I have just come across the work of Steve Cutts, a very strange but committed cartoonist and animated film maker, whose work shows a very strong involvement with the less attractive sides of our society.
As you will see from the several examples of his work I shall bung up here for you to look at, he is deeply concerned with environmental issues, social problems and the general difficulties of life.
He puts it this way: “I like to make animations about life and society in general, so there tends to be a message in most of them. The general insanity of mankind is an almost endless pot of inspiration!”
I would say that having looked at a large amount of his work, that this is, if anything, an understatement. His work is totally involved in the problems of the world in one way or another, in a very dry and succinct manner as well. One is in no doubt as to the message he wishes to impart unto us when looking at any of his drawings or animations.
Anyhow, to whet your appetite, here are a few of his cartoons, and a couple of typical videos.
And now for something truly dark!!
You can see more of his work on his website, which is well worth a visit I feel: http://www.stevecutts.com/
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