Timothy Hittle released a new short starring Jay Clay and his dog Blue. A couple years ago I bought a Jay Clay DVD directly from Timothy after I saw a clip online or at a festival or something, I can’t remember. Anyway, it feels like a long time since then so it’s great to see the character again. I love the simple found-object sets and props, and the basic monochrome characters, because it really emphasizes how good the animation is. I think it’s some of the best examples of weight, fluidity and posing that you can find in stop motion. Every pose looks sculpted, and it’s hard to believe it’s just clay sometimes.