Chicago-based Flipbook artist Ben Zurawski of The Flippist creates awesomely endearing custom hand-drawn animated flip-books for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, marriage proposals, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, or pretty much any other event or idea you can come up with.

I make custom animated flipbooks. You tell me your story (or we can work together) and I’ll turn it into a real live cartoon you can hold in your hand…a PERFECT personalized gift for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings…whatever!
I love hearing all the different ideas/stories that people share and have a ton of fun finding ways to cram them all into one super special book.

The flipbook pictured above is a one-of-a-kind “Will you marry me?” flipbook that Zurawski made featuring a built-in spot for an engagement ring in the back. Click here to watch a video of the actual marriage proposal as it happened.

Visit Zurawski’s YouTube channel to check his many flip-book creations as well as other animations. Then head over to The Flippist on Etsy to to learn more about Zurawaski’s custom cartoon flipbooks or to contact him about a project.

[via Fashionably Geek]


More boarding practice. Shouldn’t have tidied it up because it looks stiff now, but oh well! I couldn’t resist, there’s a lot of goods when hearing these guys talk.

Also, Dee Bradley Baker :D