The criminally overlooked work of independent Canadian animator Myles Langlois
has my vote for best thing on the internet right now. Specifically Apollo Gauntlet
, the tale of a lone hero prone to quips and violence wandering an (imaginary?) wasteland in search of Dr Benign so he can return to Earth, and Superspace
, the saga of two mounties, a woman and her son, a criminal, a pilot, a robot and a bald guy who find themselves trapped aboard an alien spaceship.
The low-rent production style, like highschool binder doodles come to life, and hazy Sifl and Olly-style humour might take a little getting used to, but it's all part of the charm.
Here is a teaser
, a trailer
, and a 1992 Sales Presentation
for Apollo Gauntlet.Apollo Gauntlet
Episode 1: Pilot
, in which we meet our hero and he meets a truculent blacksmith.
Episode 2: O, Well
, in which our hero has an encounter with a well, and discourses on the movie Ringu.
Episode 3: Cactus Attacked Us
, in which our hero is attacked by cactus.
Episode 4: Ok, Awesome, Yeah Thanks, Alright, See Ya Later
, in which our hero exacts his revenge on the guy who gave him a bum map into danger.
Episode 5: Hello Governor
, in which our hero tries to charm his way past the guards of The Kingdom.
Episode 6: God's Lips Kissing You Goodnight
, in which our hero uses the medium of song to argue his point.
Episode 7: The Dundrum Kingdom Slave Auction Incident
, in which proceedings are disrupted by our hero and his magic gauntlets.
Episode 8: The Creature
, in which Apollo Gauntlet takes responsibility for his actions, and the fulfillment of his terrifying vision is eclipsed by a terrifying eclipse.
Episode 9: Osborne King
, in which our hero teeters on the brink of insanity, and receives help from the most unexpected of sources.
Finale: Make These Gauntlets Powerful!
, in which our hero must save the world with only two stone pillars, some rubbery vines and a giant chunk of rock. Will his gauntlets be powerful enough?
Episode 1: Win, Place, Show
, in which our hero deals with the palace guards, and receives a challenge from a true fighter.
Episode 2: Belenus Blade
, in which our hero composes a paean to his opponent's legendary blade.
Episode 3: You Will Believe A Man Can Fly
, in which our hero exchanges quips and blows with Prince Belenus.
Episode 4: I'm Not Angry, I'm Just Disappointed
, in which our hero receives some advice from the Princess.
Episode 5: The Interrogation of Dr Benign By The Hero Apollo Gauntlet
, in which our hero addresses his grievances to the man who sent him to this dimension.
Episode 6: Initiate: Psycho Mode
, in which our hero meets a foe who's not a man or a machine, but just something in between.
That's all there is for now! It updates every Sunday on Rugburn
Also by Myles Langlois and apparently his brothers?