Wednesday, May 31, 2006

I remember back in the summer of 1997 while I was working for the Sandbox at Acadia I saw my first ever Shockwave cartoon. It was a thing done up for the Chemical Brothers song “Block Rockin’ Beats.” When I saw this for the first time, I knew this technology would revolutionize the internet. I know that Flash and Shockwave are different, but they produce more or less the same effect, and it seems that most everybody uses Flash these days instead of Shockwave, so I am just going to consider them to be the same thing. Since the summer of ’97 I have seen perhaps hundreds of Flash cartoons, and have even learned a bit of Flash myself.

One of my all-time favorite Flash cartoons has to be “Punk Kittens” by Joel Veitch of I don’t recall how I first came across this gem, but it is certainly one of his finest works. Another great Flash cartoon is “Laid-Off: A Day in the Life” by Todd Rosenberg at Again, I don’t remember how I stumbled on it, but I sure do like stumbling back to it every once in awhile. If games are more your thing, check out for a great selection of time-wasting Flash goodness. has also stolen many hours from my life. If you go there, you must check out "The French Erotic Film" (nothing erotic about it really).

It has always been my dream to create one of these crazy popular Flash cartoons that gets forwarded all over the net. The “Online Virtual Gong Project” does not seem to be taking off so far. I do have an idea for one that I think might work, but then I think of how much effort I had to put in to my short Flash bio, and I wonder if it is worth the effort. One day I will get motivated and unleash my masterpiece on the web, but until then we will have to rely on the old favorites to get us through.


Aunt Susan said...

When you write "It has always been my dream" it gives you a destiny. Go for it!

6:02 AM, June 01, 2006  
Joan said...

Andrew, is Odd Todd the inspiration behind the way you sometimes pronounce coffee???????!!!

9:47 PM, June 01, 2006  
Andrew Baxter said...

Don't you mean coff-ay? :)

12:40 PM, June 02, 2006  

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