Animation has been my passion for as long as I can remember. Sitting down at the kitchen table watching cartoons, when I should be doing homework was something I always looked forward too every day after school. I want kids of all ages to do the same with my characters and stories.
We’re an animation studio focusing on creating 2D animation both traditionally with paper and pencil and what I call, digital cel animation, bringing both traditional and digital together. But creating animation and building your own studio takes time. Which is why we also create beyond the big screen.
I love comic books and comic strips. Not only did they help me “perfect” my drawing skills, but when I was younger, they helped me read. So we have our own weekly comic strips series and an annual comic book featuring our own characters and stories. This is just another way for me/us to get our characters out there for you to fall in love with.
I know that a picture is worth a thousand words. Because owning your own business and creating animation isn’t cheap, we also sell art (I call ARToons) featuring Stanley and Friends. To check out our official store, go to www.balkestudiosart.com.
If our animations, comic strips, comic book or even ARToons can take you our of reality for just even a second. Then we did our job.