Senior Thesis: Pest House

Posted on: May 10, 2021
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Pest House is an animation centered around the lives of three human representations of plagues: Bubonic Plague, Chickenpox, and Cowpox. Animated with minimal motion, Pest House's main purpose is to make watchers laugh with timely gags and jokes as the personalities of these three clash. The idea for Pest House came from my two interests, and what inspired them. Cartoons for art, and a book about plagues for science. This ended up being very timely with the pandemic kicking in soon after its conception. Cartoons have always provided me a space to breathe when the world feels suffocating. I hope that watching this gives everyone a moment to breathe and laugh as well, especially with the world as it is right now.

Thank you.

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Samantha Tabibian

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BFA Student

Major: Animation & Game Art

Graduation Year: 2021

Artist Statement:

As an artist my goal is not only to improve my skills as a 2D animator and 3D modeler, but to use those skills to provide a safe space. I want to use my art to make others smile and feel even a momentary sense of relief from stresses they're feeling, the way art has always done for me.