GUYS. It has been a great start to the New Year. I hope you had a good January? Good grief it is now February. Oh wow. How how how how how how how how how how how how how SO. Let’s get started. You’re here so that I can show you stuff I’ve been doing? Oh, jolly nice. JOLLY JOLLY NICE. Before I begin, please note I post quite a bit of stuff on my Instagram page. So, if you’re looking for bits ‘n bobs, I’m fairly active there. Not so much on Facebook and Twitter.
1. iPad Sketches!
Jolly good. I never say Jolly Good in real life. I resurrected my old iPad Mini with a Jot Mini stylus and Procreate, and made some sketches on it. Look!
2. Comic Jams
Lots of them! Oh, what a what a. Too many to post, loads on my Instagram account, so, a small gallery here:
You haven’t ‘arrived’ until you’ve been in the Knysna-Plett Herald newspaper. Look! I am reportdely and forevermore ‘THE KING OF KIFFNESS’. Yisss.
Guys, I flippen’ made a music album and it’s available on iTunes if you so wish to listen to it? Please do. What a nice hobby.
5. I was part of a GIF exhibition
What a nice idea! An exhibition where animated GIFs are projected on the walls and people stand around and look at them. Very nice. Very very nice. Here’s their Facebook page, if you’d like to connect. They’re in Cape Town.
6. I came across some old portfolio items
Oh, amazing! Geepers, so much detail! Here, a gallery for you to peruse. Please do, please do.
Also, here’s my first animation I found on VHS cassette. HAH! Nice. I did this when I think I was like, 15 or something:
Oh my goodness gracious it’s the first ever ‘Cape Town International Animation Festival’, previously known as ‘Kunjanimation’. AND IT’S TAKING PLACE THIS MONTH! IN CAPE TOWN! They’re getting International guest speakers, screening a whole bunch of amazing local and International animation, nice talks – really, this is the start of something amazing. I was pleased to be involved in the curating of the local content. Very nice.
8. Mike’s Universe
Oh ho ho! Why am I saying so many of these weird things? Anyways, Mike’s Universe was something I created back in 2002 at Rhodes University at about the same time as Bru & Boegie. I like it and I’ve pitched it in a music video competition. If it doesn’t win I’ll prob make a short like this sometime. A gallery – please, please.
9. Bru & Boegie
Bru & Boegie. Oh how you have done me well. So, Bru & Boegie got into the Disney / Triggerfish Story Lab, so I am off to America on Saturday and spending the whole month in the US! First for the ‘Kidscreen’ animation conference taking place in Miami, then for 2 weeks with Disney in Burbank, LA (amazing) and then taking an exploratory 4-day road-trip with 2 friends from LA up to San Francisco. SO COOL. SO SO COOL. Amazingly I get to make a Bru & Boegie animated short with Disney. I can hardly process this much awesomeness.
I’ll take this opportunity to say thank you to anyone and everyone who’s supported me in any way these past few years – whether by commissioned work, or a friendly comment – thank you. Very kind. And if you’ve just enjoyed any of my work – what a treat. Thank you
BONUS: Here’s South African celebrity Danny K claiming that my brother Dave from ‘The Kiffness‘ is an A-List celebrity. Good one Danny.