The Island and the Plough: Teaser Trailer 1

If you have been wondering where I have been, I have been busy busy busy, toiling away to bring “The Island and the Plough” to interactive ebook iPad app form.  It will have originally composed music created by the professional concert pianist, Stephen Pikarsky and will be narrated by the incredibly talented (and soon to be published, himself) Bill Townley.  This is not to mention that the illustrations from the book will come to life with interactive physics, graphical words that react to touch, and additional animations that will bring the characters to life.   Once we launch this and get it off the ground, I will be going to Kickstarter to ask for some additional funds to get the physical book printed.  This will be a somewhat different take on the kickstarter platform, as the work is already done, and there will already be a product to buy (the App) if you aren’t terribly interested in funding Kickstarter.  However, if you are interested in supporting my future work, or just want to get your hands on the physical book, you can kick in (essentially pre-order) the book.  If we reach the goal, it will allow us to get the large quantity of books printed at a price reasonable for you!

So stay tuned, the App will be released in the coming weeks and the Kickstarter to get “The Island and the Plough” prints will follow immediately after.  In the meantime, chew on this trailer for a bit!

A Portrait of Maurice Sendak

Tell Them Anything You Want

Nelson Boles : Animation

Nelson Boles with “This One Time” is at it again, this is one of my favorites of his.  I wish someone would give this guy a grant or funding for a feature.  There are very few who can pull off silent movies, much less silent animation well, and this is entertaining every bit of the way.  He certainly has a talent:

This One Time, by Nelson Boles

Super Slow Motion

     Take a look at the wobble and jiggle in the nose and the ears, not to mention the entire face.  I bet you didn’t know your face was that rubbery.  Super slow motion is very revealing about what actually goes on in daily motion, it also might help explain why your face stings so much after being hit.