Tobacco Man

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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.



Excellent work.

This was an awesome flash with a brash new character in Tobacco Man,the idea for it was funny as was the execution throughout the flash with Tobacco Man and the other characters,the voice acting was fantastic and the humor to it reminded me a lot of Ren & Stimpy with the crude humor yet not vulger i especially loved the part with the little girl,overall i really enjoyed this flash and i hope you make more in the future. =)


I was hoping to see him beat the shit out of some hippies but that was still amazing without it.

i hated every moment of it

but i hate smoking and the ciggaret company ther a bunch of fucked up twisated sons a bitches who are fuckign up peoples health fore profit selling tecnicly "narcotic substace " called nicatien then pakcign other shit in to make them evemn more addicting but u got the message i believe u where trying to send across

I hope the kids are NOT watching.......

It was funny, a very bad message and influence, but funny! The coughing fit when he was trying to say "Tobacco Man" was hilarious.

I don't smoke,

So i can't give this a 10/10...
But I'll be damned if "call me when you're 18" doesn't earn you the other 9 points xD

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4.13 / 5.00

May 3, 2009
11:41 PM EDT
Comedy - Original