4 February 2016
By Bryan T. Smyth
The YouTube sensation cartoon Martin’s Life, which focuses on comical misunderstandings between Martin and his Cork parents, has been named January Cork Person of the Month and a hilarious new “Martin’s Life” video has been created to celebrate the event.
The Person of the Month award is for the comedic and socially aware talented young man from North Cork, who created the Cork family animation series.
“The creator of Martin’s Life, would like to keep his anonymity, and we very much respect that request” said awards organiser Manus O’Callaghan “so his creation Martin accepted the award on his behalf”.
“I feel there is nothing to be gained from being known, and am just happy that people enjoy the videos” said the creator of the internet sensation.
Martin’s Life is a series of minute-long cartoons based on typical conversations between Martin and his parents. It is a ‘generation gap’ conversation which many teenagers and young adults from anywhere in the world will recognise. These hilarious YouTube cartoons cover such subjects as “Christmas”, “Skyping the Sister”, “the Referendum”, “Skinny Jeans”, “Game of Thrones”, “It’s a Small World”, “ESB Advert.”….and now “Cork Person of the Month”
“This award celebrates the creativity of the young man from County Cork and his work which has promoted the wit and charm of Cork to a national and international audience, receiving millions of hits on YouTube for Martin’s Cork family”, said Manus O’Callaghan.
”A few years ago, we acknowledged the on-going success of the “Sminky Shorts” cartoons, and now Martin’s Life is another internet success which was recently screened at both New York University and the University of Southern California as part of the Irish Screen American Festival” added Manus.
A special Martin’s Life cartoon has been created, showing Martin’s family’s reaction to his award, and is available on our website and on many social media sites.
Martin’s Life’s creator now goes forward for possible selection as Cork Person of the Year at a Gala Awards Lunch in mid-January 2017, at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork, before an invited audience of 250 people representing all sectors of Cork society.