Sunday, February 21, 2010

Kung Fu Bunny

. . .need I say more? Check out this great Chinese animation—
a charming balance of humor and inventiveness. Waaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Web Comic Book Nook

In this week's cozy recommendation corner, I would like to point you towards one of my favourite webcomics, namely "Shrub Monkeys" by KT.
The artist is a young animator who casts herself and her two siblings (Shagster and Hes) as the main characters in order to share... her life? Her daydreams? Random thoughts? Probably a healthy mix of all three - and then some.

I am always first in line when there's self-deprecating humour to be had, and Shrub Monkeys excels at that. Plus, the artist's style is nice and loose, communicates well, and the colourscheme strokes my soul.

Off to Shrub Monkeys!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

There is hardly anything that excites me more than some quality stop-motion animation.
Maybe a great cup of coffee. Or the fact that the powers that be will soon provide us with another 80ies movie starring John Cusack ("Hot Tub Time Machine"), two decades after we had all considered that time window to be closed. But I digress.

So, stop motion animation: Here is an awesome and inventive bit of it, thought up by none other than Rhett and Link, who bring joy into my life on a regular basis.

The short is called "T-Shirt War", which should give you a fair idea of the content.

Enjoy. I did.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A New Way of Being

A cute animation from the Adbusters website, encouraging us to celebrate “Slow Week” Feb. 8th - 12th. Click here to see it.

“Slow isn’t necessarily a pace, it’s a philosophy – a way of approaching life. We can slow down simply by addressing the disconnect that makes life feel anxious, alienating and fast. Try simple things like shopping at a local farmers’ market rather than a big box store. Knowing the provenance and history of your food will change the way you experience eating. Instead of hopping in your car and heading to Starbucks, walk to an indie coffee shop. Chat with the owners, smile at a stranger and sip your latte from a mug rather than dashing off with a cardboard cup. Explore what your neighborhood has to offer and experience the simple, provincial pleasure of purchasing cheese from one store, bread from another. To slow down, we don’t have to stop moving – we just have to move in different, more meaningful ways.” – pulled from Adbusters site