Yesterday a Slurpy Studios representative (Katie Steed) took the day off from drawing thousands of practically identical pictures, and spent the day at the Stoke on Trent Animation Festival, somewhat ingeniously named ‘Stoke your Fires‘.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable day with guest speakers including Chris Bowden from the world renowned Cosgrove Hall, master puppet-makers MacKinnon and Saunders, and Greg Lynn from Chapman Entertainment. At the Award Ceremony later, the day was made even better with the announcement that Death by Scrabble picked up the award for Best 2D animation.
Considering the exceptionally high quality of the competition, we are delighted to have won this award which is an exquisite porcelain work by Jerry Warmsley Pitts. It will look very nice on the studio mantelpiece (…just as soon as we get it back from the taxi that we accidentally left it in).
With yet another Award behind us, Slurpy are excited about the future. We are currently working on a website, a title sequence and a music video. If you want us, we’ll be at our desks!