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.



i wish there was a weed man

it would be awesome if tobaccoman had a partener called weed man
awesome vid tho

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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

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"

Controversial, but funny!

It's great, but do not show this to dumb school children, kids these days...
Other than that, Its great!

Good deo

Funny, love the style of animation. I figure I might as well post a review as the last one was posted in December of last year :)

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4.13 / 5.00

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