Youth Report: A Conversation With British Animator David Firth

Aug 14, 2013

Kayla Eicholtz on the left, David Firth on the top right, and a screen from his cartoon, Salad Fingers. Photos on the right from

British animator David Firth has gained a large following and acclaim over the years on YouTube and the animation website Newgrounds for his darkly humorous and surreal work. WKMS Youth Reporter Kayla Eicholtz admires the artwork in his videos and was curious to find out more about his creative process, to learn that while some artwork may be strange and possibly even scary, the originality of the idea can be a determining factor in how interesting a piece of art is. She spoke with Firth over the phone, while he was on a trip through Europe seeking inspiration, in Switzerland at this particular moment.

That's WKMS Youth Radio Project Reporter Kayla Eicholtz speaking with David Firth, a British animator whose darkly humorous and surreal work can be seen on YouTube and the animation website Newgrounds.

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