(For some reason the GIF’s action seems to get a little hung up on tumblr… if it’s tweaking or jittering, wait a few seconds, or refresh the page if you want to see it move smoothly!)
May I present to you, the first character I’m going to be playing with for FreeCel… friends, “comrades”, and fellow (not) workers: meet Sabo the Cat. The Adventures of whom will be coming one day, eventually, when I get around to it, to a screen near you (possibly even yours!) in serialized Saturday-morning-style cartoon shorts talking about topics from direct action tactics in the workplace, to random smashy smash.
The cycle’s made up of 23 frames (for a nod to slackerdom I chose not to round it off for a balanced 24 frames) of traditional hand drawn animation, strung together on an open source 2D animation software called Pencil, which is available for download on a variety of different OS at http://pencil-animation.org/
The GIF and the video are both created by me, and being offered under creative commons. If you want to use either for non-commercial purposes, please give me credit for what I’ve spent the last two days working on (my name and email address are at the end of the video).
If you’d like to support the production of this series, please feel encouraged to get in touch at ngryphon[at]gmail.com. Donations/support are readily accepted (whether that’s through cash dollars to buy lentils and help pay rent, or offers to collaborate).