Tuesday, December 20, 2011
This weird idea was sparked by fellow blogger Bella Sinclair. I thought it was funny when she said she accidently typed 'elvises' instead of elves in a comment she left. It only takes one word to send me off cartooning. So, thank you, Bella.
I don't know if this is the best solution for that word play, but it's what I eventually came up with, and I must like it because I spent an awful lot of time coloring it.
Hmmm.. guess I haven't been portraying Santa's Workshop too favorably in the last couple of cartoons. I've just always wondered how they do it; billions of toys made in just 365 days... and the pictures I've seen usually only portray a small group of elves doing it ALL. There has to be a few Norma Ray outbursts now and then. I wonder what the mortality rate is for an elf slave? There's always a couple goof-offs at every workplace too, who picks up the slack for them? I would like to see the elf graveyard just outside of Santa's Village. Bet it's huge.
Monday, December 12, 2011
My friend Rod MacGregor commented about "The Snowman" animated short. I know it well; the song during the flying sequence is one of the most beautiful I've ever heard:
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This was and still is my favorite Christmas commercial. I think it's brilliant.
Since it ran for quite a few seasons it's left a permanent impression on me, and continues to conjure up many nostalgic memories of Christmas past.
Designed by R.O. Blechman and animated by Willis Pyle. Beautiful , hand-drawn pen & ink drawings. Music arranged by Arnie Black.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
I had roughed out this idea about 2 years ago as a lone bear just sitting on a slope enjoying the beautiful day, and thinking he really should go out and find something to kill. But since it's the holidays I started thinking it would be nicer to make it more of a family outing. Warm and fuzzy.