Thursday, December 11, 2008

Here is Anouk Ricard for you. Yep. 

Thursday, December 04, 2008

This is just a spectacular article, written by a regular ol' punter like you and me, except he worked with the Coen brothers on The Big Lebowski. If you have ever loved a Coen brothers movie, or formed a mental image of southern California, you should take fifteen minutes and check it out.

The rest of the website is pretty fine too.

This site has some images of Diebenkorn paintings to go with the article.

This site has lots of uproarious movie quotes in one convenient place. Frau Blücher?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

François Macré - Thriller (reprise A'cappella 64 pistes)

Go visit Crowolf on Flickr. Like a cross between a Ouija board and a Lite Brite, which is needed.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

If anyone missed EBN when they were first around, you should spend a few minutes at their lovely internet website.

You will find lots of great Jack Dangers beats and weird, distressing and obsessively well-executed media mashups from the Clinton era.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

That is great.

For once I wish I was Banksy.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

WFMU is looking out for you, and for me... and they have found Brian Bress's video for Wounded Lion.

Hey, great!

And for all you guys looking for some great 1930s or 40s Halloween tracks, check out these collections. All those songs from the Betty Boop/Cab Calloway/Louis Armstrong Halloween films, plus a bunch of other obscure stuff that you will like a lot. Plus some hair-raising photos of Hollywood starlets being scared by pumpkins, and the like.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hey! I love Sylvain Chomet and he was written up to sound like an arrogant French geezer in the NY Times yesterday. 

This Desperaux mouse looks just like the mechanic who fixes the bicycle machine for the Wine Mafia in Triplets of Belleville, (not to mention that he also bears a strong resemblance to Cheburashka) so I don't know if it really counts as a "new" character design, but whatever, please list Mr. Chomet in the credits. So that more people will conceivable watch Triplets, which is one of the greatest movies ever made. Really.

(Even though Mr. Chomet left Nicolas de Crécy (one of the single most talented artists in the world of animation/bandes dessinées) out of the credits for Triplets. After Mr. de Crécy did the art direction, until he left the production. Which makes the present controversy a little ironic, I think.)

I love you both, Sylvain and Nicolas. Please make another movie together OK?

(PS the picture above is from the little-known, but beautiful and hilarious short La Vieille Dame et les Pigeons. Go watch it.)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

My friends make videos on youtube and they are great:

One by Darryl Blood!

One by PROBOT!

Who knows who made this thing:

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Forget it. Just read the WFMU blog.

Get lost for many days at Sacred Destinations. Stained glass and gargoyles 4 U!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

OCTOCAT you can watch them here ... thanks Cartoon Brew

Also **unbelievable** Sea Orchestra from Shy the Sun, who made Tale of How. There are a bunch of amazing ads from United Airlines - including one by SSSR, another favorite of mine - that need to get watched.

Big thanks to Cartoon Brew for pointing these out!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Thanks to Neatorama

Also, Get Back Up Again, a collection of old 45s, is the best thing I have ever heard. Buy it if you can.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Errr... is this helpful? This?

Here is the site for Massimo Giacon. Some very relaxing music awaits.
Thanks WFMU.

Monday, July 14, 2008

The buzzing you feel is not your phone.

Here is Houseplant Studios collection of curios for us. Thanks to Metafilter!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Friday, July 04, 2008

Perfect! Thanks WFMU

PES strikes again... thanks to Cartoon Brew.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Garuda looks excellent.

Thanks to Cartoon Brew for paying attention.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

No need to panic, it's only a new film from the best animator we have: Hayao Miyazaki. It is called Ponyo on the Cliff or some such. If you haven't seen all of his other movies, you are simply wasting your time. No I am not kidding. I don't care if you are 5 or 50. Go see all of these movies immediately. Then get ready for this new movie.

Here are some great sci-fi covers courtesy of John K. I never read these books, but I often admire the wacky covers. Now I can enjoy several of them at once!

Monday, June 23, 2008

I would enjoy Mr Potato Head 4x as much if I had 8 arms.

Friday, June 20, 2008

My wife crocheted a matryoshka this morning while I was sleeping. What would she do without me?

Make sure you wade into the waters of Questionaut, the latest from Amanita Design. They are very consistently terrific.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Friday, June 13, 2008

I agree with metafilter - if you must drink, drink from this.

This is exactly why not so many blogs are needed. Especially this one. Everything you need is already at WFMU blog. Go, and understand.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Ow! Very lovely images from Edmund Dulac at Animation Archive. Go!

Once you get your muse, you are sort of stuck with her. Even if the rest of the world shrieks with confusion. If you learn that you are to make dioramas of albino squirrels in the basement of your funeral home, well, just do what your muse says.

Friday, June 06, 2008

That is a stylish bird. From EnglishRussia blog.

This has everything possible in the world. The Internet Potato Chip Mascot Gallery.

Again, this is from WFMU blog. I am but a shadow on the wall of the cave.

Again, this is free. When I was growing up, this would have cost lots of money to see.

How do you perform on this quiz?

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Monday, June 02, 2008

This guy has a show coming up somewhere but I left the newspaper on the T and I can't find any mention of it online. I'll let you know where it is later. SKUNK!

Yes Probot Productions is still turning the world upside down. I will have Spielberg's awesome German glasses. And I will ride around in a Fisher-Price Mini-Bus.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Yes I named my son after him. At least his middle name. So I feel great reading this appreciation of Louis.

It is also from WFMU. Why even read this when you could be reading WFMU blog?

Finally some great music!!! I heart Andrea Rocca.

Aaand look at the wonderful video to go with it. Thanks WFMU.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Maybe you don't need this so much. But I need it wicked bad.

Thanks WFMU, again.

Also, after wondering for years why Paperrad looked familiar to me, I noticed my kids reading Popcorn by Frank Asch. Very stylish and satisfying illustrations, totally gettin' jacked by the geniuses at Paperrad. Take a look.

Plus, don't look up Paperrad on youtube. NO!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Well Cartoon Brew finally woke me up. Check out these things, per them: Feel Like a Rocket

VOICST Feel Like A Rocket (HD) from Fons Schiedon on Vimeo.


Orderly Confusion. They are both great.

Friday, April 11, 2008

I can't believe how amazing the character design is for Hellboy II. I am not really a comic-book movie nerd. I really liked Hellboy, and I think Guillermo del Toro is the real deal (as is Mike Mignola!).

But this new movie has the best alien creatures I have seen since 1977, and I am as excited about seeing these weird things come to life as I was when I was 7 years old waiting to see Star Wars. Look at these guys!

Plus, check out the intersection of Gary Panter and Marvel Comics. I like to think of myself as more of a RAW guy than a superhero guy, but this meeting of the minds has Jack Kirby written all over it.

Thanks to Drawn! for writing this up.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Another great children's book for anyone whose kids love Halloween (in April): The Witch Casts a Spell. Fantastic spooky yet enchanting collage illustrations of Halloweenland by Barbara Olsen.

Well here is a double-whammy of goodness. I had posted earlier this video by Paul Walker, which is fantastic all by itself. Taking another look, I have deduced that Mr Walker is part of Margin Walker, which has several charming and clever animation videos available at their website.

One of them features Colargol by Tadeusz Wilkosz. Please go find out about him. Great Polish stop motion animations for you!!

Looks like Drawn! found him last year. I missed it. Maybe you did too?

If you were wondering where the Singeon site went, it went here. Apparently Singeon's mom found out about the other website, and threw it away.

No, I'm kidding. I don't know what happened to it.

Here is his myspace page, which is also lovely.

Sunday, March 30, 2008


Here are the dogs that inflate when the subway passes below.

Here are the Al Jaffe fold-ins from the New York Times today, in case you missed it.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Hmm... it's medieval, it's microscopic, and it's mythological. In short, it has everything I look for. The perfect blog item!

It is from the Kyushu Museum, via Pink Tentacle, via Monsterama. What a family tree!

I was going to post an image from Juan Ortiz's wonderful website, but he put a terrifying legal paragraph in there to prohibit using his images at all.

By Heidi Kenney. Nice!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I remember the first few times I saw anything in YouTube-quality pixellated gristlevision, thinking that nobody would want to watch anything this grainy and murky - like an old Edison wax cylinder... yet here we are!

Lo, some things do look better when you can't make out the details - behold
"His Wife Is A Chicken."

Thanks WFMU!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Where do you go to find all those 18th-century Japanese monsters you keep hearing about? Easy! Go here. But bring a friend because it is very scary!

Thanks to Neatorama for finding this crazy junk.

My favorite Bugs cartoon. At least, it's the one that made the biggest impression on me as a 6-year-old. I am not a Bugsologist. Just like this has always been the only Star Trek episode I like, because it scared the Gleem out of me when I was small.

Yours for $525.00!

Just get the DVD. Seriously.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Try some of these. They are mighty strange, but have the ring of truth about them.

If you have to read anyone's blog, just read Modok's. At least he has a reason to be frustrated and full of himself.