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Real Name: Micheal Swain
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Profile: The-Swain's profile
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Aura: Game Developer
Level: Level 7
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The-Swain aka Michael Swain is a popular newgrounds flash artist who is responsible for the Blockhead series, the Mastermind series and the Time Squad trilogy.

Swain started learning Flash around August of ’05 after being inspired by David Firth’s “Burnt Face Man” series[1] and in September released his first flash movie, Blockhead Episode 1 .

The rapid releases in Blockhead's early days were in part made possible by the flexible schedule Swain had as a graduate student at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Michael Swain has graduated and moved to Philadelphia.

The Swain is known for his situational and “random” humor as well as his unrecycled fbf. When animating he favors the brush tool and Wacom Cintiq.


In an interview with the NGMag, The-Swain has been quoted "I am probably also insane." Completely Blockheaded Interview