Joe Alterio's blog on illustration, comix, design, animation, and other bouts of total awesomeness.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Buy Me, Buy Me, Buy Me

Just noticed that French nuclear energy company Areva features a new web ad that clearly has either ripped off or hired H5, the French motion graphics company that produced, most memorably, the original Royksopp video for "Remind Me", before it was all sullied up with cave men. Gotta love that site design, eh?

Their other videos are pretty rad, too, check 'em out. Extra points is you can find the Volkswagon video that rips off their own, earlier, Goldfrapp video. Meta!

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Post-modern statement upon educational materials? Lucid, dream-state channel of claustrophobic fears? Free-form absurdist rant? You decide. I don't even know if I like it or not, but it sure is worth a blog post.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Red Hot Riding Hood

I found my old animation instruction book by Preston Blair in my stack of reference books today, and it reminded me of what an amazing talent he was ; I was sent to YouTube, which landed me at one of my old favorites of the golden era of cartoons, like this Tex Avery cartoon, directed by Avery, but designed by Blair. Where some of Avery's other wolf cartoons fall a little flat, this one sings, mostly due to Blair's keyframes. Check out that moment at the end, where the wolf considers the knitting needle: what a moment.

Monday, August 11, 2008

What We Talk About When We Talk About Mad-Cow Disease

My buddy Steve Lohse, impresario, gourmet chef, Master and Commander, Alaskan fisherman, championship drinker, and last but not least, writer and playwright, just landed his first piece in McSweeny's lit. journal, which is a huge coup. Nice one, boy-o.

Now take that damn smirk off your face, and go take out the trash. Goddammit.

Friday, August 01, 2008

The Love Is Strong In This One

Damn, dude.

Here's a little secret I'll let outta the bag for my loyal blog readers: planning a wedding sucks. You got your food, your booze, your decorations, the accomodations for the guests, and all the other crap. But whenever I get down, I think to myself, "At least I don't have to coordinate who's going to be Rebel, and who's going to be Empire."

Peep professional photographer Justin Winokur's Flickr set of this all Star Wars wedding he shot in LA.

Oh, that Uncle Dave: always drinking too much, hitting on the young girls, and wearing the wrong shoulder insignia on his Imperial Starfleet uniform.