On A Desert Island With....Digerati
Computer animators Steve Williams, Webster Colcord and Doug Dooley reveal their top ten animated films.
Gene Walz chronicles the mysterious career of Charlie Thorson, a crucial character designer who was quite a character himself.
Animation and Visualization of Space Mission Data
We have all been glued to our television screens, amazed by the images of Mars that are being beamed thousands of miles through space. How do they do that? William B. Green and Eric M. DeJong from the California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory explain.
Don't Believe Your Eyes: It is Real or is it Animation?
It is real, or is it animation? Bill Hilf explores the aesthetic implications of our new digital realm.
Computer Animation 101: A Guide for the Computer Illiterate Hand-Animator
Jo Jugens answers everything you ever wanted to know about basic computer animation but where afraid to ask. Think you don't know enough to be hired? Think again.
Going Digital And Loving It
Traditional animator Guionne Leroy describes her first digital experience. Currently working on a new clay short, she is shooting it with a digital camera and having a blast with the new opportunities.
Digital Harmony: The Life of John Whitney, Computer Animation Pioneer
William Moritz profiles the career of John Whitney and his significant contribution to computer animation.
Serious Business: Serious Book?
Mark Kausler reviews Serious Business: The Art and Commerce of Animation in America From Betty Boop to Toy Story, and has some serious problems.
Compiled by Animation World Magazine and Dark Horse Comics. Before sending unsolicited work and ideas to a publisher, there are standards and specifications that one should know about to avoid the dreaded "unopened returned mail" response. Following are sample guidelines for submitting art, proposals and scripts to Dark Horse Comics, one of the industry's leading publishers. All guidelines herein are courtesy of Dark Horse Comics. Other companies will have different guidelines and regulations. Be sure to contact individual publishers for information. First...
Getting That Big Call And Entering Development!
MainBrain's Tom Mason (Dinosaurs For Hire), Steve Rude (Nexus) and Randy and Jean-Marc Lofficier (The Garage) describe their experiences in the world of development.
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Popeye From Strip To Screen
Mark Langer chronicles the evolution of one of the most enduring characters in animation history, the sailor man who got his start in comic strips.
Developing the Next Animated Blockbuster: It Ain't Easy
Developing an animated series or feature from a comic book might seem easy from the standpoint that the comic book would give a development team a solid starting point. However, developing a comic book into an animated property has its own set of special problems. We asked a select group of development executives, "What were/are the most challenging aspects of transferring a property from comic book form to an animated one?" While story plays an important role, it seems the actual shift in medium remains to be the most problematic aspect of the process. ...
Global Trends: It's a Tough World Out There for Native Comics
As the world becomes smaller, individual countries' comics industries are changing. John A. Lent explains.
Heather Kenyon introduces this issue with a focus on two hot topics in the comics world plus introduces two new features of the magazine.
Censorship In Comics: Is This the United States?
Virtually Melting Down: The Quest to Produce an Animated Independent Feature
The 21st Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market
AWM's report from the mother of all animation festivals includes A Booming MIFA, But For Whom? by Buzz Potamkin, and Annecy: The Long and The Short of the Carnival by the Lake in English and in French by French journalist and Annecy veteran Michel Roudevitch.
Comic Strips and Animation: The Belgian Tradition
The Complete Anime Guide: A Complete Reference Book
Brian Camp reviews The Complete Anime Guide , a Japanese Animation Film Directory and Resource Guide.
BD et Animation: Une Tradition Belgique
An Archive Profile: The John Canemaker Animation Collection at NYU
Surviving MIP: A Buyer's Guide
Theresa Plummer-Andrews recounts her typical experience as one of the most sought after buyers at one of the world's largest markets.
Strip-Mining For Animation
John Cawley looks at the relationship between comics and animation over the years, from Gertie the Dinosaur to Men In Black.
Tick Fever Endures
Ben Edlund, the creator of The Tick, talks to Deborah Reber about the evolution of everyone's favorite blue superhero and what's next on his horizon.