Apr 5, 2017

Astronaut Meets Buffalo, and Other Visuals to Get You Writing

The Internet's just brimming with goodies today, and I'll be a donkey's powdered wig if you can't get a thousand words or more out of the things I have to show you.

First off we have a painting by Scott Listfield.

Check out Scott's paintings at

Intrigued? So am I. I wonder how he came up with this riveting image.

Up next: Matt Hoyle's portrait series, "Freakshow," includes lizard men, women with forked tongues, sword swallowers and people you can't peg all that easily.

Matt Hoyle - "Freakshow"

Finally, as someone who loves animation old and new, I have two excellent things to report: one, Felix Colgrave's new short film, Double King, is out at last.

Colgrave sure has a handle on retro: his creatures and trippy architectural arrangements remind me not only of 1970s rock album covers but also of Terry Gilliam's seminal work for Monty Python's Flying Circus. You can watch Double King on Youtube.

Two, a valuable chunk of early Japanese animation is now available online courtesy of the National Film Center of Japan. The website is in Japanese but, thanks to the magic of Google Translate, I now know that "You can find published works by categories such as stories, actions, directing techniques and characters."

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The Three Fearless Frogs