Multiplane Animation Rig IKEA Build

Build A Multiplane Animation Rig from IKEA Parts for Just $60

Build a portable multiplane animation rig with just a screwdriver and IKEA parts. Costs $60. Takes 20 minutes. Read more

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. Read more

Recommended Listen: Cuphead’s Joseph Coleman on The Animated Journey podcast

I just stumbled on The Animated Journey podcast’s longform interview with Joseph Coleman, who was one of the animator-designers on Cuphead. It’s a great listen. Check it out. Read more

The One-Page Zine As Brainstorming Tool

Earlier this year, I went to a Zine Fest Houston workshop where we learned to make a one-page zine out of a single sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ paper. Since then, I’ve incorporated these tiny zines into my development process for all animation projects. Read more


Watch “Mannequin”, a hand-painted animated short by Pete Burkeet, then read an interview with the artist. Read more

“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. Read more

Kiernan Sjursen-Lien’s “Saxon” Kickstarter

Indie animator and comic artist Kiernan Sjursen-Lien on developing Saxon, an upcoming miniseries following a teenage dropout and their cat, who struggle to solve the mysterious death of a local teen. Read more

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. Read more

Simplified Walk Cycles for the Stick Figure Artist

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

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. Read more

Lip Semi-Sync: The Incomplete Guide to Mouth Flapping

A gentle introduction to animating dialogue. Read more

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

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