For those who were expecting this old cel to be what you got when you watched Trepanation, I’ve solved the mystery for you!
This cel was drawn the year after the short was made. I think I was considering doing another Billy & Mandy thing for my senior thesis. Instead, I did something else. So the character designs had developed a little bit more by this point. Milkshakes existed, more or less. But this cel was never meant to translate into a finished film. For one thing, I never would have been able to paint all of the cells needed to make a cartoon that looked like this in 1996. And 16mm color film ain’t cheap for a college student.
So think of it more as a “missing link” that bridged the gap between my short at UARTS and the CN pilot.
Even more everyday fashions, 1939…. now in higher quality!
Incidentally, the portly gentleman in the bottom gif is wealthy New York manufacturer and sword collector Philip Medicus, the man responsible for most of the footage that produced these gifs. The fella next to him is his son Philip Jay, who later became a well known antique weapon cartridge dealer.
Curated and projected
by the MATERIAL OF FILM class, tonight is the first of a series of film
screenings from the 16mm collection of the Pratt Institute Libraries this
October called THE PROJECTOR IS PRESENT. In the hours before the screening, MATERIAL OF FILM students will be handprocessing titles
and credits that might be spliced into the program just moments before it
Watch Bruce Conner’s psychedelic, meditative film travelogue LOOKING FOR MUSHROOMS in full on our website. Available through Tuesday July 12! Set to a score by Terry Riley, most of the footage was shot while Conner and his wife roamed the hillsides seeking magic mushrooms, sometimes joined by psychologist Timothy Leary, who appears briefly in the film.
BRUCE CONNER: IT’S ALL TRUE, a retrospective of the artist’s 50-year career, is on view now through October 2, 2016.