This is Woodrow Martin drawing a storyboard panel on a whiteboard for Edward Lear’s Nonsense Stories webisode 12, “A Young Lady of Lucca,” in the ARG! studio, as a friendly dinosaur recites the Lear verse in the foreground. Here is the finished cartoon:
ARG! producer-director Artie Romero illustrates “Hot Buttered Toast” on a whiteboard.
There was an Old Man of the Coast, Who placidly sat on a post; But when it was cold he relinquished his hold, And called for some hot buttered toast.
– Edward Lear A Book of Nonsense (1846)
Producer-director Artie Romero of ARG! Cartoon Animation LLC quickly illustrated Edward Lear’s 1846 limerick on a whiteboard, then wrote and directed episode 10 of Edward Lear’s Nonsense Stories, “Hot Buttered Toast.” The cartoon features almost two minutes of very detailed animation by Andrew Woolnough. All of the funny voices were created by celebrity voice impressionist Ron Hayden of Providence, Rhode Island.
This short is notable as the longest cartoon in the ELNS series thus far, and it’s jam-packed with gags and action. See the cartoon on YouTube: