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Skull in Connemara

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*edit* Frontpage! Thanks Tom, you're a doll! A sexy sexy doll! :3

Brace yourselves good folk of Newgrounds, this is not the sort silly weird cartoon you're used to seeing from me, and it's not the sort of stuff I'm used to creating. It kind of freaked me out having to be serious for the past week.

A few months ago a close friend of mine Justin Stephens told me he was directing the play A Skull in Connemara and asked if I would create an animated introduction for it. I said yes.

This animation was created to be twin projected onto the back wall of theatre before the beginning of the first Act of the play A Skull in Connemara, with the audience looking through the set and a layer of mist to see it. The result was very atmospheric, and I should be able to upload a recording of it in action soon so you can get a better idea of the final result. I've embeded a video of it in the newspost on my userpage so you can get a better idea.

The style was dictated by both the play, the music, and a story outline for this introduction which Justin created and gave me, which is quite a dark black comedy set in rural Ireland, about a man who has the job of digging up the old bones in the local cemetery to make room for the newly dead.

It's about a 60 / 40 split between rotoscoping (drawing over footage of actor Paul Kennedy) and my imagined animation, all created on a wacom cintiq drawing in white then "scratching back" with the eraser to create a scraper board or wood cut sort of look.

I hope you like it, and please leave me a review letting me know what you thought of it.



That randy bastard

P.S. If it's based in Ireland, you should change it to "Pub" instead of "Bar".

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TheBoogley responds:

Public Pub? :3


kinda feel sad for the poor bloke having everyone blame him for the girls death and that he was so mournful for her loss he had to go dig her up = /


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TheBoogley responds:

He wasn't mournful, he was just feeling randy, or maybe hungry :3

That is really amazing

He goes to her grave to see her remains... creepy... but strangely amazing... I LIKE IT! :D

TheBoogley responds:

he got there too late to be able to eat her though, poor fellow :3

I loved it

Great job man 10/10

I love the sketchy graphics. Its my feeling that it is one of the most impacting kind of art.

The story was great and fit perfectly with the animation and music.

The music was also a very nice fit for the story and animation.

Awesome job and I hope that you make some more.

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TheBoogley responds:

thanks, you're alright Spike Man! :D

Decoy1414 made my IQ drop 4 points

I thought retards couldn't use computers...

This was a great flash. It took a little while but I understand it, at least all there is to understand. It doesn't seem all that deep though. Very, to the surface if you will. Car accident, he gets in the slammer while the woman he killed (didn't mean to at that) rots in the ground.
It is rather surreal though, at least when you think about it.

Regardless, I enjoyed it very much. Good job.

TheBoogley responds:

thanks for the review, you're the first one to get an idea of time passing as he sits in jail :)

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4.30 / 5.00

Jul 8, 2009
9:12 PM EDT