These days, when technology plays such a significant role in all aspects of our lives, and in much of what we do, there is a strong relationship between “IT” and our imagination: when they are not in balance, technology itself can overshadow imagination and seemingly become the ultimate answer to all. But when they are, technology empowers us, acting as our “magic wand”.
To mark the one-year anniversary of the Japan relief efforts, Artists Help Japan is offering an exciting opportunity to buy rare memorabilia and original artwork from the animation industry's top talent.
Fred Patten reviews Dart's unusual but delightful first in the Yuki 7 Gadget Girls series that combines an original secret-agent novel with a Flash-animation “complete movie trailer” DVD.
A 2-foot bronze statue of Dr. Seuss’ Lorax character was stolen from the backyard of Audrey Geisel’s La Jolla hillside mansion.
The Cartoon Art Museum's latest exhibition, “What, Me Worry? 60 Years of MAD” celebrates the rich history of MAD from the original comic book through the black-and-white magazine to its latest incarnation as a full-color bi-monthly publication supplemented by online content.
To share ideals and bring about meaningful transformations one needs a voice. Coming from a country where artists were the heralds of freedom and the voices for change against an oppressive system shaped by single-minded and intolerant ideology and resulting government, I have found mine through the power of imagination.
The AC Institute Satellite Space in New York City has curated an exhibit of Grella's "Notes to Self" project, running March 29 through April 28.
Gameforge, one of the world's leading online game providers, will be sponsoring the AppArtAward in the Game Art category of the ZKM | Centre for Art and Media Technology.
Fred Patten reviews a must-have book for fans of Pixar's individual films and students of modern animation in general.
MoCCA hosts a one-time master class with the legendary Gahan Wilson, famous for his bizarrely humorous work for Playboy and National Lampoon, on April 17, 2012.
Chris Sullivan's “Consuming Spirits,” a meticulously constructed tour de force of experimental animation, will have its world premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
Vincent Morisset’s interactive work "BLA BLA," produced at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), took the SXSW Interactive Award for Art.
Animation historian Adam Abraham will join curator and host Jerry Beck at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's “Madcap Modernism: Mid-Century Cartoons from UPA and Beyond” on Friday, March 30, 2012, at 7:30pm.
Adam Beckett’s tragically short career as experimental animator and budding effects master are celebrated in a collection of his restored films.
The annual Ursa Major Awards, for the best anthropomorphic (“funny animal”) literature and art of the year, is now open for voting for works produced during the calendar year 2011.
IM Global posted concept art for “The Happytime Murders,” a movie about a world where puppets and humans co-exist and a puppet detective must solve a murder.
New York and Melbourne-based studio XYZ announced that it has added Mat Landour to its artist roster.
Part of the Shop Talk Masterclass Series sponsored by Studio Technique, a masterclass with legendary Disney animator Andreas Deja will be held in Montréal on June 2 & 3, 2012.
Sheldon Moldoff, who drew some of the most recognizable superheroes of comic books’ golden age without receiving recognition in his own right until decades later, died on February 29 near his home in Lauderhill, FL.
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.