Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Crashers and The Snappers, Matt Semke, 2014

We interrupt this string of old Disney posts because people I know did something beautiful.

Music video by Matt Semke for Breakaway.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Synethesia, Michel Gagné, 2014

In the summer of 2013, composer Gheorghe Costinescu commissioned artist Michel Gagné to create an animated abstract visualization based on his 1973 work, "Dots, Lines, and Patches for recorded electronic sounds". This film is the result.

Via Cartoon Brew

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

But I'm A Nice Guy, Scott Benson, 2013

A quick editorial cartoon about the intersection of self-pity, entitlement, rape, territoriality, misogyny and fear of women. You see it all over the place online in the form of Men's Rights Activists (of whom there are a few reasonable non-misogynists), Men Going Their Own Way, Pick Up Artists, and dudes touting the "Red Pill", because The Matrix is a good movie. Look any of these up if you have the stomach for it. These are extreme examples, but watered-down forms of these ideas are everywhere.
In lurking their blogs and youtube channels for a while, I've noticed that beyond the standard patriarchal chauvinism there is this deep fear of women - what they will do to me, how they will reject me, how they will use me, how they are changing society in a way that does not favor me, how they are making men into something I don't like, how they are making themselves into something I don't like, that they won't give me what I want, and that they won't give me what I think is rightfully mine. This goes beyond fear of feminism- this is fear of women at its purest. And that, to quote a puppet, leads to anger and hate. It's sad.
- Scott Benson

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Title sequence for ABCs of Death 2, Wolfgang Matzl, 2014

Wolfgang Matzl, you might recall, submitted a short for "ABCs of Death 2." M is for Meat did not receive nearly enough votes to be considered for inclusion in the film, but it must have made a memorable impression, because Matzl was commissioned to make this delightfully macabre title sequence.

ABCs Of Death 2 title sequence from wolf matzl on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014