An "Object at Rest" is a 6-minute animated cartoon by Seth Boyden. He says, the cartoon "follows the life of a stone as it travels over the course of millennia, facing nature's greatest obstacle: human civilization." It was his final thesis film at CalArts. Well done, Seth!
If you enjoy animation, a wild selection of veterans and emerging cartoonists are on Instagram. Back in the pre-internet days, if you wanted to get a peek inside an artist's sketchbook, you had to know them personally. Instagram cartoonists typically turn their creativity towards making artistic mashups of disparate styles or franchises, and Kev Craven… READ THE REST
In the video linked above, Seaniccus explains why Donald Duck got ditched in favor of Scrooge in the 80s version of Ducktales. Who's never wrong but always right? Who'd never dream of starting a fight? Who gets stuck with all the bad luck? No one, but (a carefully rebooted) Donald Duck. I've always had a special… READ THE REST
Looking at the wave of video game mascots with an attitude created to cash in on Sonic the Hedgehog's early 90s dominance feels like a fever dream. There was an innumerable roster of pretenders to the throne with games like Awesome Possum, Fartman, and Gex littering the market. Some characters like Crash Bandicoot have fared better than others, earning a coveted… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Although we've been getting all googly-eyed over air fryers for years now, the air fryer craze reached critical mass over the past couple of years. Maybe it's due in part to people spending… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Making New Year's resolutions may be something of a fool's gambit considering how few people actually follow through with them. But most of those people don't make significant financial investments into their resolutions… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Falling into bad habits often comes from stress, whether it's guzzling a glass or two of wine after a long day at work or scrolling through your phone into the wee hours of… READ THE REST