Preview: KID ACNE // Zebra Face (Animation)

So I booked the Dark Knight Rises for this Sunday gone, much to my mum’s displeasure at it was the same time as Kid Acne’s Zebra Face premiere. Quite when me ma became much more informed about these things than I am escapes me, but we did indeed miss it.

Channel 4 in the UK, however, will be showing the first episode this Thursday night/Friday morning on animated shorts programme Random Acts. Details from Kid Acne below…

Here’s the teaser! Have a look at the original strip here.



Hello Everyone

It comes with great pleasure that I’m able to announce the 1st instalment of our ZEBRA FACE animated series is finally here.

Zebra Face is a bombastic stripey horse with rudimentary rhyme skills and an insulin dependant sidekick, Durable Mouth Organ Diabetic.

The un-dynamic duo’s nifty sweet adventures have been brought to life in a series of short animations for Channel 4’s Random Acts series.

Zebra Face first appeared in a series of underground comics and fanzines created by Kid Acne & Supreme Vagabond Craftsman. The earliest incarnation dates back to a one-page comic strip in 1995. This animated version has been brought to screen by Universal Spirits and directed by Paul Reardon.

Zebra Face Storyboards

CLOUD TROUBLE is the first of five episodes to be broadcast and will be aired this Thursday, July 26th at 5 minutes past midnight (so technically that’s Friday morning). The second episodeRUMBLES IN THE TUMBLES will be shown in the same time slot a week later. Additional episodes will be aired over the coming weeks and months.

The characters voices come courtesy of a diverse range of UK talent. Hip-Hop stars Taskforce, Juice Aleem, Lady Chann and Infinite Livez all contribute to the “chilliant brainwaves” and belly-flop dives one time, whilst Rosamund Hanson (This Is England) appears as the egg-stra thoughtful Messy Dinosaur and Jarvis Cocker becomes the omnipotent Sun taking on the role of narrator. Word.

Sun Jarvis Cocker

Episode 1 – CLOUD TROUBLE – Thursday July 26th. 5 past midnight

Zebra Face and his sidekick Durable Mouth Organ Diabetic deliver swift justice to an insolent cloud. Their friend Messy Dinosaur is on hand to help out.

Episode 1 Still

Episode 2 – RUMBLES IN THE TUMBLES – Friday August 3rd. 5 past midnight

Durable Mouth Organ Diabetic is unwell and falls victim to a tummy virus attack. Luckily, Ruffy Tumbles & Tuffy Rumbles are able to assist Zebra Face in saving the day.

Episode 2 Still

Find Zebra Face on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.

Peace out. Ackers. x


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