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Blockhead, Episode 7: Imagination

Blockhead would never tell a lie, but the Conscience is skeptical.

Note: The "Courtroom Intro" for this episode was voted for by the memebers of the forums at TheSwain.com.
Note 2: Thanks for front page, Tom, my precious!

Reviews


MrIlluminatiMrIlluminati

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Would an idiot throw rocks at birds?

AWESOME!! I couldn't stop laughing... Blockheads my new imaginary friend. Keep em coming.



OrangebeefOrangebeef

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Congrats, you made it above the 4.24 mark.

I, along with many other NG users have been awaiting this Flash very much, and I am pleased that you released it in a rather short time.

Graphics - The drawings were very good, and the FBF animation was better than all of your other Blockhead flashes, and that includes Time Squad.

Style - Blockhead is yours, and in my opinion, he is a very original character.

Sound - There wasn't much music, and the voices were top-notch quality. For that I give you my 8.

Violence - The evil duck deserved it.

Interactivity - There was a Preloader and a play button, along with a link to your site and a replay button.

Humor - "Hissssss!"

Overall - 9
I hope this gets submitted to the Blockhead collection as soon as possible.


The-Swain responds:

Haha, and a mere few seconds after your review, it did get submitted to the collection. Good call.

This was certainly my most lax cartoon to date. The creation process took the same number of days as eposides 4-6, and yet I didn't have to pull a single all-nighter. Perhaps slaving over Time Squad taught me something? I hope it paid off.

And thanks for the play-by-play. Compliments are always awesome, but reviews like these are the ones I really enjoy reading. I don't always know which facets of my cartoons are most appreciated by viewers, so it's great to sometimes be reminded.

Thanks!


TheBeagleTheBeagle

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Good but PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTION

Good work.

Your humor is.....amazing.
Probably the best one yet.

My question is:
How long does it take you to do the frame by frame work like when Blockhead sits down and dances and things? How long does that take you?

Thankyou,
~Sir_Iron_Fries


The-Swain responds:

It probably took me an hour to do the entire dancing sequence and the sitting/moving combined. Maybe an hour and a half if you include formatting and lip-synching while he was jumping about. I've been doing that kind of FBF for a while, but what makes it look good this time (in my opinion) is that I've finally learned how to standardize my lines and my style. Blockhead doesn't change shapes mid-animation anymore, and his outlines don't go from thin to thick, clean to messy, like they used to. Or at least not as much. (For an example, watch Blockhead in Ep.1 when he says "Make it work, please!". Not only does he jump to the end of the animation with no frames between, but he's not even the same shape or height.)

It's just cleaner because I've found my "zone". I love the "zone".


Scrat-killerScrat-killer

Rated 5 / 5 stars

funnyist flash on NG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hounistly nothing is as funny as block head... i want an internet marriage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I say those ducks r so evil :p!!!!



AsteroidsmastuhAsteroidsmastuh

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Another great one!

Your series amazes me! Blockhead has always been favorite and this new episode just reinforces that feeling. I also think you have improved. Your work never stops having that hurts-your-stomach-it's-so-funny factor! Great work in other words.


The-Swain responds:

I have that feeling sometimes, but it's usually only when I'm drinking. As for the cartoon, I'm glad you noticed the difference. It's getting easier to make the cartoons look decent, and that's a relief.