Sally Cruikshank’s amazing animated characters are like no other.
Her films from the late 70s and early 80s featured Quasi and Anita in a wild psychedelic landscape. One can see how her style influenced many later animators, but she was truly working with her own language.
She also did a good amount of film work in the 80s, and was a heavy contributor to Sesame Street in the 90s.
Her work is not as visible now, but that is all the more reason to seek out her work, whether you have seen it before or not.
VideoWest was a great “punk influenced” video production company/television show based in San Francisco in the late 70s and early 80s. A lot of the VideoWest people moved on to MTV. I briefly did some volunteer work for them when I was in high school (answering phones, mostly). I have been waiting to see this episode-length video for ages.
So, presented in full, Special Edition Director’s Cut, from 1980, Written & Produced by Erik Nelson, Directed by Joe Dea.