Kiernan Sjursen-Lien’s “Saxon” Kickstarter

We talk to independent animator and comic artist Kiernan Sjursen-Lien about developing original animated films, and their Kickstarter campaign for Saxon, an animated miniseries following a teenage dropout and their cat as they solve the mysterious death of a local teen.

A $20 DIY Animation Light Box That Requires No Tools To Make

8″ x 10″ x 1″ acrylic shadow box + 8″ x 10″ x 1 5/8″ cradled birch panel + battery-powered LED pen light = an animation light box for the masses.

Pocket Guide to Smartphone Animation

DIY Animation Club’s Pocket Guide to Smartphone Animation is a single page, print-and-fold minizine with some thoughts about jumping into making hand-drawn animations with your phone.

“Glitter Blood for all the Wins”: 5 Questions With Kelly Gallagher

An interview with DIY animation powerhouse Kelly Gallagher (Pen Up The Pigs, etc.)

Simplified Walk Cycles for the Stick Figure Artist

A gentle introduction to walk cycles for white board animators. Four drawings, no need for registration.

iOS animation workflow, part 1: Doodling in Time

This is part one in a three-part series where I break down how I use iOS apps to make sketchbook drawings into fully realized animated micro shorts.

Lip Semi-Sync: The Incomplete Guide to Mouth Flapping

A gentle introduction to animating dialogue.

“Stilton’s In Charge”

Watch our first-ever Screening Room selection, a short film by Jonni Phillips and Victoria Vincent, made with sharpies, construction paper, and a 10-year-old webcam. Then, read an interview with the makers.