Shorts Happy Valentines Day! By Jerry Beck | 02/13/2010 4:00 am | 20 Share Tweet Email Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Email 20 We’ve featured cartoons by Jim Sugrue before, but his one was whipped up in just eight days — in order to wish you a Happy Valentines Day. We welcome thoughtful comments on articles, but please read our community guidelines before participating. All comments are moderated and will not immediately appear on the site; your patience is appreciated. http://jeffoverturf.blogspot.com Jeff Overturf sigh…hits a little too close to home for comfort… Oh well…Happy Valentine’s Day right back at ya! Scarabim Really cute! http://gagaman.blogspot.com Gagaman But that’s incest! Haha ignore me, that was awesome. Always enjoy Jims stuff! :D http://jakehatesyou.blogspot.com jake armstrong awesome animation james! Steve Sues This is basically a kid-friendly version of Don Hertzfeldt’s “Ah, L’Amour.” A guy goes through a series of failed propositions. There’s even the fat girl gag. Jay Sabicer The little boy reminded me of the old Kenner bird, which scared the bejeezus outta me as a child. Otherwise, fairly indicative of my success in finding a valentine when I was little. Smudge Great. Now I miss my older sister who lives halfway across the country (think I’ll send this to her). Thanks a lot Jerry. ;) Marc Baker Very nice. I like how you gave this a ‘Looney Tunes’ feel with the poor kid searching for someone to be his valentine. Good job. http://www.enigmation.de slowtiger Aside from the really cool animation, the film delivers 2 concepts: it’s wrong to kiss a member of the same sex, and it’s wrong to kiss a fat girl. Don’t we really have nothing new to tell since 1928? Chris B I thought it was a good little cartoon. I have seen Ah L’Amour and the concept may be the same , but both had a very different execution. Good job on both! :) james madison Good stuff! mickhyperion Beautifully executed. The designs, the drawings, all of it. Lots of appeal. http://www.forthebirdsblog.blogspot.com Michael J. Ruocco I always like to see what James cooks up. I always get such a kick out of his cartoons, & this is no exception. Andrew gothicson I see that James has influence from Ren and Stimpy in this..(: http://www.animatedbeaver.com AnimatedBeaver Made me smile; kudos to Jim for this :) I dig how liberated he is in pushing poses & expressions for max effect. purin It was cute when he seemed to be looking at “me.” What does it mean, really, to be someone’s Valentine? http://doubleben.blogspot.com Emmett Goodman Lovely piece. And funny too. I’m sure there are people like me who can relate to that. http://www.dejarnettedesigns.com DeJarnette Awww, very nice! Great poses and animation. Anthony C. Well done. The 8 day thing caught my eye the most. With all the tools we have available nowadays there’s no excuse for some of the animation that fills the airwaves. Combine the tools with a good animator and good AND fast animation is possible. I’ve got another independant project I’ve got to finish up by Mar. 10th so it’s always inspiring to be reminded of such. Was this done straight digital or did you clean up from paper animation? http://jimgrue.com James Sugrue Thank you all for you nice comments. Being single was my muse for this toon. Anthony, to answer your question, I did the entire cartoon digitally, but I did do rough key drawings in flash. Examples can be seen here http://jimgrue.blogspot.com/2010/02/happy-valentoons-day.html Previous PostPasadena Rock'n Comic Con Next PostTangled?