el niño vs. the blob

 

You may have heard a strong El Niño could bring lots of rain this winter, but there’s another weather pattern in the region that might mess things up. Coming later this year, it's El Niño versus the Blob!

Produced by Maya Sugarman and Sanden Totten/KPCC.

Music by Damon Boucher and Podington Bear.

Voiceover: Sanden Totten and Eric Ringham.


The Process

This piece was very early-on in my motion graphic and design self-education. Our challenge: how can we use analogies, anthropomorphization and narrative structure to educate our audience on this complex issue? I drew inspiration from children's books and cartoon strips.