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It’s Cartoon Friday, again!

A still from PostHuman

PostHuman is an animated cyberpunk short film by Cole Drumb and Jennifer Wai-Yin Luk. It has won several awards and recently made its official YouTube debut. This is a bit different than the cartoons ostensibly for children which I’ve selected recently. It’s described on the PostHuman website as:

PostHuman follows Terrence and his dog Nine in an adrenalized future of espionage, super science, and assassins.

Terrence agrees to help Kali, an escaped test subject from a black ops ESP test lab, in her effort to free the last surviving imprisoned test subject.

The assault on the lab is fast paced and intense as Terrence uses every hacker trick he knows to destroy the lab’s defenses and give Kali the opportunity to free her tortured lab mate, Benjamin.

Gritty, hyperstylized, and dripping with intense images, PostHuman is NSFW, for children, or adults with no sense of adventure.

I don’t know if it’s “dripping with intense images” — since I’ve already broken one laptop keyboard in the last week, that’s probably just as well. Still, I really enjoyed this short film, which shows clear anime influences. I guess we’ll be hearing more from this pair — maybe a Kickstarter is in their future?

Thanks to my author pal M. Christian for tweeting about this film.

What are some of your favorite cartoons? I’ll try to use them in future installments if I can.


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Publicity still from PostHuman.

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Kit OConnell

Kit OConnell

Kit O’Connell is a gonzo journalist and radical troublemaker from Austin, Texas. He is the Associate Editor and Community Manager of Shadowproof. Kit's investigative journalism has appeared in Truthout, MintPress News and