Thursday, May 13, 2010
Stuff of the Day: "Homestar Runner Figures"
My favorite independently (really independently) produced cartoon series must be Homestar Runner, created by The Brothers Chaps at homestarrunner.com. Two brothers (one handling design and animation, the other the awesome voices, with both writing) churn out almost weekly nuggets of comedy gold. My kids first showed me some of their stuff (Trogdor!) years ago and I've gone on to see it referenced on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"! Christmas presents have included DVDs, T-shirts and these little figures of some of the supporting cast: Strong Mad, Strong Sad and Coach Z. The fact they they are also friends and collaborators with They Might Be Giants doesn't hurt, either.