Recently, I had an opportunity to talk to Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi, whom many of you know as a driving force behind the Totoro Forest Project and most recently, the Sketchtravel charity art project. An accomplished artist who spends his days applying his formidable skills as an art director at Pixar Animation Studios, Dice gave me an inside look at the unprecedented Sketchtravel sketch book, a historic collection of sketches which is being auctioned off this coming October 17th.
How do I learn animation? For those with a school nearby and some time on their hands, it’s no problem. But for those with limited options, here are some resources to help teach yourself animation. This post covers the art of timing.
HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading independent children’s entertainment producers and rights owner, today announced it has appointed The Bonnier Publishing Group, the UK based subsidiary of Bonnier Books, a division of the Swedish media giant Bonnier AB, as the first UK and Australia CGI publishing partner for popular pre-school brand, ‘Angelina Ballerina’.
Every year Ballistic Publishing invites digital artists to contribute their best character creations to its EXOTIQUE series.
Gene Deitch has announced that Fantagraphics will be publishing his Roll The Credits! blog as a book.
I have been going to Comic-Con on and off since ’94 and I have seen the change. Up to a few years ago, the Con, as it is now know, was the celebration of the comic book artist and writer. It celebrated a genre that had sustained since the turn of the last century.
Estonian animation director and educator Ulo Pikkov has accomplished a remarkable feat in producing a most readable book on animation theory. For those who do not know about the technical side of animation Animasophy – Theoretical Writings On The Animated Film is a great place to start. Readers who are already well versed in animation techniques will be reminded about what they already know but don’t always think about.
If you have ever watched an animated film and wondered “How did they do that?” then Tobias Wengert’s ANIMATORS how did they do that? is the book for you. Wengert has transcribed in print his conversations with twelve diverse members of the Stuttgart, Germany animation community who reveal the secret techniques behind the magical images they create.
HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading independent children’s entertainment producers and rights owners, and Haynes announce the launch of the Bob the Builder Owners’ Workshop Manual which is available to buy in stores from today, 1 September.
In the excerpt, Spawn artist Brian Haberlin takes readers through how he brings the comic to colorful life.
Gene Deitch has released the third chapter, "Louis Desser & Gene D," of his blogbook, "Roll the Credits!"
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, continues the digital integration of its vast library of manga (graphic novel) properties with the latest announcement of the availability of the VIZ MANGA APP for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch mobile devices.
At MIPTV, Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that a 3D feature would also be part of his THE GOVERNATOR franchise, reports Deadline.com.
StorySmyth Ventures Ltd, the producers of the StorySmyth Tales range of digital mobile children’s stories, has today launched a range of titles featuring children’s books from Oxford University Press (OUP).
The Society of Illustrators is inviting the public to be part of the celebration of the publishing of Rizzoli's "Independently Animated, Bill Plympton".
Emmy-winning writer Jeffrey Scott reveals how easy it is to publish your book at Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing
How to Prosper in Toon Town: An excerpt from Jeffrey Scott’s acclaimed book, How to Write for Animation