Bendito Machine

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Jossie Malis, an animator and illustrator living in Barcelona, has been developing an animated series online for the last 3 years called Bendito Machine. Each film pits primitive people against alien creatures and intergalactic robots, done in an Aztec designed cut-out silouette style. I like them a lot – I especially dig the soundtrack on the latest one (above).

One way Malis is producing these shorts is by selling art prints. Says Malis:

I’m working on this project without any funds or financial aid, only in my spare time. It takes a lot to compete each episode because I’m always working on other commissioned projects during most of the year. In this last installment, I have a new collaboration with Sxip Shirey, a great and fantastic musician and composer from NY.

At the same time, we just started another site called Printastic.org. It’s a platform for illustrators around the world, where you can buy great quality giclée prints of his works; half of the income goes to each artist, and the rest of the money goes into Bendito Machine. We do this because we love prints and have many many friends around the world doing amazing stuff like the ones at the gallery, but also, because we want to find a way to keep doing more episodes of Bendito Machine at the same time.

You can catch up with the first two episodes at benditomachine.com.


  • http://www.andrelucato.com/ andre

    Simple and charming with a fine and sweet sense of humour. I do love it!!

  • http://www.xtranormal.com Luc Tremblay

    The first episode remains my favorite. It’s frightening.

  • Jeff

    Wow. These are phenomenal. I wish their print site were in English so I could support them!

  • http://www.warrenleonhardt.com warren

    These guys are SMART! Love it. Got any more??

  • http://dailygrail.com/blog/8389 red pill junkie

    Although I fail to see the Aztecness in the designs, I like them.

    Nice Osborne Bull gag, too.