This is the second in a series of cartoons and prints called “Peter and Becky’s Fun Fun Slogans.”
Cartoon credits: Art by Kevin Hooyman. Song by Becky Stark. Directed by Peter Glantz. Animated by Kenneth Onulak. Sound recording by Suzanne Goldish. Produced by Peter Glantz and Imaginary Entertainment (imaginarycompany.org).
A limited edition print is available until Tuesday, Oct. 26. Kevin illustrated and colored this thing like an obsessed wild man. Act fast because they will sell quickly. Check it out at: tinyshowcase.com
“This print is the first in a series that Becky Stark and I are making together. We write slogans and turn them into prints and videos. This is the first print and is designed in collaboration with Jacob Ciocci.
Jacob is a founding member of the art collective Paper Rad and plays in the band Extreme Animals. Becky is the lead singer/songwriter of the folk pop band Lavender Diamond. We’ve been longtime collaborators and friends. We live across the country from one another and write these slogans via text message. It’s fun to get a random positive message, and our intent is for people who come across these posters to get the same feeling of unexpected joy.
Our work together is about giving off healing vibrations generated by humor and beauty. We hope it makes you smile.
Here’s the long-awaited video of Lavender Diamond’s cover of Madonna’s “Like a Prayer,” featuring Lavender Diamond singer Becky Stark (interview). Animation by Jacob Ciocci (Paper Rad) and Tom McConnell. More art by Ron Rege, Jr. Directed by Peter Glantz.
Your contributing editor learned a long time ago to be suspicious of most white dreads but theusaisamonster guys get a lifetime pass because they make unstoppable songs like “Cocaine Wedding” and create things like the above eight-minute-long forest-prog fantasy animation video. Witness “Fight No More Forever (remix)” and understand why people are bummed that they’ll be playing their last-ever show, this Saturday, May 9, 2009. Go click around on their mySpace page for more about that show.
A bit more info: The film is directed by Peter Glantz and incorporates 150 fresh new drawings by the great Kevin Hooyman, who was recently featured on this site. The song originally featured on THEUSAISAMONSTER’s “Tasheyana Compost” album.
UPDATE: Director Peter Glantz wrote to let us know that you can download yer very own HD copy of the above video — suitable for iPod screenings, etc — for $1.50. Wotta deal! Just click below …