Screaming for Rosalind

Dear Lonesome Reader,

This is proper, spill my guts out time.

Screaming for Rosalind is a very short piece of animation I made a very time long ago.

It is part of a 5 minute film called “Commercials for Everyday Life”, which got itself shown at the 1991 london Film Festival alongside the work of industry legends such as Liz Whitaker and the Quay Brothers.


No computers were touched during the making of this work. It’s all peg bars, pencils, paper, rostrum cameras and 16mm.

The voice was provided by esteemed stage and screen actress, Veronica Quilligan, who took my inane teenage poem and imbued it with a life and gravity I could never have imagined.

The drawing is a bit crap and the animation a bit clunky, but its the only part of the film I can currently bear to watch all the way through.


Who knows, when I become more immune to internet dignicide, I may choose to post the other four parts.

2 thoughts on “Screaming for Rosalind

  1. Ryan Davies – 2016

    (Ported from Google)

    Hi Paul,
    Someone sent me a comic you made in 1994 as a freebie along with some eBay items I bought – “Kings of the Wild Frontier”… The last page of that comic lead me to looking for “Commercials for Everyday Life” on YouTube, and that short excerpt lead me to your blog… Swings and roundabouts and so on. I’d love to see the rest of the film somehow!


    1. (Ported from Google) Hi! Many apologies for taking so long to respond, Google did not send me any notification. I was just going through this old blog post by post before closing it down permanently and just found this comment from you. Thanks for your interest. I ported this blog over to WordPress here: about 8 years ago. I have been working on uploading more of my own work to that site in a presentable form, it takes time and I do not have much of that spare. I am incredibly chuffed that copies of Kings of The Wild Frontier are still floating about, and I am hoping to upload that comic to the site as well. Thanks again. Hope all is well with you.


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