Pixar animator Sanjay Patel discusses his new illustrated book devoted to The Ramayana, one of Hindu mythology's most powerful and enduring tales.
Blue Sky’s David LaMattina and Chad Walker are the creators of Brownstones to Red Dirt, a documentary centering on a pen pal program linking kids an ocean apart who have the odds stacked against them: at-risk Brooklyn sixth graders and African war orphans. Want to do something nice for kids in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn and Sierra Leone Africa at the same time – and come away with a beautiful piece of art for your troubles? It’ll cost you a few well-worth-it bucks,
And depending on how my Friday and Saturday goes – this is Tokyo, after all –, I might even try some live blogging; bring you some images and a report or two straight from the source. Hell, maybe I’ll even get a twitter and blow smoke up the rear of my mundane wait in the airport.
As an artist-in-residence, Otsuka will create an original manga inspired by the work of Utagawa Kuniyoshi. He will also be conducting illustration workshops open to the general public.
It's been an interesting time for animation this spring in cinemas. Two new features are competing for audience attention, Ponyo from Studio Ghibli and Disney Animation Studio's latest The Princess and the Frog. Their parallel release is further energised by the way they promote traditional drawn animation.
Dragon Ball does what Dragon Ball always does; it’s pure pugilistic indulgence! Even for the disinterested like myself, I have to give the tip of my hat.
This lithograph is on high-quality paper (archival in fact), priced at $49.99, and includes a certificate of authenticity. Only 250 prints will be made.
Visionary is not an adjective I predicate often. But Q. Hayashida’s vision disturbingly invigorates our optical senses.
Chinese animator Te Wei died of respiratory failure at the age of 95 in Shanghai, according to WIKINEWS.
On May 4th 2010, the anime version of Shungiku Nakamura’s best-selling yaoi (boy’s love) manga will be available. This DVD collection contains the entire 12-episode first season, video extras, and a 24-page booklet with character bios and artwork.
Dubbed a “sci-fi manga,” Bokurano initiates the tale of fifteen kids whose lives are altered by a chance meeting. A strange man in a seaside cave invites them to play a cutting-edge video game that pits giant robots against alien invaders. But they have to sign a contract first. And when the purpose of their agreement is revealed, the game stops being fun.
I recently witnessed a conversation where a young fine artist told a Flame artist to his face that he did not consider him an “artist.” Obviously things heated up. As films employ hundreds of creative contributors, who among them do we really consider an “Artist?”
Artbeats, a 20-year veteran in the stock footage industry, announced today that they are offering a FREE, downloadable HD clip every day at artbeats.com.
My ‘Elemental Magic –An Organic Approach to Visual Effects Animation’ workshop is not just a cute little tip of the hat to traditional animation principles. This is vital stuff, that cannot be left behind, in the rush to embrace ‘cutting edge’ digital technology.
Even though the New Year has begun, it’s not too late to think about a few resolutions… animation and otherwise…
I just got the list of Viz’s manga releases for the first half of 2010, and it’s a long list. So, rather than give you my fun, yet abridged synopses of these undoubtedly great titles, especially since I have yet to read any, here’s the initial installment straight from the mouth of PR:
Change always accompanies the new year. And The Anime Beat is no different. That's right folks, I'm continuously expanding this little dog and pony show!
Turns out Disney got more than meets the eye with its merger deal with Marvel Entertainment. The conglomerate also expanded ties with POW! Entertainment, a company led by Stan Lee, the man who once ran Marvel and co-created many of its main characters, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
David Levine, a painter and illustrator who drew caricatures of intellectuals, athletes, politicians and others for THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS for nearly half a century, has died, according to THE NEW YORK TIMES.