Thursday, 23 June 2011

The video is UP!

....and to celebrate I am giving away some posters and maybe a puppet! in order to win just watch the animation and answer this simple question in the comments below....

how many modes of transport are there in the video?

Tuesday, 21 June 2011


zolf from Lesley Barnes on Vimeo.

Introducing the Zolf! The Zolf is an unusual cross between a zebra and a lama. The zolf is the noble steed that s rides on his search for the kidnapped b...

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Bear Masks For All!

Download your bear masks here! cut it out and wear with pride! If you are coming along on the 15th please bring it along...don't worry there will be lots of other bears so you won't look silly.....

and if you want to be part of the bear squadron just download a mask, print, cut, roar, strike a pose, take a photo and send it to

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Bear Squadron

bruce (dancing bear boy) and rob (captain bob)

E the most fearsome bear ever.......what a loud roar.....

the toads caravan gals libby and joanna

clare nicolson from madeintheshade


matt oxborrow

I promised bear masks! But I needed some brave guinea pigs to try out the bear masks for size. And so the #bearsquadron was born on twitter. The first two members Matt Saunders (who was also my right hand man animating the video) and Rob Birchall (another ace animator) were the first of the bear squadron to don their masks and roar! The results....? two very handsome bears....but the masks were slightly too small!

some updates to the bear squadron have been added!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Puppet Peek

Here's a little sneek peek at a couple of the puppets from the animation....the great bear and the wolf! They will be taking part in a window display at Offshore as part of Libby Walker's ArtFusion event! Remember you can come along see the puppets, the animation and the exhibition on the 15th of June, details here

Wednesday, 1 June 2011


Hello! This blog will help tell the story behind the animation created for the Richard X remix of the Belle and Sebastian track 'I Didn't See it Coming'

First things are all invited to a Premiere of the video at Offshore (Gibson Street, Glasgow) on the 15th of June 2011!

I will post up a bear mask that you can print off, colour in and wear for the event in the next few days.......