Getting Animated!


Olive Oyl was my first animation crush.



Stop looking for the similarities!!!!


Drawings in motion have been the backbone of many a childhood journey.  Look what Micky Mouse has given us.  Popeye The Sailor Man – I STILL love you. What a man – although I never could work out whether Olive was with Brutus or was she with Popeye, and you know what – who cares – it’s just animation.

Relive the memories or find yourself a new illustrious illustration to laugh over.

My sojourn into animation however, isn’t just about tricking the eye. My tricks are always far loftier than that.  Read on.

Does ‘Time Dilation’ mean anything to anyone?  What about theories of relativity or Albert Einstein?

Einstein’s Theory

(in a [particularly nutty] nut shell)

The faster we travel, the slower time passes for us compared to other people who aren’t travelling as fast.

This theory has been scientifically tested many times and never proven wrong, SO.

The Hypothesis (mine not Einstein’s)

If I was an animation, I should be able to travel as fast or as slow as I please.  If so, then, I should be able to time warp.

My Scientific notation:

Time Warp X flip-o-mania* = Time Travel (Relativity)

* see ‘Captain Underpants’ for details

The Test

Meet my new friend on this week’s episode of Reel Time. Liana is an animator. She will inspire you to get out those colouring pencils again.  Why should the kids have all the fun! But that’s not all.

Involved in the design of the Star Ways up and coming website, Liana’s animation skills will be -‘tested’.

Jasmine Neutron Star is the first book of the Star Ways Chronicles.  It is a novel most suitable for young adult and teenager readers of speculative, fantasy / science fiction, urban fantasy.  It is a humorous account of Jasmine’s first adventure into the world of light – Quanta.  She is a spirem – a new kind of superhero – and perfect for the sphere of Terra.


Olive Oyl art:

outer space:

Liana Beukes