Locust Toybox

Real Name:
David John Firth
"David John Firth (born 23 January 1983) is an English animator, video artist, amateur filmmaker, and musician. As a cartoonist Firth's work is largely distributed via the Internet (most notably the popular Adobe Flash animation website Newgrounds, as well as his own personal sites). Several of his various works in cartoon Flash animation, as well as his multiple music videos and works of video art have garnered large followings, and include some of the most acclaimed video series online.[1][2]

Notable animation sequences from Firth include Salad Fingers, as well as the comedic Burnt Face Man series. A number of Firth's works have been featured on the BBC in the UK, and the BBC has hired Firth on several occasions to work on TV programs and commercials. He also created a flash-series called "Jerry Jackson", which can both be viewed on Newgrounds and his own site, in which a cartoon character ironically pretends to be "a professional animator", even though the animation is intentionally poorly crafted. Jerry Jackson was also based on the people who would write badly written hate comments on his videos, as he would read them, he imagined that they spoke like Jerry Jackson. Firth also created Men from Up the Stairs, and wrote and animated his Sock series, based on his own dreams.

Firth's work often contains a large amount of dark imagery and tends to explore topics of a disturbing or surreal nature, such as depression and mental illness. Firth has stated that it is not his intention to upset or offend.[3] Some of his work may be described as dark humour, while much of it is simply experimental, using many different styles.

Firth is a fan of Aphex Twin,[4] and has used references such as the song "Milkman" in a cartoon also titled "Milkman". Also, in the cartoon "Scribbler", an Aphex Twin poster can be seen. Firth has also used music by Aphex Twin in his more experimental, stop-motion films.

In addition to several broadcasts of "Devvo," David Firth has produced short films for "Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe", televised on BBC Four.[5]

Firth composes electronic music under the pseudonym of Locust Toybox. He is currently working on his first animated feature film, currently titled "The Meadow Man". Firth believes the title will eventually change, though has said that for now it is the official title,[6] as well as more of his small cartoons, such as another Health Reminder. Firth also plays lo-fi pressure-pop music under the alias Stegosaurus Trap, and is a member of a band called Grape Digging Sharon Fruits with friends and contributors to his projects.

He is currently hitchhiking around England and going to the following countries: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Czech Republic, France, Switzerland, and Croatia." - Wikipedia quote
In Groups:

Locust Toybox Discography Tracks


none Locust Toybox - Old Pagger Ballads album art Locust Toybox Old Pagger Ballads(11xFile, MP3, Vbr) Not On Label (Locust Toybox Self-released) none UK 2002
none Locust Toybox - Dead Wasps album art Locust Toybox Dead Wasps(14xFile, MP3, Vbr) Not On Label (Locust Toybox Self-released) none UK 2003
none Locust Toybox - A Kettle Of Wealth album art Locust Toybox A Kettle Of Wealth(13xFile, MP3, Vbr) Not On Label (Locust Toybox Self-released) none UK 2004
none Locust Toybox - Scribble Beats album art Locust Toybox Scribble Beats(12xFile, MP3, Vbr) Not On Label (Locust Toybox Self-released) none UK 2005
none Locust Toybox - Mangled Tape Memories album art Locust Toybox Mangled Tape Memories(11xFile, MP3, VBR) Not On Label (Locust Toybox Self-released) none UK 2006
none Locust Toybox - Felt Crayons album art Locust Toybox Felt Crayons(12xFile, MP3, 160) Not On Label (Locust Toybox Self-released) none UK 2007
none Locust Toybox - Remixes And Other Crap album art Locust Toybox Remixes And Other Crap(19xFile, MP3, 160 + File, MP3, 192) Not On Label (Locust Toybox Self-released) none UK 2008
none Locust Toybox - Inkbrush album art Locust Toybox Inkbrush(12xFile, MP3, Vbr) Not On Label (Locust Toybox Self-released) none UK 2009
none Locust Toybox - Noon album art Locust Toybox Noon(13xFile, MP3, Vbr) Not On Label (Locust Toybox Self-released) none UK 2011
none Locust Toybox - Stringland album art Locust Toybox Stringland(12xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label (Locust Toybox Self-released) none UK 2014
BFDNL065 Locust Toybox - Drownscapes album art Locust Toybox Drownscapes(15xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Brainfeeder BFDNL065 UK 2017

Singles & EPs

WYRD02 Locust Toybox - Powdered Brethrens EP album art Locust Toybox Powdered Brethrens EP(CDr, EP) Wyrd Skies WYRD02 UK 2005 Sell This Version
none Locust Toybox - Lost Pop album art Locust Toybox Lost Pop(9xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Not On Label (Locust Toybox Self-released) none 2015