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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.  


Rainbow Connections by Garfunkel and Oates

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


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!!

Thanks everyone!

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?

“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

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


Today’s Women’s History Month post is about Linday Small, otherwise known as Linday Small-Butera, an animator. Lindsay recently gained attention online as a flash animator, but has worked on bigger projects for other companies as well.

Lindsay is probably most well known for her collaborations with her husband, Alex Butera. Alex is an animator and storyboard artist for cartoons like WordGirl, but the most well-known of their works are often done together. They have their own joint channel on youtube where they post their creations as a couple, entitled SmallButera. The channel has over b40 thousand subscribers as of this writing.

Lindsay recently gained a lot of internet fame for her flash cartoon “Let’s Play, a flash toon portraying her and Alex, and the very real situation of what happens when innocent fun accidentally causes true pain (also known as a bump to the head). The flash has over a million views on its original youtube posting. The cartoon has a lot of mileage here on tumblr–but sadly often gets passed around without any credit (side note: if you see it floating around without any credit, throw that on there!)

Lindsay and Alex collaborate on the mondo media series Baman Piderman. The series revolves around two goofy individuals who are totally not based on any superheroes that may already have existed. Baman Piderman’s first episode, "Find Da Sandwich,” aired in 2009 online. The video currently has almost 4 million views. The series recently ran a kickstarter that was very successful, making more than double its goal.

Lindsay has also worked on Dick Figures, another adult animated series hosted by Mondo Media. Lindsay recently did work on the short for the game Story War, a promotional animation hosted by Frederator on their channel Cartoon Hangover. Lindsay also voice acted in the cartoon.

Besides animation, Lindsay does illustration work on her own.

Lindsay has a cute style and a unique sense of humor. Her collaborations and her individual work both have their own lovable style. 

You can follow smalllindsay on tumblr.
You can also follow her on twitter.
The SmallButera youtube is here


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.

AT S7 Zine Submission - Beyond the Grotto

This is gonna be my first submission for @nonakiiins’ fanzine! my other work will be Elemental~
I had so much fun with this cos this ep was REALLY inspiring (so inspiring that I had to draw it 4 different times LMAO) cos it was animated by one of my most favorite (if not, the most) animators, Alex & Lindsay Small-Butera.