Monday Morning Inspiration: Dave Wasson

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Check out Dave Wasson’s reel at the Acme Filmworks website. There’s a lot of good stuff on it, but best of all, the final item on the reel is his short film MAX AND HIS SPECIAL PROBLEM. He produced the 1998 short for Nick’s OH YEAH! CARTOONS and it’s quite unlike anything else produced for that series. I hadn’t seen the film in a few years and was pleasantly surprised to see how well it holds up — it’s worth watching even at thumbnail size. Everything about this short works: a simple well-executed set-up, beautiful drawing and layout, funny gags made even funnier by superb timing (Bob Jaques timed on it) and elegant background styling (courtesy of THE INCREDIBLES’ Lou Romano). To find out more about the film, read this REVIEW written by fellow Brewer Jerry Beck back in ’98.