In this brand new book we see Simon's Cat face any feline's most dreaded scenario – he's off to the vet. And he's not at all happy about it. Sharing its theme with. In this brand new book we see Simon's Cat face any feline's most dreaded scenario – he's off to the vet. And he's not at all happy about it. Simon's Cat [Simon Tofield] on picscobenreatttas.tk *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Simon Tofield's animations have taken YouTube by storm. Now, the feline .
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A Simon's Cat Book [Simon Tofield] on picscobenreatttas.tk *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A pocket-sized collection of play-themed Simon's Cat cartoons. Simon's Cat book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Simon Tofield's animations have taken YouTube by storm. Now, the felin . Simon's Cat is an animated cartoon and book series by the British animator Simon Tofield featuring a hungry cat who uses increasingly heavy-handed tactics to.
What inspired you to create the Simon's Cat cartoon series? One of my four cats is called Hugh. Back when he was a kitten he had a habit of waking me up every day by purring in my face and nibbling on my earlobes.
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At around this time I was also trying to teach myself how to use some animation software called Adobe Flash. It occurred to me that Hugh would make the perfect subject for my experiments in Flash, so he became the star and inspiration of my first Simon's Cat video called "Cat Man Do.
Since the first film, "Cat Man Do," all of my cats have played their part in inspiring films and pages in my books. What, if any, challenges did you meet when you decided to change mediums for "Simon's Cat" — moving from animated videos to illustrations in a book?
That's a good question. When I animate a film, I will literally draw hundreds if not thousands of drawings in order to tell the story.
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But often a story or gag in one of my books might be summed up in a single drawing. While both animation and illustration require drawing skills, good animation also needs a feel for timing and in the case of Simon's Cat especially comic timing to best bring out the humor.
In my books the aim is more to succinctly define a moment or story with as few drawings as possible. From when I was a young boy I've always drawn on paper.
So for me, taking Simon's Cat to book form was a very natural path to take. What is it about cats that made them such a comedic and appealing subject for your cartoons? Cats are loved worldwide.
And cats in England are very similar in behavior to those in America , Japan , France , Germany and really the whole world over. They are almost the perfect universal subject for animation! Much of the success of Simon's Cat is owed to the fact they are extremely popular animals.
Your drawings are in simple black and white, and you use no words or dialogue in the cartoons. Why did you decide not to use words in "Simon's Cat"?
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And how do you go about successfully telling a detailed, comedic story using only images? If you are a cat owner you'll know they are all about body language.
This is how they communicate with each other and also with humans. The reason Simon's Cat doesn't speak is because he is a real cat. And real cats don't speak or even need to speak.
They are very expressive animals which use their entire bodies to indicate how they feel. Although Simon himself is the only long-suffering human, other characters pop in and out of the series.
The dog loves to play fetch, and often does not realise that the cat is making him look a fool. However in this case, the bird usually outsmarts him.
This derives from English folklore, where hedgehogs steal windfall apples by rolling along the ground so that the apples attach themselves to their prickles. The garden gnome is usually depicted holding either a fishing rod or a net.
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Instinctively he chases the mouse on sight, but the mouse is very clever. As such, it should in theory transfer well to the page.
If you are a slave to a cat in your home, you will instantly recognise much of the behaviour exhibited here. Whether cute, dangerous, destructive or downright disgusting, it is totally authentic.
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