Thursday, 17 April 2008

The Secret of Kells

Yo kids-

I do have lots to write to you about Ireland, but as this will be my first trip in Europe when I had a digital camera (I bought myself one the day I left), I wanted to upload a few pictures to make it a picture-riffic entry. Said camera is giving me a little trouble - I have to install some other software, but, since some of you have been urging me to update this blog, I figured I'd give you a little interim thing that has a lot to do with Ireland and my experience of it:

I was tooling around on google today, searching for things related to my experiences in Ireland, mainly, a trip to Trinity College to see the Book of Kells. We got to learn all about the highly stylized decoration for the manuscript, the printing techniques of the monks, all that cool stuff. So I'm looking up stuff and what should I find but news of an animated feature... after some investigation, I found this website:

You'll have to click on Animations, then Projects, then Brendan and the Secret of Kells. There's only a few pictures posted and some minor animation, but apparently it's due to come out some time this year.

This also has a few pictures:

I'm certainly no critic of cartoon animation. I know little about visual arts and less about what it takes to make something like The Triplets of Bellville. I like what's been done with Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, but I can't put a finger on why. But this has really got me excited, and I figured I should pass along the news in case it interests any of you cyber people out there.

More to come on my adventures, from the Book of Kells to Kilkenny.