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David John Firth (born 23 January 1983) is an English animator, writer, musician, actor, voice actor, filmmaker, video artist, and broadcaster. As a cartoonist, Firth's work is largely distributed via the internet, most notably through the popularAdobe Flash animation website Newgrounds and his own personal websites. Several of his works in flash animation, along with multiple music videos and works of video art, have garnered large followings.[1][2]

Animations

Notable animation sequences from Firth include Salad Fingers, as well as the comedic Burnt Face Man series. A number of Firth's works have been featured by the BBC in the UK, and the BBC has hired Firth on several occasions to work on television programmes and commercials. He also created a Flash animation series called Jerry Jackson in which a cartoon character claims to be a professional animator, even though the animation is intentionally poorly crafted. The character was based on Firth's perception of internet users who would leave hateful comments on his videos.[3]

Firth's work often contains a large amount of dark imagery and tends to explore topics of a disturbing or surreal nature, such as depression and mental illness. Firth has stated that it is not his intention to upset or offend.[4]Some of his work may be described as dark humour, while much of it is simply experimental, using many different styles.

In addition to several broadcasts of "Devvo" (in which he is occasionally the cameraman and also plays DJ "Shady Piez"),[5] Firth has produced short films for "Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe", televised on BBC Four.[6]

Firth has produced several animations for the BBC Comedy [7] web site, including his Musical Predictions 2009[8] and the Jerry Jackson series in 2009. In 2010 he created a new series for the BBC based around a character called Drillbithead.[9]

As of 2012, Firth has been working on his first animated feature film under working title "The Meadow Man".[10]

Firth directed the music video for the Flying Lotus song "Ready Err Not",[11] which premiered on Adult Swim on Halloween night.[12]

Animations

  • Salad Fingers episodes 1-10
  • SockLops
  • Video Dating Tape
  • TV episodes 1-4
  • The World Within a Sock episodes 1-4
  • Pulch: The Good Times
  • Ptikobj
  • Alan
  • Crooked Rot
  • Girl/Boy
  • Valentine's Day Special
  • Wires
  • Fat-Pie Episode 2
  • I'd Like To Be
  • Hell
  • Travelling Mind
  • Hollowhead
  • Broken Camcorder Rebuilds Itself
  • Datach'i - Seconds In Silence

Live Action

  • The Incredible Mouth Band
  • Devvo (various episodes and music videos)
  • 4
  • Crazy Drunk Rob (various episodes)
  • Clothbirds
  • A Smashing Time
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