CTNX is for the young and hungry, boasting a crowd of current students and the recently graduated, who are looking at an angle into their beloved, but notoriously tough, contemporary animation industry. There’s no doubt the event will keep on drawing in professionals, studios, and students, but it remains to be seen whether it can live up to high expectations. Seeing young talent engage with their idols, and feeling their way into a field they are clearly passionate about, is where CTN truly shines.
Comics writer Steven John Busti has filed suit again DreamWorks Studios, Universal Pictures and Scott Mitchell Rosenberg's Platinum Studios claiming they stole his idea for COWBOYS & ALIENS, reports Deadline.com.
Now in its third year, CTN Expo has gotten over some of its growing pains. Gone was the hectic chaos that was last year's event, replaced with the efficiency that so impressed in its inaugural year. Los Angeles has been in need of a quality animation gathering and this fills the bill nicely.
Warner Bros. and comicbook publisher Bluewater Prods. have settled their dispute over the title of the CLASH OF THE TITANS sequel WRATH OF THE TITANS, reports Variety.
Noted animation producer / director / technologist / multimedia guru / man of international mystery Christopher Panzner has launched a brand new bi-yearly digital magazine, LHOOQ (pronounced “Look”), a pluridisciplinary (pronounced “double-you tee eff”) look at mindstyle, lifestyle, arts, literature, anything, everything. The first issue includes a great piece spotlighting three well-known Canadian (pronounced “Kun-ay-dee-yan”) animation-type folks, none other than Mike Fallows, Chris Robinson and L. Elliot Taylor.
Bil Keane, the creator of the one-panel comic FAMILY CIRCUS, passed away from congestive heart failure on Nov. 8, 2011 at his home Paradise Valley, Arizona (via The Huffington Post).
On November 29th and 30th at the Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno, Nevada, Holabird and Kagin Americana will give collectors the opportunity to bid on a unique collection that shows the genesis of a career and man that has become a worldwide icon in the world of entertainment.
Director Matthew Vaughn, comic book writer Mark Millar and WATCHMAN artist Dave Gibbons are teaming up for the comic THE SECRET SERVICE, reports Heat Vision.
Esteemed French auction house Cornette de Saint Cyr will hold its much-anticipated sale of contemporary art to collectors from around the world on October 23, 2011 in Druot-Montaigne during the FIAC festival of modern art in Paris.
In this excerpt, ride along with transportation designer Dwayne Vance as he shows us how he creates really cool cars.
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.
Ellen Sragow, curator/owner of Sragow Gallery, is pleased to announce: “Bill Plympton: “The King of Indie Animation" Exhibit and Sale of his Hand Drawn Works from the 1980’s to the present.”
Every year Ballistic Publishing invites digital artists to contribute their best character creations to its EXOTIQUE series.
Just in time for the start of its fourth season on September 23, critically acclaimed TV show FRINGE (Fridays 9/8c on FOX) debuted today a new digital comic series “Beyond the Fringe.”
In this excerpt, Torsten Wolber leads readers through the steps from initial sketch to finished digital painting.
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.
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!"
CONAN THE BARBARIAN director Marcus Nispel has inked a deal with Liquid Comics to create a comic book series titled THE CHOSEN, reports Deadline.com.
The estate of Jack Kirby has filled an appeal against the decision of a U.S. District Court judge in favor of Marvel, reports Deadline.com.