Eats For Endorsement

A new feature in which I recommend the work and websites of people who buy me dinner. Today’s entry: Celia Bullwinkel!


My pal Celia draws good. She’s one of a dying breed of character animators, the real deal, who animate with full drawings for every frame, imbuing characters with life and expression unmatched by the kind of cheap digital shortcuts in vogue today. She also does digital animation (there’s not much full animation work these days, unfortunately), and draws comics. Back when I was drawing The Hots and having an emotional breakdown due to losing my ex and whatnot, Celia was my assistant, scanning dailies and coloring Sunday strips. Celia also shares my shoe size, which is why she came over Saturday night and left with several pairs of quality barely-used footwear, shoes that are totally comfortable in the store but then I walk a few miles and my left foot gets all screwed up because my left and right feet are shaped differently, so the right foot’s still fine and comfy but the left is all blistered and bruised and in pain and I’m limping now even though these are “comfort” shoes – et tu, Arche? I paid big bucks for the comfort factor and now I’m limping! – and I can’t return them because I’ve walked them on New York pavement, and I don’t even want to look at them they cost so much and they’re useless, useless!, and my apartment’s so small it’s not like I have room to store them, so Celia comes over and takes them off my hands, or feet as it were. And then she bought me dinner.

Would YOU like to be featured in Eats for Endorsement? Then buy me dinner. My email address is at the bottom of the middle column, the one with the pictures linking to my movies and cartoons and stuff.


Author: Nina Paley

Animator. Director. Artist. Scapegoat.

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