Laughing is one of my favorite activities. Several times during the day I will break out in laughter, which is a bit awkward as our office is suuuper quiet. But how can I not laugh when I'm dealing with animators like Okse?
Okse's most recent animation with Anime Studio is Sleep Talkin' Man Animated. If you're not familiar with Sleep Talkin' Man, it's a blog run by a married couple. The husband, Adam says hilarious things in his sleep. His wife Karen records them. If you like to laugh, you definitely want to check out the blog.
Okse showed me the blog awhile ago, and told me his idea to animate one of the audio clips. After the animation, I contacted Adam and Karen, who were more than happy to tell me how much they loved Okse's animation.
"I laughed when I first saw myself in animation. I thought I looked like Arthur Dent from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," Adam said. "I don't own a bathrobe, but Karen has a great thick plush red one, which she has worn whilst walking Molly (their dog) around the block."
I wondered if Karen ever got any sleep. If you see their blog, you'd wonder the same thing. I guess Karen's got mild insomnia, and if anything, Adam's hilarious babbling keeps her company at night.
The two of them have the cutest story ever: "Karen and I met and fell in love when we were teenagers, both on our gap year in Israel. We were separated when we had to each go back to our countries. Although we tried to carry on a relationship across the ocean, it was just too difficult. We parted painfully and lost touch for a decade and a half. Karen Googled me one day on a whim. A couple of months later, we were engaged."
Funny and sweet: What a great gift they've given to the world. Well, at least to those that love to laugh. Thanks Adam and Karen! And thanks to Okse for his animation. Adam and Karen would definitely like to see more of them. Check out more of Okse and Anime Studio on his YouTube channel.