Taking a break from the Fester Fish countdown to post something I found really cool, and infinitely inspiring.
sure most animation fans are already aware of Catsuka, but until
recently all I looked at on the site were the model sheet pages. Recently I
stumbled across the "Focus On" pages, which are fantastic galleries and
collections of videos related to specific animators. And there's one for Masaaki Yuasa! The site's mostly in french, but it's still
pretty easy to navigate through. There are MADs of his animation, and a
whole whack of concept art that I'd never seen before. There are even
some awkward early drawings he did as a teenager. I found the page
really inspiring and thought I should share it.
also recommend the Hiroyuki Imaishi page and the Tatsuyuki Tanaka page.
The Tanaka MAD is gold. I wish Tanaka would return to that looser, more
high-energy style he used in stuff like Green Legend Ran and Download, before he entered that more subdued but equally impressive Toujin Kit/ Canabis Works
era. Don't get me wrong, I love all of his work, but as any reader of this blog will know, I'm a big fan of wild, cartoony animation.