Mark Prendergast animated the new video to accompany Bambooman’s track 'Clasp' using nothing but bouncy balls, everyone’s favourite childhood play thing, and lots and lots of sandpaper to slowly reveal the psychedelic, swirling patterns hidden within.
The video is initially comprised of an animated series of lurid bouncy balls spinning and bouncing in perfect synergy with the musical beat. The amazing visuals really kick in when the sanded-down shots, much like a strata-cut animation, slowly reveal hypnotic pools of swirling colour.
Tyler J. Hutchinson is an indie comic creator and also runs communal comic jam site 'We Draw Comics.' His latest project, 'Die Homer,' is a brand new comic that answers the question: “What if the 1988 action movie 'Die Hard' was a comic starring Homer Simpson?”
Homer has been cast a John McClane battling German terrorist Hans Gruber and his cronies during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. The supporting cast are played by a variety of iconic characters lifted from comics, cartoons and video games... Including Moomintroll, Sonic The Hedgehog, Angry Birds, Scrooge McDuck, Garfield, Skeletor, Charlie Brown, Goku, D.W, Gonzo and, of course Marge Simpson as Holly Gennero.
Initially released as a 'zine for the SPX Independent Comics & Cartooning Festival last September, the sell out success is now being serialised on Tapastic (www.diehomer.com), whilst the first 22 pages are already available for digital download on Gumroad for $3.
The first volume of 'Die Homer' concludes with McClane (Homer) dropping Marco's (Skeletor's) corpse onto Sgt. Al Powell's (Charlie Brown's) car, alerting the LAPD! With plenty of the film still left to adapt, we're already eagerly awaiting Die Homer's return in the second volume, which is supposedly going to be unveiled at Thought Bubble this November.
Ross Hogg's 'Scribbledub' looks like a scratch film animation, in which abstract visuals have been scratched and painted directly onto 16 mm film, before being projected. Inspired by the masters of this technique, Len Lye,Norman McLaren & Stan Brakhage, this latest animated project from Ross, a break from his previous more illustrative films, looks hugely intriguing.
"'Scribbledub' explores the dependent relationship between image and sound - the 'scribble' creates the 'dub', the 'dub' informs the 'scribble'."
David Luepschen's latest multimedia animated short, complete with freakish puppets, bizarre stop-motion characters and lurid sets, is an ode to Chatroulette, and the weirdos you're likely to encounter.
Eoin Duffy's 'The Missing Scarf' is finally online after an extensive and unbelievably successful festival run.
Lulled into a false sense of security with it's charmingly cute visuals and the narrative tone of a child’s storybook reading courtesy of George Takei, the short quickly descends into a foreboding exploration of existential nihilism.
45RPM has just released a T-shirt and enamel pin badge featuring a stupidly brilliant mash-up of 1940s graffiti icon Kilroy Was Here & Homer Simpson. The T-shirt sees a droopy-nosed Homer peeping over a brick patterned faux chest pocket, with the phrase 'Kilroy Was Here' emblazoned over the back.
For an unbelievably bargainous £25.00 you can get the T-shirt/badge/sticker/keyring combo pack... That's four idiotic things for the price of one!
This new music video from independent studio ONIONSKIN, made to accompany the track 'Dream Of Kemuriyoru', taken from Mori Wa Ikiteiru's second album 'Good Night', sees a panoramic illustration brought to spectacular life through the magic of barrier grid animation.
SBTRKT's new release 'Wonder Where We Land' is the second album offering from the producer Aaron Jerome and follows his 2011 self-titled debut.
For the new single 'New Dorp. New York', featuring Vampire Weekend's Eza Koenig, SBTRKT have released their first animated music video. Collaborating with director Fons Schiedon and A Hidden Place, the video features the sleek mask-wearing dog (as seen on the album artwork) stalk the smokey alleyways of New York city!
Bristol-based artist, illustrator, designer, photographer and all-round talented bastard 45RPM made this kit-bashed Goofy wrestling figure for the Streets Of Beige 'Plastik Schmack!' bootleg toy exhibition. We especially like the card back depicting Goofy kicking the shit out of Pluto, egged on by the rest of the Club House gang!
'Plastik Schmack!' is the third Streets Of Beige exhibition, and their second foray into the increasingly prominent bootleg toy scene. They released TMNT homage, 'Nobody Likes Leonardo' with RichT & Goodleg Toys earlier this year. Alongside 'Goofe', the exhibition featured a freakish array of mangled characters, including several nods towards 'The Simpsons'... An extra special "Swag Hipster" edition of Ash Davies' 'Bartholio', Andrew Richmond's 'Bad-Ass Grampa', and a tribute to Action Bronson customised from a Comic Book Guy figure by SOB x Bernard Rollins!
'Goofe' is still available to purchase through the SOB online store, priced £100.
Independent UK animator Thomas Knowler devised a series of wacky mechanical doodads and seemingly pointless thingamyjigs, powered by tiny yellow and blue imps, to accompany the new Alphabets Heaven & Deft track, 'Pride & Joy'.
Each machine powers the next... But what is exactly at the end of that cable!?
'Pride & Joy' comes from the new Alphabets Heaven EP 'Everything Stays The Same', available digitally from King Deluxe: store.kingdeluxe.ca