It is not very often that we have the opportunity to create a graphic equivalent of a drug fueled rant bringing all of our collective skills to bear. And it is almost unfathomable that we could actually do something like this and benefit a good cause.
The Buck team dug deep, channeling our inner gonzo, to direct and produce this homage promoting Good Books, the online bookseller that passes all its profits through to Oxfam. A big thanks to String Theory in NZ for bringing us this script, Antfood for their amazing audio stylings, to Thor for giving his voice and to all the artists who made this something we are proud of.
What you will see is an entirely fictional and completely unendorsed representation. [Though we humbly suggest Hunter S Thompson might have liked it.] We are devoted fans paying homage. No disrespect is intended.
This is the second chapter of an ongoing series of hand-painted animated explorations of childhood and memories, both of which were studies for the longer film, "Feral". This film takes the viewer on a first person's flight through a constantly changing landscape, from nature into civilization, and back again.
Technique: Most of the animation was first drafted in Flash, but then each frame was printed and painted over on paper. The paintings were then scanned and composited in AFter Effects.