Below is a blog/timeline of the cartoons and characters I am working on today. I am slowly trying to improve on my drawing and animation skills. Hopefully you will notice an improvement as each Spicky valley episode or Spotlight video comes out. I hope to work with an animation team in future to push this concept forwards. I am going to blog below the progress with each Spicky Valley episode and short video. I have named the town they live in “Spicky Valley” which is a somewhat inspired from my hometown “Pontypridd”. Only thing that made sense based on my old VoiceOver name. . See Episodes 1 and onwards to Episode 4 where there are improvements with the story and how their relationships which each other progress.
I do the voices for all the characters. Some of the voices I have been using for years in the Voiceover section for movies, but I have now put a name to them. Click each character for an intro and scroll down for the cartoons
Spotlight 5: Spicky Valley Episode 4 - “Spicy Valley”
Halloween special featuring celeb guests. Here the family try to defeat zombies that have come from a new version of the drug “spice” which leaves them aggressive. This is my favourite episode as it starts to really show their personalties and how I envisioned them interacting with each other.
Spotlight 4: Spicky Valley Episode 3
Slight animation improvements, with moving limbs and eyes. In this episode Jimmy Savile goes to Spicky Valley after getting suspended by BBSEASIDE TV.
Spotlight 3: THE TRECCO BOY RAP SONG
The second video where I put them all together. Song shows a rough outline on their personalities together with they’re shared love for a famous Welsh coastal area. As its all original minus the odd little prop like a shovel and that, it allowed me to put it on Spotify. You can now listen to it there.
Spotlight 2: Spicky Valley Episode 2
Collab with David Sidoli- Ben and Sid go on 2 trips. Animation another step forward here with Benjamin Llewellyn and Sid the main stars in this alien abduction.
Spotlight 1 :SPICKY VALLEY CARTOON - EPISODE 1 - THE CAR JOURNEY
The first video where I put them all together. The quality of the animation is poor but hopefully you will see where I am going with it. I aim to improve with each one. I dream that this will one day be looked back like the first Simpsons……It could happen……….
Finally here is a little clip to show the differences, and proof all the Welsh can sing..