SackBoy reaches page one on Google!

Possibly one of the more randomly proud moments of my little project’s life is the knowledge that in under a year I’ve hit the first page of Google for the search term “sackboy”.

With just under 500 images in the photography project (seriously, 500th image anniversary coming up in June!), I’ve hit well over the original target of “an image a day for the next year”. It hasn’t even been a year yet. It’ll be a year in August sometime.

And now, the random news that I place fourth on a Google search for “sackboy”.

The ridiculous thing? I’m even above Media Molecule’s entry on that page, and they made the bloody game!

Apologies to Media Molecule if they’re at all offended by this. I run this project to spread smiles and laughter since SackBoy seems to make people smile. 🙂

Check out the SackBoy Lives Here project at www.sackboyliveshere.com

The possible sequel

Last year, I did a speed animation entitled “The Carrot and The Rocket” about a carrot that met a rocket and aimed to go to the moon.

I’d tell you more about it, but it’s far easier to click on the video below and watch it for yourself.

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The animation took three hours to make, and those three hours included the writing, voicing, music composition and recording, animating, and editing.

Since making it, I’ve had a few people ask me when I’m going to make another one.

Because children’s stories aren’t exactly my forte – you know, because every second word out of my mouth has some relationship to sex – I’ve had to think about this for a while… and I think I may have come up with something.

The new story will be based on that old idea of “being true to yourself” and will involve something called a vowelPad. I’ll be animating it with a Wacom tablet (like last time) but will probably be switching out ArtRage for Photoshop CS5 as I want to see if I can keep the type of look I have above in it.

This one will probably take a little longer than three hours to make, although the script is half written (I spent four minutes on it today) and I’ve started composing the music.