Daylight Saving Time, otherwise known as when we “Spring Ahead,” begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday March 9th, 2014. Most clocks, such as those on cell phones and computers will update automatically overnight, moving forward from 2am to 3am. But other household clocks such as those on alarm clocks, microwaves, stoves and car radios have [...]
I received a lot of nice compliments on the art I did on the 2014 Rueben Awards Brochure for the National Cartoonists Society. This is something I have been doing for quite a few years now, ever since I was approached by then NCS prez Steve McGarry about doing something for the 2003 Reuben Awards […]
Back in 2004, ASIFA-Hollywood attended the 2004 San Diego Comic Con and presented many panels. Jerry Beck was there and presented his ever popular Worst Cartoons Ever screening. It was hard to believe that so many people knew the words to “Mighty Mr. Titan,” which has become a perennial favorite for conventioneers. Bob Miller presented [...]
Fun ceramics and illustrations by UK-based artist Kaye Blegvard. You just finished reading Kaye Blegvad! Consider leaving a comment!Read more posts on the Pikaland blog! You just finished reading Kaye Blegvad! Consider leaving a comment! Read more posts on the Pikaland blog!
This story actually comes not from drawing at a theme park but from doing a state fair. I didn’t do many of those but for a couple of years in the early 90?s I would pack up my gear and a 10×10 tent and drive to Oklahoma to do a state fair. The fair lasted […]
Art by Hermann Mejia courtesy of CBR.com In April of last year DC Comics did a series of “MAD” variant covers for thirteen of their “New 52? titles done by the Usual Gang of Idiots. They are doing a follow up series this year, but this time on 21 different titles! CBR has an exclusive […]
I just noticed this old post, lurking in my drafts folder. These are sketches from Christmas Vacation in oh... must have been 1998? First year of grad school. I filled a ton of pages during that break, some of which were previously blogged here, here, and here.The drawings below were made at my maternal grandparents, both of who have since died. Show More Summary
I’m traveling right now and unable to do a new sketch for this week. Here is the rough sketch for a recent workplace poster job.
Today’s post is courtesy of Jaime Pih of The Bride Gene. Jaime posted up lots of pictures of Melbourne Now on her Facebook page and I was really inspired by the amazing work that was done by the artists. It’s an event that’s happening...Show More Summary
CTN will be hosting the following workshops at Center Stage Gallery later this month: The 5 Keystones to Great Screenwriting: As a follow up to the standing room only “Writing for Animation” workshop at the CTN Expo in November 2013, award-winning writer Rob Edwards (Disney’s Academy Award nominated THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG and TREASURE [...]
We interrupt the sharing of potentially useful or entertaining content on this blog for some shameless huckstering! This past weekend I added a bunch of original art for sale in The Studio Store. Included are some not so cheap original pages from MAD, but also a few relatively cheap sketches. Well… okay… it’s ALL overpriced […]
All nominees of the 41st Annie Awards are eligible to receive a nomination certificate. If you were nominated, either as an individual or as part of a team, and would like to receive your nomination certificate, please go to http://annieawards.org/index.php?cID=183 and fill out a nomination certificate. Deadline to submit a certificate order form is Monday, [...]
On Sunday, March 9, please join Women in Animation and Animation Breakdown for a very special evening celebrating the work of female animation directors. First up, an amazing WIA-assembled panel with esteemed directors, and then it’s time for an Animation Breakdown-curated selection of shorts past and present! Prestigious panelists include Lauren Faust (My Little Pony, [...]
Apart from being a Whatsapp user, I also use LINE to keep in touch with my family through bursts of free short messaging. However, the big draw of using LINE over Whatsapp has got to be the availability of silly stickers among some other...Show More Summary
This weeks Monday MADness is a look at the pencil roughs from a piece called “You Can Write the Next American Idol Single!” written by Desmond Devlin, which appeared in MAD #466, June 2006. Clicky any to embiggen: And here’s how the final art looked:
Before I answer this week’s Sunday Mailbag, I thought I’d point out the new title format. I’ve gotten a few requests that I start adding some information about the content of my Sunday Mailbag Q&A’s, as doing a search for topics on the blog often yields a lot of “Sunday Mailbag” hits and no alternative […]
No, no don't run away. I'm here to help. Our annual collision between large screen fantasy and small screen fiction is about to commence. And nobody can explain what it means. That might be because it is profoundly without meaning. With that in mind I offer my annual take on the future of Hollywood. Show More Summary
A gooseneck lamp clamps onto the shelf of my easel, but a wrestling match ensues every time I need to redirect its frustrating little beam of light on another tiny patch of picture. Best use: casting bright, color corrected light … Continue reading ?
The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning is back with real cartoonists as featured guests as opposed to the poser they had last year. Well, it’s back but it could sure use your help: From their Indiegogo campaign page: The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning is a 3 day festival, in Kenosha Wisconsin, from September 25th through September […]
Copyright law can seem arcane, confusing, overly restrictive, and frustrating for educators, particularly in the fields of art and design. To be sure, there are a number of “gray areas” in copyright, but the law actually allows much more than you may think. This session will focus on the many things that educators can do [...]