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Mat the Wad - Web Cartoons

Mat the Wad is a monthly web animation series, consisting of individual short stories and cartoons, experimental in animation style and inspirational or humorous in character.



         

 
Mat the Wad #36 - Alternate Arnold  
 

Mat the Wad #35 - Weekend Morning 

Mat the Wad #34 - Summer Begins

Mat the Wad #33 - Coworkers

Mat the Wad #32 - Can't Wait

Mat the Wad - Disco Santa Loop 

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Speed Demon

   

Gloves

     Helmet 
Speed Demon

A Family Christmas 

   

 

Child Christmas

 

Teenage Christmas

 

Parent Christmas

 A Workout Routine

   
 
Werewolf

Vampire 
 
Zombie

Failman, Part Two 

   
 
Shocked

Pounce 

Gun 

Failman, Part One 

   
 
Scene of the Crime
 
Headquarters
 
Hello?

USB Love 

   

 The Outfit

Fitting Room 

Alleyway 

Squirrels 

   

Squirrel Tree

Kitty

Squirrel & Puppy

Infomercial   

   

Remote

Tangled 

Pillow 

New England Weather     

   
 
Sunny
 
Snowy

Rainy 

Anime 2 - The Badguy 

   

Caged 

Oh no

Evil Eyes

Coffee 

   

Wake Up 

Shower 

Commute 

Holidays 

   
 
Asking

Sneaking 

Rabid 

Sport Fans 2  

   

Critic

Collector

Cheerleader

Sports Fans 

   

Screamer
 
Hider
 
Optimist

Croatian Vacation 

   

Cannonball

Neretva 
 
Beach

Food Shopping

   

Parking

Shopping Cart

Shopping Chat

Garbled

   

Spaghetti  

Movies 

Yawn 

A Brief History ...

   

Caveman 

Revolution 

Whoopie 

Anime 

   

Anime Boy and K'narf  

Some Kind Of Princess

Anime Heroes

Camping

   

Packing 

Driving 

Grillling 

Newfangled

   

Watching TV 

Playing Video Games  

Surfing the Web 

Snow

   

Puffy Snow

Wet Snow

Sneaky Snow

Head Games 2

   

Head

Falling

Walk Cycle

Head Games 

   

Standing

Holding Head

Spike

Empathy   

   

On the sidewalk


Ordering


Poof

Monster?     


Castle

Mad Scientist

Monster Reaching

Little Things


Leaves

House & Woods Smoke

Dinner Table

Robot Fight


Robot Fight - Storyboard
 
Robot Fight - Preproduction

Robot Fight - Finished Frame

Latitude

 
Latitude Character Proportions

TV

Beach

Waitress


Restaurant

Menu

Ordering

MDW - 01


Bully

OOooo

Raking

How it Began


As a professional animator Matt wanted a way to experiment with animation, to express the random ideas and styles that popped into his head.  Due to the unpredictable, feast-or-famine nature of the animation business, he knew he would have to develop a style that was simple enough to be done quickly yet versatile enough to tell a wide range of stories.  The oddly chunky and simplified characters came to life.
   
In 2008, the band Nine Inch Nails challenged its fans to create music video's for its Ghosts album.  The band had created the album with the idea of doing it quickly, without over thinking it.  Being a long time fan, Matt decided to approach his animation in the same way and he completed "In Vino Veritas" music video animation using this simplified style.  


In 2009, Matthew A. Ducharme decided to create a monthly web series using the same simple style.  The first “Mat the Wad” was published in February of 2009 and Matt continues to work on creating new shorts every month.