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25 Years of SpongeBob SquarePants! ANIMATIONWorld

Vincent Waller and Marc Ceccarelli Talk 25 Years of ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’

The showrunners share some behind-the-scenes stories while reflecting on 25 years of undersea adventures, timeless humor, and the enduring legacy of Stephen Hillenburg’s animated ‘Sponge Boy’ creation from Bikini Bottom.

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LightBox Expo 2024

Begins: October 25, 2024

The 3-day event returns to Pasadena to celebrate the best in live-action, animation, illustration, and gaming with panels, programs, and demos featuring industry leading artists, creators, and studios; the event runs October 25-27.

Evlis Presley Blogs


The never before told story of how I met Elvis Presley on the day he bought a .357 Magnum which sold at auction for $195,500.

The Animation Guild Headline News

The Animation Guild Sets Art Auction to Benefit Mutual Aid Fund

‘Unique and United’ exhibit at Gallery 839 features an auction of multimedia works by TAG members to be held on Thursday, July 11.

Laika Headline News

BFI Announces New LAIKA Exhibit and Screening Series

LAIKA: FRAME x FRAME runs August 12 through October 1 at BFI Southbank alongside a screening series of the studio’s five Oscar-nominated stop-motion animated feature films.

On the Road to Denver Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2024 Showcases Art Gallery and Art Papers

Program displays latest in computer graphics, highlights intersection of art and technology, and illustrates advancements in art, language, and contemporary media art; runs July 28 – August 1 at the Colorado Convention Center.

What Me Worry? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Inside Out 2’: It’s What Gets Cut That Counts

For story artist Rebecca McVeigh and lead editor Maurissa Horwitz, staying focused on the film’s emotional rhythm and character arcs means countless iterations, tough choices, and frequent cuts that are essential to getting the best version of the director’s vision up on screen.

Not The Cat’s Meow ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Garfield Movie’: The Mouth is a Window to the Belly

CG animation producer Shelley Smith and VFX supervisor Freddy Chaleur discuss how DNEG Animation perfected the not very Shakespearean process of staying on model while animating the extreme poses of a furry cat, based on iconic 2D comic designs, that can eat an entire pizza in one bite.

The Superheroes of Comic Art Headline News

Clover Press’ ‘The Marvel Art of Michael Turner’ Kickstarter Now Live

The project features newly remastered and classic artwork from the noted creator, who passed away at age 37 in 2008, including Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, as well as rarely seen sketches.

call for entries Headline News

Call for Submissions: 2024 Reallusion 3D Character Contest

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 10:16am

$45,000 in cash along with various physical prizes to be awarded to winners in multiple categories including ‘Best Character Design,’ ‘Best Character Animation’ and ‘Best AccuRIG Character;’ submission deadline is September 1, 2024.

She Stands Alone ANIMATIONWorld

Empathy and Dark Humor Collide in ‘Carol & The End of the World’

Dan Guterman’s adult animated comedy series about a meek, introverted woman who prefers mundane daily rituals rather than hedonistic excess in the face of humanity’s impending extinction, employs a carefully crafted visual language, literally guided by the eyes are windows into the soul, to provide its emotion and laughs; now streaming on Netflix.

VFX for television Headline News

MPC Shares ‘Halo’ Season 2 VFX Breakdown Reel, Concept Art

The company delivered 97 shots for the popular action-adventure sci-fi series’ second season, including futuristic set extensions, full CG city environments, hologram inserts, and destruction FX simulations for battle scenes, vehicles, and crowds.

Raising Funds and Awareness for UNICEF Headline News

KEPYR Kicks Off 8th Annual ‘Kindred Spirits’ Campaign

In support of UNICEF, NY in-person get together and on-line art auction featuring work by ‘The Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening, ‘Ben Ten’ co-creator Dave Johnson, and others will raise funds for Rohingya Muslim children living in the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

On the Road to Seattle Headline News

Seattle’s Bumbershoot Returns with New Animation District

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 24, 2024 at 10:06am

Now in its 51st year, the iconic arts and music festival adds a stellar lineup of animated fare for 2024 that includes in-person presentations by ‘Nimona’ director Troy Quane, ‘Ultraman: Rising’ director Shannon Tindle, ‘Across the Spider-Verse’ VFX supervisor Mike Lasker and production designer Patrick O’Keefe, a Big Fake Deep Foot competition, and a host of installations and screenings as part of a robust Visual Arts program happening around the Seattle Center Campus.  

Tales of Rebellion! Headline News

‘Rick and Morty Riot: Youth in Rickvolt #1’ Coming August 21

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 8:10am

An all-new four-issue comic series from creators Michael Moreci, Tony Gregori and Oni Press will tell gripping tales of rebellion, adolescence, freedom – and, of course, undermining the status quo no matter what dimension you find yourself in.

May the Best Design Be With You Headline News

Autodesk Launches Droid Design Contest with Disney and Lucasfilm

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 11:10am

To celebrate Star Wars Day, the tech leader has announced its May the Fourth campaign, a month-long contest for superfans to design their own droid using Maya, 3ds Max, or Fusion.

WIA at Annecy Headline News

2024 WIA World Summit Reveals Artwork and Theme

The annual 1-day event returns to Annecy June 10, featuring Portuguese visual artist Maria Melo’s artwork and the theme ‘Stronger Together: The Equitable Future of Animation.’

Don’t Forget the Essentials Headline News

Luke Arnold, Chris ‘Doc’ Wyatt Team for Graphic Novel ‘Essentials’

The ‘Black Sails’ actor and Emmy-nominated writer present an ambitious 140-page sci-fi epic from new graphic novel publisher The Lab Press, now live on Kickstarter.

Marvel at Russell Dauterman’s Marvel Art Headline News

‘The Marvel Art of Russell Dauterman’ Celebrates a Decade of Amazing Work

Coming from Clover Press, the new tome features iconic illustrations from ‘The Mighty Thor,’ ‘X-Men,’ ‘Scarlet Witch,’ and more; fans can order the boutique artbook through the Kickstarter campaign.

In Passing Headline News

Disney Imagineering Consultant and Artist Dan Goozee Passes at 80

The creative, also known for his movie poster art and production illustrations on shows like ‘Battle for the Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Battlestar Galactica’ died of an age-related condition on April 7.

The Road to Turin Headline News

VIEW Conference Launches ‘Art Challenge’ Competition

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Italy’s premier animation and VFX event, artists are invited to submit poster designs for the competition; winner to receive a Wacom tablet and have their work prominently displayed online and at the upcoming conference, which runs October 14-19 in Turin.

Living Art Headline News

Cartoon Network Studios Launches ‘Artist Stairwell’ Digital Experience

New interactive website invites fans to experience CNS’s Burbank building stairwell, a literal canvas of imagination and innovation, boasting a living history of original drawings, doodles, and sketches by the artists and talent that worked there from 2000-2023.

All Eyes Turn to Ottawa Headline News

OIAF Reveals 2024 Edition Poster by Lei Lei

The experimental artist creates an ‘ode to the wild creative process of an animator’ for the upcoming animation festival, returning to Ottawa September 25-29 

A Real Ghosthunter Headline News

Chuck Austen and Patrick Olliffe Reunite for ‘The Tormented’ Comic Series

The animator and veteran comic book illustrator, who previously teamed on the ‘Edgeworld’ comic series, present the new 5-issue comic book series, which follows a young man with paranormal abilities starring on a new ghost hunting reality TV show; the first issue is now available.