Saturday, April 28, 2007

Thanks to the interweb, now I can join countless French children laying awake at night in fear of the Tarasque! Gaaaaaah!

Shat communicated from deep space, using the last few zontars left on his communicator, to make sure we knew about cookie monster with teeth.

Well.... Egads!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Still looking for the worst sumo-wrestling videogame ever made? Your search is over!

Thanks to you, metafilter.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

We may have completely neglected to post about this. If you are a big animation-head, you can skip this because you already know about Animation Archive. Hopefully, tho, there are some out there who are just waiting for someone to give 'em them the green light.

Go! already! and follow all those links! There are illustration treasures galore waiting for you!!

That is a little bit too short, really... try this if you feel cheated.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

From Cartoon Brew, this color key from one of my favorite animated films: 101 Dalmations. What a work of art.

Sergey Tyukanov certainly knows what he's doing.. go forth and learn, y'all!!

Credit goes to Bibliodyssey...

Everyone like me who has been waiting and waiting for a French TV show featuring animated pieces of meat... our time has come!

There are several episodes available for viewing; I recommend every single one.

Thank God for the FMU blog.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

This is fun... get your Dacron slacks here!

Has this ever happened to you? You are asked to design a video game, and you have lined up all kinds of great alterna-celebs like Mark Mothersbaugh, Steve Albini, and The Boredoms, and you have a great title like "Duelin' Firemen!" and it's all looking great!

Then, wouldn't you know, everything gets wrecked when you forget to stop taking millions of drugs, and go completely Crazy Land with your camera.

Darn! All that work, and it winds up looking like Krofft Super Power Hour.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Aw heck... show us an animated trumpet and you win us over.

Story Ville, if you haven't seen it, has the best 1930s computer animation since The Ballad of the Sneak...

...or the intro to Triplets of Belleville.

And let this image serve as another friendly reminder to always read Bibliodyssey, gateway to a world of marvels.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

We love these guys.

Looks like a kodama convention, ya think?

The only Kirby character left who hasn't been ruined by having a Hollywood movie made about him!

Cartoon Brew alerts us that Frédéric Back has a new website, and that it is packed with his beautiful, organic-looking animation. Do yourself a favor and set aside an hour to relax and lose yourself in this material. MMMMmmmm.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Yes we remember writing about this only a little while ago, but now that we have seen the Civil War robot action of the (boundlessly creative and talented) Mike Mignola's The Amazing Screw-On Head, it merits another mention. This 20 minute trailer (for a potential TV show?!) has much more than 20 minutes of entertainment compacted into it... probly 45 minutes, maybe even an hour. It's amazing what they can do with Science these days!

Please buy it.

We did, and look how pleased we are.

We've been getting heavy canvas bags of mail, lately, complaining about how few French websites we have shared with you, our worldwide readership, lately.

Our apologies, world!

Here is the exceptionally wonderful Singeon blog, which is full of delights that don't play well with our Firefox browser. We hope they work better for you, because for a fraction of a second they look wonderful.

A doff of our electronic hat to the electrifying Monster Brains for bringing this to our attention.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Its from neatorama ... made by ZX home computers.

And you thought the Speak and Spell was only for phoning home.

And from cartoonbrew, an invitation to check out Andrew Brandou. Those Golden Books bunnies finally gets to beat up all those crappy New York Times op-ed page graphics. How satisfying is that?!

(The Golden Books link illo I included is not by Brandou; it is by Tibor Gergely, which is the best name ever given to anyone by their own parents.

Full disclosure: in my household, a Tibor Gergely is a type of wrestling maneuver

I probly mentioned this before, but PLEASE be careful to check the English Russia blog regularly.

Because Russia is where all the interesting things happen.

Like a train with jet engines.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

All of us who have been loving Tony Millionaire's insane Maakies strips for the past 10 years or whatever, are besides ourselves that the Drinky Crow Show looks so much like Mr Millionaire's distinct style.

As satisfying as watching Bill Melendez animate Charles Schulz, no?

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dan Deacon! More here... from the Astonishing Music Thing.



Monday, April 02, 2007

(from neatorama)

Trans Am apparently ate a whole bottle of Paper Rad, and then threw this up. Wow, stash, thanks for that!

(also from neatorama)

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Maybe old Fleischer Popeyes are really coming out on DVD? Don't know, though. I got completely hornswoggled yesterday about Brad Bird directing John Carter, and now I don't trust any of these blogs anymore. Jeez.

Ahhh... Tony Millionaire.