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May 3, 2009 | 11:41 PM EDT
  • Daily 4th Place May 5, 2009

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This is my first animated project I've written and directed. I wrote the script years ago and have been chipping away a small bit at a time over the years. I'm mainly an After-Effects artist, so Rodrigo Huerta (Bambee) and John Hill both rocked the house and animated the piece in Flash, which I later edited.

Here's the back story:

Years ago, I created a character named "Cancer Man" in order to offend my college roommate. It was flagrantly shocking and crude, but silly at the same time. His theme song was originally the "Spiderman" theme replaced with "Cancer Man." "Cancer man. cancer man. has cancer like no other man." I later refined this character and wrote a script to tell the story of Tobacco Man, a cigarette-shaped superhero standing up for the wrong things. This short is the beginning of that story.

Though not a flash artist myself, I love the 2d flash look. I found myself working with friends and colleagues who were interested in the story and could help me see this through. My buddies Adrian Sairin and David Tuber (Moral Orel) helped me with creating the look of the characters and David did the storyboards. Matt Iseman (Clean House), David, and I recorded the voices one night at a recording studio. I also worked with musician John Ikuma and we had two Hustle & Flow sessions creating music based around our imaginations and temporary audio. That was my first ever session in composing music, which was an exciting learning experience and I think turned out well.

Now, i want to share Tobacco Man with the Newgrounds community out of my love for the site and respect for the artists who submit here. I hope you guys enjoy the absurd story of Tobacco Man.

Thanks,
Andrew

Reviews


gourmandergourmander

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 3, 2009

What?!

from sweden?! our cigarettes here in sweden are so expensive youll lose your hose if youre an addict

exept for the bad economic checkup this video was a piece of art



bremmersbremmers

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars June 3, 2009

swedish cigaretts

yay the special cigs is from sweden

so am i! :D



Old-IronsidesOld-Ironsides

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars May 15, 2009

ha, i had to grab a smoke while watching that

"Call me when your 18!"


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mrwiggles2mrwiggles2

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 14, 2009

Did he just fart in my face?

Oh god I love this.

"You have to be 18 to buy them, but you don't have to be 18 to smoke them"

"They grow up so fast"



DoctorFaustDoctorFaust

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 12, 2009

Originality this awesome is rare on NG....

Super job with Tobacco Man.

A superhero who gives you cheap cigarettes and chokes on his own fumes.
You should definately do a series for this guy!

But I think you should make the little girl's voice a bit easier to understand...
Because I only got the "Did he just fart in my face~?" bit.

Anyway, please keep Tobacco Man puffing fumes into NG's portal!