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Tales from the Isle of Galveston

There’s a species of birder that birds through the long lens of a high-caliber camera. These birders are usually male, although more women join the band every year. I call them the Big Lens Guys. They appear to be an army unit clothed in camo … Continue reading ?

Studio Visit: Mafe Hernanda

For today’s Studio Visit, I talked to Mafe Hernanda, an illustrator based in Barcelona, Spain. I first found her on Instagram when she posted up her beautiful studio as well as her working process, and I can’t wait to share them with...Show More Summary

Monday MADness- Wall Webbers!

This week’s Monday MADness is a look at a piece I did for MAD Kids, the short-lived pre-teen version of MAD. The first of the Sam Raimi “Spider-Man” movies had just come out, and these large spot illustrations were called “Wall Webbers”. In the magazine, these were two page spreads containing two main images (and […]

2014 NCS Reuben Award Results!

Whew. Another NCS Reuben Award Weekend in the books. I’ll write a complete wrap-up later this week after I recover. In the meantime, here are the complete award results. Congratulations to the winners! The Reuben Award for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year: Wiley Miller Editorial Cartoons Mike Ramirez Newspaper Illustration Miel Prudencio Ma Feature Animation […]

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Greg Evans speaks at the NCS Reubens

Greg Evans, creator of the syndicated comic strip Luann

More from the NCS Reubens!

Animator, illustrator and creator of Reed Gunther, Chris Houghton!

Live from the NCS Reubens

Eddie Pittman, animator and creator of Red’s Planet, talking about his work and career at the Friday NCS speaking program.

NCS Salute to the Troops

This weekend is the big National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award Weekend in San Diego, where between 200-300 cartoonists will get together and eat, drink, be merry, and honor their fellow cartoonists with various awards. This year, we’ll be honoring some other folks as well… those that have served our country in the military. Those who […]

Sketch o’the Week- Natalie Dormer!

This week’s SotW subject in our ongoing “Game of Thrones” series is everyone’s favorite gold-digging husband’s bane Margaery Tyrell, as portrayed by Natalie Dormer. Gotta love that twisted, duck-lipped smirk of hers. Or hate it.

Off to the NCS Reuben Awards!

The Lovely Anna and I are off to smoldering sunny San Diego for the National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award Weekend early tomorrow. As the current President of the NCS, I’ve organized, planned and will run the whole weekend. Well, actually The Lovely Anna does all that but I will help with the centerpieces for the […]

Imaginism Mentorship Program with Peter Chan

Hi everyone, we are excited to announce a new mentorship program for artists in the Toronto region looking to improve their art skills with Senior Artist Peter Chan.Classes are tutor based and will be catered towards the student's current skill level and personal interests. Show More Summary

Multi-Passionate Must Haves

Based on my previous post, you can probably guess that I’m dipping my toes in a few of my favorite pursuits – things like technology, writing, drawing, creativity and teaching. All of which – when combined together – makes for one amazing experience, and I’m humbled everyday at the chances that have been given to me. Show More Summary

Congratulations to all Grads!

All of us at the Animation Educators Forum wish each and everyone one of the graduating class of 2014 much success!

Monday MADness- Traff-eccch!

This week’s MADness is from MAD #405?s parody of the Oscar-winning movie “Traffic” entitled “Traff-eccch!” written by Arnie Kogen. This was my very first movie parody for MAD, and the splash page was made up of a series of spot illustrations superimposed over maps of the United States and Mexico. The weird yellow and blue […]

This year...

I am not going to compare myself to others as much. Or at all. I am embracing the struggle, accepting the mistakes I've made and pushing through. I am learning. I am trying. I am not going to let it get to me. Everything. It is going to be okay. Show More Summary

Treasures of the ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Archive: Gypsy Life

Gypsy Life (Terry-Toons/1945) Few people know the names of the artists who make cartoons, even fewer know of their background and training. Carlo Vinci was not only the man who animated the sexy girls dancing in Mighty Mouse cartoons and Fred Flintstone’s tippy-toe bowling scenes, he was also an accomplished fine artist. He is mainly [...]

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