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Animation

The Lunatics

Hey folks!

I just finished an animation called “The Lunatics.” I made a video showing how I made it, which can be viewed on Patreon.

I started this video in earnest on August 6 and finished on September 24. I completed over 100 takes in this one (not all of which are in the final edit). I’m very happy with how it turned out.

As I’m submitting to some festivals, I’m going to keep this one under wraps here and at https://doranimation.com. But, there’s always Patreon

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Joie de Vivre

SPX + OLD 97’s

On Sunday, Lily and I made our annual trek to Bethesda for the Small Press Expo. The last one to be held in person was in 2019, for obvious reasons, and it was thrilling to attend in person once again. Most of my favorite publishers were in their usual spots, and we both picked up a few treasures. Sadly, I forgot to take any pics.

It probably reads as goofy, but it felt really good to be there. I’ve missed this event a lot.

And then, to make matters even better, Beverly and I went to see the Old 97’s with Chloë. It was one of the better September Sundays to occur so far this month, I assure you.

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Joie de Vivre

Under Armour Charles Street 12

We completed the Charles Street 12 miler again this year. I felt stronger at the finish this year, but we actually took a little longer, which surprised me.

This still feels like a punishing run to me, but I’m encouraged to keep training.

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Joie de Vivre

Plasticland @ Rhizome DC

I am fortunate in that, post graduation, I’m getting to be a part of an MFA exhibit with some members of my cohort at Rhizome in Washington, DC.

I decided to submit my stop motion film Plasticland for this exhibit, and after installing the work, I’m really glad it did. I think the space and this work speak to each other.

Rhizome DC, outside the house
Plasticland installation at base of monitor, with modified toy figures

From the Rhizome website:

September 3 – 24 * Exhibit open during all events and by appointment: email info@rhizomedc.org * Opening event Saturday September 10 from 4-6pm

Rhizome is excited to partner with Towson University’s MFA program to present an exhibition of selected works by recent MFA graduates. The show features a range of 2D work, video, and installation. The work clearly springs forth from pandemic times and anxieties while speaking to timeless preoccupations of the ever-searching artist. The selected artists juxtapose personal searches for their particular truths with themes of transformation in natural and built environments, cycles of growth and decay, and the nature of who we are.

Featuring work by: Zachary Diaz / Erin Barry-Dutro / Claudia Cappelle / David Calkins / Jim Doran / Brianna Doyle / Grace Doyle / Jodi Hoover / Lolo Gem / Katherine Nonemaker / Aral Olgun / Andrew Thorpe / You Wu / Jen Yablonsky / Tara Youngborg

Thanks to Kanchan Balsé for curating the show from the works submitted.

Plasticland installation at base of monitor, with modified toy figures as seen from above
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Joie de Vivre

Bazooka Joe with Fugazi

My buddy Andy at work just sent me this flier from a show with Fugazi. Fantastic!