Ken A. Priebe gives readers a history of stop-motion features in this excerpt from his book The Advanced Art of Stop-Motion Animation.
Without good direction, you end up with drek. Problems with sequence timing or the render pipeline can be solved with relative ease – problems of mismanagement are difficult to overcome and usually spell doom. Animation directors aren’t directing animation, they’re directing a group of people who are working in arguably the most time consuming and exacting of creative mediums. David Levy's new book Directing Animation at its heart strives to teach the reader how to keep an animation production crew happy, productive and on task.
“Think of this book as a Disney History companion filling in some of those nooks and crannies that may only be mentioned in a brief sentence or two, if at all, in other Disney history books. These chapters truly are the forgotten but fascinating Disney stories.” Through the compilation of the wide array of articles that he has written through the years, Korkis presents a work that provides his readers with little known histories and stories about Walt Disney and the empire that he created.
Few cartoons have been able to capture the attention of multiple generations like the Looney Tunes. As Ruth Clampett, daughter of Looney Tunes animation director Bob Clampett, points out in her foreword to THE LOONEY TUNES TREASURY (Running Press; Publication month: October 2010; $45.00), "Looney Tunes are the animated family we grew up with."
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.
In Williams’ graphic novel, RED FOG, the zombie poster boy is Martin Bormann the real life, circa 1945, Nazi official who had absolute power over access to Hitler by controlling Hitler’s finances, paperwork, and appointments. Bormann disappeared in May of 1945 during the Third Reich’s last stand.
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.
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.
Alexander Payne (SIDEWAYS) is circling Fox Searchlight's adaptation of Dan Clowes' graphic novel WILSON, reports Deadline.com.
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 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.
Comic-Con International: San Diego, the largest comics convention of its kind in the world, today announced it will be staying in San Diego for the foreseeable future.
Today, Sept 13th, 3DATS (with the help of CGarchitect) has just launched a charitable promotion whereby for 30 days we are selling all our 3D graphics books currently in print for 50% off and donating 100% of sales to an amazing charity called "Soldiers to the Summit".
4Kids Entertainment International has signed an agreement with top publisher Redan that will see pre-school character Penelope appear in two popular bi-weekly magazines - ‘Fun to Learn Friends’ and ‘Fun to Learn Favourites’ – in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
After long delays, the producers of the stage musical SPIDER-MAN, TURN OFF THE DARK have announced the opening dates, reports VARIETY.
The Smurfs, the beloved cartoon characters who shot to fame in North America in the ‘80s, return in this new graphic novel series from Papercutz, publisher of the popular Bionicle, Classics Illustrated, Disney Fairies, Geronimo Stilton, Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, and Tales from the Crypt.