R.I.P Bob Hoskins

In his honor, here’s a cool side-by-side of the Toontown sequence in Who Framed Roger Rabbit before & after the animation. It’s very impressive to see Hoskins acting his pants off against basically nothing but blue screens.

Roger Rabbit is one of my all time favorite movies. It’s a big reason why I love animation so much, and a lot of that is thanks to Bob Hoskins’ performance. R.I.P, good sir.



The Real Monsters are reborn! 

Upon getting so much attention for my previous designs, I wanted to redesign the monsters and develop the concept a little more. You’ll notice most of the monsters have subtle alterations and the descriptions have been changed to better reflect my original concepts.

Over the coming weeks I will release more (never seen before) monsters and will also release concept sketches and developmental work for each monster shown here- So stay tuned! (They may also be little animations…)

Disclaimer: The artwork is not at all intended to make light of these conditions but instead is intended to give these intangible mental illnesses some substance and make them appear more managable as physical entities. 

All work (c)Toby Allen 2013



Introducing: Saturday Morning Cartoons!

You know what I miss? Waking up on Saturday morning, after a long week of school, sitting down with a bowl of Lucky Charms (or Cinnamon Toast Crunch if I was lucky) and watching cartoons.

In this (hopefully) weekly feature, I’ll be sharing with you animated shorts that I find funny, inspiring, or just generally cool. So settle down with a bowl of your favorite sugary cereal and enjoy! This week:

“the secret of animation” by Giovanni Braggio

I love how this short plays with the medium of computer animation in a way that I haven’t really seen before. Giovanni breaks the fourth wall brilliantly, and his animation is really top notch. I especially like how he’s able to incorporate a bunch of different styles of movement into his animation.