During the first Dark Ages, folks living in the shadow of the Roman Aqueduct said, “What the heck is that thing?” They yanked stones from it to build their huts, it became a landmark, but as far as they knew, IT was created by wizards—or maybe the more advanced thought aliens were responsible. The records of what IT was, and how and why IT was built were either lost, destroyed, or irretrievable through the methods of the day.
Special Guest: Ottawa International Animation Festival - Part 1. Full laurels, keys to capitals, and banks of international accolades might weigh down other comedy podcast journaltarians of animation, but never for the lion-hearted, docu-brave, master news-making martyrs (and hyperbolically humble) Joel Frenzer and Alan Foreman. Join them as they interview animation's brightest and best about books, inappropriate cartoons, competing podcasts, pirates, and pumpkins - live from North America's largest festival of international animation in Ottawa, ON in 2010 at the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2010.
Several years ago I’d heard that Caroline Leaf had moved on from filmmaking and was now painting. I was curious to know what was behind the shift, and even more curious to see her current work. I finally had an opportunity to interview her.
Whether we like it or not, lying and deception are part of the heroic tradition. Enter Utsuho. A troublemaker at heart, he’s intent on using his wicked ways for good.
I came to Paris to reset. Thoreau once wrote that it is best if one moves every seven years. If life consists of doing the same thing as a matter of habit over and over again, perspective is lost and the opportunity to truly know oneself never realized. In adversity is truth. Thoughtless patterns are numbing. Time to re-discover. It’s good to be uncomfortable. Good to be uprooted.
The Drawing Center (in New York) in collaboration with Smart Spaces, the not-for-profit art space that uses vacant store fronts as their roaming venue, is presenting a show of animated shorts called Framed: Drawings In Motion.
It’s no secret that VIZ’s catalogue is diverse, and truly has something for everyone. Well, continuing along those lines, the release of The Ouroboros Wave and Dragon Sword and Wind Child has just been announced.
They're calling it a "paradigm shift in contemporary art", "a new sensibility in the art of our time". Galleries and their curators are starting to notice animation. It's been a long time coming.
MTV Networks International (MTVNI) and leading streetwear label 55DSL announced today the launch of their first-ever creative collaboration, set to culminate in five brand new MTV on-air idents and six bespoke t-shirt designs
So you wanna watch movies, eh? (Is my Canadian accent showing?) Well, pull up your potato chips and have a sit down...
Could the paleolithic men and women who created rock wall paintings have been the prehistoric ancestors of current animation artists?
To say that Soundwalkers, a fascinating film by director and sound researcher Raquel Castro, sensitives us to the soundscape of our modern world is to minimize its achievement.
It was only a matter of time before manga and anime apps appeared on the iPad. Fortunately, VIZ waited and definitely got it right. Check it out.
The YouTube Play winning entries all have at least some form of animation content. Which tells me that animation's star is rising in the art world.
Since 2005 YouTube has given us a prime venue for quick and dirty moving images. And now the powers that be in the ART world are going to use that forum to judge us filmmakers!
Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment has teamed up with Tezuka Productions to bring Urasawa’s PLUTO to the big screen as a live-action/CG hybrid.
The new venue for celebrating anime in So Cal has a location for 2011 and is now seeking artists for its alley
Direct from the New York Anime Festival, here is the latest blurb from BANDAI regarding Lucky Star manga and other anime titles.
If you have a predilection for the horror, supernatural genre, then this new manga from VIZ may be exactly what you're craving. And with a rating of 'M' for Mature readers, hopefully we won't be stuck with the usual teenage fluff.
Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, the comic book legend and Yoshiki, Asia’s most influential music artist, join forces to develop a music Super Hero comic book and motion comic series.
AMC released today the key art for its upcoming original drama "The Walking Dead," which premieres Halloween night, October 31 at 10pm.
The Addams Family Anniversary Committee today announced that it will hold an Addams Family online drawing contest beginning this Monday, September 20, 2010, and ending Wednesday, October 20, 2010, to celebrate the anniversary of Westfield’s most famous family, the Addams Family.
ICv2 has announced the ICv2 Comics & Digital Conference at New York Comic Con, a half-day event where industry executives and thought leaders will discuss the impact of the rapidly growing digital channel on the comics and graphic novel medium.