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203. Ward Kimball’s Christmas card, 1958.

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203. Ward Kimball’s Christmas card, 1958.

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201. Ward Kimball’s Christmas card, 1953.

wardkimball:

201. Ward Kimball’s Christmas card, 1953.

Sing Along with Walter the Wassailing Wreath!

I hope you all have a HAPPY Holiday!

COMPLETE!

My christmas short/card/ecard/dumb cartoon is completed!

I’ll post it up here tomorrow!

wardkimball:

200. Ward Kimball’s Christmas card, 1951.

wardkimball:

200. Ward Kimball’s Christmas card, 1951.

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199. Who’s ready for Santa? Drawing by Ward Kimball.

wardkimball:

199. Who’s ready for Santa? Drawing by Ward Kimball.

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198. Santa by Ward Kimball.

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198. Santa by Ward Kimball.

UP ALL NIGHT!!!

I gotta wake up SUPER early tomorrow morning to bring somebody to the airport, so instead of sleeping for barely a few hours, I’m gonna stay up all night and finish animating my Christmas short! It’s nearly done, all I need to do is animate some replacement mouths, compile it together, do some sound editing and VOILA! 

I’ll probably do the heavy-duty sound editing stuff tomorrow night, but tonight I’m just gonna focus on the nitty-gritty. I might even stream for that last little stretch. So if anybody wants to join in later and shoot the breeze, listen to some tunes and watch me finish up shop on this thing, reply to this post or something. I still don’t know how Tumblr works, so…

A Day in the Life of a “One-Man Show” Animator

Record voice for character in short; Get nothing…

Four tries later; get frustrated; give up recording

Look for public domain Christmas carols to use in lieu of my voice; find nothing; use Burl Ives and Frank Sinatra recordings instead

Have second thoughts; worry about copyright issues for Youtube; try recording again

Think I got right voice; tries recording; messes up constantly; gets too late to record

Uses Burl Ives recordings again; gets frustrated

Goddammit…

wardkimball:

197. Ward Kimball’s family Christmas card, 1946.

wardkimball:

197. Ward Kimball’s family Christmas card, 1946.