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Lost Your Membership Card or Don’t Have One?

Now that we are asking for membership cards before most of our screenings and events, new members or folks who have lost their cards keep asking how they can get a replacement or temporary card. It’s easy! Simply go on line to the ASIFA-Hollywood website and click on Membership. The drop-down menu will contain a [...]

Big Hero 6 Members Screening

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, BIG HERO 6 is an original comedy-adventure about the poignant friendship that develops between a robotics prodigy and an extraordinary robot as they embark on a life-changing journey to unravel the mystery behind a devastating event. BIG HERO 6 is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams [...]

BoxTrolls Screening at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica

You and your family are cordially invited to a screening at the American Cinematheque, Aero Theater of Laika’s The BoxTrolls Immediately followed by a Q&A with Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable With Lead Animator and Laika CEO Travis Knight SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 at 3:00 PM AERO THEATER 1328 Montana Avenue To attend, please RSVP [...]

Friday Sketchbook: Drawing, the New Hot Topic

Urban and travel sketching was in the news yesterday, to my surprise and delight. Luis Simoes, a Portuguese artist, is on a 5 year mission to sketch his way around the world. He talks about his experiences and the purpose of of … Continue reading ?

Illustraton Throwback Thursday #8

Clicky to Embiggen… I did the illustration above in 1997 for a syndicated radio show called “Backtrax USA”, which played retro music from the 1980’s. I don’t like doing logos but in this case the logo was provided and my task was to add caricatures of some iconic 80’s rock stars and the shows host […]

Sketch o’the Week- Elsa Lanchester!

Clicky to embiggen… The last of our Halloween themed sketches- Elsa Lanchester as “the Bride” from the 1935 film “Bride of Frankenstein”. Done using various pens and markers.

Of beginnings and endings

  It was to be a typical Friday morning last week – I was wrapping up the last Q+A session of the Work/Art/Play class (and what a wonderful class it was this year). It was bittersweet. Bittersweet not only because it marked the successful end of the class’ second run. Show More Summary

The scars we carry with us

A lot of people I know have fond memories of being in high school (also known as secondary school to Malaysians). Not me though. I hated most of it. I felt alone for most of my time in school. I often felt like I didn’t belong in any particular group. Show More Summary

Book review: 50 Years of Illustration

  Fifty Years of Illustration by Lawrence Zeegan & Caroline Roberts celebrates illustration and illustrators throughout five decades. Rather than padding up its pages to include engravings of eighteenth-century artists; the realistic...Show More Summary

The Lovely Anna Speaks (Again)

Six years ago I had my wife, The Lovely Anna, be my first (and last) guest blogger here on The MAD Blog. She wrote the following post about being the wife of a freelancer which I am reposting today because I am still on vacation (with The Lovely Anna) so I don’t have time to […]

Monday MADness- Little Red Alfredhood

Not exactly from MAD this week but rather an odd MAD-releated job from Warner Bros Consumer Products, which to my knowledge has never been used. WB has contracted me in the past to do a number of Alfred E. Neuman illustrations they use on various products. I did one for the International Spy Museum, and […]

Sunday Mailbag- How’s the Finger?

Q: How’s your finger healing? I have to imagine that was a little scary… did it limit your work and are you having any lasting effects? A: If you are not a FaceBook friend of mine, you are probably wondering “what did you do to your finger?” Well, here’s the story… Warning: graphic photos to […]

Crude Politics

In this week's The Nation I (with great help from Roane Carey, Robert Best and Muna Mire) track the flow of the oily money from corps and orgs interested in promoting climate change confusion, into the filthy pockets of Congress, greasing the skids for the rest of us. Show More Summary

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