Sticky The Stick #5 - Sticky and Sniffy

This episode introduces one of my favorite characters in the series: Sticky's acid-tempered dog Sniffy, who detests all the demeaning things dogs are supposed to do.  Growing up in my household, we had birds, not dogs, so I guess this is how I imagined having a dog might be.  Fun fact: you can hear my bird Snoopy chattering in the background of the ending music. 

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Sticky The Stick #4 - Sticky's Allergies

In this episode, I got to express my own struggles with my at-the-time omnipresent allergy to cedar pollen.  It features the series' best gross-out gags and the reappearance of Sticky's unnamed girlfriend(?) as well as some weird kid.  By this point I was starting to understand the importance of having Sticky play off of other characters.

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Sticky The Stick #3 - Sticky and a Banana Peel

In this episode, I was struggling to figure out how to keep Sticky interesting from episode to episode, and I hadn't yet realized the importance of having him interact with other characters.  This episode is all Sticky and the weird things he does when a banana peel enters his path.  Bonus fact: at the beginning, Sticky is whistling a song from my very first computer animation ever, Mr. Squirms and the Evil Gum.

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Sticky The Stick #1

From the mind of a ninth-grader watching too much Tom & Jerry.  Their antics inspired me to make a physical comedian of my own.  I ran over to the computer and made this in a weekend using Macromedia Flash, a cheap microphone and the computer mouse (right-handed, no less!).

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