Initially daily but now sporadic blog about anime and world animation with a specific focus on the artists behind the work. Written by Ben Ettinger.
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Archives for: July 2008, 10

Thursday, July 10, 2008

09:58:17 pm , 66 words, 2245 views     Categories: Animation, Indie, Animator

Malcolm Sutherland

I don't know how he finds the time or the films, but every day Ian Lumsden posts a writeup and a link to an animated short by a different artist, most of which are usually new to me. They're not always to my taste, but I loved his latest link to a film by Canadian animator Malcolm Sutherland. All of Malcolm's films are viewable on his home page. Seeing the rest, I instantly fell in love with his work. Every film is in a different style and very assured, and his illustrations are quite original and beautiful too. It's great to know there are still animators here in Canada doing this sort of work. (Birdcalls inevitably brought to mind Norman McLaren.) I quite dig his taste in soundtracks, too, using favorites of mine like Boards of Canada and Lord Invader. (bring back the cat o'nine!) Apparently Malcolm was educated in astrophysics before being detoured into animation and illustration. He certainly struck me as having something very different driving him, so that sounds about right.