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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

Very good- original....

I liked the style and depth that was put into it.
It had an Edgar A. Poe feel.

TheBoogley responds:

Once upon a midnight weary, I crashed my car and killed my wife... NEVERMORE :O


Rated 4 / 5 stars



TheBoogley responds:

doooooooooog :3


Rated 5 / 5 stars


that was AWESOME.....absolutely BRILLIANT....10/10 from me!!!

TheBoogley responds:

I can't tell you how happy that makes me, I just can't, don't ask me to :3


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Your style is pure awesomeness. This is art. Im glad there are still ppl on Newgrounds who aren t making senseless mainstreamcrap.

TheBoogley responds:

Hey! Some of my best friends are senseless mainstream crap :D


Rated 5 / 5 stars


this is one of the coolest flash movie done the art work was great the story was spot on great job

TheBoogley responds:

thank you oh mighty king of death, I live to serve thee!