Joshua Catalano: POULICROC

'Poulicroc' by Joshua Catalano (aka Laurent Ulvoas) was created as an imitation music video for 1983 electronic synth-pop track 'Teenager' by Mariah.


Brian Ewing: Simpsons Prints



Galerie F. in Chicago recently presented a solo exhibition by Ohio-based illustrator Brian Ewing. 'Scream With Me' is a collection of new print works by Ewing focusing on horror pop culture. Alongside Nosferatu and Frankenstein there is a series of Bart and Milhouse variants inspired by 'The Simpsons Tree House Of Horror' episodes. They feature a variety of paired designs produced in a mix of brightly coloured, glow in the dark and metallic inks.

The prints are available in 'Classic', 'Skeletal', 'Skeletal Brown', 'Halloween' and 'Hulk Smash' colour-ways for both Bart Simpson and Milhouse VanHouten. The 18" x 24" screen prints were produced in small editions of 75 units, signed and numbered by the artist, and priced $50 via the Galerie F. online store.


PACO - September

Japanese duo Aaco and Shinpei (aka PACO) have recently released an Earth Wind & Fire tribute/covers album! The first single released sees 'September' re-worked in their hyperactive J-Pop style, and accompanied by some equally zany visuals from independent animator Kohei Yoshino.

Kohei has been know to experiment with a variety of techniques, but this latest piece takes simple GC animation devoid of shading, lighting and distinct outlines, and looks purely at colour, shape and movement.

Mori Wa Ikiteiru - Dream Of Kemuriyoru III

Onionskin have just unveiled their epic third and final panoramic barrier grid animation music video for Mori Wa Ikiteiru's triptych track 'Dream Of Kemuriyoru'...


How Dragons Disappear - Pukyboog

TACHYONS+ are a Video Glitch Synth design team that supplies unique and low cost hands-on tools for video artists around the world. They also use their magical machines, often modified from obsolete games consoles, to produce their own wonderfully glitched out pixel art music videos.

Logan Owlbeemoth of TACHYONS+ created this music video for the track 'Pukyboog' by How Dragons Disappear. Using a modified Sega Genesis and a Beavis and Butt-head cartridge, the video sees Beavis and Butt-head headbanging away in front of garishly coloured and pixelated backdrops.

The track will soon be available on cassette via the Detroit Underground label: www.detroitunderground.net


Volatile-Vertex: Batman x Adventure Time



Digital artist Volatile-Vortex has created a series of 3D renders mashing together characters from 'Batman' and 'Adventure Time'.

They're brilliant!







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Kiko Veneno & Martín Buscaglia - Cuando

Spanish musical duo Kiko Veneno & Martín Buscaglia are now collectively known as 'El Pimiento Indomable' ('The Indomitable Pepper'). Recorded sporadically over a two year period, their new self-titled album, was pieced together through Skype sessions, emailed audio files, a brief meeting in Nairobi and a final mix in an LA studio.

'Cuando', the first track released from the album, features an animated music video from Perles & Perles, a small independent animation studio helmed by brothers Esteban & Pedro Perles. The video is pieced together in a similar manner to the albums completion, resulting in a wonderful patchwork of gorgeously surreal snippets.


Hem - Jack The Pine

New York-based folksters Hem recently announced their first single release of 2014...

Stephanie Swart created this stunning animated music video to accompany the song 'The Jack Pine', taken from the album 'Departure and Farewell'.


Isaac King: Sticks And Stones

'Sticks and Stones' by Isaac King is an animated story about a young boy exploring his world, mediated by technology and social media.

"Are we a part of nature, or outside it? Is it "human nature" to be cruel? Through empathy, we learn everything is connected."


Sock Monkey Animated Teaser



GadZOOKS! Indie comic book creator Tony Millionaire and animation artist Matt Danner are hopefully developing a full length feature film based on Millionaire's Sock Monkey character.

Tony first met Matt whilst working on 'The Drinky Crow Show' for Adult Swim. They quickly struck up a friendship and agreed to collaborate on a project adapting the exisiting Sock Monkey graphic stories into a fully rounded long-from narrative, far more suitable for a feature film.

As the story came together, they soon realised that the idea they'd had for a film would also make a great adventure book. Staying true to the original comics and their charming characters, the new book titled 'Sock Monkey Into The Deep Woods' is already available, published by Fantagraphics this October.

Tony and Matt are currently pitching the new script alongside this live action/CGI animation proof-of-concept (based on 'Sock Monkey: The Glass Doorknob') around Hollywood. Hopefully some savvy studio will pick it up and we'll get to see Uncle Gabby brought to the big screen!

"In the film, Uncle Gabby the sock monkey, the stuffed Mr. Crow, and the porcelain doll Inches go on a rescue mission to save their human owner, Ann-Louise, who they fear has been kidnapped by a monster. Along the way, they encounter fanciful creatures including the Trumbernick (the pixie shaman of the forest), a giant sea monster, the Guardsmen of Bear Town, and a flock of flying harpies." - Matt Danner

Iria Lopez: Jamón

Spanish born freelance animator & illustrator Iria Lopez graduated from the MA course in Animation Direction at the National Film and Television School, Beaconsfield, in 2012 with this gorgeously hand-drawn animated short, titled 'Jamón'.

'Jamón' ('Ham') abstractly tackles the subject of social acceptance. Drawing directly from her own experiences as a young vegetarian (some of the dialogue is inspired by her own mothers comments at the dinner table) they story is told through José, a lone teenage pig living in a pork-obsessed Spanish town. José is the only pig in his town, but one day a new neighbour moves in, and José is confronted with who he really is and the townsfolk's attitude toward his kind!


Lily Fang: The Thing Under The Tree

Lily Fang's sublimely animated and strangely unnerving RCA 2013 graduation short 'The Thing Under The Tree' is finally available online for everyone to view and enjoy!

"Gabby keeps bothering her older sister Tam to play, so Tam tells a story about a monster that lives in the forest. Whatever you do, she says, you can’t let it see your face..."


Josh Parker: Llama

Josh Parker animated these cute Llama sequences for an unfortunately abandoned children's app. The undisclosed clients opted to go in a different direction with the design... The fools!

We love 'em!


James - All I'm Saying

Swiftly following the spectacular 'Moving On' stop motion from Ainslie Henderson, we're once again compelled to share a James music video.

Our hands are tied! Despite their terribly dull music they've wowed us again with another superbly animated music video, this time accompanying the track 'All I'm Saying'.

Directed and animated by Péter Vácz, the video sees "a man on a quest to find the spirit of a woman to whom he could never say goodbye."


Bootleg Bart: Black Bart Bootleg Toy



Leo at Bootleg Bart has been cataloging the cultural phenomena of knock-off Simpsons T-shirt for over a decade. With a book somewhere already in the pipeline, the Bootleg Bart online shop recently dropped a rather unexpected treat.

Teaming up with Manny X Romero at Patrullax, they unveiled a super limited custom action figure, Black Bart With Gold Chain! Booted from an original 1989 Playmates Bart figurine, the 3" tall piece pays homage the the classic 90's Black Bart imagery. Each figure was individually cast in brown resin, hand-painted in neon green & orange clothing, and completed with a chunky gold chain accessory. It also comes packaged in a custom blister pack with a card back board hinting at three other possible releases... Nuclear Bart, Bad Acid Bart and Vandal Bart!



The piece was limited to just 10 units with a very reasonable $50 price tag. Unsurprisingly, it sold out in under 2 hours! You should subscribe to Bootleg Bart newsletter to be in with a remote chance of bagging the next release.