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.

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!).  It was somewhat improvisational, as I didn't know what was going to happen next until I made it, and my only guiding principle was to do something I figured would be unexpected.

Years later, the series was actually selected in the NickToons short film festival and aired on the NickToons channel.  I was incredibly embarrassed that the other entries were these amazing productions and mine was just a stick figure...but still, how cool is that?

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