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Skull in Connemara

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Jul 8, 2009 | 9:12 PM EDT

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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.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Holy shit!

I say. This was sooo different from your usual work, but just as fucking awesome, if not MORE so. So stylish and uniqe for a flash animation.

Just love it.

TheBoogley responds:

Thanks man, I wasn't sure how it'd go down. I'm not sure what I think of it myself yet really.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


fantastic as usual, the animation was good, and you make the message very clear, If there was one. It was also very noir, but seriously good job. 5/5

TheBoogley responds:

noir is a funny word, like the sound of a cat. Those silly french people and their silly words :3


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome, like you

i love your work, and this little flash is awesome, Dark, creppy and weird, I love it, 5/5 10/10

TheBoogley responds:

aww, Molina, you say the nicest things :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

simply a masterpiece

I would really like to see that play. Thats amazing that this little cartoon can make me so interested that I really REALLY want the backstory to all of it.

TheBoogley responds:

Thanks! It's a pretty creepy and funny play, you'd like it. :)


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Good job!

nice graphic i like your graphics but the music sometime "get me out of trip"
but in fact very nice job and drama

TheBoogley responds:

I am in ur music, ruining ur vibe.