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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Minions #59 - Survival Instinct

Check the sidebar to your right for our new video trailer! A new way to introduce your friends to the Minions! Send them here, or link directly to it on YouTube at the following URL:

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Shoplifters cheerfully disintegrated!



(It's only as bad as you think it is!)

Join the Minions reminder email list or we will blot out the sun*. It's free, it's easy, and you'll never miss a Minions at Work cartoon (or if you do, it won't be our fault!)

*Actually, we're just going to send the Penguin to stalk you with a big, black, umbrella. Budget-cuts and all...

A Big Blast of Global Warming from Minion Central:

Greetings, Endangered Ones,

I'm a big fan of the absurd, so this week's cartoon is one of my favorites. I don't know how you'll react, but it makes me laugh. Note too our not-so-evil plug for you to read up on real-life penguin conservation, and find out what you can do to help our fine feathered fiends -- er -- friends. To save you the effort of typing in the link from the cartoon, get your penguin info by clicking here.

You know, there's some irony here. Our evil overlord Dr. Coldblood wants to use global warming to set the stage for the return of the dinosaurs. Yet, an ever-growing body of scientific evidence supports that penguins (and other birds) are dinosaurs, or at least their more sophisticated descendants. Doctor Coldblood really needs to watch more Animal Planet.

On a more mercenary note, I've now added an assortment of black and dark colored "I've Got Evil in my Pants" tee-shirts to Number Two's House of Naughty. I'll be doing the same at the Lair of Merchandise soon, but I still have a few more graphics to redo.

Hope you enjoy the video trailer. Please post your comments and ratings on YouTube, and pass it along to your friends. I don't think this is our last or most ambitious step into the world of video, so depending on the response, I hope we can do it again soon. I've already been lining up some voice talent who might handle actual Minion dialog in some hypothetical future installment.

Anyway, I'm outta here. I'm trying to build up my inventory of Minions at Work cartoons, so I already have some neat things waiting in the wings, with more to come. Keep checking back, and don't miss a thing!

- Steve (Stockpiling Weapons of Mass Hilarity)


Anonymous said...

Got me giggling again Steve. I don't know where you come up with these cartoons, but I love them. Keep them coming.

BrineB said...

Another great pic. I love how you have crated this 1/6th world that feels realer than my life at times!!!

Anonymous said...

Great stuff, Steven! I always have to go back a half dozen times so that I can catch some detail I missed previously. btw, that penguin has a cool hat!

J. Steven York said...

Glad you noticed the hat. It's a direct nod to Jacques Cousteau.

I do try to slip in little inside jokes and "bonus" humor into the scenes. Sometimes they're just flat out invisible at computer resolutions though, like the tiny Post-it notes on the cell-door they sometimes guard.

- Steve