Saturday, May 18, 2024

Post 671 - ASIFA Analytical and Articulatory Animation Analyses - Appendix for May 2024

reprinted with permission - author contacts: Karl Cohen at and Alex Dudok de Wit substacks with delirious abandon at


Thursday, May 16, 2024

Wednesday, May 08, 2024

Post 669: How Things Begin (with updates through 16 May 2024)

 Animate ASIFA, you say?  OK, test #1:

Test #2:

Test #3:

Now for some shading and details...

Test #4: Music added

Test #5 : With Different Music! (the things that pop up in the archives!)

Get Benny involved, you say?  OK, test #2:

(cc) 2024 Jim Middleton, The Animating Apothecary

Friday, May 03, 2024

Post 668 - "Political Asylum" Annoys THE WORLD!

Delaware - final status on May 19

And Later, on May 19th:

"Exceptional Merit" - Woo Hoo!

Australia - July 31

Iceland (they also selected "Seule Tod", something that feels like I made at about the time of the French Revolution) - November 25

New York - June 7

Texas - April 1 - made the showing, didn't take a prize (aww)

New York City - May 23 (also with "Animating Buster Keaton: Home")
Burlington, Iowa -- Saturday July 13, 11am "Saturday Morning Cartoon" block of films

Link to a Version for Hearing Impaired, especially for Minnesota - Click Here
(c) 2024 Jim Middleton, The Animating Apothecary

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Post 667 - 2/3's to 1000!!! Time for Another Sketch Dump!

           If there's a story among these, I'm certain it doesn't end well...

(may include duplicates from earlier posting - trying to "close the books" at the ol' apothecary studios)

Failed costume design

Testing new brand of sketch pens

This just looks painful

Mock Up for Dreamscape Project

Study for Sfumato #4

Prototype for Analog Recording Telescope

study for Sfumato #4

all sketches (c) 2024 Jim Middleton, The Animating Apothecary