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MAD Spoofs Politics

Grist for the Schill Dept. Just got my copy of MAD Spoofs Politics, the new “bookazine” from the Usual Gang of Idiots. Some great stuff in there from the 80’s onward. There are a couple of my pieces in there, including the fairly recent “National Buffoons’ Abysmal House” from MAD #525 written by Jay Rath, […]

Sketch of the Day: Birds and Botany

Step through the gates of the Copenhagen Botanical Garden and the city vanishes; it’s quiet, serene. A great collection of plants from around the world; a green hulk that looked like a woolly mammoth garbed in lace cap flowers was Hydrangea aspera ssp. sargentiana. The … Continue reading ?

Sketch of the Day: Art, Babies, and Beer

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is a Copenhagen museum founded by the Carlsberg brewing family, with sculpture being the main attraction, but they also have great French Impressionist paintings, a tropical garden in the main rotunda, a nice cafe, and today, a surprise choral group in … Continue reading ?

One Evening at the White House

Clicky to visit the MAD website for an Embiggened Look… A quick turn-around job I did for MAD they posted today on The Idiotical, MAD‘s official website. Did this in about 14 hours, which was why I had to post the Dreaded Deadline Demon last night. Plus, I did the finishes on a Marlin poster […]

MAD About New York Comic Con

From the MAD Website: A VIEW TO A SHILL DEPT. Are you going to be at the New York Comic-Con? Well that’s great news! Ready for the bad news? So will the Usual Gang of Idiots! Check out the MAD panel on Thursday, October 9th at 6:15 PM with staffers John Ficarra, Sam Viviano and […]

Life as an experiment: What to do when you have lots of ideas

In the Work/Art/Play class that I’m teaching right now, an interesting discussion began on the topic of having too many ideas, too many experiments that might (worryingly) lead nowhere in an artist’s journey. It’s a very well known affliction that plagues creatives – and the term creatives is a very loose one. Show More Summary

Irish Film Board’s Presentation of Short Films from Ireland 2014

ASIFA-Hollywood and Woodbury University Welcomes You and a Guest to The Irish Film Board’s Presentation of Short Films from Ireland 2014 7pm, Oct 3rd, 2014 Kirby Hall Screening Room E100 Woodbury University 7500 N Glenoaks Blvd Burbank, CA 91504 These award-winning shorts include thee animated and five live-action films. Some material may not be suitable [...]

Members Screening of The Tale of the Princess Kayuga

GKIDS invites ASIFA-Hollywood members to an exclusive advance screening of Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of the Princess Kayuga Directed by Isao Takahata Tuesday, October 7th, 7:30pm LAEMMLE NoHo 7 5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601 Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this hand-drawn [...]

Members Screening of The Hero of Color City

Magnolia Pictures and The Exodus Film Group Invite You and Your Family (ASIFA member +3) to a Special Screening of The Hero of Color City Saturday, October 4th, 10:00 a.m. Laemmle Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211 When six year old Ben falls asleep each night, his Crayons return home to Color [...]

One More Week to Apply for Annie Nominating Committees

October 5th is the deadline for this year’s ASIFA-Hollywood 42nd Annual Annie Award Call for Nominating Committee Judges. To be considered for a nominating committee, judges must have an established career in animation and exemplary professional credentials in at least one of the Annie Award categories. Filling out the application will put you on our [...]

Monday MADness- teh interwebs!

Not too many people remember this, but MAD was actually a bit ahead of it’s time when it came to internet content. Way back in the summer/fall of 2000, before blogger and Facebook and “Web 2.0?, MAD spent several months posting original content on its website, then called Called the “MADness of the Week”, […]

Sunday Mailbag- Getting Paid?

Q: This is more about the business side of freelancing. How do you handle billing your clients? Do you require them to pay anything upfront? Do you require payment within a certain timeframe? What if they don’t pay you? A: Much of what you are asking depends on the client. Most of my clients are […]

Too Much Caffeine Man!

I’ve been doing a lot of these for people bringing me a Monster Zero Ultra energy drink. I won’t be falling asleep at my booth, that’s for sure. With apologies to Shannon Wheeler for the post title.

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