& Mexico Wax Solvent
KITTLER OF SPINE
Been playing with ‘collaged’ animation lately—the word tends to describe a technique, but I’ve been trying to think of it more broadly, too. No paper was hurt in the process.
PINK PRESS THREAD
Using that same process, I also made an animated trailer for Tim Hensley’s brilliant new book, which you can (and should) buy from Fantagraphics here.
It’s a frankly unbelievable feat of cartooning, and having now dissected Tim’s images, I have an even greater admiration for his craft. Dory Bavarsky kindly provided the fantastic music and sfx once again. Spread the word, because Tim is a humble genius who doesn’t waste his time on social media promotions.
AN ABUNDANCE OF BOUNCERS
Also retweet if you ever spend hours creating a character, then realize your PC can’t handle the heft (facepalm emoji). This one is again all Blender, and as much as I‘ve committed to the software, I’m also been curious about trying Cinema 4D. Lije, who helped me with my last film, My Jeopardy, has made it sound like a far less painful solution to my faux-stop-motion needs. If anyone has advice/opinions on the matter, let me know.
MUSEUM OF MUSEUMS MUSEUM
I spent the last few days in Mexico City, and liked it a great deal. The Museum of Antique Toys was a particular delight—a museum of the olden order, very much what LA’s Museum of Jurassic Technology is going for as well.
HOW MANY FALL REFS CAN YOU
Reminder that I now have a telegram channel with exciting daily-ish content, for those who miss my shitposting. I looked at the feed and it seemed weird not to see any likes and comments—my brain immediately thought: whoever runs this must not be very good. Conditioned! Anyway, thanks to the ~120 people who follow it and (maybe) share these pictures with their friends and uncles.
UNFIT YET WORKING AGAIN
Been drowning in work-work lately, but I’ve also been sketching out lots of ideas, so look forward to new comics, stories and cartoons!