Saturday, November 24, 2007

Ugly Drawings

But they're my ugly drawings.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


So, the reason no one reads this blog is simply because I don't put it out there at all. I don't post it in my Cartoon Brew comments, and I don't give the address to my friends. I think the next step, really, is to get my creative stuff on here as soon as possible. Maybe I'll seem like less of a loser.

So, I've been listening to some of the 50's production music that was used for The Ren and Stimpy Show. This makes me super geeky.

Which brings me to the main point of this post: my love for cartoons and my love for music. I really don't know which is more important in my life, especially when the two go so well together. Carl Stalling and Raymond Scott are two of my biggest heroes, as well as Sammy Timberg and the other people involved in the music for the Fleischer studio.

And how can you not like the Cab Calloway Betty Boop cartoons?

My interest in cartoons and music goes together very well, but I'm starting to think music is more of my primary interest, although it has switched back and forth.

Friday, November 16, 2007

A New Post

Hey, a new post!
I decided I might as well continue this blog, just as a record of my animation research. You know, to help me deal with my obsession. It's not really going to be a place to showcase my own animation for the time being, mainly because I'm busy with college and all the post-high school crap. I could come up with more excuses... my animation stand is covered in DVDs... my camera sucks.

Anyway, I wanted to post about one of my new favorite animators, Milton Knight. He's worked for Ralph Bakshi, as well as DiC. Now, up until now, I've disregarded everything made by DiC, with the exception of John K's New Adventures of Beany and Cecil. Well, I was doing some research on Jim Tyer, and somehow I stumble upon this guy named Milton Knight.

The guy has worked on the pilot for The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, which doesn't sound impressive at first, until you see what he did with it. Things worth noting: 1) Gary Owen's voice can be heard (voice of Space Ghost and Powdered Toast Man). 2) Ed Love, who worked on Tex Avery's Swing Shift Cinderella, also worked on this show. My mind has been blown!

It's very fitting that he ended up directing episodes of The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat.

Anyway, I think this guy is great.