It all started with a cat and his quest for breakfast:
All British artist Simon Tofield wanted to do was teach himself Flash animation; several years later, an artistic exercise has spawned two books and 11 videos — the latter of which have been viewed over 90 million times on YouTube.
I love storytelling like this because it’s simple — 10 of the videos have only sounds, no speaking. But even though there’s no talking, and very few sounds at all, the viewer knows exactly what is going on, and can’t help but giggle.
I don’t own cats (deathly allergic, lame!), but I know a little about them, and have friends who have them. Tofield captures accurately all the strange and entertaining ways of our feline companions, and I’m glad that I stumbled across his videos.
To learn more about the artist, his life and inspiration, plus all 11 videos, check out the Simon’s Cat website. And even though it’s a few days late, enjoy the most recent installment, “Santa Claws.”
My first year at Bookzilla is drawing to a close. Join me on Friday for one final blog of 2010, and start gearing up for another year of rants, raves, and reviews!