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Friday, 5 August 2016

Altogether Now

It's been a busy time at Daftoons Towers.  I've managed to make a few eCards and am happy to report that they are performing well.



I reworked an old Messenger Wink animation of mine from several years ago to create an aeroplane-based Father's Day card that really took off (sorry!) over the event's weekend.  You can view the card here: http://www.123greetings.com/events/fathers_day/happy_fathers_day/biffo_the_skywriter.html


After Father's Day came another birthday eCard - this time featuring a cute, but naughty dog.  You can view the card here: http://www.123greetings.com/birthday/happy_birthday/naughty_dog.html



A more recent addition to the stable has been an Anniversary card.  It features 2 loved-up jigsaw pieces who were "made for eachother".  I had some assistance with this one from the very talented Raffy Lachter, who spent the week with me do work experience.  You can view that card here: http://www.123greetings.com/anniversary/wedding_anniversary/couple/anniversary_jigsaw.html



And finally, a bit of news on good old Moanin' Mo Baggins of Baggins' Blues fame.  He now has a single out called "Password Blues".  In it, our hero sings about the woes of choosing a password.  You can preview and even buy the song from here:  https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/moaninmobaggins

That's all for now.  See you next time.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

A Little Bit of Country

This month I thought I'd take a walk on the country side.  Randy Fawcett is my new country singing character, making his debut with a birthday song about his suit (not his birthday suit!).

This was a fun card to make and nice to have my son, Jonah, on board adding a few tasteful licks on the guitar.

Hope you like it.  Here's the card http://www.123greetings.com/birthday/happy_birthday/country_birthday_song.html


Friday, 22 January 2016

Hope You're Feeling Tickety Boo!

I hope your year has got off to a fine start.  Winter has reared it's ugly head and with it come the nasty little bugs that give rise to coughs and sniffles.  What better time to put together a Get Well Soon card with a catchy little ditty that is bound to make you feel better.  Hope you like this one http://www.123greetings.com/general/getwell/tickety_boo.html


The passing of David Bowie was very sad.  I grew up with a twin sister who was Bowie mad and so he played a major part in my youth.  A very talented, unique and creative man.  With musical tributes appearing everywhere, I thought I should give my own an airing.  This eCard was created some time ago, but no prizes for guessing who it was influenced by.  Performed by the very talented Robert Marshall.  http://www.123greetings.com/birthday/happy_birthday/happy_birthday_superstar.html


Thanks for reading.  See you next time.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Ethelred's Christmas Song

Ethelred the Unready Turkey made it through Thanksgiving, so I thought I'd feature him on this year's Christmas offering.  You can see it HERE   I hope you enjoy the song and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 



Thursday, 15 October 2015

A new eCard for Thanksgiving

November 26th is Thanksgiving in the US.  Though I'm in the UK, I thought it might be nice to create an eCard for the occasion.  I'm a sucker for old movies and used one as my inspiration for this offering.


I probably should have called it "Sparturkey", but I like Ethelred and might use him again in the future.  Anyway, here's a link to the card

http://www.123greetings.com/events/thanksgiving/wishes/ethelreds_thanksgiving_message.html

I hope you enjoy it.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Baggins Lives!

As you may know, one of my most popular eCards is "Baggins' Birthday Blues", featuring the hairy blues singer Moanin' Mo Baggins.



Mo has also featured in a Christmas eCard that proved popular over the festive season.  I've really enjoyed working with him.

So, having featured Mo as a 2D cartoon character, I thought it might be fun to bring him to life and create a live action eCard.  The result is now on the www.123greetings.com website.  Click here to see it: http://www.123greetings.com/birthday/happy_birthday/baggins_birthday_booze_live.html



I hope you like it.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Bubba, Whiteboards and Double Acts


Since my last post I've been busy making lots of new eCards.  Sometimes, if I've got loads of other animation work on, I don't get the chance to produce the all-singing, all-dancing cards that I particularly enjoy making.  So, when I find a gap, my first thought is to dive into production and have some fun.

If you enjoyed Eddie Croonier's first outing in the belated birthday eCard, you'll be glad to know that he's back - this time partnered (in good old American TV/film fashion) with my New York(ish) comedian Jack Tonic.  Stand aside Bing and Bob, Dino and Jerry!  Jack and Ed have a birthday song for you.


You can view and send this one from http://www.123greetings.com/birthday/happy_birthday/happy_birthday_duet.html.

I like to try out new techniques with my eCards and as I've been doing a fair bit of whiteboard animation for clients recently, I thought it might be fun to apply the same style to a card.  I've created 2 for the 123Greetings site now.  Here's the latest, "Birthday Drawing".



I've just completed the latest birthday card - a fun and (I'm proud to say) very silly country-style song.  I'm hoping this one, "Bubba Lou's Birthday Song" will be a hit with the site's users.  Fingers crossed.



You can view and send Bubba from http://www.123greetings.com/birthday/happy_birthday/bubba_lous_birthday_song.html.  The nice people at www.123greetingscom have reacted to the upsurge in mobile phone usage for viewing cards and following a fascinating webinar for their artists, our offerings are now going to work on all devices.  That's great news.  This card is my first one that is completely optimised for the current market.

See you with more news and eCards soon.  Thanks for reading.