Great illustration and character animation using NewtonJoysticks 'n Sliders and Ease and Wizz by Tom Percival

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Author Notes

I've created a short animation to promote my new picture book Perfectly Norman (which I wrote and illustrated). I'm a hobbyist animator in my (quite limited!) free time and for this project, I've used joysticks 'n' sliders, ease and wizz and DID use a bit of Newton as well, but that scene got cut in the end. Gotta love Newton though! 

Norman had always been perfectly normal. That was until the day he grew a pair of wings!

Norman is very surprised to have wings suddenly – and he has the most fun ever trying them out high in the sky. But then he has to go in for dinner. What will his parents think? What will everyone else think? Norman feels the safest plan is to cover his wings with a big coat.

But hiding the thing that makes you different proves tricky and upsetting. Can Norman ever truly be himself?

A poignant yet uplifting story about individuality, with stunning artwork in a striking minimal palette. Find out more here:


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