bloodsausage.co.uk, now in its tenth year, is the thoroughly misbehaved vehicle of award-winning illustrator and animation director Dave Anderson, there to help even the most uptight organisation find their funny.
From flip chart stand-up performances around the dives of London, via a Masters from Central St Martins and then five incredible years in his wife's country of Peru, Dave is now working on his unique brand of comedy artwork from his studio in Barcelona.
He's animated pieces for the BBC, including the 'Elis James' Feast of Football' shows during Euro 2020 and 'Bomber: Newport’s Rocky', a documentary about David Pearce, the boxing champ whose career was cruelly cut short.
His warmly received film's for Alain de Botton's 'School of Life' brought a refreshing take on the stigma around depression and anxiety and been watched close to two million times on YouTube. Not averse to a name-drop, he's also made animations with both Colin Farrell and Bill Bailey (the latter winning a British Arrows Gold Award).
Dave loves interpreting a great story and has worked with some very popular podcasts. You won't regret watching his film for the cult podcast The Socially Distant Sports Bar. The animation he made for Dr Christopher Ryan's 'Tangentially Speaking' (a story of Chris's first sexual experience...which was with a cat) was even aired and discussed at length on 'The Joe Rogan Experience', perhaps the world's most popular podcast.
Ad-wise, Dave directed Cancer Research UK's major 'Dryathlon' campaign, encouraging people to go without booze for January. In addition to the twelve TV idents he made for the clothing brand Jacamo, he also illustrated their 'Real Man Manual'. The book laid down the company's reinvention and won two D&AD Pencils.
Dave really got on the road with his videos for the popular singer-songwriter Tom Rosenthal. They have been watched over 3.5 million times on YouTube and sometimes won awards at short film festivals around the world.
Talking drawings, as well as features for both Women's Health, Esquire and Nike's 'Dare to Zlatan' campaign (forcing the great Ibrahimovic to pose for him), Dave has produced over 200 illustrations for the online section of the UK national newspaper Metro. His artwork also fills 'The Third QI Book of General Ignorance' which accompanies the TV show.
His comic prints have succeeded in climbing the walls of London's Jealous and Lazarides Galleries, Liberty's department store, London Art Fair and exhibitions in Berlin, Tokyo and Philadelphia. His greetings cards have found their way into Paperchase and Urban Outfitters and the satirical dog toys of politicians he's designing with Pet Hates Toys (as seen on ITV's 'This Morning' show) are currently on the shelves of all Scribbler stores.
Lastly, Dave is also a regular storyboard artist for several production companies and ad agencies. He's learned a lot working closely with some of the most respected comedy directors, such as Taika Waititi, Steve Bendelack, James Haworth and Roderick Fenske and was absolutely chuffed to help the brilliant comedian Harry Hill plan his movie.
With the ability to write, storyboard, design and animate, Dave represents the 'complete package' for your project. A natural, thoughtful comedian with a unique drawing style and an eye for detail, Dave prides himself on being an absolute pleasure to work with.
The good Mister Anderson’s art lies deliciously between maths-book doodles, evil Hallmark cards and left-wing newspaper cartoons. His humour is dry and acerbic, his wit sardonic and ironic. Imagine a young, British, OCD, po-mo Larson, his gaze penetrative and revealing, his tongue scathing and sharp, like a Radio 4 comedy presenter contemplating his suicide note.
He's great. That animation's amazing. It's perfect!
The simple yet very humouristic drawings Dave Anderson makes are always contrasting within themselves. Form and content seem to be created to be the exact opposites of each other, and that's what makes his style so interesting.
If you don’t have a good old belly laugh, or at least a chuckle at his creations, well, you’re even more bitter than I am.