I Am So Proud of (Snow)

Yessss, homemade globes.

I was visiting Don Hertzfeldt and his animation stand and was lucky enough to catch him before he sold all his limited edition snowglobes of the character Bill, who first appeared in Don's short film EVERYTHING WILL BE OK. These drawings are from the follow-up film, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU.

Bill old:

Bill young:

(It's one snowglobe, double-sided.)

Don's shorts have always been extremely minimal, and funny-somber. But his last couple of films have a lot of humanity too. The stick figures are deceptively simple, a representation of ideas and things in a small package, done in a way that you can put your own fears and desires onto them. Pretty great.

Also, I just described snowglobes.