Wednesday, September 27, 2006

exe

ede

I could have gotten 100

So where I be?
I tell you in a litta bit.

Look ova there I can see them.
We've just had a wave of new.
Little and Bill can relate.
I've never, ever seen you with.

They'll crumble your dreams.
True stories.
I know them.

I'm inside right now, see a few.
They're heavy.

In the house- no joke.

So where I be?
I tell you in a litta bit.

Look ova there I can see them.
We've just had a wave of new.
Little and Bill can relate.
I've never, ever seen you with.

They'll crumble your dreams.
True stories.
I know them.

I'm inside right now, see a few.
They're heavy.

In the house- no joke.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Episode 16: The Da Vinci Code Movie

Episode 16:
The Da Vinci Code

Ah yes my friends, the Da Vinci Code has been revealed.
So, am I going to go see it?...no.
I'll wait for the DVD and rent it at the corner store for a buck. That's what I did with Brokeback Mountain (2005) and it was, Mmmm-mmm, worth it!

Back to the cartoon, I did it in a night and a bit, which is great.
I really think I could poop out a few of these a week if I was being $.
Hint-hint CNN.com.

No voices this time, I'm not happy with how they turn out when I "do a voice".
No remix, no hidden links.
I know, I suck.
But hey, at least you got an episode, and we can all thank Da Vinci for that.
EZ, my friend.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Animated Political Cartoon: Episode 15: Crazy

Episode 15:
Crazy (cell)

This one is about those damn wireless cell headset users.
More than once I've been caught off guard by one of these people walking down the street "talking to themselves".

Monday, April 10, 2006

Animated Political Cartoon: Episode 14: Stelco

Episode 14:
Stelco
Stelco Remix

It's a little weird, as usual.
Big deal...it's still good.

It has been pointed out to me that my cartoons have gotten all serious and stuff. Not really, ha-ha funny. More grey, pale-greenish, sort of an off-yellow, puke like colour.
So I've decided to go back to my roots and make episode 15 funny.

What's the point of this cartoon?
Well, I might ask back, what's the point of life?
And for that matter, what's the point of fish sticks, little people and the CRTC?
Infact, by asking that question haven't you just proven the need for such a cartoon?
And if that need exists, shouldn't I be the one to deliver it?
You see my friends, j83.com is just the natural evolution of the political cartoon.

Let's try that again....
What's the point of this cartoon?
It's a cartoon about Stelco in Hamilton, Ontario. They're back, sort of, now is that a good thing or a bad thing?
Take your time dear.
Mmm, good thing!
Smack.

In this episode I've added two hidden links.
Because they're vids I'm going to make you work for them, I'm not saying what or where.

Ez my friends.
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Friday, March 17, 2006

Animated Political Cartoon: Episode 13: Fat Future

Episode 13:
Fat Future
Fat Future Remix

So this isn't exactly your typical animated political cartoon.
I read the story on digg.com and I immediately got the idea.

Here is the paragraph that caught my attention...
"Our lifestyles, what we eat, how much we exercise, whether we smoke, may play a role in a chemical switching system that activates or deactivates our genes. There are signs that our behaviour may program sections of our children's DNA, and that how we live may even affect our grandchildren's genes."
You can read the full article under the cartoon.

So yeah, this one was too good to pass up.
If true I, and most of us, are in deep trouble.

This cartoon started off more abstract. I showed it to my sister and she was a little lost so I decided to add the future scenes.

At this stage of my animation "career" I learn something new every cartoon. Last one was mouth syncing. This time it was controlling music via actionscript.
Learning is an amazing thing, at 6:25 I didn't know...an hour later I did.

I've decided to spill the beans here.
In some of my cartoons I add secret links. I'm thinking not many people see them so I'll put them here (sometimes). Other times I'll make you work for 'em.

This cartoon: the first draft of episode 13.
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Monday, March 13, 2006

Animated Political Cartoon: Episode 12: W VS USA

Episode 12:
W VS USA
(Bush vs the American public regarding Iraq)

I did this cartoon in a day and a half.
I'm really trying to push myself with these, I want to see if I can get them done in a day.
I think I can.
Problem is i have a day job and that makes things very difficult.

I'm happy with this one, short and sweet...kind of like a traditional print cartoon.

My one disappointment is with the voice of Bush, not even close.
I can't do voices very well, perhaps software is the answer?

A cartoonist once said (Hi Cam), "voices make or break a cartoon".
I agree...and I've got to work on that.
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Animated Political Cartoons: The beginning

I'm not sure I like this, I usually speak with my cartoons, not with words.
You will see why, kant spel and grammar sucks!
We'll see how it goes.

So a few months back I decided to scrap the way I do cartoons.
I wasn't happy with what I was doing and like all good art I was ready to evolve my style.
I've been working with Flash for about 5 years, in a commercial setting, so moving into animated cartoons seemed like a natural fit.
It's only been a few months but I really feel like I've hit my medium.
Animation, sound, interaction...that's where the future is.
Technology is everywhere so it makes sense right?

I've moved away from my old political cartooning site and set up a new one, just for the animated cartoons.

I'm still a little shaky with things but with each cartoon I'm getting better.
I'm excited.
Now enough of this background mumbo-jumbo, onto the posts!