Tiki Machine is a collaboration of animation artists working on small projects. Their work has led to a book: "Monster Mythos". There's some very cool artwork here - it's worth a look. While I'm normally not a big animation fan (you'd think that Jake would be the one writing about this), there's a copy of Monster Mythos on my bookshelf.
So, how does technology play in (other than the obvious animation and art tools)? Well, most of the "collaboration" part of the project work takes place via the 'tubes. They're using Google Blogger both as a marketing buzz-maker and as a sales channel for those wishing to purchase the book. And they self-published the book using...aw, enough...you get the idea here...leveraging technology to collaborate, create and sell.
Technology…small players…big splash…love it.