David Firth

David Firth

David John Firth (born 23 January 1983) is an English animator, video artist, amateur filmmaker, and musician. As a cartoonist Firth's work is largely distributed via the Internet (most notably the popular Adobe Flash animation website Newgrounds, as well as his own personal sites). Several of his various works in cartoon Flash animation, as well as his multiple music videos and works of video art have garnered large followings, and include some of the most acclaimed video series online.

Notable animation sequences from Firth include Salad Fingers, as well as the comedic Burnt Face Man series. A number of Firth's works have been featured on the BBC in the UK, and the BBC has hired Firth on several occasions to work on TV programs and commercials. He also created a flash-series called "Jerry Jackson", which can both be viewed on Newgrounds and his own site, in which a cartoon character ironically pretends to be "a professional animator", even though the animation is intentionally poorly crafted. Jerry Jackson was also based on the people who would write badly written hate comments on his videos, as he would read them, he imagined that they spoke like Jerry Jackson. Firth also created Men from Up the Stairs, and wrote and animated his Sock series, based on his own dreams.

Firth's work often contains a large amount of vulgar language and dark imagery and tends to explore topics of a disturbing or surreal nature, such as depression and mental illness. Firth has stated that it is not his intention to upset or offend. Some of his work may be described as dark humour, while much of it is simply experimental, using many different styles.

Firth is a fan of Aphex Twin, and has used references such as the song "Milkman" in a cartoon also titled "Milkman". Also, in the cartoon "Scribbler", an Aphex Twin poster can be seen. Firth has also used music by Aphex Twin in his more experimental, stop-motion films.

In addition to several broadcasts of "Devvo," David Firth has submitted short films for "Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe", televised on BBC Four.

Firth composes electronic music under the pseudonym of Locust Toybox. He is currently working on his first animated feature film, currently titled "The Meadow Man". Firth believes the title will eventually change, though has said that for now it is the official title, as well as more of his small cartoons, such as another Health Reminder. Firth also plays lo-fi pressure-pop music under the alias Stegosaurus Trap, and is a member of a band called Grape Digging Sharon Fruits with friends and contributors to his projects.

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David Firth - Work With The BBC
... Firth has also produced several animations for the BBC Comedy website, including his Musical Predictions 2009 and a five part series about a character called Jerry Jackson in 2009, a character sometimes believed to ... On May 26, 2011, Firth released a ninth Salad Fingers episode titled, "Letter." ...
Salad Fingers - Episodes - Episode 5 - Picnic
25, 2004 Credits Designed, animated, voiced and written by David Firth ... Music by Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin and David Firth ... for his picnic, which is attended by a strange crow (which appears in other David Firth cartoons) that makes garbled noises and a little girl with scars on her face, a filthy, stained pink dress and orange hair ...
Salad Fingers - Episodes - Episode 6 - Present
... Release date July 24, 2005 Credits Drawn, animated and voiced by David Firth ... Written by David Firth and Christian "Crust" Pickup ... Music by Boards of Canada, Chris Gladwin and David Firth ...

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