Category Archives: Animation

Posts relating to animation, cartoons, and stuff that moves around.

Uncle Grandpa

Uncle Grandpa

Pete Browngardt‘s Uncle Grandpa premiered this week and it is funny and you can download the first episode (free, as of now) in the itunes store. Stupid over-reaching Apple DRM prevented me from using the native screen capture in OSX to grab a simple frame grab of the show so here is a dumpy phone pic of the screen. GFTG!4 contributor Nick Edwards has been designing a crap-load of art for the show, you can see his stylings all over the episode and title sequence. See the the previous posts on Uncle Grandpa here and all the way back to 2009 here.

Manly Cartoon

Manly Cartoon

Jesse Moynihan and his brother Justin are creating a new cartoon that will be released through Cartoon Hangover called Manly, and Tom is designing characters for it. The single episode will function as a pilot that will determine if more adventures starring the fanny-pack sporting hermaphroditic hero are ordered up! Here are a few images from the Manly production blog, Jesse’s website and Frederator Studios Blog. Relating to the post proceeding this, the background artist is Rob Sato. Finally, Jesse has got a podcast about UFOs and ghosts and unexplained phenomena over here which is going to go right in my ear hole.

Dash Animation Screening

Dash Shaw

Check it out comics and cartoon lovers. Dash has got something to satisfy all of your drawn desires. He’s a comics making, animating machine ready to lay it out on the movie screen this Tuesday night in Brooklyn. The Light Industry event info is linked here from Dash’s blog. Dash will be screening his own work and finishing off the evening with a screening of Bobby’s Girl, “an obscure, dreamy anime about a motorcyclist that I think is amazing,” says Dash.

Dash has been working on his feature length animated film and only taking breaks to animate music videos, segments of documentaries, and draw like, ten comic books. Two of Dash’s recent animated projects are above, the top is a trailer for his new comic New School, and the next is the short/music video Seraph, with music by Sigur Ros.

Mel Roach’s Rocket Dog

Mel Roach's Rocket Dog

Mel Roach’s new cartoon for Cartoon Hangover premiered online today. I’d embed it here but half my internet is dead. Just some parts of it. I hope nothing has exploded out there somewhere. I thought these internet tubes were supposed to have a decentralized design so you could blow up chunks of it and still get your email. Maybe there are just explosions happening on the back of my computer. Anyway Mel Roach has a blog here with a ton of funny animated loops and you can look up the damn cartoon and see for yourself how you like it. Also this part of the internet seems to be working, here’s a set of production art.

OK, sheesh’s working now:

Animation Resources

Animation Resources

Stephen Worth is the director of Animation Resources and has been continuing the job that he did when the organization was part of ASIFA-Hollywood. Now it is located online at animationresources.org. Above you can see the quality and size of the artwork that they research, scan and post from these details of a Walt Kelly piece and a Harvey Kurtzman piece. If this is the first time you are hearing of this, you better set aside a few hours or weeks to really get into it. They have illustrations, comics, cartoons, animation, photos, magazines, newsletters, articles, some videos and a lot of history and information to go with the fantastic pictures.