Jack Cusumano

Best Show Animated

Hey all! I’ve been so caught up in the RAZ comics lately that I haven’t done any animation (aside from my day jobs) in a while. I decided to animate some audio from my favorite radio show, The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling, in order to get the ball rolling again.

Got a couple seconds of test footage, but I’m not gonna share the footage until it’s all completed. In the meantime, here’s the first screenshot of Tom in the studio!

If you’ve not listened to The Best Show before, please do so post haste. It’s as easy as downloading the podcasts on iTunes. There’s even a “Best Show Gems” podcast with the best of the Scharpling & Wurster comedy bits.


Cult 106!

Here’s a little drawing I did of myself and my other animation artist roommates, Nico Colaeo, Tara Billinger and Kali Fontecchio. Together we are: Cult 106!


RAZ Walk Breakdown
July 5, 2010, 3:43 pm
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Here’s a breakdown of those poses in the walk cycle I’m working on, just for kicks.


RAZ Walk Cycle Update

raz walk color

Here’s that RAZ walk cycle again, with a couple more frames and some color. Still needs more inbetween frames, etc.


RAD RAZ Walk Cycle: Cleaner Keys

raz walk cycle cleaned up

Here are those keyframes from yesterday cleaned up a little bit. Now I need some more inbetween frames…


RAD RAZ: Rough Walk Cycle
June 6, 2010, 4:03 pm
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raz rough walk cycle

So I usually do my animation in After Effects, parenting different layers to each other, animating their transparencies, positions, scales and rotations – stuff like that. However, I’m messing around with some more traditional techniques this week, and my first experiment is making a RAD RAZ walk cycle.

This is really rough: it’s basically my very first sketches un-edited. Naturally, I will be doing some heavy clean-up on this, as well as drawing the in-between frames, but here are the main key frames in super rough format.


Background Art: Kitchen Table
November 11, 2009, 4:13 pm
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Even more background art from the next episode of RAD RAZ. Told you there was a lot of new artwork to create for this one. Almost done with all the new backgrounds, characters and props, though, at which point I can finally move on to animating it.