Tuesday, May 18, 2010

tight pencil. really tight.

Martin Hash was kind enough to give me some items from his collection of animatia. This is an animation drawing from the Disney TV series "Duck Tales".



I'm marveling at the microscopic precision of it all because the figure (Huey? Dewey? Louis?) is only about an inch across on the paper and yet it would have to withstand being blown up to at least television size. Some of the lines you see here are separated by maybe a hundredth of an inch?

Someone with very sharp eyes and a very sharp pencil was at work. A Chinese someone, I presume, as there is Chinese writing elsewhere on the page.

Update: After consulting the layout page that came with this I have ascertained that this duck is not Huey, not Louis, but Dewey.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

it's jonny quest's fault 2

I saw something last night I thought didn't exist... an episode of Jonny Quest I had never seen before.

A few scenes from "Pirates from Below"...


What are you staring at? It's a submarine. It's just a submarine! It doesn't look like anything else!





This must be how the Reverend George Rekers got that hernia he needed surgery for.





Mmmm.... Rayce!

Is it possible this episode was not as frequently re-run as the ones about pterodactyls and volcanoes?

Saturday, May 08, 2010

your australian accent may be too thick if...

... you and your seeing-eye "guide dog" are barred from a restaurant because they thought you said "gay dog"... and you're IN AUSTRALIA.

'Gay dog' refused entry to Adelaide restaurant

There's an Abbot and Costello routine in there somewhere.