Be a Supporter!

Credits & Info

Uploaded
Nov 11, 2005 | 9:42 AM EST

If you liked this, check these out!


Author Comments

EDIT (11/17/2005): HOLY @#$%! Thanks for the FRONT PAGE!!!
----------------------

Yes, it really is a Self-Portrait of me, Joshua J. Morgan.
And NO, I am NOT contemplating or condoning suicide.

I originally conceived Self-Portrait as a 15 second short during the Fall 2002 (my first quarter as a Grad student at UCLA), but I decided to make a different 15 second film. I returned to the idea, however, when I wanted to make an intro for my website, joshuajmorgan.com. After teaching myself Flash, the film was completed in the Spring 2004, and it went on to win a "Spotlight Award" the following year.

I recently rediscovered NewGrounds.com and I'm so glad I finally decided to submit Self-Portrait because it's fascinating to see how polarized people's reactions are. I never intended it to be funny so I'm still surprised that some people find it humorous (it's always gotten a big laugh at all the festivals it's screened in).

---
Joshua J. Morgan received his BA in Communication Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles and is currently working towards his MFA at the UCLA Animation Workshop, where he has been able to pass off his obsession for Japanese Anime as "research." Though many of his animations feature firearms, Josh is hardly a "gun nut." In fact, he has a strong phobia of guns, which was triggered by being held up at gunpoint in two separate armed robberies. Those life-threatening experiences also gave him a profound appreciation for living and so Josh has no intentions of actually performing the suicidal act depicted in his animated Self-Portrait. Seriously, his family and friends can all stop worrying... Josh really is happy :-)

joshuajmorgan.com

Reviews


Boris-4-UBoris-4-U

Rated 4 / 5 stars

DUDE!

The was off the wall, not bad though didn't c that comin



bobsyerunclebobsyeruncle

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Excellent animation

Way too short, but excellent stuff regardless!



SlouchSlouch

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nice first one!

I really liked this. Funny idea. Sure, it's a little short and the graphics are sketchy but that doesn't really bother (if at all). Nice first animation. Hope it gets through.



Chabos9Chabos9

Rated 0 / 5 stars

shity

if your gona submit piontles violence at leat make it long and with action like killing spree or madnes



onyx666onyx666

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Oh my god is it good.

I mean the graphics and the work that has been put in to this....... Keepi'upy.