more work-in-progress

A brief partial history of the land called Israel. THIS IS NOT FINISHED. Please restrain yourself from nitpicking historical accuracy of costumes. This is a CARTOON. In progress. Not finished. But you get the idea.

A brief partial history of the land called Israel. THIS IS NOT FINISHED. Please restrain yourself from nitpicking historical accuracy of costumes. This is a CARTOON. In progress.

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Byzantines Smite Romans

The design of the Romans has changed a little since last time, due to nitpicky people on GooglePlus.

The design of the Romans has changed a little since last time, due to nitpicky people on

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Intellectual Disobedience

A little talk I gave about Seder-Masochism-in-progress and Civil Disobedience at Brooklyn Law School’s “Legal Hackathon” several weeks ago.

A little talk I gave about Seder-Masochism-in-progress and Civil Disobedience at Brooklyn Law School’s “Legal Hackathon” several weeks

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Romans Smite Maccabees

This doesn’t bode well for the Second Temple.

This doesn’t bode well for the Second

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Electric Dog’s Flash Animation Power Tools

I’m finally using this great plugin for Flash, that even works with Ye Olde Macromedia Flash 8 (considered by most animators to be the best version ever made, far superior to Adobe’s crippled messes). The Library Symbol renaming tools alone have made me a fan.

I’m finally using this great plugin for Flash, that even works with Ye Olde Macromedia Flash 8 (considered by most animators to be the best version ever made,

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Cartoon Violence

I didn’t think this one out beforehand, but as I was staring at the animated gif of the Roman soldiers and the one of Judah “The Hammer” Maccabee, I thought, “what if I put these together?” This might make a violent and tasteless Channukah e-card for next year. Meanwhile, I have to animate more violence: the Romans have to smite the Hebrews, the Byzantines the Romans, then some Caliphates, Crusaders and Malmuks have to kill each other. Swords, sabres, battle axes, and maybe spears, I guess.

I didn’t think this one out beforehand, but as I was staring at the animated gif of the Roman soldiers and the one of Judah

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Romans

Judah Maccabee will ultimately prove no match for these guys. They happen to look exactly like some Macedonians I used earlier in the scene, but I gave up designing more costumes.

Judah Maccabee will ultimately prove no match for these guys. They happen to look exactly like some Macedonians I used earlier in the scene, but I gave up

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Judah Maccabee

Judah Maccabee was the original “Hebrew Hammer.” Although the Maccabees figure into the story of Channukah, not Passover, they are included in the Brief History of Israel scene I’m working on.

Judah Maccabee was the original “Hebrew Hammer.” Although the Maccabees figure into the story of Channukah, not Passover, they are included in the Brief History of Israel scene

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work-in-progress

Here’s our pal the Angel of Death, hero of the Old Testament, doing what He does best in a scene I’m working on.

It’s been slow going working on Seder-Masocochism. In fact I’ve hardly worked on it at all. Instead I’ve been shuttling between New York and Urbana, IL, attending Ebertfest, hanging out with my Momz, and dating this guy. This “human relationships” stuff takes time, time I could be sitting in a lonely garret with nothing to do but animate. But don’t worry, Urbana will eventually become as boring as I remember it growing up, and I’ll turn inward for solace once again.

Did I mention I plan to spend this Summer

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