, 2013

VINTAGE documentary shorts about ANIMATION!

This is a must watch for any Fleischer Animation Studio fans, animation geeks, or Popeye fans!

I've always loved old documentaries from the 1930s and 1940s. Wether you are talking about war effort propaganda or news reels, there is an aesthetic quality to the films from those eras that I find very appealing. For example, the stoic narration is just consistently awesome in most documentaries coming from those eras. The cameras shots are wide and epic, and the edits are not too overwhelming, nor do they happen too quickly, even the credits of film are shown much respect and care. The result is often more times than not, quite beautiful, and this one is no exception. So coupled with the fact that its about the process of animation and stars Fleischer studios and also has this awesome 1930/1940's aesthetic quality going, I was in geek out heaven upon discovering this gem.

In my childhood I loved watching cartoons and I was pretty lucky to grow up in the 1970s and 1980s when cartoons  just were at their height both in popularity and awesomeness! Other than the amazing Saturday morning fare of Thundercats, He-Man, Dungeons & Dragons, Gummi Bears, Looney Tunes, Voltron, Tom & Jerry, Topcat (the list just goes on and on), these Tex Avery satirical documentaries totally made an indelible impression on me. They're just so funny, creative, and awesome. I just loved the humor that they found in future totalitarian designs. Here's a fine sample of what I'm talking about...

Here is another...

Thursday, March 21, 2013

New Work!

Hello dear readers. I have some new work for y"all to take a gander at. I am posting the process of creating this one Rosannadanna piece (alias Gilda Radner) in steps here now for your viewing pleasure. The other good news is that I have been on a total comic making high as of late, so you should definitely be on the lookout for new postings.