“Sub!” By Jesse Schmal

In the year 2000, Jesse Schmal created the most excellent student film Sub! while attending Rhode Island School of Design. Since then, he’s kept a relatively low profile, working on shows like Codename: Kids Next Door and Superjail!, while also pursuing other non-animation projects. The good news is that Jesse has recently been expanding his Web presence. He now has a nice portfolio site at JesseSchmal.com and has posted Sub! online. Here’s to hoping we’ll see more personal work from him in the future.


  • http://www.zoepiel.com zoe

    I remember seeing “SUB!” in a theatre as a short subject. I don’t remember what movie it preceded, but I never forgot the cartoon! About time it made it to the web.

  • http://www.warburtonlabs.blogspot.com mr. warburton

    Jesse Schmal is, without a doubt, one of my top five FAVORITE artists named Schmal.

    Worship him.

  • http://oye-studios.daportfolio.com Seni Oyewole

    First time I saw this was on the first Avoid Eye Contact dvd back in 2006. It was one of the first films I watched during my college years.

  • christy

    such a great film! a classic! hahaha

  • siemasko

    Sub absolutely blew me away when I saw it in Ottawa. The last decade has done nothing to dull its brilliance. Thanks for posting it, Jesse!

  • http://fmhansen.com Frank M Hansen

    Awesome. the quick timing really helps the humor and I just love the texture of the artwork.

  • http://jesseschmal.com Jesse Schmal

    Thanks for your compliments, everybody! It feels very nice to hear such kindness, despite my inability to overtake Eustace H. Schmal on Tom’s precious “list”.