Howzit okes, whazzup. So, some good news! I managed to get Bru & Boegie into the Triggerfish StoryLab. What is it? Well, for a while now Triggerfish has been planning to upskill writers and creators in the South African animation sphere, so they partnered with the DTI and Disney and have raised R44 mil to invest into this project. There was a call for anyone with a valid African ID or passport to submit their movie or series idea, and out of the 1,378 submissions 35 were chosen. Bru & Boegie made the cut! As did another project I’m involved with called ‘Onion Boy’ headed up by Sarah Scrimgeour.

I pitched Bru & Boegie as a film and we pitched Onion Boy as a series. Stoked. So, we’re going to a 2-week workshop at Triggerfish that has Pilar Alessandra speaking, author of ‘The Coffee Break Screenwriter’ talking to us for a day, plus a talk by Orion Ross, VP of content for Disney EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) after which where we’ll repitch our ideas, and if they get into the top 6, then we get some loot and that gets worked on for the next 9 – 18 months and with any luck becomes an animated movie or a fully-fledged series on Disney. There aren’t any promises, but it’s pretty exciting.


Also, Moosebox has a cool little section on the new Triggerfish website:


I just finished a short little Bru & Boegie animation last night and hopefully my bro will do cool music and sfx for it soon:



Dear friends! I have exciting news for y’all! I have released my first full album! As a sideline hobby I make songs and have been doing so for years. At some point I thought ‘Hmm. I bet I could put an album together’ so I made a New Year’s Resolution to do so. Lo and behold, this is it! Quite a few people contributed to various songs, and my brother David aka ‘The Kiffness’ mastered it for me. I’m really proud of how it’s worked out, I’ve listened to it a lot and I like it a lot. I may be biased but whatevs.

You can listen to the whole thing on either Band Camp or Soundcloud and download the whole album for free! Also went through a couple options for album cover which are below.


New Work Ah ha ha! August!

Hello! Wow. What a long time it’s been since you and I have chatted. I’m out here, doing stuff, and you’re like ‘what what what? Whaz happenin’?’ So, please, sit down, have this tea that I made especially for this moment, and gaze upon the following. Also, have this biscuit that I made especially for this very moment too. Jokes, bought the biscuits from Woolies. Lol.

Been doing some work! First up is a bunch of animation I did for two twin sister DJs that hail from Scotland – THE MAC TWINS! And what fine young lasses they are. They were playing at Edinburgh Festival this year and they wanted an update to their live visual set. So, I gladly provided a bunch-o-8bit-animation and apparently it went down well. Great! Here is a cut down montage:

Next up – OH MY SACK I finished my 50-page Moosebox bible and 11-minute animatic. I’ve been developing the show for over a year and recently submitted finals. Exciting! Here’s a sneaky quick video of the bible:

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Here are some pics of me running a trail run so that you can think ‘wow Mike is keeping fit, well done ol’ man’:



My bro, his fiancée, my cousin and I filmed a music video one afternoon for my brother’s song ‘I AM THE BEST’ (a song I’m fond of.) A buddy and I built two big green screens a while ago and we put them to good use for this video. The screens work surprisingly well – just got some lumo green fabric from a fabric shop in Cape Town, put it on the back-burner for over a year, then asked Moe to help me build a fairly simple but robust wooden frame, stretched the fabric over the frame, stapled it and BOOM – Insta-key. Anyways, here’s the video (which I think is hilarious). My bro and I edited it:

Some bonus Medical Chronicle cartoons:




My buddy James has been sending me a bunch of old comic jams, some of which I have no recollection of. I’ve included some in a gallery here below. We really have done so many jams now. YO! Witness:

DSTV launched a Star Wars channel, that’s kind of cool. I have set the PVR to record the first 3 movies from the 70’s and 80’s. Those were good:


Guys. I reserved a painting last night, painted by my talented friend Dan Clarke at his exhibition opening at 99 on Loop in Cape Town.

I dig it so: