The latest Acrobat version of Animation World Magazine is now online and ready for download. The theme for this edition is Independent Animation. Chris Robinson conducted an extensive poll of leading independent animators and asked them how they get the financing for their films. Indie animator Mark Simon writes about how not to budget yourself out of business. Janet Hetherington looks at the struggle to bring indie comic NEXUS into animation. And Joe Strike takes a look at how independent artists work within the studio system.
Strike also kicks off the first of three installments in his interview series with veteran animation producer Tad Stones. Eric Oldren reports back from South Africa about the work being down there. This issue is a big one for events, covering Annecy, Licensing Show, NFB Hothouse and the Zagreb selection process. Taylor Jessen reviews three animation related books from Gary Baseman, Danny Fingeroth and Bill Plympton. As always, we have new columns from the Animation Pimp, Dr. Toon and the Career Coach as well as an excerpt from Gene Deitchs HOW TO SUCCEED IN ANIMATION, anime reviews and shorts film reviews.