#216 Comics on the move: a discussion of animation

Animation has always drawn on comics as a source of material. But what is involved in adapting a comic to animation? Our resident animation expert Patrik W joins Tim to talk about the special considerations of animation character design, as well as storyboarding and more.

Preston Blair’s classic “Advanced Animation”

Blog of Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi

#213 Fullmetal Alchemist: An in-depth discussion

Fullmetal Alchemist

Hiromu Arakawa’s Fullmetal Alchemist combines the “steampunk” aesthetic with well-developed characters and a story that explores themes of war and hope, and highlights how any skill and any belief system can be used for good or ill. Tim and newcomer Hiroyuki (our first-ever Japanese guest!) roll up their sleeves, go through the first 19 volumes, and give this manga the scholarly treatment it deserves.