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Tue, 21 Feb 2012 04:22:46 +0000http://backend.userland.com/rss092enA Happy Prez DayHere are a few cartoons I posted to the internets today, President's Day 2012.
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Storytelling and Bookmaking at 826So, I've been doing some pretty cool stuff at 826LA! Never heard of it?
Well, once upon a time, there was a Pirate Supply Store located at 826 Valencia Street in San Francisco. Little did anyone know there was a secret room behind the store and in this secret room, amazing ...
Threadless, not ThanklessMany thanks to everyone who scored my tee-shirt design "The Write Stuff" on Threadless! It ended up with a fairly respectable 2.84 from 585 votes (I saw it get up to 2.88 at the highest point).
This is definitely an above average score and I've seen some designs go to print that scored ...
The Write Stuff, A Sketch + ColorsWe are approaching the final hours to score my design "The Write Stuff" on Threadless! I've gotten some pretty positive responses on this design (including enthusiastic words from friends at 826 National) and it will be really exciting if this is selected for print, but I'm calling on everyone to give it ...
The Write StuffI submitted my first Threadless design last night! It is pending approval, but the page is online here: http://threadless.com/submission/369738/The_Write_Stuff
You can check back over the next couple of days to see if it's approved and available for scoring (I hope you will give it a 5). I originally intended this for Threadless's ...
Where’s Osama? The Final Artwork
Here's the final artwork for the previously-mentioned Where's Waldo spoof "Where's Osama?" I worked on in late 2007. I created this full spread illustration (set in Washington D.C.) and a cover design. I gained a new respect for the Waldo books. It's tricky coming up with this many gags orchestrated ...
Where’s Osama?Recent events had me thinking about a book project I worked on in late 2007 called "Where's Osama?" It was a concept for a Where's Waldo spoof — various illustrated scenes within which the reader is invited to find Osama bin Laden. I completed one full spread illustration and a ...
2nd CTN Animation ExpoI attended the 2nd Annual Animation Expo in Burbank yesterday, hosted by the Creative Talent Network. I could only go for one day and didn't get there until the afternoon. I have a new baby girl who is almost three months old and it can be a bit difficult to ...
Secret of Kells Now Playing!
I've just discovered that The Secret of Kells is screening in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and other select cities. As Dave Letterman says, I just pray to God your city has been selected! Here's a U.S. map from IMDb, showing screening locations as of April 4th, 2010. Check ...
Video: Sylvain Chomet discusses The IllusionistIn case you missed the link to the Berlinale Festival page in my previous post or didn't happen to notice, there is a press conference video on that page from the premiere of Sylvain Chomet's "The Illusionist" (original story by Jacques Tati).
Click on "Press Conference" to start the video ...
The Illusionist: Tati via Chomet
I'm excited about The Illusionist, the latest animated feature from Sylvain Chomet (Triplets of Belleville), adapted from an unproduced script written by filmmaker, comedic actor, mime, performer savant Jacques Tati in 1956. I first learned of this project about six months back when I discovered a new title in Chomet's ...
Symposium Report: Selick, Anderson, Musker, Clements, Moore, and Docter
I would just like to give a quick report and say that the Academy's Animated Feature Symposium was a great event. Wes Anderson was in London and couldn't make it, but Henry Selick, John Musker, Ron Clements, Tomm Moore, and Pete Docter were all there. We saw clips from each ...
Symposium: Selick, Anderson, Musker, Clements, Moore, and Docter"Selick, Anderson, Musker, Clements, Moore, and Docter"
...sounds like a bizarro law firm.
I'll be attending this event Thursday evening, March 4th 2010, at the Sam Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Schedules permitting, these guys (pictured below) will be there to talk about the big movies they made that are up for ...
Bill Mauldin WWII CartoonsI'm looking at these terrific "Willie and Joe" World War II cartoons by Bill Mauldin here: http://www.stripes.com/02/nov02/mauldin/
"Don't startle 'im, Joe — it's almost full."
In my previous post, I focused somewhat on the drawing, which I do think is great and the above image is a terrific example, but how about ...
Bill MauldinWow, I have just discovered Bill Mauldin. Here's a cartoon of his from 1944:
"Just give me the aspirin. I already got a Purple Heart."
Why is it I never heard of this guy before? I'm seeing a strong ...