Here’s a quickie I did, to support my old college pal, Frankie Rollins. Her new book is called The Grief Manuscript. It’s powerful and moving and sad and about divorce. It’s available on Amazon, of course.
This animation is drawn from imagery in the manuscript.
I am happy to present my latest animation, The Benefits of Radiation. It’s the backstory for some of my action figures.
The story takes place in a Baltimore bar called Roshambos. You’ll figure the rest out if you watch the video above.
I’m happy with how this turned out. I’ve spent more time on this than anything I’ve completed to date. Time, both in terms of the hours it took to make, and also from the time I that had the idea for the story, up to this evening.
I drew each frame on a light box and used about a ream of paper.
I finally found a use for Space Dust, too.
I enjoyed doing the foley for this. I enjoyed getting to know some of the characters. Perhaps you will enjoy this.
In any event, please please please… Enjoy Radiation Responsibly!
Everything in this came from a library. The cutouts and text are from 1960’s copies of College & University Business journal advertisements. I like the subliminal, did-that-just-say-something feel of this, especially as it progresses. Put a bunch of random elements together and see what surfaces.
I captured the audio with my phone – everything came from the library except the piano, which is in my garage. Maybe I’ll do another edit where I swap the piano for library sounds.