Gerald Scarfe: Audio Cartoons

Gerald Scarfe, well known UK political cartoonist, whose artwork appeared for decades in the satirical magazine “Private Eye”, 40+ years at the Sunday Times, 20 years in the New Yorker, made a pop impression in Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” album, on British stamps of Comedians, on backdrops for major Ballet and drama productions – hasContinue reading “Gerald Scarfe: Audio Cartoons”

Terry Gilliam

Animator, Python (Monty Python’s Flying Circus) and film-maker, Terry Gilliam, was invited earlier in the year to select favourite films. Given the run of Criterion’s DVD Closet, he excitedly chose: Yojimbo RIFIFI The complete Jaques Tati A box-set of Ingmar Bergman 8 1/2 (which he says is a great truthful insight into being a Director)Continue reading “Terry Gilliam”

Animation: “Bernina Sings”

I just came across this textile animation, as part of my over-research into publicity for a charity button sale in September.  (Standby for a tsunami of button-related blog posts comin’ atcha in the next wee while.) When I say that “Bernina” is a make of sewing machine, you begin to get the picture.  This good-humouredContinue reading “Animation: “Bernina Sings””

Knitting and animation: with love

It’s the old story of boy meets girl, knit one, purl one… An animation made with knitting.  A rarity.  But stop-motion animation always was hand made, with love, by obsessives willing to take forever to make something move – so why not knitting.  Two cottage industries come together: knitting and animation in this brief video,Continue reading “Knitting and animation: with love”

Ancient History Animation – Boudica

Fascinating way to retell ancient history, where there are no photographs: animation.  Emma Calder made this video about Boudica (sometimes called Boadiccea), the ancient British woman leader who dared to defy the Romans. This video was created for Norwich Castle Museum – where you can see it displayed.  If the subject matter of the videoContinue reading “Ancient History Animation – Boudica”

Animation: Shake a shoe, Osbert Parker

Jazz music, clothes and animation.  This blog loves a mashup of various artforms and life – worth viewing the video “Clothes” by clicking on this link which will take you to a video.  (It’s not possible to embed the video into the blog post due to copyright viewing restrictions) Phenomenal to think that all of thisContinue reading “Animation: Shake a shoe, Osbert Parker”