The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, encourages student filmmakers worldwide, and across multiple animation disciplines to enter to win a Student Annie Award. Students interested in submitting their productions do not need to be a member of ASIFA-Hollywood to enter and the entry information is easy to complete. Details and rules for Student Annie Awards [...]
Our front yard has lost its lawn, piece by piece, in favor of more and more flowers. We have become an arthropod haven and refueling station for every bee, butterfly and hummingbird in the neighborhood. Pollinators need a little sanctuary … Continue reading ?
Clicky to embiggen… If you do, better order soon… my limited edition Doctor Who print “The Doctor is in” just passed the 350 mark, and there are now less than 100 prints left. Once they are gone, they’re gone! You can get the original print for $25, or I will do an original added drawing […]
You know those selfies that you’ve been taking? Well here’s an idea of what you can actually do with them (apart from annoying your friends) – upload it to Sktchy. It’s an app founded by Jordan Melnick that pairs user-submitted portraits with artists who might just take your mug shot and turn it into a piece of art. Show More Summary
When you freelance for a living you sometimes get some really odd projects to work on… not odd in the sense that you cannot understand why anyone would want something like that but in the sense that it’s not really something you have ever done before and it’s new territory for you. Most of those […]
On Saturday, November 2 members of ASIFA and up to three (3) guests are invited to a screening of Despicable Me 2 at the AMC Burbank 16! Be sure to look for details on how to RSVP in an upcoming email. Steve Carell, Russell Brand, and Miranda Cosgrove reprise their roles in this hilarious sequel. [...]
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Seeing the work of French illustrator Todd Borka on these candles and vases really brightened up my day today! What I also enjoy is the subtle changes in his style, which you can see over at his website. You can get your hands on these beauties over at his Etsy shop. Show More Summary
On Wednesday, October 30 at 7 pm at the Disney Studios Main Theater, members of ASIFA are invited to a very special screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises. Be sure to check your email for more event information and how to RSVP. The film is currently NR. There are some thematic elements and scenes [...]
On Tuesday, October 22, 2013 you and a guest are invited to a special screening of Monsters University and The Blue Umbrella! There will be a Q&A immediately after the screening with director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae. Be sure to check your email for information on this very special screening. Billy Crystal, John [...]
Reel FX Animation Studios invites members of ASIFA-Hollywood and VES members to a special advanced screening of Free Birds on Sunday, October 27th at 1:00 pm. A Q&A will follow the screening immediately with writer/director Jimmy Hayward, writer/director Scott Mosier and executive producer Aron Warner. After being pardoned by the President of the United States, [...]
Tuesday Nov. 5, 7PM, at the SVA amphitheater, open to the public. An update of a lecture I gave in 2010 discussing the work that artists are doing outside the traditional editorial framework. This is in acknowledgement of the changing...Show More Summary
It’s a blast from the past today in the Sketh o’the Week- “Sons of Arnarchy” star Katey Sagal, far removed from the days I used to draw her for NOW’s “Married… with Children” comic book.
ONE of WIA’s most active Special Interest Groups is the WRITER’S ROUND TABLE. Energetically led by Bret Wilson, writers of all ages and experience levels present their work for helpful feedback. Many professional writers have also shared their experience and knowledge with the group. Over the years, it has been often observed that on most [...]
In the next few weeks I’ll be doing a couple of talks/presentations and classes on caricature… on two different continents. ACA Stanley Awards- Oct 25th-27th, Coffs Harbour, Australia If you are “down under” aka in the wonderful country of Australia later this month I’ll be conducting a workshop on caricature and taking part in a […]
Hi Amy! I’ve recently seen a lot of similar styles out in the market (especially the mid-century style illustrations that seem to be very popular) and I’m wondering if I should just give in and give people what they want, instead of pushing my cute-sy, female illustrations instead. Show More Summary
Another one of my favorite topics. Watercolor with digital.
I came across a few videos on Youtube of some of the segments of the MAD Cartoon Network show I’ve worked on the past few seasons… the “Parks and Rec” one of these is just a clip with ads starting out: uGlee Jurassic Parks and Recreation CSiCarly (this was the first one I did for […]
Q: I’ve been meaning to ask you about how and at what point during a project do you normally send your roughs to MAD for approval. And since your originals are ‘twice-size’ how do you scan your work? Just curious. A: The process goes this way: Sam Viviano, MAD’s Maddest Art Director, calls me to […]