Bukowski’s “Little Atomic Bomb” animated by Adam Long

Adam Long’s animation of Charles Bukowski’s “Little Atomic Bomb” captures the poem’s wry voice and adds a dramatic dimension to it. The film ends with a crisp, ringing finish that leaves a lasting impression.

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Justin Cone

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Together with Carlos El Asmar, Justin co-founded Motionographer, F5 and The Motion Awards. He currently lives in Austin, Texas with is wife, son and fluffball of a dog. Before taking on Motionographer full-time, Justin worked in various capacities at Psyop, NBC-Universal, Apple, Adobe and SCAD.



a great piece. i really enjoy the look, transitions and audio.



Is that Bukowski’s voice?


Yes it is Bukowski’s voice from 70 minutes in hell.


Unwatchable, the Hollywood sound effects are completely misplaced-I only lasted 40 seconds or so…

I am also suprised by the rather weak text and ink splatter compositing.


yea, but the youtube compression makes you feel like youre sitting right next to bukowski…. bravo!


Thank you for giveing me 40 seconds of your life.


This is a really nice piece, I dig it. The style matches the content. I’ve seen some of his other work as well and I think he’s a real talent.

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