Guest Post from My 16-Year-Old Son

07.26.2010 | 7:58 am

A Note from Fatty: I’m traveling for business (because I am a very, very important businessman) and am needed at very important (but not as important as me) places. So I’m turning my blog over to my 16-year-old son, who has been working on an animated short film.

Oh hello there my friends. Do you guys remember me? I made that wheelie game way back when, along with those fat cyclist/bob cartoons (here and here). Now, I think I want to show you all something new that I’ve made!

Well, basically, I’ve decided to make a fun new cartoon series! This time, I’ve dropped the primitive style I’ve used before, and now I’m giving everything I’ve got to make a nice visual feel to the cartoons. Also, I intend to make it an episodic series. With PLOT and SUSPENSE and the like! What fun!

Voice actors include me, my good pal BouncyTEM, and a few of my friends from school. Also, the previously mentioned BouncyTEM is also pretty much the guy I go to for finding sound effects and music and the like. So thanks to him and the others for their help.

Uh, a little on the background. The idea here is to have you learn about the surroundings as the cartoon progresses, but I’ll explain a little bit. Our characters here, Shadow and Nyjole are hanging around in the badlands area that’s pretty near their homes, somewhat bored. It’s a desolate area, which makes things especially surprising when their peaceful, boring evening is disrupted by three obvious troublemakers! Oh, the excitement!

So I’ve got two cartoons finished currently. I kind of want to get working on the next one, but one or two of my voice actors are hard to reach over the summer. I’ll see what I can do, and if all else fails, I’ll just get them to do voices for lots of the next cartoons once school starts, or get new voice actors if I really have to. I work slow, but I deliver!

Part 1

Part 2

Welp, hope these things provide some entertainment. Court will be adjourned indefinitely!


  1. Comment by Philly Jen | 07.26.2010 | 8:25 am

    Most excellent — the return of Shadow Scythe! And I love the introduction of Nyjole.

    Can’t wait for future episodes, and I’m hoping the incredibly fugly jerseys make a cameo appearance…

  2. Comment by Jenn | 07.26.2010 | 8:31 am

    I’m intrigued! Hurry up – your public awaits!

  3. Comment by NYCCarlos | 07.26.2010 | 8:37 am

    Great work dude. Keep it up!

    Philly Jen… are you referring to team foot-on’s kit, or the new FC jerseys?

  4. Comment by Chris | 07.26.2010 | 8:42 am

    thanks for the morning amusement. I chuckled!

  5. Comment by aspiring cyclist | 07.26.2010 | 8:59 am

    This was seriously cool… love today’s post!

  6. Comment by Cyclin' Missy | 07.26.2010 | 9:21 am

    Nice work! I look forward to seeing what happens next.

  7. Comment by cece | 07.26.2010 | 10:37 am

    Love it, love it! You have wonderful skills! When can we see more?

  8. Comment by roan | 07.26.2010 | 10:44 am

    Nice, refreshing even, being important is extremely impressive, must run in the family. I would like to see some pics of you and your friends doing some cycling research for future releases.
    Oh yes, “welp” is a nice touch too…it must have got stuck in your mind from hearing it so much ;)

  9. Comment by GJ Jackie | 07.26.2010 | 11:02 am

    Do we get to know your name, o talented one? I just looked back at your other games/cartoons and they are superb.

  10. Comment by Clydesteve | 07.26.2010 | 11:24 am

    Shadow S. – DO NOT divulge your true identity!

    X-Lint comic, btw. Nice Homestar Runner feel. I am beyond excited about the next episode.

  11. Comment by Paul | 07.26.2010 | 12:12 pm

    Nice work! Trying hard not to laugh hysterically in the library.

  12. Comment by bobbie | 07.26.2010 | 12:59 pm

    Well done!! I can’t wait to see more! Chesa sounds a lot like the kid who did Linus’ voice in the Charlie Brown Christmas show ~ that’s a good thing!

  13. Comment by NYCCarlos | 07.26.2010 | 1:06 pm

    very cool… Nike chalkbot printed my message “Fight like Susan! Allez!” on one of the Pyranean climbs of the TdF.

    printed it here:×9gmww

    and they sent me a pic of it! 448b73fb3a048e56ad50e640abfbb4e7.jpg

  14. Comment by Haven (KT) | 07.26.2010 | 1:32 pm

    Awesome, Shadow! Just what I needed today!

    NYCCarlos– Jen’s referring to another one of Shadow’s creations… search back through the archives. :)

  15. Comment by tom | 07.26.2010 | 2:09 pm

    You should try and turn your wheelie game into an iPhone app.

  16. Comment by George | 07.26.2010 | 4:22 pm

    Will Twin Six be taking orders for a special run of Nyjole jerseys?

  17. Comment by Kevin | 07.26.2010 | 6:23 pm

    No doubt… we’ll be seeing you at Comic-Con next year. Nice stuff.

  18. Comment by Annette L | 07.26.2010 | 8:41 pm

    Totally showing this to my son. It’s right up his alley.

  19. Comment by John | 07.26.2010 | 11:00 pm

    Nice work! Curious how much time goes into one of these episodes?

  20. Comment by Dan O | 07.26.2010 | 11:09 pm

    Pretty cool – nice job!

  21. Comment by evil3 | 07.27.2010 | 1:00 am

    Ha ha, nice mini-sodes. That is some good work that you have going and I would really like to see what you can do a few years down the road (not as much on the animations side, but on the story telling side as that I think will improve as you go along). I’m not trying to knock you or anything, but rather encourage you to push yourself to be better each time you make a new flash anime.

    With that said I can’t wait for ep. 3 to come out as I am really enjoying the series so far (so be sure to kick fatty out of the way if he won’t let you post it up) ^_^

    On a side note you need to upload it to newgrounds (and the likes) as I am sure that will help push your skills to the max, as well as let more people learn of your work. -_^

  22. Comment by Cycling Jersey | 07.27.2010 | 6:12 am

    Nice one – keep up the great work bro!

  23. Comment by Darth Vader | 07.27.2010 | 7:28 am

    Darth will buy a Nyjole jersey.

  24. Comment by AngieG | 07.27.2010 | 1:19 pm

    Like @Clydesteve said, very much like Strongbad!! I love that cartoon. This was great!!! Can’t wait to see what’s next. :-)

  25. Comment by skippi | 07.28.2010 | 11:07 am

    SAW the “fight like Susan” on a couple of the climbs, good to see that it was for “fatty’s followers !

  26. Comment by kt | 07.28.2010 | 8:53 pm

    Great videos!
    You might want to double check on the use of semicolons.
    I am looking forward to the next episode!

  27. Comment by Sylvia | 07.31.2010 | 4:21 pm

    I really liked the dialogue and the voices. Keep it up!


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