Saturday, September 22, 2012

Little Nemo's Slumberland and Coney Island

Above is a link to a fascinating documentary on Coney Island.  Beautiful and horrifying, the story of Luna Park and Dreamland was the birthing place for Little Nemo's adventures in Slumberland, Winsor McCay's fabulous comic strip which ran from 1905 to 1925.  All the lavish architecture and circus atmosphere of  Slumberland was realized in these two parks that thrilled and terrified visitors through out the early 1900's.

If you are unfamiliar with either Coney Island or Little Nemo, they are well worth looking into.  Both are the stuff of dreams.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Halloween Special

Okay the date has been announced for the mystery project I posted about earlier on this blog.  The background design is very nicely done and some use the mutliplane feature to stunning effect.  I enjoyed animating on it and hope you check out "Hoops & Yoyo's Haunted Halloween"!

Hallmark Channel Original Animated Special
Friday, October 26 (7p.m. ET/PT, 6C)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Tiny Art

Sometimes I see things that blow my mind. Here is a guy, Willard Wigan, who sculpts pieces so small they fit into the eye of a needle. He sells these things for unbelievable amounts of money. What blows my mind is that he can do it and that people have the money to buy them.
Check out his gallery and the videos on him here: