Friday, July 24, 2009

Liquid Television




The assignment was to redesign the title sequence for MTV's Liquid Television. Took me two weeks to draw and animate in flash.

I was a big fan of this series, which aired under a different name in Australia and Asia... The show was my first exposure to many of my favorite cartoonists, Mark Beyer and Drew Friedman among others.

3 comments:

Robert Adam Gilmour said...

This is really cool, who made the music? What kind of stuff is MTV showing these days?

manosturbo said...

I have no idea! I had this animatic synced to Air Conditioned Nightmare by Mr. Bungle, but when I uploaded it Youtube disabled the audio because the song was copyrighted by the Warner Music Group. I used the Audioswap function to select replacement music from youtube's audio track library that kind of matched up to the movement in the video.

I'm partial to Usavich:

http://www.mtvasia.com/Onair/Shows/Usavich/

Bream Halibut said...

That's pretty gnarly. i remember watching liquid television in middle/high school, there was some good stuff on there that i'll probably never see again. in particular i remember this short cartoon where a guy's toilet bowl breaks under his weight and a shard slices off one butt-cheek -- the rest of the episode was just his cat chasing the gelatinous, bouncy (but sticky on the one flat side) mass around his dingy house. pretty cool.

i think these days it's mostly "reality" tv but that might just be hearsay.