A twisty, futuristic adventure, Power Hungry is about a road-tripper whose self-driving car runs out of batteries. The characters we encounter in this world are strange, wonderful, and a little odd as everyone battles it out for energy. Approached by Super Deluxe to expand upon the sci-fi web comics Benjy had been posting to his Tumblr, the initial plan for the piece was really loose (the web comics were really of stream of conscious stuff, with no real plot), and all wacky ideas were explored. Kenny Kusiak did the sound design and score setting the tone for this sci-fi, post-climate-change world.


Benjy started animating at the age of 11 with a Lego stop motion kit.  Fast forward nearly 20 years, and he has established himself as one of the leading voices in traditional indie animation.  Bold design, fluid motion and unique characters are the hallmarks of Benjy's work — and all of these elements are on display in his 2016 short Power Hungry, which garnered a Vimeo Staff Pick and has screened to international acclaim.  

Fusing his study of animation history at the University of Pennsylvania with a love of Saturday morning cartoons, indie comics, and the Tumblr zeitgeist, Benjy has worked to create an aesthetic that's wildly new, yet deeply rooted in the foundations of classic animation.  

The same dynamic, craft-driven approach to motion and design can be found across Benjy's work, from his live concert visuals for Major Lazer to his idents for the Powerpuff Girls, along with acclaimed work for Converse, Disney and Adult Swim.  Most recently, Benjy brought all of his skills to bear his new spot for Cartoon Network's 25th Anniversary celebration.