AG Animationsfilm EV. It's a film made to promote animation in Germany. Design and animation by Caroline Hamann, written and produced by Jonathan Webber, narration by Ute Kneisel, sound design by Owen Revell. Shot at Zyklopik.
I've invented a lunchtime game called 'Portland Hipster Bicycle Yoga'
All you need is a blueprint of a bike and a hipster.
And the fun begins! You can play this game in any city that has hipsters with bicycles.
If you want to play, get in touch and I'll put your drawing up!
And here is the first contribution - the Bristol Hipster from bintykins! Thank you!:)
Many years ago, I worked at an animation studio in Manchester. It was January, the working hours were long and what I saw of Manchester was mostly darkness:
I stayed in a big, gloomy house that I never once saw in the daylight.
In the morning, I'd walk to work in the dark. Occasionally, there would be a bus.
I think the buses were meant to say 'Sorry not in service', but instead, all they displayed was a big SORRY.
What were they feeling guilty for? What could they have done wrong that they needed to apologize for again and again? It was like a public transport equivalent of the plane pulling a banner.
Whatever they did, it must have been terrible.
This last weekend, I attended the Stumptown Comic Festival here in Portland.
It took place in a huge convention center, and due to the different events being held there, there was a wonderfully bizarre combination of people present.
And comic book geeks sketching each other:)
I was humbled by meeting Craig Thompson (he singed a copy of Blankets for me)
Today I saw this happy couple on the train.
I briefly looked away. When I looked back, the lady was busy dyeing her hair a beautiful shade of green.
When she was done, she put it up in a bun and started plucking her eyebrows, which was obviously quite painful.
That done, it was time for make-up.
When they stepped off the train, she was a completely different person. Boyfriend looked happy, too:)
Aah, the pleasures of public transportation!