by Gerry Mak in Video on Tuesday 9 December 2008

Don Hertzfeldt made a name for himself making subversively funny and crude little animations in the late ’90s. His more recent work is more emotionally affecting and narratively complex, and he has developed some amazing techniques using pinholes in construction paper to create beautiful, atmospheric, multi-panel sequences. Nothing beats his 2000 short film Rejected in terms of tear-inducing hilarity.