For some time now I have been promising myself a return to organic art. In my case this means line drawing. I love how line fluctuates, swings, cuts, curls, twists, envelopes, stubs, caresses, how it becomes a natural extension of an artist, how its creator can funnel into it the inner thoughts, passions, desires, frustrations or dreams.
Joe Strike interviews R.O. Blechman at the NY Society of Illustrators on March 7, 2012, as part of the “Interview with an Animator” series.
Fred Patten discusses Studio Ghibli's lush new book detailing the production art of their latest feature film.
Thursday morning found our traveling band of Oscar short animation nominees and AWN staff trekking eastward for a morning at the Animation Resource Library (ARL). The definitive, company-owned archive for all Disney production materials, ARL is something of an in-house secret, playing host to over 60 million pieces of original production artwork.
The all-mighty New York Times has done it. They’ve pissed me off! And I’m not the only artist. Lots of cartoonists are pissed.
Jan Berenstain, who with her husband, Stan, wrote and illustrated the Berenstain Bears books that have charmed preschoolers and their parents for 50 years, resulting in two television series, a number of TV specials and even a videogame, suffered a severe stroke on Thursday and died Friday in Solebury, Pennsylvania.
Special Guest: OIAF Animators' Picnic 2011 - Part 1
Joel and Alan bother legends of international animation as they try to eat, drink, and be wary at the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011.
Live, from the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011, entertainment's own comedy pangea, Dino Stamatopoulos, is paid to sit down with the very Joel Frenzer and Alan Foreman for the most overmodulated audiophonic conver-senation* about his animated series Morel Orel and Mary Shelley's Frankenhole. Topics include: writing for adult animated comedy while drinking, drinking for adult animated comedy while writing, star-shaped facial hair, adopting classical horror literary author names into titular innuendo forever linking them historically, and poutine.
LA-based Green Dot Films teamed up with Home.corp. director Kim Jacobs to plaster city streets with wall-climbing art in an electrifying spot, “Graffiti,” for Pepsi.
Beginning on September 26, 2011, the Cartoon Art Museum’s ongoing Small Press Spotlight will feature the art of Ric Carrasquillo.
The ToonSeum presents “Will Eisner's New York,” a rare collection of original works by legendary comics pioneer Will Eisner.
If you enjoyed the movie, you will absolutely love this “making of” book. It answers questions that you didn’t know you had, and you'll want to see the movie again with a more knowledgeable eye.
Political correctness, fear of being painted as insensitive, a chauvinist, a racist, or being too this or too that, or “I’ll sue you”, is killing our free spirit, our sincere openness, ability to dialogue or differ with others on a deeper emotional level.
Director Gore Verbinski and ILM give us a hefty volume crammed with full-color behind-the-scenes photos, production art and final renders.
The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates the 20th anniversary of Image Comics with an exhibition running February 4 through April 9, 2012.
The Cartoon Art Museum Bookstore will host a special event in celebration of the anniversary of Edward Gorey’s birth on February 22.
Puss in Boots, the Academy Award® Best Animated Feature nominee from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. is the subject of a new art exhibition at San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum.
The Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention will be held on March 4, 2012, with special guests Tom Felton, Eric Walker, Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Sara Bechko, Mike Kazelah and Vernon Wells.
The Cartoon Art Museum hosts artist Jeff Plotkin on Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 1pm to 3pm as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program.
CRASH+SUES was tapped by mono to provide editing, color correction and graphics for SoundAffects, Parsons The New School for Design’s multi-platform exploration of the relationship between music, design and technology.
The submission deadline for the fifth edition of Fest Anca, the international animation festival in Slovakia, is March 30, 2012.
There are many impressive aspects of and qualities I now associate with Japanese people, their ways of lives and their culture with. However, what sets them apart in minds of those who have had a limited exposure to, or those who have never been there, are Anime and Manga, and to a lesser extent a mysterious Geisha.