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.