Felix Sputnik Website

Felix Sputnik, aka Michael Schlingmann

The follow-on post to Miss HatHorn’s Recipe for Gruel has to be about Felix Sputnik, or Michael Schlingmann as we know him – a most creative animator, ukelele player, writer of poems and puns, and partner to Miss Hathorn. Soon after we launched his website Michael was contacted by one of his cartoon artist heroes, Hanco Kolk (draws naughty but very funky pictures, in Michael’s words), who happened upon the site. Nice one!

We designed and built the custom templates for the site, the fantastic animated header was supplied by Mr Sputnik himself.

Miss HatHorn and Felix Sputnik – they live on a hill in London and keep chickens and bees too! A talented and inspiring couple.

Miss HatHorn’s Recipe for Gruel

Miss Hathorn's Home

Life, one meal at a time …

Our talented friend Miss HatHorn, aka Sharon Smith, has designed, directed and animated her first independent film. This ten minute adaptation of a piece of prose by Frank Key was shown at the Bradford Animation Festival in November. The full film, A Recipe for Gruel, can be viewed at the nominations for the British Animation Awards at the BFI on 8th February (and at other venues around the country). We can’t wait to see it!

But, if you can’t make that, you can see the trailer, some of the beautiful drawings, and much more of Sharon’s work, on the Miss HatHorn site … which, incidentally, we built and designed the custom templates for.