British filmmaker and animator David Firth’s classic creepy web animation staple, Salad Fingers, returns after a 5 year hiatus. “Glass Brother” is the 11th episode of the series. Additionally, this episode clocks in at nearly 15 minutes.
Wikipedia’s summary of the series is a good start when it comes to understanding the importance of the series to the web. The series revolves around “Salad Fingers,” a lean, green mentally troubled resident of a post-apocalyptic landscape who only has the company of three crude finger puppets.
The first episode of the series released in 2004 on Newgrounds. It quickly spread around the internet, essentially becoming some of the first truly viral content online. Most noteworthy, this was before “viral” was even a thing.
However, the series originally was animated in Flash. Firth turned to Adobe After Effects for the latest episode. For fans of the series, the improvement in the visuals is stark.
Firth announced the new episode’s release on January 30th via Twitter:
The YouTube description for the episode reads that “Salad Fingers is back for the first time in 5 years in this nightmarish new episode” and that “Salad Fingers decides it’s time for Hubert Cumberdale to become a real boy.”
You can watch the full episode on Firth’s YouTube account. If you want to support David Firth as an independent creator, you should look into his Patreon account.
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