Moses casts down his staff, and it becomes a snake!
For your insomniac counting pleasure:
Was Moses a shepherd or a goatherd? I now have both sheep and goats for Seder-Masochism. The sheep design I made a few years ago; the goat I made this week. I much prefer it to this goat design from 2012 (which was just rehashed from Agni’s mount in Sita Sings the Blues):
That’s 3 goats I’ve designed so far, for one movie. I’m only going to use the most recent 2.
A few design refinements. Yes my biblical goat looks a little like a gazelle. I like gazelles.
…but we probably didn’t look this hot:
When I told a (gentile) friend I was making a movie about the Seder, she thought I said “satyr.” The idea cracked me up, but I didn’t illustrate it because who needs more associations of Jews with horns and cloven hooves? Until now. Here is the Passover Satyr.
I was worried this was in questionable taste. Too soon? But after posting this illustration on Facebook, so many people asked for a T-shirt that I set one up for pre-orders here.
You have until November 3 to order one.
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Based on Exodus 12:
LYRICS by David King, aka Duke of Uke:
DEATH: Falling stars you wished upon
What wicked little twist of fate
BA (spirit of the dead): I, I know the way how
DEATH: It’s merely moments now,
BA: I, I know the way how
I just finished animating the “Death of the Firstborn Egyptians” (Exodus 12) scene for Seder-Masochism. It clocks in at 7 minutes 6 seconds. As soon as it gets some extra sound effects I’ll release it online, coinciding with a fundraising drive for the movie. Meanwhile here are some stills.
I seem to have created something that looks great as an endlessly looping gif, but is hard to fit into the movie I created it for. I’m still trying to fit it in without overwhelming any scene it appears in.
People have been asking how I made this, so I took some screen shots:
I’m adapting the Leviathan I designed a few years ago into an Apep for the “Death of the Firstborn Egyptians” scene of Seder-Masochism. It’ll look more Egyptian later, but right now I’m just happy with the movement, which I re-timed to go with the music. It has a beat every 17 frames, kind of a pain to adjust but I’m pleased with the rhythm.