Thursday, 21 March 2013

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

A short tribute to CopperCab

Almost everything he says would make a fun little animation test. Here's just one small foul-mouthed section.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Dub of a Preacherman

Been busy over at Rumpus HQ spending all our spare time making this music video for Count Skylarkin and Harvey K-Tel

Text Santa

Here's some animation for a new ITV christmas celebrity packed charity extravaganza called Text Santa.  

Tim Ruffle directed, Robin Davey and I animated, Jim Grant painted backgrounds and Spencer Cross After Effectsed 3 promo's and the shows title sequence.

There were lots of other people involved too and the little characters are appearing all over ITV this christmas on all the idents and stuff. and on t-shirts in Asda.

Here's promo 2

Friday, 23 September 2011 recruitment videos

Rumpus Animation's been busy making a couple of videos for recruitment agency. Attempting to give all the information Jobseekers and Employers need in under 2 minutes

Wednesday, 14 September 2011


a little follow-on from the calm before the storm post earlier

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

more Skillballs

A couple more vids starring the Skillballs. explaining stuff about IT and Learning Support for Skillsoft

Friday, 9 September 2011

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Focus Pocus

Here's a nice little theme tune / title sequence thing for a game - designed and animated by me and Seb at Rumpus - for Roll7 Games and Neurocog.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Rumpus E4 sting

We made an E4 sting, with the help of marvellous illustrator, FonFon

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Stoney Tony

A stupid little film from Rumpus and Matthew the Horse

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Clipper Tea Dance

here's an ad for Clipper Tea that i worked on at Aardman, directed by Tim Ruffle. About a cup of tea that wants to join the dance but can't seem to find an ingredient to dance with.

I did the animatic and some animation. Duncan Beedie and Tom Malins also worked on it.

i'm drinking some free Clipper Tea right now, it's nice

Saturday, 29 January 2011


Here's a little thing made at Wonky for Omni Productions and the University of the West of England about their Peer Assisted Learning groups. I animated and designed it and the After Effects are by Darren Walker and Laura Ratta

Monday, 24 January 2011

Rumpus website

Got a Rumpus Animation website going. Things may change slightly but it's there now which is the important thing!

Friday, 31 December 2010

Flipnote Monsters

Been doing a bit more animation work on the Nintendo DSi with Tim Ruffle. This was a competition where people can send in their monster designs and the ones that are picked get to fight against Bad Egg - a character designed by Andrew Rae.

Mr Nose Moustache is my favourite, here he is below fighting against Monster Root and then there's Gurgles fighting Mudd.

all 5 can be watched here -

we were on XL's this time which have a bigger screen. good!

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Rumpus pics again

some new stills

Monday, 13 December 2010

New Rumpus Showreel

here's a showreel from me and Seb

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

more Rumpus pictures

here's a few more shots


Monday, 6 December 2010

Rumpus pics

been getting some Rumpus work done over the last few days. here's some pictures

Monday, 1 November 2010

UWE students

Here's some characters from a project i recently designed and animated at Wonky. They're a bunch of students who attend UWE.

Should be able to put the full film up soon, hopefully. it's informative.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Bertram in the Costa Brava

My good friend, Bertram Fiddle, has just got back from the Costa Brava with his trusty Man-Servant, Gavin. You can read about it here if you like

Gavin enjoying one of the many tourist attractions

Saturday, 18 September 2010

rumpus background

i've got a new background for rumpus, its an adaptation of an old one but there's still a few things that need doing to it. here it is presented in glorious black and white, just for no reason especially.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

The New Adventures of Bertram Fiddle

Here's a little Bertram Fiddle test me and Seb stitched together from archive animation footage. Full episodes on their way. probably.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

when your cartoons have more of a life than you do

here's the little walking to the pub man. turns out he was walking to the Big Chill where he spent the weekend dancing at the Disco Shed.

I didn't go.

Monday, 9 August 2010

credit made clearer

been working at Wonky for quite a while now on various projects - here's something i animated for their Capitol One Credit Made Clearer campaign. It's got a little superhero in it and everything. Directed by Miki Cash and designed by Maria Lee

Wednesday, 9 June 2010


Spent Saturday at Upfest at the Tobacco Factory, me and Seb got to sit in the illustration room upstairs and do some live animation. 6 hours to move stuff about a bit

perhaps we should have planned it a bit better but
it was good fun anyway and there was some lovely illustration going on all around us

things get less animated towards the end, as we started drinking after lunch.

thanks very much to Dave Bain for letting us join the illustration room for the day!

Saturday, 8 May 2010

walking to the pub again

Here's the little chap from earlier. thought he deserved a background, its a bit run-down but he's happy

Wednesday, 28 April 2010 animatic

Recently had a stint at Aardman making storyboards in Flash for some Rich Webber directed commercials. it was good

Here's the first animatic now

and here's the final ad

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Aardman Flipnote animations

Here's a couple of little animations drawn into Flipnote on the Nintendo DSi. They were made before christmas at Aardman, directed by Tim Ruffle, to advertise the Legend of Zelda game. It's wierd spending a few weeks drawing things on a very very tiny screen with a very very tiny pen but quite good fun in a strange kind of way.

My favourite bit was recording the sound effects by going "3..2..1..go" and holding the DS near a speaker while the sound man presses play on his computer.

little bit of animation

no work on Rumpus for a long time. so here's some old animation instead of the little chap spotting a pretty butterfly

little bit of Rumpus from Rumpus tests on Vimeo.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

julian wins massive award!

no he doesn't, don't be ridiculous.

But he did get a special little commendation, more of a mention really, at
Animated Exeter's Screen Out Loud event

which is as good as it's going to get!

Very big congratulations to
Emma who
did actually win a Massive Award and who won the bloody Screen Out Loud thing too!

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

new background

got a new background done - where the blue people live.
Add Videogot Seb to do all the hard work again - its only changed a little bit

Tuesday, 23 February 2010


its a small row of trees.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

new backgrounds

Started work on Rumpus again. Here's a new background, done with the expert help of Seb

this is what happened first -

to the Spabbyland version

to the final version -

and thats that

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

walking back from the pub

always seem to be doing walk cycles, me.

who's he? what's he up to?

don't know. not a lot.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

gencat ad

Here's an ad i've recently been working on at Aardman. There's 5 of them altogether and they've been turning up on the blogs of Felix, Robin and Spencer so i thought i'd put my favourite up too.

This ones about recycling if you don't understand Spanish.

I did storyboard and block through, Tom Evans animated, Spencer Cross After Effectsed and Tim Ruffle directed.

Here's another one - same bunch of people, animated by me and Tom - use public transport!

Sunday, 6 September 2009

alex lupo music showreel

Alex, the Rumpus (and many other things) musician, now has his music showreel up on youtube. have a look.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

julian sweeney and his teeny weeny genie

julian and his little genie have arrived on youtube.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

sc01 unused animation test

went and recorded some music yesterday which was great. its been so long since starting and recording that i've changed a load of stuff - like this original start to the film below - its not there anymore. so its here instead.

Monday, 13 July 2009

more stills

Rumpus really is going very very slowly. got some more pics from it though.

Sunday, 7 June 2009


an animation test for a collaboration project between me and Seb from Spabbyland about a miserable little chap and his genie

Monday, 23 March 2009


here's a happy, if slightly evil, looking octopus that i made. i quite like him, wonder if i can crowbar him into the film somewhere.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009


recently been working as animation goblin on Ringbinders for Aardman and Comedy Demon. Directed by Tom Parkinson who made the Adventures of Jeffrey!

Comedy Demon's embedding thing doesn't work for me properly and there's also an Alfa Romeo advert attached which i'm not a massive fan of. so here's the trailer instead, which i had almost nothing to do with. You can watch the film here though if you like -

by the way, notice the lovely title music done by Rumpus' very own Alex Lupo!

Wednesday, 18 February 2009


might be a bit soon as there's another 4 and half minutes of animation to do yet but here's a couple of pics of the first section of film

Monday, 19 January 2009


we've all got toys these days and now i'm no different! here's two, sat on some bricks in my garden, that were very kindly made for me by Atsuko and it wasn't even my birthday. and here's some that she made for her hubby Seb.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009


he's running a bit more towards us now, other than that almost the same as him running from the side.

and some more

more board pics

not put anything up for ages so here's some board pics from my original pitch, they don't make an awful lot of sense. i've got rid of those several hundred butterflies now, there's only one left.

Monday, 1 December 2008

Monday, 24 November 2008

Saturday, 22 November 2008

new background again

this is where the blue ones live

Monday, 10 November 2008

new background

just put together a couple of proper backgrounds recently - here's one of them - the Red's village

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Saturday, 4 October 2008

some shots from the animatic

a few pictures from the animatic. all done very roughly because i'll most likely be animating it all myself

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Thursday, 25 September 2008

back to work

had a few weeks away from Rumpus whilst making a couple of shorts at Wonky Films for the 4mations website. it was good fun, they'll be online in November. the series is called Suburban Myths by the way. Miki Cash from Wonky directed the first two and i did the second two.

but back to Rumpus now. Animatic's gone to Alex the musician and i'm going to draw some backgrounds for a few weeks - hopefully with the help of Seb

and here's a little running monster.

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Saturday, 6 September 2008

another animation test

these are excitable little chaps

Friday, 29 August 2008

pretty butterfly

he causes all kinds of trouble, this one

Saturday, 23 August 2008