I've been dedicated to animation for over half of my life, and have always dreamed of creating an animated series one day. My thesis work is a fully animated 11-minute episode of the animated series that I always wanted to make, based on a comic series I have been working on since 2016. Many of my favorite cartoons take place in surreal worlds with strange characters, which is why I decided to have Newt take place on an alien planet populated by a variety of non-human characters.
My goal was to push my animation capabilities as far as I possibly could to create the kind of cartoon that's always been playing in my own head, even if that meant animating a film that is far longer than any college animation should be. The length of this work was only achievable due to the amount of limited animation techniques that helped streamline the long process of animating. While I made extensive use of smear frames and recycled animation, I didn't stop myself from occasional moments of full animation as well as using different styles for certain scenes.
Corey Boynton has been making comics since before he even knew how to write. That initial love of storytelling through drawing is what drove him into the world of animation. Corey spent much of his childhood teaching himself how to animate until eventually paying people to teach him at Maine College of Art. Since then, he's become a dedicated storyboard artist, character designer and animator. He loves watching cartoons just as much as he loves making them. When he's not animating, you'll likely find Corey working on his comic series, Newt, or playing video games.