Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Animation Page

Here are my favorite animations created for Frozen Grin. I came to animation late and am self-taught on Flash. I'm no Miyazaki, but there is something fabulous in a Frankensteinly way, about watching your drawings take on motion and sound.

Losing Laika
This is an early piece, Flash was giving me fits and bombing my little Imac. But I still like the story.

Susitna Story
From 2009, This story was written for We Alaskans Magazine in the eighties as an experiment with the comics form. It works much better as an animation, narrated by my pal Frank Gerjevic.

Oblivion 1964
A look back at the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964, seen through the eyes of a five-year-old me

Frozen Shorts
A collection of tragically brief videos that was runner-up for a Golden Oosik at the Anchorage International Film Festival two years ago. Damn you, Mary Katzke!

What it's like Having Parkinson's Disease
Big fat omnibus of shorts explaining what Parkinson's is like.

Parkinson's Disease and Exercise

My Six (Known) Brushes With Death

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

IN person. In Wasilla. In less than a week, it's...

SEE the talking CARTOONIST! ALIVE! ALIVE! He walks! He talks! He crawls on his belly like a REPTILE! Then, after Lee Post is done, I'll show three short animated films that view Alaska History from ground level. Saturday June 11 at the Dorothy Page Museum in scenic Wasilla. Lee is on at 1:30, I follow at 2:15, It's all part of the A Native Lad: Benny Benson Tells Alaska's Story exhibit