Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Newsflash

He RAPED a 13 year old girl.

That is all.

Monday, September 28, 2009

A Faire to Remember and S.S. K'Nuckies

Well, since Cartoon Network took down Cartoonstitute, I guess I'll mention what's on their official website.

CN will not air a new "Chowder" this week (it will return next week, tho...). However, last week's is up, and it's pretty funny. Called "A Faire to Remember", Chowder becomes friends with another girl, making Panini very jealous. See it, it's only going to be up for 2 weeks.

Panini's pretty much the highlight of the episode, especially the way she's drawn. And this is probably the only time you'll see her "inner male", complete with Popeye-arms, 4-o'clock shadows, and speaking in a very manly voice.



"The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack" continues to amaze me. One of the neat things is that the styles vary depending on the writer/board artists. I'm beginning to love the Sean Szeles-Somvilay Xayaphone episodes that's been coming out this season and "S.S. K'Nuckles" is no exception. What I found amazing is it has like 3 different subplots going on in a 11 minute cartoon, and it ties up in the end. Watch it here.



Sean Szeles has some production art from the episode on his blog.

(and yes, folks. I actually like some of the newer cartoons. What, you think I'm stuck in the past consistently or sumthin'?)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cartoonstitute

Oh Em Gee this is awesome. Cartoon Network uploaded all 14 completed "Cartoonstitute" shorts on YouTube. If you love animation I highly recommend seeing them out.

EDIT: Well that was fast. They were all taken down.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

eBay

I relisted this item on eBay if you feel like bidding.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Dokonjo Gaeru

One of my favorite anime I've watched as a kid was DOKONJO GAERU (Frog with Guts). It was about a boy who one day fell down and accidentally got a frog pasted on his shirt. The frog somehow survived and as a result the boy now has to live with him.

It was originally a comic drawn by Yasumi Yoshizawa. It got turned into an anime by Tokyo Movie Shinsha in 1972. It ran for 103 episodes.

Here's a clip. Sorry about the poor quality.

There's something to be said about the animation in this show. While crude, it's full of life with great expressions. One of the best uses of limited animation. I wish more shows today (whether it originated in USA or Japan) does that.

Shin Chan

It was confirmed that the body found on Mt. Arafune was that of Shin-chan creator Yoshito Usui. Last Friday he went mountain climbing with the intent of returning home later that day; he didn't come home. He fell to his death.

I loved watching "Shin Chan" as a kid in Japan and later watched its airings on Adult Swim. All I can say is, what a terrible way to go.

Thanks, Yoshito-san.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

16mm cartoon for sale

I'm selling a print of Hide and Go Sidney here.

See my other stuff here.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Stuff for sale on eBay


Got some old stuff for sale on eBay. You might be interested, perhaps.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The TRUTH behind Universal Health Care

At last, the truth is revealed, thanks to Ruben Bolling.

Will the madness ever stop!?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sunday comic books again

I decided to relist this eBay auction since it didn't sell last time. Hopefully it will this time.

Click here.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

King of the Hill

Fox just aired the series finale of “King of the Hill”. While I wouldn’t consider myself a big fan, I’ll admit that I admired the series for its longevity (it was airing for 12 years) and the fact that Hank is probably one of the very few TV dads who’s not an idiot. He made mistakes, but hey, he’s human, and he’s certainly isn’t like Homer Simpson or Peter Griffin. And for that, I admire Mike Judge for it.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Projector

Thought I'd show off my projector and some of the films I have.




Wednesday, September 9, 2009

999

It's September 9, 2009. Or 09/09/09...999.

Only three more years of this until we have to wait another century to do this again. 12/12/12 is going to be a sad day.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

16mm projector

Just got my film projector back today. Watching some cartoons. Be gone for the rest of the day.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Speaking of Dilbert

...came across this quote by Scott Adams

"People are idiots. No matter how smart or brilliant you may be, you spend much of your day being an idiot. I proudly include myself in the idiot category."
-Scott Adams
So true...

Sunday, September 6, 2009

U.S. Acres



Some of you may remember the "U.S. Acres" segments that aired on the Garfield and Friends show years ago. What many doesn't know is that it was based on another comic strip Jim Davis was doing. It only lasted couple years (the animated series lasted longer).

Let's just say the strip was really hilarious. Read them here.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Dilbert

Another cel I got (actually, a 3 cel set up).


(the background is a reproduction)

The UPN Dilbert series from 1999-2000 were one of the last cartoons to be painted on cels before all the studios switched to digital ink and paint, so this is pretty cool to have.

The Dilbert cel and the woman cel came with original animation drawings (no scans yet, sorry) and one thing I noticed was that parts of the drawing were xeroxed in from a pre-existing drawing, with only the parts moving drawn in. So I guess a form of "tweening" can happen in a hand-drawn cartoon.