About My Baby
It Don’t Matter If You’re
Black Or White
This is an abandoned project and study, pretty much in preparation for my one minute puberty piece. vimeo.com/20793651
While this is pretty much character designs plus wacky transitions, you can see how I applied this approach to my animation work later. I want to develop this approach further at some point. For now, its a nice study and tribute to a certain michael jackson video. The “John Jay Marathon” tune was made by beatbox legend Mando.
edit: this test was featured on cartoon brew. :O
This is my new short One Minute Puberty. Puberty, the fun and exciting times you had with pimples, uncontrolled new powers, and a thousand things you tried out for the first time. Metamorphosis and change and chaos of becoming a real person are some of the themes that I tried to touch on. I drew everything myself (12 frames/secound) and all in all I might have worked around seven weeks on it. The awesome soundtrack and sound effects was done by my friend Niklas.
Here is a also a poem by John Jay Marathon to get you in the mood.
YOUR LIFE IS ON FIRE
NO CLOUD MAY HARM YOU IN THE HEAVENS YOU ARE IN.
NO FROST MAY BURN YOUR HARVEST THAT YOU HAVE NOT BROUGHT IN.
NO RAT CAN BITE YOU, IN THE DEEPEST OF ALL SLEEPS.
THE FIRE IS INSIDE OF YOU.
TRUELY, THE FIRE INSIDE OF YOU!
–Johannesson James Maratown