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August 18, 2007 6:00 AM   Subscribe

space war - a little animated clip by Christy Karacas.
posted by madamjujujive (26 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
... and more cartoon mayhem by Christy Karacas & Stephen Warbick: barfight.
posted by madamjujujive at 6:01 AM on August 18, 2007 [2 favorites]


And don't forget Christy's band.
posted by josher71 at 6:12 AM on August 18, 2007


What ever happened to good old cartoon violence?
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 6:43 AM on August 18, 2007


Ha! What fun, and how refreshing to see something so utterly lo-fi!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:47 AM on August 18, 2007 [2 favorites]


That's trippy as hell.
posted by BeerFilter at 6:48 AM on August 18, 2007


Nice! It takes a good artist to do something rough and simple like that and still have it work.

Somewhat in the same vein but without the handmade feel is the video for Sign by Nobukazu Takemura.
posted by fleetmouse at 7:02 AM on August 18, 2007


He also makes Superjail.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 7:07 AM on August 18, 2007


Oops wrong link. Superjail.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 7:07 AM on August 18, 2007


Oops dead link. Super. Jail.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 7:13 AM on August 18, 2007


What ever happened to good old cartoon violence?

This
posted by tighttrousers at 7:14 AM on August 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


If God was a disembodied head that rose every morning and shot everything out of the sky with laser beams, I'd be one regular churchgoing motherfucker.
posted by The Card Cheat at 7:17 AM on August 18, 2007 [2 favorites]


what an utter waste of time. It's rubbish
posted by MrMerlot at 7:19 AM on August 18, 2007


I kept waiting for the Line Rider dude to come riding by.
posted by MtDewd at 7:19 AM on August 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


It turns out that portions of the soundtrack are a sped up version of metafilter run through a text to speech engine.
posted by srboisvert at 7:43 AM on August 18, 2007


That was awesome, strange, funny. Loved the stick figure/lo-fi aspect combined with complex ideas.

Who the hell is this Christy person? Christy studied film and animation at the Rhode Island School of Design. His student film ?Space War? has been featured in numerous festivals and screenings around the world and also on MTV's short-lived "Cartoon Sushi". It has won several awards including "Best Student Film" from both MTV Animation and the Nashville Independent Film Festival (both in 1997). Christy then made "Barfight" with Stephen Warbrick, which was rejected from every festival it was ever entered in. Christy is currently developing a show for Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim" called "Superjail" and plays guitar in the rock 'n' roll band "Cheeseburger".
posted by nickyskye at 7:45 AM on August 18, 2007


"...and then an ax comes out of no where and chops up the bandito cat and it turns out it was an elephant that was wielding the ax, and then..."
posted by jaronson at 8:01 AM on August 18, 2007


Thanks, EMRJKC94 I thought the style of animation looked familiar, especially the wolfmen things.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 8:02 AM on August 18, 2007


Ha. Awesome, Saturday morning cartoons.
posted by Skygazer at 8:06 AM on August 18, 2007


Clever!
posted by crypticvalentine at 10:38 AM on August 18, 2007


Haha. Nice.
posted by picea at 10:43 AM on August 18, 2007


I have to say, that I love what that says about the human condition.
posted by trigby at 10:46 AM on August 18, 2007


I knew it, I knew that robots in love would fly around on a unicorn with wings. I fucking knew it. I tried telling you, but none of you fuckers would listen.

Well, now you can see for yourselves.
posted by quin at 10:50 AM on August 18, 2007


It's stuff like this that makes me gnash my teeth when people say "you have too much free time".

Why does that phrase get used for something like this, which brings happiness/inspiration/head scratching to so many people's lives, but not when someone says "I just watched the two hour season premiere of American Idol"?
posted by jragon at 11:17 AM on August 18, 2007 [4 favorites]


Excellent. Bridging the gap between generations, this little cartoon made my son look up to say, "I like the music."

I especially enjoyed the squiggly lobsters under the sea rock that became flying lobster men once King Neptune put on his worried face and uncovered them.
posted by misha at 12:12 PM on August 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


Man, cheesburger fucking rocks.
posted by Kwine at 1:35 PM on August 18, 2007


Space War

When will this game be available for X-Box?
posted by neuron at 5:31 PM on August 18, 2007


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