This month I wanted to do something a little different and plug the current work of some of my very funny pals.
I am very inspired by people who just MAKE things for no reason other than the pure delight of creation. Animation is so time-consuming and meticulous that I sometimes forget half the reason I love it is there are a million little delights and spontaneities you can discover as you make it. Pen Ward and Ian Jones-Quartey’s web shorts “Animation Pals” is a reminder of how spontaneous animation really can be.
You guys. I love these. So. MUCH. Carefully planned and painstakingly crafted animation certainly has its place in the world, but I also love the idea of recording some improvised audio and drawing Dr. Katz with a dog body, because why not? It’s unfettered creativity and I can feel love and fun and honesty in these. It’s the same feeling I get listening to improvised music or comedy, or filling a blank page of a sketchbook with new drawings.
Enjoy! Episode 2 of Animation Pals is here.
Follow Animation Pals on tumblr here.