I made a cartoon!
The last couple of months of my life have been dominated by one thing, and one thing only: creating a quote-unquote 'motion graphics piece' for my end of year Yoobee Design school assignment. When I first started, that could have meant pretty much anything, of any length, on any subject.... But then I realised that fate (and the multiverse) would accept only one solution - an animated version of my comic strip 'Cosmos'. And what better subject matter than one of the Cosmos cast's favourite things..... cheesy sci-fi / horror / monster movies! The story would take the form of one of those old public service films of the 1950's and 60's, whereby the cheery narrator - one Robbie Ellis, voice-over guy extraordinaire - would talk the cast through everything they needed to know should they be trapped in a B-grade monster rampage situation.... whether those classic movie tropes made any logical sense or not.
I knew the project would be big, and time-consuming, and labour-intensive; but did I anticipate how much OCD would be required to get it done?
No. No I did not.