Wargoon Flishe Watch

including the Pome of the Day Project

Friday, March 24, 2006


The fictional Akre is a happy man, for yesterday he did find some time to do some more animation. Or so sez I, Dr. Hubert Zork.

Yesterday he created a new character, Hardleyheavers. Hardleyheavers is the head of the Film Production Division of Boom, the company. Hardleyheavers has very pronounced teeth, and he talks by grinding his teeth together. His body is like a studio camera stand, and he has tilt arm arms.

He drew several versions of Hardleyheavers before arriving at the design he finally decided to go with. He actually drew that design last week in his sketch book as he was waiting for his girlfriend in the coffee shop area of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Now in his animation room, Akre first drew the parts of Hardleyheavers on a notecard with a Sharpie pen, then he scanned those parts into the computer. He manipulated them in Photoshop, putting the pieces together as different layers and coloring them in. Then he moved them into After Effects to make them talk and roll their eyes.

For Hardleyheavers is the first character, and only character in Wargoon Flishe, to have moving eyes. It has something to do with his business.

Now it is time for the Pome of the Day.

incisors, bicuspids,
molars and more
keep your teeth clean
cuz that's what they are for

eyeball, eyelash,
cornea, lens
your eyes help you see things
but what? that depends

inner ear, outer ear,
canal and ear drum
to hear both a yell
and the fall of a crumb

index and pointer
and knuckle and thumb
if you can't use your fingers
you must be real dumb.

Written in sincerity and with fingers,
Dr. Hubert Zork


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