Some of you may have heard that I was in a pretty bad motorcycle accident last week. I got banged up pretty bad, but miraculously my right arm (which is the one I use to draw) came out with only some cuts and bruises.
I’ve had some reconstructive surgery done to my leg, and I’ve got another one scheduled for my left hand tomorrow. My recovery time is supposed to be 6 months or so, but I’ve been up on crutches and even felt well enough to make this little comic.
Thanks to all the people who have reached out with their thoughts and prayers. It has helped immensely in my recovery. Many of you know that I am also a man of faith, and I am convinced that God spared my drawing hand (as well as any head, neck, or back injuries). I’m going to do my best to make the most of what I’ve been given—I’ll be back with the funny soon!
Here’s our contribution to the collaborative animated typeface “Franchise Animated” from the folks at Animography, we animated the ‘ (straight single).
Each artist can only use: 25 frames, 4 colors, and everything has to exist in After Effects, which means no external files or plugins, which was a fun challenge as we tend to use a mixture of Flash and After Effects.
The animated font is available for free, follow Animography for more details.
I’ve been working with the good people at Wired Italia quite a bit lately, on both the print and ipad editions of the magazine. These looping animations were commissioned to illustrate a feature on the best apps for different categories of consumer (geek, fitness enthusiast, family, workaholic, and globetrotter). It’s a fun challenge to do stuff that straddles new and traditional media like this, and I love the way they’ve been implemented in the app. Thanks to Daniela Sanziani for that clip, and her fantastic art direction.