Skitzo-The Giving Season

rated 4.31 / 5 stars
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Comedy - Original

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Dec 21, 2013 | 1:32 AM EST
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Author Comments

A rare Skitzo short from 1924! This particular short was released to theaters during one of the worst times: Christmas season! as a result hundreds of children on winter break were exposed to the "The Giving Season" before authorities were able to gather and burn all the copies. Side effects from watching this short its its full form led them to taking sharp pieces of metal and slicing open their own throats then gargling and drowning from the blood as it filled their lungs. This tiny scrap was discovered in a masochist's house under the basement floors wrapped in glittery papers and dried bloody rags. He would not reveal how he came to possess such a rare piece of nitrate lost for more then 80 yrs, but after it was removed by animation archivists, he was later found dead by suicide and a note that said "Have a Merry Holiday and enjoy the show!"

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Skitzo The Bear (c) Crystal Gonzalez
Music Credit: "Parade of the Wooden Soliders"- by Herbet Clair



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Thanks for the nightmares. :D but what an animation, good job.

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Comick responds:

haha awesome :) Thanks!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

So recently I just started getting interested into writing a book and the atmosphere is supposed to be dark and surreal. I got a couple ideas working but I needed something more to aspire from. Then a couple days ago I was randomly looking up stuff when I suddenly remembered seeing one of your earlier Skitzo cartoons and really liking it a lot for it's morbid tone and gruesome images. So I re-watched them all and gained a new sense of awe and inspiration from it and the more I think about them, the more it helps me add new things to my story. It would probably be along time before I even have something (I'm a lazy bastard), but if somehow I do create this, I'd like to give you props first. Even if this is meaningless, I still wanna thank you because you're the first person who created something like this that I enjoyed without any negatives. Yeah to most people, it just looks like some disturbing ass shit some lunatic molded together but that's what I like about it. For me, it's a good source for those moments of clarity when thinking of morality and one's own personal demons. Also though I can't fully explain it, something about adding hyper-realism to cartoons and creating a homicidal/demonic cartoon character somehow makes me love it a lot. I know this sounded a bit confusing and not straight forward, but just know this: I loved your shit, it helps me create my own shit, so don't stop creating your shit. Thanks for reading and sorry about cussing.

Comick responds:

Wow! Sorry it took me so long to get back to this, but I have to say reading this comment seriously gave me the biggest grin and completely made my day to read! I'm so humbled and appreciative that my work could motivate another to grow and work on their own thing...and yeah please do keep up the writing! I'd like to see what you come up with :) I was really taken aback by the kind words man...THANKS SO MUCH. And yeah no worries haha I'll definitely be working hard and never stopping my own stuff. Its my passion and nothing can halt it otherwise but comments like these are really motivating as well....more on the way!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I was greatly entertained by this flash. The whole satanic/creepy element was very present throughout the animation. I was a little disturbed and a little scared too. Overall, great animation and make more!

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Comick responds:

Thanks for giving it a watch man, I appreciate it a lot!!


Rated 2 / 5 stars

Hmm, I liked the idea when you started but since feels as if the idea hasn't expanded and I am not sure if it can. The character is a cut out of so many others when it gets down to it. Sort of like somebody read too much JtHM and was trying to propose another idea for shorts. Looking at your comics, I really love the classic feel you give to some intense imagry, but think you have enough creativity to make something with more depth than interchangable everything and a character based off, "crazy guy is fine, crazy guy goes crazy, crazy guy kills stuff," as so many before him.

Comick responds:

Hahaha you are very wrong to think skitzo is just some cookie cutter psycho killer. The character has quite a built story which started in my fine art gallery paintings representing a figure in hell as the eye of perverse delights. He is not entirely mindless but hes also not entirely sane... he was created for a reason and then released to theaters with malicious intent to his viewers..well until all his cartoons were destroyed in the 1920s. These shorts are only records of his past history and I suggest reading the philosophy of my paintings or the concepts in my comic In The Dark (where we see what modern day Skitzo is doing now in Hell) to better understand the full story behind these shorts and the character himself because I assure you he's a lot more twisted then you give him credit.


Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

Sorry man, but... I just don't like this character you've invented. I just find it slightly unimaginative and overused, the animation really seems rushed as well. Maybe that's the look you're going for, but it comes off as slightly half-assed more than it is spooky. Don't get me wrong, it's certainly not bad, I just don't think it deserves as much popularity as it's getting.
But that's just my opinion, everyone else seemed to enjoy it a guess, so well done.

Comick responds:

Much Popularity?? Lmao! You don't seem to realize that my cartoons always get out of judgment with a 2.5 at best a 3.0 while the latest pop culture parody gets the 4's and 5's and a million views. But I don't care I do my own thing and animate what I love to watch. So I'm sorry you didn't like it but the key word you said was it's a character that I INVENTED and that alone makes it all worth it.