I Won a Thing

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Yay for Mike! I won an award for ‘Best Animation’ at the ‘Short & Sweet Music Video Awards‘ in Cape Town. The award was for my animated Goldfish music video ‘One Million Views’. Thanks to organisers Julia Stephenson and Cara Rust, the organisers for putting the awards together – it was great! Also, so cool to have my buddy Ant Silverston from Triggerfish present me the award! Woot! Some pics (gotta click on ‘Continue Reading’ to check more, yo):

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Natwick & Meow

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Dear friends, colleagues, visitors and curious philanderers. I have not yet updated with an update I’ve been meaning to make for many moons, simply because I am hard at work on a single project, and when work finishes for that project, I like nothing better than to relax back into a couch and stare blankly at my phone, as if expecting a magic trick to happen but it never quite does.

So, what I did was create a website for my friend and fellow philanderer (jokes, neither of us are that) Stuart Coutts. It is now a home for all his cat comics – which I must say are really quite funny. One cat is upp-y and the other is down-y, and I think they’re both fairly existential. Anyways, please do have a look at his ‘Natwick and Meow‘ website. You can click the ‘random’ button and the various comics will present themselves to you only when your conscious mind is ready to perceive them, using a new technology called ‘pre-emptive cognitive awareness’.

www.natwickandmeow.com

I am not a website designer by design, yet through sheer stupidity managed to figure out a few things whilst designing my own, brother’s and mother’s sites.

I have more to tell you, but I shall save it for a separate post. Soon, dear reader, soon.

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BONUS: Albino squirrel that lives in our complex in Cape Town. My brother’s named him ‘Albi-Yes’ (instead of albi-no). So.

Meet 'Albie Yes'. He's the albino squirrel that lives in our complex.

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So, Do You Come Here Often?

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That’s the line I used on nobody, because dammit, that’d probably go over as like ‘hey, you, what you trying to do – be cool?’ and then, you know, well, that’s a bit of a deviation for what THIS BLOG POST IS ABOUT NEWS.

SO – I walked this walk recently – it was a 5/6-day hike along a river. People are quite secretive about the location because it really is so special and you get an idea of what pure nature looks like. The hiking club only lets a limited number of people go through during a small window in the year, and I experienced nature at her finest – I think I saw a total of 3 pieces of little the entire time. Otherwise, there’s just pure water in the river that’s drinkable, the rock pools and waterfalls are mind-blowingly awesome, we slept in sleeping bags under the stars, the plant-life is beautiful and MAN it’s tough going. Here are some more pics:

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Here’s a pic of Goldfish playing at Botanical Gardens and using my animated music video for VJ stuff:

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Here’s a pic of a Japanese cool guy hipster buying one of my brother’s ‘The Kiffness’ albums in FLAKE record store in Japan. #SMALLINJAPAN

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This is my life now:

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Guys, I’ve been working for almost a year now on this one project but as these things go, sometimes they’re under wraps. So, I look forward to revealing it all once it’s done, because I think it is PRETTY DARN COOL. I may only be able to reveal stuff in like, a year or something, but I THINK IT’LL BE WORTH IT.

BONUS – found this Medical Chronicle cartoon I did for the upcoming March issue. Here, our President, Zuma, doesn’t talk about some important health issues at his latest ‘State of the Nation Address’ and then the people around him are like ‘YO YO YO! WHAT WHAT WHAT!’ So.

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