The music video we did for the mega-lovely duo Garfunkel and Oates came out today! I loved getting to work on something romantic! SWOON! We hope you guys will watch it and share if you enjoy it! Riki and Kate are wonderful, talented artists with hearts of gold; please check out their other songs! They’re hilarious!
Big thank you to Jones who did most of the backgrounds!!
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:
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.
Looking for even more reasons to back the Monsterkind Kickstarter? How about full-color guest illustrations from some extremely wonderful and talented people?
Lindsay is a super wonderful and superskilled friend of mine who has graced me with this beautiful illustration of Molly for my first book. She’s also one of the brilliant minds behind the Baman Piderman series that just recently Kickstarted a bunch of new episodes.
This is only one of SIX total guest illustrations that will be in the book! I’ll be previewing the other five before the Kickstarter is over, so be sure to check back, spread the word, and keep being awesome!
Brand New Baman Piderman episode, “We Hab Da Problem”. Thank you guys so much! Next one is Ghost Night 2 in the new year! HAPPY WINTER FRIENDS YA’LL! All reblogs are highly appreciated and given magical smooches.
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!
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.
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.
Adventure Time episode, “Beyond the Grotto” Airing tomorrow night (4/9) at 7PM EST! Featuring seven full minutes animated and directed by Alex & Lindsay Small-Butera! With additional artwork by the illustrious Matt Cummings!
Thank you so much everyone! We hope you’ll enjoy it!