Mumbleboy is New York based animator Kinya Hanada. With his colourful, high contrast, hyper imagery, Hanada has made a name for himself in Flash Animation. His original comic-surreal style is a mash of Atari, anime and toy design. Most of his work is short and whimsically free- associative, with random segues and sequences, and filled with irony and humour. Using the restrictions of Flash to his advantage, Hanada capitalizes on flatness. His utterly two dimensional worlds have structural integrity that binds the montages together.
Born in Yokohama, Hanada lived in Japan until he was 13, when his family moved to Southern California. He has lived in New York since graduating college (Rhode Island School of Design), working as a freelancer doing web animations and illustrations.
His web site, started while still at college, has a cult following. Filled with animations, illustrations and notably, a hand-made stuffed animal fostering program; after making ‘Mumbledolls’ and selling them in boutiques in New York, Hanada created a program online where pictures and bios of the adopted dolls are sent in by owners and posted on the site.
His work has appeared in many magazines (The Face, New York Press, Tokion, Dazed and Confused, and Rolling Stone), and at art shows and film festivals (Sundance Film Festival; International Film Festival, Rotterdam; The Bienale de Valencia) around the world; he also performs real time as a VJ, often along with his friends from Audiodregs Records, and he has collaborated with musicians such as Momus, Frou Frou and MC Paul Barman.