Here's a fantastic interview with British animator David Firth, creator of Salad Fingers: "I'd describe [my work] as strange, dark, surreal comedy cartoons. Some have a dreamlike feel, some of them are nightmarish, some satirical, and some silly. But most of them are strange."
Click to zoom into Jonathan Potter’s spookily beautiful-animated Julia set. The trick: webGL shaders applied to the scene, making it pulse and glow and coil like a dreaming machine. He also made a Mandelbrot in the same style, without the shaders (which limit how far you can zoom.) [via]
The Cold War was a boon to animators, who were able to express the subversive views that the mainstream wouldn’t dare whisper — see, e.g., Jay Ward’s “Boris and Natasha” — but the toons from the other side of the Iron Curtain are all but unknown in the “Free World.”
Metro Los Angeles created a series of fun and terrifyingly gruesome transit safety animations about how not to get killed! “Safety is our highest priority for Metro riders,” said Metro Board Chair and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. “These videos are edgy by design because we want these messages to stick,” “A lapse of […]
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