In this months Mind Your Business, Mark Simon discusses the three-ring circus that is starting your own business.
Pamela Kleibrink Thompson tackles the toughest request a new hire has to ask their new employer show me the money.
Bob Miller chats with the filmmakers of Barnyard to find out what animators do when theyre not being watched.
Deanna Morse reports back from the Zagreb Animafest, finding a friendly and diverse event for the celebration of animation.
Sarah Baisley reports on her experiences at Annecy 2006 where the MIFA market showcased more excitement than the festival.
John Cawley talks with Texans John A. Davis and Keith Alcorn of DNA Prods. about collaborating like a colony with the studios on the big screen adaptation of The Ant Bully.
Jim Korkis speaks with Floyd Gottfredson, who brought Mickey Mouse to the world via daily comic strips.
Karen Raugust looks at how comicbook and childrens book illustrators are trying their hand at animation, and vice versa.
How often does mainstream Hollywood scare up an animated horror film? Alain Bielik reports how Sony Pictures Imageworks combined performance capture and keyframe animation to create a unique hybrid style in Monster House.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films One Rat Short by Alex Weil, Smile by Chris Mais, Memorial by Matt Clausen and Jon Gutman, Coffee by Rohitash Rao and Abraham Spear, and Dog Worries by Chris Armstrong. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
In this months Animated Scene, Joseph Gilland gives readers a sneak peek at his upcoming book, Elemental Magic: The Classical Art of Hand-Drawn Effects Animation.
Joe Strike follows the journey of Iceboxs Queer Duck from its early webisodes to its new coming out party on DVD.
Jim Korkis uncovers the secret life of animators, who in lean times or more prosperous times have all worked in the world of comicbooks.
Lisa Goldman was invited to be a judge at the Mumbai Intl Film Festival, where she discovered a new world of animation in the city formerly known as Bombay, the center of Bollywood.
Entertainment licensors increasingly look at alternative means, such as blogs, iPods or mobile devices, to create and maintain awareness and boost demand for licensed goods. This was one of the notable trends at this years licensing show.
Danny Fingeroth and Mike Manley have given AWN an excerpt from their latest book, How to Create Comics from Script to Print.
Marisa Materna chats with director Richard Linklater on the production of A Scanner Darkly, which utilizes interpolated rotoscoping to bring live-action footage into an animated dream world.
This months Mind Your Business takes a darker tone with Mark Simon channeling the death dealer of business to explain the 80/20 rule.
Philippe Moins attends the 2006 Annecy Festival, giving us his impressions of the films and an apparent return of British filmmakers.