Locust Toybox

David John Firth

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Discography of Locust Toybox:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Powdered Brethrens EP 4 Audio 2005-11-00 Wyrd Skies
2 Noon 13 Audio 2011 Not On Label (Locust Toybox Self-released)
3 Inkbrush 12 Audio 2009 Not On Label (Locust Toybox Self-released)
4 Remixes And Other Crap 20 Audio 2008 Not On Label (Locust Toybox Self-released)
5 Felt Crayons 12 Audio 2007 Not On Label (Locust Toybox Self-released)
6 Mangled Tape Memories 11 Audio 2006 Not On Label (Locust Toybox Self-released)
7 Scribble Beats 12 Audio 2005 Not On Label (Locust Toybox Self-released)
8 A Kettle Of Wealth 13 Audio 2004 Not On Label (Locust Toybox Self-released)
9 Dead Wasps 14 Audio 2003 Not On Label (Locust Toybox Self-released)
10 Old Pagger Ballads 11 Audio 2002 Not On Label (Locust Toybox Self-released)

"David John Firth (born 23 January 1983) is an English animator, video artist, amateur filmmaker, and musician. As a cartoonist Firth's work is largely distributed via the Internet (most notably the popular Adobe Flash animation website Newgrounds, as well as his own personal sites). Several of his various works in cartoon Flash animation, as well as his multiple music videos and works of video art have garnered large followings, and include some of the most acclaimed video series online.[1][2]

Notable animation sequences from Firth include Salad Fingers, as well as the comedic Burnt Face Man series. A number of Firth's works have been featured on the BBC in the UK, and the BBC has hired Firth on several occasions to work on TV programs and commercials. He also created a flash-series called "Jerry Jackson", which can both be viewed on Newgrounds and his own site, in which a cartoon character ironically pretends to be "a professional animator", even though the animation is intentionally poorly crafted. Jerry Jackson was also based on the people who would write badly written hate comments on his videos, as he would read them, he imagined that they spoke like Jerry Jackson. Firth also created Men from Up the Stairs, and wrote and animated his Sock series, based on his own dreams.

Firth's work often contains a large amount of dark imagery and tends to explore topics of a disturbing or surreal nature, such as depression and mental illness. Firth has stated that it is not his intention to upset or offend.[3] Some of his work may be described as dark humour, while much of it is simply experimental, using many different styles.

Firth is a fan of Aphex Twin,[4] and has used references such as the song "Milkman" in a cartoon also titled "Milkman". Also, in the cartoon "Scribbler", an Aphex Twin poster can be seen. Firth has also used music by Aphex Twin in his more experimental, stop-motion films.

In addition to several broadcasts of "Devvo," David Firth has produced short films for "Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe", televised on BBC Four.[5]

Firth composes electronic music under the pseudonym of Locust Toybox. He is currently working on his first animated feature film, currently titled "The Meadow Man". Firth believes the title will eventually change, though has said that for now it is the official title,[6] as well as more of his small cartoons, such as another Health Reminder. Firth also plays lo-fi pressure-pop music under the alias Stegosaurus Trap, and is a member of a band called Grape Digging Sharon Fruits with friends and contributors to his projects.

He is currently hitchhiking around England and going to the following countries: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Czech Republic, France, Switzerland, and Croatia." - Wikipedia quote

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