The First Snowman

Ever wonder how there came to be so many tiny snowmen in Mochimochi Land? Probably not, but today we’re going to find out anyway.

It all began with a couple of bored gnomes.


After the first snowstorm of the year, they thought it would be fun to build a snowman, like the ones they’d seen on TV. They had no idea what they were starting.


They gnomes really should have known better, because of course everything comes to life in Mochimochi Land.

This snowman went on to build 10 snowmen of his own, each of which built 10 more snowmen, and on and on. And that’s why we now have a snowman overpopulation crisis in Mochimochi Land. The end!

By the way, this animated GIF along with seven others of mine are currently being screened at a real-live film festival! It’s the Laterna Magica festival in Marseille, France, put on by Fotokino, December 5th through the 23rd. My animations are being presented (on what I have to assume is a very small screen) at La Crié, the Marseille National Theater. More info here!

13 thoughts on “The First Snowman

  1. Congratulations on your admission to the film festival! I’m so glad your shorts and the mochis are getting a wider audience. Well deserved :)

  2. I love the way the gnome with the white beard takes a little bow right before exiting–knowing someone’s been watching the building project!

  3. I love the way the snowman pretends to be inanimate just before the Gnome goes off stage. Of course everything changes then!

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