Animation World Magazine, Issue 2.11, February 1998

This Month's Contributors

Tom Brierton is currently based in Chicago, Illinois and works free-lance as a stop-motion animator, armature machinist and CGI animator for various animation houses and a video gaming company. His interests in stop-motion animation began in 1972, when he was fifteen.

Steve Charla is Collections Coordinator for the International Museum of Cartoon Art in Boca Raton, Florida.

Cesar Coelho is an animator and co-director of the Anima Mundi animation festival in Brazil.

Bill Fleming is President of Komodo Studio, one of the world's leading Photorealistic 3-D studios that specializes in creatures and characters for broadcast and film. He is recognized as a leading authority on Photorealistic 3-D graphics and creature/character creation and is the author of the 3-D Photorealism Toolkit published by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Wendy Jackson is Associate Editor of Animation World Magazine.

Heikki Jokinen is a freelance critic and journalist living in Helsinki, Finland. He specializes in comics and animation and has curated retrospectives and Estonian animation programs for a number of film festivals. He's a board member of ASIFA Nordic, the ASIFA regional body for the five Nordic and three Baltic states.

Joy Kennelly is Marketing Manager for The World Animation Celebration.

Heather Kenyon is Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Magazine.

Mark Langer teaches film at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He is a frequent contributor to scholarly journals and a programmer of animation retrospectives.

Gregory Peter Panos is Founding Co-Director of, and Director of Administration for, the Performance Animation Society.

Barry Purves is a Manchester-based filmmaker. Through his production company, Bare Boards Productions, he has directed several stop-motion animated films and commercials, including Next, Screen Play, Rigoletto and Achilles.

Karen Raugust is the author of several books and reports on licensing and entertainment, including The Licensing Business Handbook, International Licensing: A Status Report (both available from EPM Communications, New York) and Merchandise Licensing for the Television Industry (available from Focal Press, Newton, Mass.). She also writes about licensing, animation and other topics for publications including The Hollywood Reporter, Publishers Weekly and Animation Magazine, and acts as a consultant to the licensing and entertainment industries. She is the former Executive Editor of The Licensing Letter.

Jon Roslyn is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and artist.

Max Sims is the principal of Technolution, a digital studio specializing in entertainment and design visualization. He has written for the Price Waterhouse EMC Tech Forecast, Millimeter, and ID Magazine. He has used Alias|Wavefront products for almost nine years.

Emru Townsend is a freelance writer who won't stop talking about cinema, animation and computers. He is also the founder and former editor of FPS, a magazine about animation.

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