In acknowledgement of evangelical comic artist Jack Chick's death yesterday, please enjoy this classic animation of the Chick tract "Somebody Goofed," created in 1998 by longtime Boing Boing pals Syd Garon and Rodney Ascher.
Joseph Plateau invented the phenakistoscope in 1832 and revolutionized visual media by paving the way to modern animation. This lovely tribute repurposes some of his most famous works. Here's how to make your own, which kids can do with a little help. Image: YouTube / kleshaproduction READ THE REST
Kris Genijn and Pieter Vanluffelen describe their award-winning film as "a poetic creational epic about perseverance and passion, crafted with the same traits." They also spoke with Belgium's Cinevox about Ultrapictura, which developed software specifically for this movie. The director was originally going to do the whole thing by hand, which sounds exceedingly laborious. Image:… READ THE REST
Martin de Thurah blended sculpture, animation, and live action to amp up the dread in the video for Active Child's "Color Me." On the project's site, de Thurrah says, "I wanted to make something frightening, and I know it is very hard. To create a film in which someone was physically penetrated by their own… READ THE REST
It's a toss-up over which harmful airborne pathogen is most disruptive for every American living on the west coast these days. As horrible as coronavirus has been, experts would probably say the recent wildfires have been what's truly been borderline apocalyptic from an air quality standpoint. In fact, global air quality trackers with IQAir said… READ THE REST
The website Autowise recently asked fans on Twitter to name their top American dream car. And as it turns out, the U.S. has more ecologically minded car owners than you might think. In fact, drivers in 20 states said the dream car they salivated over the most…was a Tesla. As that survey shows, the luxury… READ THE REST
With most of the world more conscious than ever about their carbon footprint and the sustainability of the actions they take, it begs an important question — can air travel ever be green? Unfortunately, giant planes provide a giant amount of carbon emissions. In fact, one flight from New York City to Amsterdam produces emissions… READ THE REST