Speaking of cuddly cartoon violence and inappropriate stick figure animation, Aaron Simpson at Cold Hard Flash discovered an uber-short-form original web series that combines the two.
Jim Mortenesen is a storyboard artist and freelance writer for Nickelodeon whose side project, 15 Seconds to Heartbreak, features crude representations of the young human form in frenzied pangs of love-fueled frustration, suffocation, and decapitation. The weekly episodes each depict a scene of unexpected animated injurious physical force that generally ends with the shuffling off of one cartoon’s mortal coil. And, as the name would suggest, all the action tends to happen in 15 seconds or less.
Mortensen’s consistently uploaded weekly episodes since August 27. Aside from the content, the best part about them is the length. As with all uber-short-form original web series, the time investment is minimal.
If you like what you see, you can easily spend a literal minute or two watching the entire 15 Seconds to Heartbreak catalog and feel entertained. And if you don’t like what you see, you can easily spend a literal minute or two watching the entire 15 Seconds to Heartbreak catalog and not feel like you procrastinated away too much time. Either way, it’s one original web series featuring cartoon violence to watch.