Jesse Moynihan: Manly

Frederator's Cartoon Hangover presents a new cartoon, 'Manly' by Jesse Moynihan ('Adventure Time', 'Forming') and his brother Justin! If this initial episode receives enough positive interest it will be continued into a full web series, like previous Cartoon Hangover success stories 'Bravest Warriors' and 'Bee And PuppyCat.'

"Manly is sent on a mission to save her brother and gain the approval of her father, who happens to be the emperor god of the universe (and kind of a jerk)."

This first episode is brilliantly confusing, only hinting at a universe of absurdist, supernatural, sci-fi, mythological depth, akin to Moynihan's epic and on-going serialised web-comic 'Forming'. We have to see more of this made... It's only going to get better with each additional episode! Head over to Cartoon Hangover and show 'Manly' some love!

BRVTVS Collective: Horde

Four Supinfocom graduates, Thibaud Clergue, Aurelien Duhayon, Sebastien Iglesias and Camille Perrin, now collectively known as the BRVTVS Collective have unveiled their first animated short.

'Horde' is a stunningly well animated piece, in which we see a demonic biker gang "recruit" a new member for their undead throng.

Flairs, of Hit 'N' Run records, composed the suitably atmospheric John Carpenter-esque soundtrack.


Raoul Olou: Jump

Watch Raoul Olou's newest animated short, titled 'Jump'...

"Shadows on the wall. Noises down the hall. Life doesn't frighten me at all.." Maya Angelou


African Apparel: Holotropic Beaver Synthesis T-shirt



African Apparel is a Bristol-based artist T-shirt label rooted in the flourishing underground art and music scene. Their latest tee, 'Holotropic Beaver Synthesis', features a bizarre amalgamation of Homer Simpson and Beavis, from 'Beavis and Butt-head, alongside an array of symbolic pictograms.

"I am you and you are me and we are both simultaneously dead and alive."

The T-shirt is available in two colour-ways via the African Apparel online store, priced £28.00.

Over The Garden Wall



Here is a first look at 'Over The Garden Wall, a ten episode mini-series that will debut in the US later this year.

Created by Pat McHale (creative director, 'Adventure Time') and art directed by Nick Cross ('PigGoatBananaMantis!', 'Black Sunrise') 'Over The Garden Wall' sees brothers Wirt & Greg find themselves lost in an unknown land inspired by ghost stories, superstition, and phantasmagorical adventures akin to 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'The Wizard of Oz.'

Mikey Please: Marilyn Myller

After a hugely successful festival run Mikey Please's 'Marilyn Myller' has finally made it's online debut. Presented by Parabella, a studio based in east London with a love for story telling and beautifully crafted animation, recently founded by Mikey and fellow RCA graduate Dan Ojari.

The film retains the intricate white foam stop-motion modeling, as seen in Mikey's acclaimed short 'The Eagleman Stag' and the TV On The Radio 'Second Song' MV, which is quickly becoming Please’s trademark style.

"Marilyn maketh and marilyn taketh awateth. Marilyn is trying really had to create something good. For once, her expectation and reality are going to align. It will be epic, it will be tear jerkingly profound, it will be perfect. Nothing can go wrong."


Lucas Jubb: Simpsons Club Patches



Freelance illustrator and illustrative designer Lucas Jubb dedicates all his time to make the world a beautiful and more interesting place to live in. Alongside his professional output he creates personal projects more in-tune with his own hobbies and interests.

Lucas is obviously a massive fan of 'The Simpsons' (Who isn't, right!?) and as a result he has designed and released some unusual fan-art pieces based on classic episodes.

Inspired by clubs and organisations from the episodes 'Kamp Krusty' and 'Bart The General', Lucas has released two, very limited, embroidered sew-on-patches, ideal for embellishing any Simpson fans denim jacket or rucksack!



The 'Kamp Krusty' patch, inspired by the run down summer camp from the episode of the same name, was also influenced in its design by classic American Scouts patches and the three triangles are a nod towards the face paint Bart adopts during his time at the camp.

“Dear Mom, I no longer fear Hell, for I have been to Kamp Krusty. Our nature hikes have become grim death marches. Our arts and crafts hut is, in truth, a Dickensian workhouse. Bart makes it through the day clinging to his hope that Krusty the Klown will come. But I am far more pessimistic. I am not even sure if this letter will reach you, as the normal lines of communication have been cut. So I close by saying, SAVE US! SAVE US NOW! Bart and Lisa.”



The 'Bart Simpson Tree House Club' patch was inspired by the classic season one episode 'Bart The General', in which Bart, Grampa Simpson, and Herman Hermann rally the town’s children into fighting back against Nelson Muntz and his bullying cronies. The three logs illustrated in the design obviously refer to Bart's three house HQ, whilst also hinting at military service stripes.

“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Contrary to what you’ve just seen, war is neither glamorous nor fun. There are no winners, only losers. There are no good wars, with the following exceptions: The American Revolution, World War II, and the Star Wars Trilogy. If you’d like to learn more about war, there’s lots of books in your local library, many of them with cool, gory pictures”

These first two patches are due for release via the A Little Summit online store on August 1st, limited to just 15 units each and priced at a very reasonable £7.00 a piece! These are sure to sell out unbelievably quickly.



There is also an illustration for a 'Springfield Wacking Day' patch in Lucas' Instagram feed, alluding to the possibility of more Simpsons patches to come! Which other Simpsons clubs and organisation would you like to see... Perhaps the 'Stonercutters' or the 'Krusty Klub'!?

Alex Grigg: Tower Block

Alex Grigg's animated loop 'Tower Block' is a voyeuristic peep through the windows of those weirdos living next door!


Rairairai Team - Toyokazu

We're always thrilled to see a new animated music videos from independent Japanese animation studio ONIONSKIN... They never disappoint!

Their latest offering, animated to accompany the Rairairai Team track 'Toyokazu', looks like the demented felt-tip, pencil crayon and Microsoft Paint scribblings of a lovelorn school girl!


Brikk: A Story Of A Story

Swedish animation studio Brikk created this self-initiated project in order to illustrate to their clients the playful yet complex process behind their work.

"It (animation) can all seem a bit too magical and otherworldly (because in a way it is), but it’s also a damn serious process. We wanted to explain how each step leads to another in the twist of a story and have fun with loads of different animation techniques... An ode to our own job, ‘cause that’s how much we love it!" Brikk


Will Blood: Bare Bones



Like a macabre taxidermist, Brighton-based illustrator, Will Blood has applied his swarm of Dermestid beetles in the skeletonisation of all your favourite cartoon characters.

The series of skeletal drawings features 'Adventure Time' through to 'Zelda', all stripped back to their "Bare Bones"!

Available now as a range of high-quality A4 digital prints, T-shirts and Tote Bags through Will's online store.




Timor Barshtman: Habitus

Timor Barshtman's graduation project for Shenkar College of Engineering and Design Visual Communication department 2014, is wonderfully stylised animated short called 'Habitus.'

The piece illustrates how our unique life experiences all inform our individual characteristics and behavior... Our personalities a messy construct, designed by it's environment in order to best survive and thrive in it.


Alexey Zakharov: Futurama 3D

Russian digital artist and animator Alexey Zakharov has created a short 3D test shot of the 'Futurama' opening credits... We'd love to see more!


Ash Davies: Bartholio Toy



Disart ToyLabs have partnered with tattooist Ash Davies, to unleash this Bart Simpson x Beavis mash-up, dubbed the 'Bartholio' bootleg!

Inspired by Ash’s hugely popular pin badge design of the same creation, the hilarious mash-up of iconic ′90s cartoons has been kit-bashed by Disart’s Tru:Tek from a vintage 4″ Beavis bendy toy, and an originally sculpted Bart head from NolanJP.

The three variants made their debut at the Cardiff Tattoo and Toy Con, with the remainging stock now available through the AshMadeThese online store.



Bartholio “OG Hand Paint” edition: Cast in hard resin, these limited figures have been painstakingly hand-painted by Ash. Each is unique, with an individually cutomised metal-tinged slogan scrawled across the front of the T-shirt. Priced £25.00



Bartholio “Naked Bart” and “Naked Beavis” jumbo keshi editions: Cast in a keshi-style rubber, these playable versions have been produced in yellow and flesh inspired by both 'The Simpsons' and 'Beavis & Butthead' skin tones. Priced £10.00 each.

Keep your eyes peeled for more variants and exclusive editions, coming soon!

Johnny Ryan: Prison Pit Trailer

Johnny Ryan's fascination with WWE wrestling, grindhouse cinema, first-person action video games, Gary Panter's Jimbo comics and Kentaro Miura's 'Berserk' manga culminated in the creation of the 'Prison Pit' series of books, a brutal and often hilarious showcase of comic violence!

The first volume of 'Prison Pit', featuring Cannibal Fuckface, Jizzra, Rabies Bloodbath, Rottweiler Herpes and the Prison Guards kicking the shit out of each other, is finally being adapted into an animated short by Rug Burn, an animation channel on YouTube founded by Titmouse & Six Point Harness.

You can pre-order a digital download of 'Prison Pit - Volume One' now. A limited edition DVD and T-shirt option is also available for pre-order, with 50% of the proceed going towards animating more 'Prison Pit!' The successful completion of the 5-book 'Prison Pit' series would flow together like a full-length feature film!

Watch the trailer:

Efrat Benzur - Robin

Renowned Israeli stop-motion animators Yuval & Merav Nathan created this gorgeous music video for 'Robin' by Efrat Benzur.

Painstakingly animating fresh plants, petals, leaves, pine cones and sticks, picked straight out of nature, the duo bring to life the plight and salvation of a fainting Robin.


Nendo Winnie The Pooh Glassware



Following on from their range of knitting-clad wooden furniture, subtly suggesting Winnie The Pooh and Friends characters, Nendo have now released a range of glassware inspired by the lovable bear.

The Pooh Glassware was designed for Walt Disney in Japan as part of a series of products themed around the children's story books. Keeping the glass components as simple as possible, the designers could focus their attention on creating a series of yellow silicon bases and tops that depict the activities and habitats of the cartoon bear.

The lids, stoppers and coasters capture some of Pooh's most notorious mishaps, including climbing trees, sticking his head in a jar of honey and hanging from a balloon.



Jasu Hu: Life

This beguiling short about the fleetingness of life, beautifully illustrated through the antler growth of a young deer and falling cherry blossom, was animated by Maryland Institute College of Art illustration student Jasu Hu.


Lucien Antigny: BARK

Lucien Antigny's EMCA graduation short 'BARK' tells the story of a derange lumberjack, still sharing his remote forest cabin with the decomposing bodies of his deceased family.


Matt Gondek: Kill 'Em All Zine



Have you ever wondered what some of your favourite cartoon, TV and movie characters would look with exploding faces? Well, wonder no more! Illustrator Matt Gondek, aka The Frown Crown, has complied a 14 page black & white zine titled 'Kill 'Em All!' of just such cartoonish cranial cataclysm.

Buy 'Kill 'Em All!' through The Frown Crown online store for just $5.00!



Justine Vuylsteker: Fish Don't Need Sex

Justine Vuylsteker's Esaat graduation short, 'Fish Don't Need Sex', is a sensuously animated silhouetted paper-craft tryst between two lovers, built around the track 'Glace Bay' by Marconi Union.


Wizard Skull: The "Michael Bay" Series



Brooklyn-based artist and illustrator Wizard Skull is infamous for his use of grotesquely perverse cartoon pop-culture imagery. His latest project, dubbed 'The "Michael Bay" Series', sees him fuck up animation classics worse than Michael Bay!

The project utalises the actual animation cels used to produce the original cartoons... 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe', 'The Smurfs', 'The Real Ghostbusters' and the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' have already had weird embellishments and additional characters painted into the frames, both destroying the original and creating a new piece of art in the process.




Wong Ping: Stop Peeping

Chinese illustrator, animator and audio visual director Wong Ping follows his last animated short 'Slow Sex' with something equally perverse.

'Stop Peeping' tells the story of a man who repeatedly breaks into his neighbors apartment so can wring out her sweaty clothes to make ice lollies... Perfectly normal them!?


Hugo Moreno: Home

Over a year ago we posted Hugo Moreno's faux-trailer for 'Canyon', an animated voyeuristic thriller set in a sprawling desert landscape... Now he's back with what looks like another mini-short/trailer called 'Home'.

'Home' is presented as an epic sci-fi blockbuster in the style of Jean Giraud. It looks absolutely fantastic! If this was a real feature film, we would definitely be first in line to see it!


Jonah Ainslie & George Heaven: Football Babes

Jonah Ainslie & George Heaven's absurdly animated World Cup tribute simply combines scantily clad women and football.


Benjamin Scheuer - Cookie-tin Banjo

'Cookie-tin Banjo' is taken from Benjamin Scheuer's live show and one-man musical performance called 'The Lion'.

'The Lion' is an autobiographical coming-of-age story, centered around the conflicted relationship he had with his late father. Scheuer's musical narrative enables him to retrospectively view his father as a complete man with both wonderful qualities and deep flaws, rather than the hagiographic figure that was presented to him as a child.

'Cookie-tin Banjo', animated by Carlos de Faria, Peter Dodd, Peter Baynton at Radish Pictures, is gorgeously illustrated like a children's picture book, as Benjamin fondly recalls the toy banjo made for him by his father and the musical ambitions it inspired.

Utterly charming!


MVH Philadelphia: Bootleg Simpsons


'Monsters 4 Morons' zine by Mason

MVH (Milhouse Van Houten) Philadelphia are obsessed with bootleg culture... Especially 'The Simpsons!' Curated by Pizza Pete & Mason, The MVH Philadelphia online store is packed with unofficial Simpsons merchandise created by themselves and other like-minded bootleggers.

Here we've posted a couple of our choice picks, but check out milhouse.bigcartel.com for the full range of goodies.

¡Ay, caramba!


'Marge Monster' T-shirt by Jeroen Huijbregts


'SurfBort: Bart Knows Beyonce' postcard by Ben Kopp

Brian Smee: Sports

This CalArts graduation short from Brian Smee is excruciating to watch... Every oozing blister, ruptured ligament, and bloodied, stumbling footprint make me feel quite queasy, but the stunning animation make it impossible to look away. Stunning!


Plurabelle - Our Fires

This incredible pixelated music video, animated by Mattis Dovier, looks like it has been lifted directly from the darkest recesses of Ceefax!

The ominous visuals, inspired by Maruo Suehiro's grotesque-erotic underground Manga, B-movies, John Carpenter and illustrator Charles Burns, include a ritualistic ceremony, mystical symbols and skin-crawling possession... All symbolic of the transition into adulthood!

This unnerving animation wonderfully complements the dark foreboding tone set by Plurabelle, and their new track 'Our Fires.'

’Our Fires’ is taken from the 'Phantom Pyramid' LP, out June 16th on Stellar Kinematics. Digital LP and/or Vinyl LP Limited to 300 copies: Plurabelle - Phantom Pyramid


Fabrice Le Nezet: Mother

This mono-chromatic animated short from Fabrice Le Nezet is somewhat reminiscent of UsTwoGames 'Monument Valley', with its Escher-esque cubist landscapes populated by tiny figures.

'Mother' is a spectacular departure from Fabrice's recent body of work (vast concrete and steel sculptures,) but embodies the same architectural, pure, minimal abstraction.


Andy Heck Boyd: Micxkey Mous



Andy Heck Boyd is an artist and video-maker from Exeter, New Hampshire, USA. His work is a visceral assault of cartoonish pop-culture icons, from Mickey Mouse to The Simpsons, collaged together in an almost unviewable barrage of visuals and sound.

Andy has recently started offering digital paintings for sale, either as 9x12” archival inkjet prints or 9x12” canvas print. Here we've shared his 'Micxkey Mous' image, available as a canvas print for $175.00 through his online store: Andy Heck Boyd Store

We've also shared 'Do Doo Dooo', a recent animated short highlighting Boyd's work at its most insane and best!

Enjoy!?


Flight Brigade - Sirens

Designer who animates Simon Roberts created this epic stop-motion music video, for emerging band Flight Brigade, with a vast number of lolly-pop sticks and a patient, painstaking approach.

Loosely following the lyrics of Flight Brigade's track 'Sirens', we witness a father walks through a wintery landscape before boarding a steam train in the hopes of reaching his far-away daughter, after learning she is in distress.

"The train travels along a seemingly endless railway line through a snowy landscape of bare trees, with the passing of days and nights marked as the light changes. The railway track rises and tangles to form a mountain that the train rattles through on its journey."


Johan Rodrigues - Coast

Elisa Morais and María Álvarez are a Spanish animation duo, collectively known as Sois de Traca. Born in Central Spain, now based in Manchester, the friends have know each other for over a decade and collaborate closely on all their projects, "finding inspiration in daily inconsistencies, human nature and other irregularities."

Their latest project is gorgeous water-colour animated music video for Johan Rodrigues, in which we're taken on a picturesque journey from coast to coast. This is Sois de Traca's second animated outing with Johan Rodrigues, so we've also posted the 'Sail Away' music video from 2013.





Felt Mistress Cartoon Creations



Felt Mistress AKA Louise Evans is a trained fashion designer and millinery, who has switched her sewing skills to the production of quirky one-off bespoke creatures. Over the years her work as been exhibited in the UK and internationally, with occasional cartoon-themed pieces cropping up for fan-art shows.

Felt Mistress recently created this TMNT tribute for the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' 30th Anniversary' exhibition, opening on July 12th, through to August 3rd, 2014, at Gallery Nucleus. The Marceline and Mr. Krabs plushies featured in similar 'Adventure Time' and 'SpongeBob SquarePants' shows, also for the Gallery Nucleus.


Brutus The Bound - The Infinite Gladiator

The new animated web series from Exit 73 Studios is pitched as a gorier, more barbaric take on the 'Samurai Jack' narrative.

"Brutus, a great warrior from a distant planet, is ripped from his past and taken to the future of an evil Overlord. The Overlord holds Brutus' family hostage, and binds Brutus in a temporal harness, forcing him to become an Infinite Gladiator, fighting opponents throughout time and space."

We'll definitely be tuning in for episode 1!


Dorian Concept - Draft Culture

'Draft Culture', the new track by Dorian Concept, is accompanied by hypnotic kaleidoscopic animated visuals by prcls.

'Draft Culture' is taken from his new album 'Joined Ends', released September 22nd 2014 on Ninja Tune.


Oh shu - Thailand

Overture is the collaborative name of animation duo Jason & Aya Brown. They describe themselves as two dreamers, letting their thoughts overlap and mingle with the real-world to realise their ideas, as well as those if their clients.

Their latest animated project, titled 'Coast', is actually the official music video to accompany the track 'Thailand' by Japanese soloist Oh shu. In the video we see an old woman confront the ocean, before sprouting sea creature-like pokemon-esque sprites at the expense of her own well-being, before succumbing to the sea.


The Peach Kings - Mojo Thunder

The Peach Kings paired with Ataboy, a New York-based design-driven production studio, with directors Kris Merc and Benjy Brooke at the helm, in the concoction of this deliciously dark animated music video.

Inspired by late 80s film noir, Max Fleischer's weirdest creations and the song's smokey otherworldly sex appeal, the video for 'Mojo Thunder' is a black and white hypnotic amalgamation of vice, voodoo and dance!


Tom Hunter: Diner Danger

Tom Hunter's 2012 graduation short 'Diner Danger' features his recurring canine character Modest Dog in a diner bust-up with the fearsome Winged Lizards biker gang!