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.
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.
Build a portable multiplane animation rig with just a screwdriver and IKEA parts. Costs $60. Takes 20 minutes.
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.
Watch “Mannequin”, a hand-painted animated short by Pete Burkeet, then read an interview with the artist.
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.
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.
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.
A gentle introduction to walk cycles for white board animators. Four drawings, no need for registration.
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.