Mid-Nov 2020 Update

Hello fellow human. How are you? Don’t answer.

I’ve been busy the last little while, doing what you might ask? Why I’ve been involved in Twende; the pilot’s been in pre-production and now production for a couple of months, and it’s looking *great* wow wow wow. I don’t think we can really show anything, it’s all under wraps, it’s in conjunction with Mind’s Eye Creative in Joburg, as well as the production company Braintrust (Sam Bank and Hélène Sifre) in the UK/US, creators Regan & Charlie Maas, co-creator Kayla Archer in SA and partner Kwame Nyong’o in Kenya. Everybody’s been working really hard on it, and it’s shaping up awesomely. We’ve recorded all the voices in East Africa via a live link-up (was so cool), and so much other kiff stuff with this project.

Apart from that, I’ve been doing little bits and pieces in the evenings and on weekends. I’ve *finally* just tonight finished writing my outline document for the next Bru & Boegie movie that I got some development funding for. It’s like a 10-page thing with some exploratory art. I also have a 24-page document of alternative outlines that I’ll prob pull from. It’s taken months yo. I’ve adapted some of my old ‘Dogshow with Cat’ illustrations to expedite the process.

Did this cool single design illustration for Goldfish’s new song ‘Forever Free’:

Kayla Archer helped me with the text, great job. Dave & Dom helped art direct and produced. You can hear the song here:

I’ve made a new single design too for a still-to-be-released Goldfish song. And oh ya, fellow South African 2D animator/director Matt Torode made a new music video for it! I was involved in some of the early discussions and some producing, and I animated about 30 secs of it:

And then ALSO, Max Hurrell (famous for his hit tune ‘Zol’) came to my bro’s place in Cape Town while I was there and we filmed this funny piece to promote their new song ‘Tough Time Never Last’ involving local legend Demi Demi. I’m a big fan of Demi Demi’s sage advice, and the nuts ‘habplprkteplouh’ bit he does at the end of his messages. My boet Dave and Max remixed his voice into a super dank tune. Here’s the promo video I edited with Dave and with input from Max:

And here’s the tune!

What else… yeh, that’s about it I think. Still getting Moosebox fan art that I repost on Twitter and/or Instagram stories, but alas, no news on whether the English versions will all be released online. There only seem to be about 7 or so of the 20 episodes we made dubbed into other languageson YouTube. Maaaybe one day they’ll see the light of day, but I’m not holding out hope. I don’t own them, Nickdelodon do, and there’s not much I can do. Seems like buried treasure.

Oh ya, did an animated music for my bro’s solo project that I’m *really* proud of and can’t wait to share once that’s live.

Until next time, this has been an interesting year, bye.

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