Friday, November 24, 2006


On the Old Man animation front, I shall be lavishing my attentions on the film from December. I'm looking forward to it. Hopefully I won't receive any lucrative job offers. So I beg of you, no pop video offers*. No huge-fee-taxi there and back, large -lunch-included workshop requests*, as I shall only say NO, NO, NO.*

(*exceptions may apply)

Off site

There hasn't been any news from the bog studio, because I'm doing an artist's commission for SPACE Media Arts in collaboration with the Pinhey Ward at St Clement's Psychiatric Hospital. I've taken my big rostrum to the ward and once a week I set it up in the corner of the dining room, amongst the peas that escaped from lunch. We have been animating using pen on glass, chalk on blackboard and photographs.
It's been really exciting to see the change in the drawing and animation over two months, and I've learnt a great deal from the group who have been brave enough to give it a go. I only wish we had a bit longer together.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The famous Thomas Parr

I was surprised and delighted to notice a comment!
It came from Anders Jonason who has a great blog all about Thomas Parr, it's called Thank you Anders, there are quite a few things that I didn't know. I hope it's true that you are related to Thomas Parr, the genes are obviously good.