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So, this week mouthofagiantsquid and I got to visit suncreaturestudio where we met up with on of the studio’s founders, the amazing Mikkel Mainz (as seen looking well dressed and rad on the right).

Sun Creature Studio has been responsible for doing the awesome adventure animations The Reward and its sequel Tales of Alethrion. Do yourself a huge favour and watch them both!

We got shown a little preview of the things they’re working on though I don’t think I can really talk about it. Not only is their artwork enormously pleasurable to watch, they do story telling in a unique manner in their own style with the community allowed to participate in really innovative ways.

Thanks so much for having us and getting us even more excited about what’s coming next!

Memphis - Sun Studio 004

This is iconic Sun Studio in Memphis, TN. Sun Studio was opened by Sam Phillips on Jan. 3, 1950. It is considered to be the birthplace of rock-and-roll. Blues, r&b, rock-and-roll, rockabilly and country music were all recorded here during the 50s. Artists such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, B.B. King, Roy Orbison, Howlin’ Wolf and Ike Turner, as well as many others recorded here.

Fresh Air music historian Ed Ward takes a trip to Memphis by listening to a 9 hour compilation of the Sun Records country legacy:

Memphis has always believed that it, too, should be a center for country music, and that Nashville, despite a history reaching back to the 1920s, shouldn’t have a monopoly on it. When Sam Phillips started Sun Records in 1953, he encouraged country artists because he knew that if he was going to find the performer with “the colored sound and feel” that he was looking for, that’s where he’d be. Bear Family has released a nine-hour compilation of Sun’s country output called Sun Country Box: 1950-1959.

photo by Lance Vaughn