alex small butera

There is a show I need all of you to watch called Baman Piderman, and it is absolutely the best thing on the planet. It takes place in this weird dimension and the animation starts off pretty wacky, but it gradually gets better, and the storyline starts to shape up as more characters are added. It’s super cute.

Overall it’s a very unique and creative series with characters you’ll get emotionally invested in and with some very clever jokes and running gags. It may be hard to get into if you don’t “get” it immediately, but I guarantee you’ll start to like it as time goes by.

The entire series totals around an hour of time, since the episodes are about 30 seconds to 6 minutes long.

The youtube links I use whenever I rewatch the series:

The first 15 episodes

Season 2 opener (should have been included with above)

Episodes 16-24

Episode 25

So go!! What are you waiting for?

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Rainbow Connections by Garfunkel and Oates

A song about gay weddings. Animation by Lindsay and Alex Small-Butera. Background art by Jones N. Wiedle.

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It took me forever and a day but I finally got around to making gifs of some of my favorite animations from the Clarence episode, “Tuckered Boys.” Lindsay and Alex Small-Butera (Who also created Baman Piderman) were guest animators on this episode, and I think their work on it is both beautiful and visually stunning. These gifs really don’t do them much justice so I fully recommend seeing the episode for yourself if you haven’t already, it really is amazing.  

A lot of people have wondered why there has been a significant delay in Baman Piderman recently, and I’m extremely proud today to get to tell you exactly the reason why:

Alex and myself were asked to work on an upcoming episode of Adventure Time in an incredible way. It’s a ridiculously awesome opportunity for two independents such as us to get to work on something as acclaimed and important as Adventure Time and do large amounts of animation for television from in-house (OUR HOUSE). Though I will remain mum on the deetledeets, we know fans of Baman Piderman and our work are REALLY going to enjoy it. Also if you hate us maybe you will like it too? Let’s put aside our differences and hug each other tight, bathed in the warm, healing light of animation, my friend; it’s time.

ANYHOO It’s shaping up to be some of the best work we’ve ever produced, and we get to work with some other amazing folks as well that I know are gonna get your jimmies jazzed. 

Thank you to Adam Muto for asking us and being a cool guy with a cool beard, we’re so proud to get to work this way! And thanks to Cartoon Network, who continues to support independent animation in such a meaningful way.

Thank you also to the people who support us and our work. The next Baman Piderman, We Hab Da Problem, still comes out either at the end of November or a day or two into December. Post Jan 1st, episodes should finally return back to a normal pace. Thank you so much for your continued support and patience on our little cartoon, we hope we can always work on content that will make you smile.

Thank you again, we’d never be able to do it without you guys.

With lot’s of love,

Lindsay and Alex

“What is this tomato”

-My Dad

Day 6- Draw your OTP with one wearing a shirt that says: “If found return to ______.” and the other wearing a shirt that says: “I’m ______.”  Well, I can’t seriously see them wearing these. So I’m not going to be serious.

Day 7- Draw your OTP on a holiday of your choice. My choice? Dyngus Day!

Day 8- Draw your OTP as animals. What, did you expect land animals? plus some of the other characters as fish!

Day 9- Draw your OTP with matching clothes.

Day 10- Draw your OTP meeting for the first time.

hahahaha this is fun

Baman Piderman by Lindsay Small and Alex Butera

Days 1-5

Days 11-15

Everyone forgets about MassArt

HELLOOOOOOO It is an amazing schoooooool. You should look into it, future artists! Not only does it have world class instructors, but it is also the only State funded art school in the country which means you’re getting world class knowledge for a lot less damage to your future bank account. Also pretty freaking cool people come out of MassArt:

Maya and Erin from Project Runway both attended the Fashion Design program (Erin also double majored in Fiber Art if I am remembering correctly off the top of my head)

Lindsay and Alex Small-Butera, best known for Baman Piderman but also for a recent episode of Adventure Time, Animation

Katya Zamolodchikova (need I really say more?), Studio for Interrelated Media

William Wegman (best known for photographs of his Weimaraners), Painting


There are many more but I’m very tired and would have to google names, this is off the top of my head.

ANYWAY.


Just go google the cool shit that comes out of MassArt and make one of those searches “MassArt SIM Big Show” because the Big Show is always really exciting.


End rant.

WATCH THE PREMIERE OF CLARENCE, “TUCKERED BOYS” TONIGHT AT 6PM EST!!

Featuring, like, two and a half minutes of wacky full animation by Alex and Lindsay Small-Butera (us aaaa)!!

We were delighted to get to animate so much of this episode in full, and had a wonderful time working with the awesome Clarence team. I did this spooky episode promo pic! Jeff are you ok. 

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I did the music for this with my gob

Short by Lindsay and Alex Small-Butera