Friday, December 22, 2006

No Santa Today - A Stop Motion Movie Shot on a Desk

A guy named Paul Corrigan decided to make a movie. So he made a sock puppet and a little wooden horse and shot them during his free time... on his desk! Then he made a little Christmas movie. You know, I'm getting tired of all those animation companies making their little 'Christmas card' movies that are just advertisements for their services. Man! They're all over the place. Like a plague. Just stop it now! But if you want to make a movie on your desk... well then, please, by all means, carry on.

Watch the totally cool 'desk movie.'

Monday, December 18, 2006

Jonny Crossbones - Online Comic

Les McClaine's online comic strip, The All-New Adventures of Jonny Crossbones, gets updated by the artist every Tuesday and Thursday. The current adventure is Dead Man at Devil's Cove. The strip is inspired by the Tintin comics of Belgian artist Hergé. If you like those old comic adventures that feature all sorts of locals and pseudo-scientific fun, you'll like this stuff too.

Read Jonny Crossbones

Thursday, December 14, 2006

'Pirate Jack' Book to be Published

Candlelight Stories is preparing to start a small press. It will probably be called Candlelight Stories Book Publishing. The first book offered for sale by the new imprint will be the novel, Pirate Jack. A more official announcement of the book and publishing operation will be coming along in a few weeks. We will start by offering high-quality paperback novels and hard-cover children's illustrated books. We think that by offering writers the opportunity to sell their books on a well-known and highly-trafficked website we can establish a small press of distinction.

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Frosty the Snowman - 1954 Animation

In 1954, before the Rankin-Bass version, came this short Frosty the Snowman cartoon. It's just a cheerful, dancing, musical Christmas card.

Watch Frosty the Snowman