Here’s an excellent video for a Gotye instrumental by the animation studio Rubber House. It has kind of a nightmarish Golden Books vibe to it, or like it’s some weird foreign knock off of a proper children’s book.
This was brought to my attention via the Twitter feed of the fantastically talented Marlo Meekins, who, in addition to having the best name ever, also contributed some design and background work to the video. Follow her Tumblr blog for your fill of funny and twisted comic strips.
Here’s a great video of a young, groovy Terry Gilliam explaining how he made one of his classic animated segments for Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Just watching him describe his process makes me laugh. The amount of painstaking effort each of his animated segments must have taken boggles my mind. Also of note, I used to think his particular way of speaking was a result of years of living in England, but watching this, it seems as if that’s how he’s always talked.
Here’s a beautiful animated short film from 1968 by Canadian artist and animator Ryan Larkin.
Here’s the 2004 animated short film Ryan that resurrected his career for a few years before he eventually passed away in 2007 of lung cancer. It seems he fell into a trap that many artists have fallen into, that of drug and alcohol addiction. This brief video, called Ryan after Ryan, is supposedly the final interview he ever gave, and you can see and hear the toll his life has taken on him.
Jerry Siegel, co-creator of Superman, and Bob Clampett, animation legend and one of the men responsible for many of the original Looney Tunes cartoons, along with Tex Avery, Friz Freling, and Chuck Jones. This was taken at the 1976 San Diego Comic Convention, which used to be a small fan gathering. Here’s what that con looks like today. Wikipedia estimates last year’s attendance at 130,000+.