This series of cartoons is undeniably cute and inventive!
Based on everyday conversations between two friends.
He's got the body of a cat and the face of a cat!
This page now exists as a lasting tribute to Ben Spurgin.
Ben passed away from a heroin overdose on October 13, 2009.
A long-time member of the NG community, Ben created the popular Stick Slayer series as a way to poke fun at the number of stick movies on NG.
"Stickmen are many things. They are an animators practice tool, they are easy to draw, and they are violent. They are a scourge, a teeming horde of malicious demons that are consuming the Internet faster than porn sites. Their sole purpose is to destroy, maim, and kill each other and anything else they can get ahold of.
They must be stopped." -Ben Spurgin
Newgrounds has lost a legend.
The Stick Slayer: Episode 1 - The Final Battle. CRAP HAS A NEW ENEMY!
The Stickmen regroup, and unleash the Giant Stickman to try and destroy the Stick Slayer!
The Stick Slayer is faced with the Giant Stickman, and has to fight it to the death!
Will the Stick Slayer survive the battle with the Giant Stickman? Will the sticks ever be stopped? Find out!
The evil Stickmen have taken over the white house and launch a nuclear missile!
Is this the end for all mankind? Can the Stick Slayer save us? Find out!
The Stick Slayer gets some help from some popular Portal characters!
In an interesting turn of events, someone actually made an anti-Stick Slayer movie! Author Steve Kim explained to us that he has nothing against the Stick Slayer, he just thought it would be funny. He doesn't have anything against stick movies in general, just bad movies - which don't necessarily require sticks.
Steve would also like to add that he hates people who rate movies "stupidly", and says that "Critics are like eunuchs (castrated men) in a harem (whore house) : they know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves."
Perhaps you could call this an anti-anti-stick movie. This movie attacks Ben Spurgin's popular series (see above).
Stick Slayer vs. Xiao Xiao - a great cartoon that isn't even by either of the original creators!
If you've enjoyed the Stick Slayer series, be sure to check out the rest of Ben Spurgin's work! Here are some more great movies by Ben!
Watch an ordinary geek turn into a super hero, as he battles an evil villain to save a geeky girl!
Our hero continues his battle to try and save the girl in distress from certain doom!
The Geek is just about to get his girl when things goes terribly wrong!
"Many of you have seen them. Many of you have spoken to them. Many of you are them. They are the ones who huddle in the computer room at lunch. They are the ones still struggling up the social ladder. They are the few, the proud, the GEEKS. The geeks have long held a prophecy that a man would come. A messiah. Someone to lead them to true freedom. Behold the Power of the Geek!" - Ben Spurgin
Several submissions have been made in tribute to Ben.