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Oct 5, 2013 | 10:46 PM EDT
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"The Social Media Generation"

This is an adaptation from the original comic "Marc Maron: The social media generation" by Zen Pencils.

The script used in that comic is a quote from Marc Maron's book "Attempting Normal".

This animation is also available on youtube in HD.

Enjoy! :)



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

This was pretty strange. I thought it was going to be something deep about how we're all obsessed with consumerism. The weird thing is that it just seemed a bit too short to send that message. You ended by giving only one example. I am kind of glad I don't use those websites that often. I think my e-mail is now incompatible with them.

The animation was great. I could totally see a scenaro like this happening. I don't want to go and be all philosophical here, but you make great points. I love cartoons that make you think like that. I will probably never become like this.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Pretty deep man. Well done and animated.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

A nice look in the mirror, great job.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I could write a long ass review about how the drawing style and the mood were a perfect fit for the message, but i'm just gonna say : Well Done.
Maybe you made someone grow out of this social networking bullshit.
I sincerely hope so.

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Rated 3 / 5 stars

Well I'm not going to further fan the fire of social networks being a nest of lies and insecurity, but simply say that how one uses them is a choice and not a general rule.
As for the animation itself, I generally like its style and messsage, but find some things unclear. For starters, the plot and majority of the images are borrowed from a comic you have cited, which makes it hard to give points for originality or artwork. The audio and adapted script have been done well, although there's two things I find a bit off. Firstly, I'm not sure if an infant would really use "acknowledge" for a lack of attention and secondly, I don't think the change in narrator's perspective from 1st to 3rd with the "but they are not beyond abusing him" comes across as well as it does in the comic.
In regard of the animated component, it seems a bit too minimalistic. Although there is some motion in the images, it does still resemble a comic with tweens more than an animation. This is acceptable as an adaptation, but doesn't really merit much credit either.
Lastly, the message of the animation has already been made by the comic, but it regardless is made incredibly well through a number of visual and audio methods, so your addition there is excellent.

Other than that, I find it somewhat ironic that the animation is followed by the links to the pages of the social media just described, but I suppose you can't buy food or pay bills with morality.

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