Dead All Along: Gorey-inspired, Halloween-y, retropop music video

Animator/illustrator Giles Timms, whose short films we've featured on Boing Boing Video before, has just released a new video with a song by Ceri Frost.

The short version? "Enchanted by a pixie, a child called Yorick enters a magical kingdom, but when Yorick returns he finds his world ravaged by time." The video is set in a hand-drawn pen-and-ink world inspired by Edward Gorey, animated in a "paper cut-out" style.

Dead All Along (YouTube).


  1. Double A+ on the animation and the tune ain’t bad either. I went into a sort of self-imposed indie rock exile a few years ago because it was all starting to make my forehead tingle like when you get a whiff of sour milk. But I like the cheap-sounding guitar and I’m a sucker for the late ’80s Brit-pop thang. Sounds like a missing 45 from the Sarah catalog. The Ceri Frost site is cool and the other tunes are pretty good as well. A very nice find.

  2. Beautiful video! Love the hand drawn look and the little creatures especially at around 1:11. The song is great too – very catchy!

  3. I love this! The hand drawn, hand made feel of the animation works really well with low fi catchy song. Makes for a dark fairy tale , but with a real lightness of touch and beguiling innocence. Ceri Frost website is great to, liked his other songs especially ‘Drowning Like Nemo’.

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