“The Expando Machine” 1991 original versions

Friday, February 5th, 2010 Horrorthon Posts

Here are the original 1991 versions of the Expando Machine cartoons, made back when I actually lived on Columbus Avenue and had a cat named Mugsy. I used a Macintosh SE (the computer that’s actually in the story) to make these original low-res, 1-bit versions with no color and no sound. It’s an interesting comparison in that the whole thing is virtually identical shot for shot and line for line. I would show these to people on the Mac’s 9-inch screen (they’d have to come into my bedroom, where my desk was) and everyone would stand in a line silently watching.