I draw the webcomic Manly Guys Doing Manly Things and work on cartoons you might see on TV sometimes.

 

ED and Zack are on Reddit right now (11:25 AM PST) answering questions about all things Dick Figures! (And whatever else you want to pick their brains about)
Real life Hollywood animators at your disposal!

ED and Zack are on Reddit right now (11:25 AM PST) answering questions about all things Dick Figures! (And whatever else you want to pick their brains about)

Real life Hollywood animators at your disposal!

tylociraptor said: I like how, as soon as I saw a leather coat I was like. THAT’S GONNA BE COELASQUID. I was not dissapointed.

If it was slung over the back of someone’s chair, that was me. We all had to wear flannel shirts for the video because it’s an in-joke with some folks at Titmouse.

 catpunchers said: Serious question, why will it take 500k+ to make a full motion picture of stick figures?

Even though the designs are simple, the animation is still held to a high standard, the boards are immaculate, and the series probably has more of a specific style guide regarding design, expression, and motion than anything I’ve worked on. It may sound weird, but, you know, all stick figures were not created equal. It needs to look crude in exactly the right way, or else every animator’s stick figures will look different.

The 500K budget would give you some four months to finish an hour of movie; script, boards, animation, compositing, publishing, the whole shebang with a crew of around 30 people if you expected to break even and didn’t need to worry about rent or utilities on the studio space. Animation, even animation with simple character designs, is expensive. The Stick figure designs are the reason it would be only 500K and not upwards of a million (what the budget for the 70 minute Drawn Together movie Six Point also animated was reported to be)

(Source: kickstarter.com)

I was so proud that my squid got a starring role in this kickstarter video.

Also, the inflatable kangaroo that the people of Australia gifted unto me. He’s become a regular fixture in the studio.

(Source: kickstarter.com)