I wanted to be an animator when I grew up. Sadly, neither thing came to pass.
This was a pixel animation series with a terribly hard-to-find plot that I'd regularly post on waferbaby (and for a while there, its own website).
In a far away place exists a pocket of a world where tiny creatures draw out their inexplicably troubled lives. These are their stories.
I built these tiny animations using a hacked CICN editor in ResEdit (I know). I'd draw each frame pixel by pixel, carefully take a screenshot and paste it into an animated GIF editor. When all the frames were done - and an episode could take up to sixty hours - I'd convert the GIF into a QuickTime movie and send it over to my pal Kurt, who would create the sound effects to match. Once I had his audio track I'd glue the two together and post the episode.
Here I've kept the painful descriptions intact. Sorry about that.
There is no obvious plot for series one. Suffice to say there is alien abduction, cyborg technology, sex and violence, scorpion mutilation, big guns, secret romance, a wedding, demons and undead rabbits, a big battle, spectral figures and the cutest little sheep on two pixels.
- Debut (00:48)
- Escape (00:40)
- Refuge (00:53)
- Abduction (00:42)
- Rebirth (01:10)
- Revenge (01:31)
- Unrest (00:56)
- Spook (01:17)
- Romance (01:38)
- Invasion (01:23)
- Conquest (01:47)
Our heros the Spook and the sheep are sent to investigate a brutal murder in a quiet country village, but all is not as it seems, and the duo uncover much more than they bargained for.
- Castle (00:24)
- Badmoon (00:36)
- Wanderlust (01:05)
- Dirt (00:44)
- Yeast (00:44)
- Alchemy (01:13)
- Snarf (02:00)
Beneath the deserts of Cairo lie secrets buried for hundreds of thousands of years, undisturbed and untouched - until now. Payton Jones, eccentric philanthropist, archeologist, adventurer for hire and retired spy, is determined to uncover the treasures of the dead - but there are those who would stop his meddling once and for all.
The cold waste of space is a lonely place, devoid of contact with the human race. Luckily for Carter the orbit scout, he's sixty percent robot.
Take two action figures, add a sprinkle of antagonism and a whole heap of fun. Shake well.
General episodes of Pixhell are lone wolves that don't belong in any one series. These are the rogues - the experiments, the episodes that didn't quite cut it for linear consumption. Enjoy the offcuts!