"Book of Rhymes" pt 1 animated pilot by Distrakt

Here's the first episode of Book of Rhymes, a new animated web cartoon created by emcee Distrakt.

Rather than be real critical or whatever, I'll just take it for what it is. I like to see heads having a good time making stuff instead of nitpicking and doing nothing. That's what's up. When Distrakt first sent me the link to his website, I went and checked out some of his videos, and I gotta say, I really enjoy them. The DIY animation works really well with his rhyme style...
I cut for this video he made for Adjust f/Count Bass D. I'd like to see some of the crispness of the characters and objects in this video make its way into Book of Rhymes.

Maybe he used elements copied from other cartoons for the machines, flight suits and stuff (maybe not), but I could stand to see some more of that in the Books of Rhymes cartoon, which feels a bit flimsier. On the other hand, I kind of like the style he's going for, so I'm down to see what he does with it.
Anyways, here's another video he did for Sup f/Sadat X.



Distrakt said...

Thank you i'm grateful for the review. I understand and will take heed.

Anonymous said...

The pilot reminds me of Wizards, but with a definitive Heavy Metal influence. I love it!

samax amen said...

Yeah, I immediately thought of Vaughn Bode. I guess that's the same thing?

Distrakt said...

Yes when I was growing up and my folks would drive to NY much respect I would see Bode's Cheech Wizard character styles all over the subway trains and being a fanatic of Heavy Metal magazine with Moebius and a admirer of Bakshi it all played a part. Its also a humage to 80's graffiti. I was half asleep the whole time creating this first episode indeed.

samax amen said...

Word! Bakshi came to mind, but I couldn't remember the name...

Graf was my first exposure to that Vaughn Bode style. Looking forward to seeing more whenever you get to it.

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