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So a bunch of stuff happened in the last week.

Puppetmania on Monday turned out to be the best of the animated shorts program at this year’s Philadelphia Film Festival, offering such gems as Jesse Rosensweet’s The Stone of Folly and Patrick Bouchard’s Brainwashers, both of which I missed at Ottawa last fall. On Friday night, the ultra-low budget kung-fu musical Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter entertained me far beyond my low expectations. On Saturday night, Christopher Guest and company’s new mockumentary A Mighty Wind didn’t quite live up to my high expectations.

Today, Kevin Cornell has made his recently-completed Sketchbook #1 available to the online public. It is a staggering work that speaks better for itself than I could speak for it here, so make haste and behold the work of a true virtuoso.