Tuesday, 6 April 2010

In the earliest known example of drawn animation, ‘Fantasmagorie’ (1908) cartoonist Emile Cohl drew and filmed 700 drawings, double exposing each drawing and creating a two- minute film. The title is a reference to the “fantasmograph”, a mid-Nineteenth Century variant of the magic lantern that projected ghostly images that floated across the walls. The drawings are simple but in the two minutes the world is turned upside down, objects morph into animals and flowers, heads roll and the fractured narrative shifts constantly - 'Fantasmagorie is a delicious stream of consciousness'

Anyway we will be putting together a registry for gifts. It is a list of drawings that we would like. Please comment on the picture to let others know that the drawing has been taken. You can do anything, take a photograph, paint, draw, animate, sew or scribble. You of course can do something of your own, everything is wonderful and the best