Meet Grumpy Fox. Grumpy Fox has read that if you visualize success, you will succeed. And Grumpy Fox wishes to be a yo-yo wizard.

Grumpy Fox started as a “morning doodle,” a thing I often start my day with. Before the electronic devices come out, I blearily take whatever tools are to hand and do something creative. To hand that morning: typing paper and a ballpoint pen. At the bottom of the page, there appeared a grumpy little fox and another version of the fox with a yo-yo.


This is a personal project that I used to refresh my knowledge of the principles of  character animation, as well as figure out how to get that yo-yo flying about with the string in tow. Plus, it made me laugh. It still makes me laugh. Here’s hoping it makes you laugh as well.