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Tournament of Flash Artists

If you didn’t know, the reason I create things for the internet is almost completely because of AlbinoBlackSheep.com. As a freshman in high school right around the turn of the century, AlbinoBlackSheep was not blocked by the school web filter. So all the flash cartoons like French Erotic Film and Yatta! were mine for the watching. It wasn’t until 2004 when I downloaded a copy of Macromedia Flash MX 2004  for myself that I tried my hand at submitting content. After many submissions, ABS finally posted Chris The Jack-O-Lantern on Halloween. That was the start of what would become a now 8 year career of animating stupid shit for the internet to watch.

Although there’s nothing stupid about Jesus, Stephen Hawking a piece of toast and a grape going on an adventure.

Why am I telling you all this? Well, because I was invited to take part in this year’s AlbinoBlackSheep Tournament of Flash Artists. Every animator interested goes against one another in an all out animation brawl. The winner will be announced in the fall and round 1 just ended but the contest is still going strong. I entered last year where the first round theme was “This is your hype.” Instead of putting any work into it, I kind of winged it and submitted a piece of garbage. And man oh man, did the judges call me on it. Instead of taking their criticism like an adult, this year I wrote a rap disparaging each and every one of them and eventually blew up the world in the theme “How the World Ends.”

If you’ve been reading this long, then I’m happy to tell you that my animation made it to the next round. Pretty gnar, right?

I’ll be updating the site with the next round’s animation as soon as I have it finished. In the mean time, keep an eye on AlbinoBlackSheep. If you like this site and the nonsense I churn out every few months, you have ABS to thank for that.

– Germ

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