“Animated Documentary” about NYC Funded on Kickstarter

August 12, 2013 | Andy Cush

Willy Hartland is an animator who worked on both Beavis & Butthead and Daria. For his latest project, he’s creating what he calls an “Animated Documentary” of NYC. What does that mean? It’s a ten-minute film depicting “the everyday challenges that urbanites meet in public spaces,” using Hartland’s drawings of real-life New Yorkers and their situations as source material.

“The genesis for the film happened organically,” Hartland says of the movie, “growing out of the thousands of sketches I’ve done of New Yorkers over the past several years. Drawings of urban life as seen in subways, parks, cafes, bars–basically anywhere people will sit still long enough to capture with my quick contour line.”

The thing looks quite beautiful based on Hartland’s Kickstarter pitch video below. It’s fully funded already, but you’ve got about two days left if you want to pitch in anyway.