andy sykes is an awrd-winning indepentent animation,illustrator and self - published author based in leeds.
He is a prevoius interactive arts student and graduated in 2004.during he's student years up to the present time he produces 2d flash animation mostly personal once about his child hood and growing up. he has producesfilms for mobil phones commissioned by the 'pocket short' scheme founded by nasta in 2005
andy is also a member of a animation network run by animatiors for animators in yorkshire and the humber .
Andy’s films have been shown on BBC2, Channel M and the Community Channel, along with festivals worldwide.
His films have won awards at Dublin's Darklight Festival and Texas' DCI Mobile Content Fest. His film 'Evil Fun With Zimmy' was shortlisted for Noise Festival in 2006, being screened at Urbis and the ICA in London.
As well as animation, Andy self-published, ' The hexjibber colouring and activity book' in 2006, which has been on sale at Amazon and independent bookshops across the UK. He produced this book for children and adults as colouring in books are maily for children but it is a relaxing past time and andy saw it as adult should be able to do it as a relaxing stress relief.
In 2007 he organized a giant interactive colouring-in-event in a shopping centre, for Leeds' pioneering cultural event, Light Night, organized by Leeds City Council. In 2008, Andy returned to Light Night with an interactive animation, made on the fly, using drawings submitted by the public.
within his persentation he showed some of his work and i fopund the short 2d animations well made and commical.the vocie over the animation fits in with the age group of the animation and it works well.
after veiwing his videos i decided to try to look at animation and work alittle bit in the animatuon room making and sequance with my arrows and photos.