Kick Me

1975, Robert Swarthe

Posted by John Martz, October 10, 2020

When we were kids, my brother and I often drew little flipbook animations with stick figures getting into mishaps (usually getting maimed or blown up, to be honest). Stick figures make such excellent entry points into simple animation. I never once thought that there was an even simpler option available to me: half a stick figure!

As noted in the opening credits, the animation in Kick Me was created by drawing directly on film.