Artist Statement My thesis project is an animated cartoon of my own creation called Shenanigans featuring three of my own characters; Ace the Cat, Mutt Bud and Herb the Fox. Animated at twenty-four frames per second, this piece fully realizes the extent of my skill as an animator. This short runs a little over a minute long and focuses on establishing the world and behavior of the characters I’ve been crafting in my head for quite some time now. The characters featured in this short are all reminiscent of the older more classic style of cartoons and the animation style is meant to compliment that old school charm. I made this film as a testament to the cartoons of my childhood in hopes of giving back to the wonderful art of hand drawn animation.