A handful of top-class artists who have been greatly influenced by the animated film genre will be present at the Galerienhaus during the upcoming 16th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (May 5-10, 2009). In addition to specially chosen multimedia artists from the region, the Japanese designer Keiichi Tanaami and the internationally popular German-Japanese Kota Ezawa will be presenting their works.
May 2, the day after X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE hits theaters, thousands of comic book retailers across North America and around the world will share the magic of comics with their customers when they give out over two million comic books free of charge during Free Comic Book Day.
Over 150 drawings and paintings selected from the 350 or so works Frederic Back did in 1946, along with many of his Quebec works and images created for his films.
Comics creators Ronn Sutton (FEAR AGENT, ELVIRA, VAMPIRA) and Janet Hetherington (ETERNAL ROMANCE, ELVIRA, MONSTER LOVE) are joining Hobby Centre/The Cave Comics owner Bill Chappell on May 2, 2009, for some Free Comic Book Day fun at the store's new location in Ottawa.
Free comics (one per customer) will be offered during all store hours and visitors can see costumed crime-fighters -- SPIDER-MAN, BATMAN, STAR WARS characters and more.
The sales of video games grew 26 percent during 2008, yet thousands of development staff lost their jobs. Why? Peter Tamte has the answer. The Triangle Game Conference (TGC), scheduled for April 29-30, 2009 at the Raleigh Convention Center and Marriott City Center, announces that day two of the conference will feature a keynote address by Peter Tamte, president of Atomic Games, which is now developing the hotly debated game SIX DAYS IN FALLUJAH.
The Los Angeles Comic Book And Science Fiction Convention takes place at the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center, located at 700 West 32nd Street, right across from the USC campu, near Figueroa and Jefferson. Admission is $8; children 5 and younger are free. A large dealers room full of comic books, anime merchandise, toys, and other collectibles are also featured.
Six Hours Of Anime -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Film running times may start slightly earlier or later)
CHS Otaku Fest is brand new anime convention held at Centennial High School (4300 Centennial Lane) in Ellicott City, MD. Its designed to be a gathering ,celebration and promotion (for fans, by fans) of all thing related to Japanese animation, manga, and East Asian culture.The event will go from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm on April 25th, 2009. Our activites will include a dealer's room, discussion panels, anime screenings, artist's alley, video game tournament, an AMV contest, a masquerade and much more. For more information please visit our website (otaku-fest.webs.com).
Website: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=40919049620 Where: Centennial High School 4300 Centennial Lane Ellicott City, MD 21042 When: April 25th, 2009 9:30 am to 9:30 pm What: Otaku Fest has many events, among which include: 1. Panels and Workshops* 2. Anime Screenings 3. AMV contest 4. Masquerade 5. Dealer's Row* 6. Artist Alley 7. Otaku Quest (like a scavenger hunt, but more epic) 8. Video Game Room and Tournament 9. Crazy Otaku Challenges (i.e. Ramen Eating Contest)
Max the Mutt Animation School, Toronto, cordially invites you to an exhibition of the work of first-year students in all our diploma programs: Animation, Illustration for Sequential Arts, Concept Art.
This exhibition, featuring life drawing, oil painting, still life drawing, design and perspective, will be open to the public from April 24 to May 1. It will be followed at the end of May by an exhibition of advanced and graduate work, including student films and a 3D group film directed by Stephen Barnes.
The opportunities and challenges facing motion picture costume designers working in the current era of digital technology will be explored at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' program, "Costume Design in the Digital Age," on Friday, April 24, at 8 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. The evening will be hosted by Oscar-nominated costume designer Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis and Academy Governor Bill Taylor.
Comics and comix collide as the funnies meet the funny in the fifth annual fundraiser and silent art auction for San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum. Join the Bay Area's funniest folk for a night of food, drink, and entertainment, and bid on original art by some of today's brightest stars in comics. This year Comics 4 Comix takes place on Thursday, April 23 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. Tickets are $20 per person for general admission, with 2-for-1 admission for Cartoon Art Museum members.
The NAB Show is the world's largest professional digital media industry convention. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has been hosting this event for over 80 years for all traditional broadcast, entertainment and emerging platform industries, including TV, Radio, Film, Internet and many others.
Some of today's most inventive practitioners in the art of animation come together to honor the far-reaching legacy of Jules Engel (1909–2003) -- animation pioneer, fine artist, and one of the most beloved educators in CalArts history.
The Jules Engel Centennial Celebration begins with a roundtable discussion entitled "The Influence of Jules Engel on Contemporary Animation."
The distinguished panelists are all former students of Engel at CalArts:
Jorge Gutierrez, creator of EL TIGRE Steve Hillenburg, creator of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Mark Kirkland, director on THE SIMPSONS
Orlando -- FX Show, "The Coolest Show on Earth" just keeps getting bigger, as they continue to pull out the punches right up to the shows start this Friday--most recently announcing artist Mark Texeira as one of the "Guests of Honor" at their amazing convention April 17-19, 2009.
For the first time ever in Germany, an exhibition is presenting Raimund Krumme's work including drawn phases from his animated films, graphically impressive, playful studies on paper as well as examples of his filmic output. The exhibition has been running since 17th April at the Technische Sammlungen Dresden technical collection museum where it will continue until 27th September 2009.
F5 is a new two-day creativity festival coming to New York City April 16 and 17. F5's eclectic lineup is built around "creative collisions" -- moments of lasting insight and inspiration that come from venturing outside your comfort zone and smashing into other ?elds.
The Savannah College of Art and Design hosts the fifth annual Game Developers eXchange April 16-17 in Savannah, Georgia. The two-day event brings together game developers, educators and students with experts to share their behind-the-scenes knowledge of the game industry. GDX 2009 features four areas of interest in game development: game art, game design, level design and audio.
The independent Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, Massachusetts has chosen animation luminaries the Quay Brothers as the recipients of the 2009 Coolidge Award. The prestigious award is given annually to a film artist or artists whose work advances the spirit of original and challenging cinema. Previous honorees are film producer Jeremny Thomas in 2008, film editor Thelma Schoonmaker in 2007, actress Meryl Street in 2006, Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro in 2005 and Chinese director Zhang Yimou in 2004.
Kawaii Kon, held at the Hawaii Convention Center, will have an expanded dealer's room this year, along with more focused video rooms, and more video gaming. They have lined up guests in the anime and manga industry from both the United States and Japan. Belt out your favorite song in the various karaoke events, or take a seat in the manga library and find yourself a new book.
Kawaii Kon has announced the following guests so far: Laura Bailey, Robert and Emily DeJesus, Caitlin Glass, Illich Guardiola, Vic Mignogna, Monica Rial and Travis Willingham
Warner Bros. Animation is hosting a celebration of nearly 80 years of classic animation with the public unveiling of the new Warner Bros. Animation billboard (the first such update in 15 years), featuring beloved characters from Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics.
The evening festival event will feature entertainment, prizes and fun, for families and fans, including a performance by the Beat Freaks, the all-girl dance crew from the 2009 edition of AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW.
Aspen Shortsfest invites submissions of live-action, documentary and animation short films and videos for the 18th annual edition of its Oscar-qualifying competitive showcase. Aspen Shortsfest 2009 will be held April 1-5, 2009.
Entries will be accepted beginning September 1, 2008. Early bird entry (reduced entry fee) deadline is November 1, 2008. Regular entry deadline is December 15, 2008. Instructions for entering are available online at www.aspenfilm.org.
On Saturday, March 28, 2009 the Freer Gallery hosts the seventh annual "National Cherry Blossom Anime Marathon" in cooperation with the Japan Information and Culture Center and Otakorp Inc. The day-long event, beginning at 11 a.m. in the Meyer Auditorium, features a costume show, exhibition and dancers courtesy of the DC Anime Club.
Special guest Frederik Schodt, author of the book MANGA! MANGA! THE WORLD OF JAPANESE COMICS, will also be in attendance.
Films to be shown are:
ANIMAL TREASURE ISLAND 11:30 a.m.
The KLDW Festival is the first mega Creative Event of its kind to be organized in Kuala Lumpur. To be making its inaugural mark in KL soon, KLDW 2009 promises a wide mix of creative thoughts and eclectic ideas, of imaginative programs and inspiring showcases, plus loads more under one grand event of "Show + Shine", to showcase what we don't have, and to enhance what we do have.
This spring, a galaxy far, far away comes to The Children's Museum of Indianapolis when STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS Exhibition opens March 23. The visual exhibition features artwork, costumes and other pieces used in the concept and production for STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, the first-ever animated feature and television series from Lucasfilm Animation.
The Cartoon Art Museum presents "The Brinkley Girls," a celebration of one of the most popular cartoonists of the early 20th century, Nell Brinkley. This retrospective, guest-curated by comics herstorian Trina Robbins, showcases 30 lavishly illustrated newspaper tearsheets, magazine illustrations, original artworks and other highlights from Robbins' personal collection.
Details regarding the opening reception and a special presentation by Robbins will be announced shortly.