Mar 7 2009 11:00am

Saturday Morning Cartoons: “Gary” and “Pencil Face”

Gary, Pencil Face  

When kids get to drawing...

Gary: A boy’s crush on an older girl leads him to create a more powerful self....Which turns out about as well as incarnations of power normally do. The design on this is just fantastic. The look is super cute but the story has elements of real fear.  In French but mostly wordless and doesn’t need translation.

Pencil Face: Pencil Face will draw your wants. Creepy. But darkly funny. And disturbingly sexy.

Clement Soulmagnon, Yann Benedi, Sébastien Eballard, and Quentin Chaillet

Gary from Gary on Vimeo.

Pencil Face
Christian Simmons

(High resolution by clicking the title link above.)

As always, more animation on the Saturday Morning Cartoon Index.

Richard Fife
1. R.Fife
Pencil Face was definately creapy. The minimalist music tied into the wordless action, wow. A nice twist on the Monkey Paw story, although lord knows that if I had seen a giant pencil with /that/ face, I would have drawn a pencil sharpner and gone to town, at least until after the face.

Gary was a nicely lighthearted and sweet, even for the french of which I only understood one word: merde. Foul mouthed little boy.
Nina Lourie
2. supertailz
"Gary" is delightfully adorable...except it's actually also creepy. When the big Gary goes for the girl's shirt she starts telling him to stop and leave her alone and he won't listen. Then little Gary starts telling him to slow down/let her go and that's when he eats little Gary. Power gone awry is very creepy here but so pretty. And then they snuggle and watch the boats, so that made me happy.

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