Friday, August 2, 2013

PSYCH!!! Happy Birthday Mike (A Day Early)

It became obvious to me from reading Facebook that Mike is celebrating his birthday today instead of tomorrow. When in Canada, do as the Canadians I always say!

Mike, may I present to you your birthday gift... Canadian Rhapsody!

Have a birthday as big as the stars, because you deserve it!

This one is definitely for the fans... minus the gals at the very end who represent Mike's fans, if you know who everybody is in this video, then you are a Holmes superfan!

If you're wondering how long it takes to make something like this, I'd estimate it takes about an hour of work per one second of finished animation. Yeah, that's a lot of work. But for someone like Mike, it's time well spent! Mike does so much for other people, it feels good to do something nice for him, and I really hope he enjoys it!


  1. Great work Raquel! Really laughed at this one and I'm sure Mike will love all the hard work that went into it. Now, what do you have planned for his 60th?

    1. Joanne, this marks my retirement from cartooning! This was the biggest, most elaborate cartoon I've ever created, I'm proud of it, but the amount of time, stress, blood, sweat, and tears that goes into making one of these things... well, let's just say that I'm becoming a mommy, and new mommies have to direct all of those essences in a different direction :)

    2. Congrats on becoming a mommy. I do understand your desire to retire from cartooning and your last work is a great way to exit. Let me know if you have a boy or girl as I'd love to send you one of my hand-crocheted, or knitted, blankets. Best of luck to you and your husband.

  2. Happy Birthday to all us August kids. ~Lilly

  3. What a labour of love. I'm sure Mike will appreciate it. Congratulations to you and your husband on your upcoming blessed event. There's nothing more beautiful in the world than your own babies. God bless.

  4. Brilliant. Simply brilliant. How incredibly clever! Mike should be proud.