Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Platform Tuesday

America's first International Animation Festival and it's right here in my town, whoo!
There are only a few panels I wanted to go to (and I couldn't afford the $50-a-day passes), the first two were yesterday.
Renegade Animators, with Bill Plympton, Danny Antonucci and David Wachtenheim.
They had some interesting comments, although I really didn't see the 'renegade' part. Danny and David work for major networks and Bill outright said he's sick of being called 'renegade' and would happily whore himself to the next big studio who asked. Not that I'd blame him in the least, I know I'D like to have a huge money-marketing-distribution machine behind me if I wanted to make a feature film or tv show.

Then came a simply corking 90 minutes of 50's toons, Design Daze, delivered by the lovely Amid Amidi. It was fantastic, although the aircon in there was a LITTLE chilly ;)
Those 50's designers and directors STILL leave modern stuff in the dust in terms of sheer whimsical/insane design. More than Meets the Eye had figures that were almost Miro-ish and fantastically inventive depictions of sound, especially radio waves and a disembodied suitcase making its way to a business pitch for CBS radio.
My other favourite was Energetically Yours, an ESSO film praising fossil fuels and EXPERTLY aping Ronald Searle's style.

Ah, 50's propanda, how I love you.
What would have made it perfect would be allowing the audience to catcall it, MST3K-style :)
Mocking with LOVE, of course!

This afternoon is Amid's panel on Tom Oreb, where I intend to go and be a great big fangirl.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Dear Sharon Morill...

Karma's a bitch, innit? >:)


staff of Disneytoons Sydney, Tokyo, Vancouver & Toronto, WDFA Paris & Orlando

Monday, June 18, 2007


Just some stuff from the past few weeks.

Don't ask. Just freeforming.

What's on my mind lately...

The obligatory Rosie sketch.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Beat.. and begin.

Boy. Been a long time since I flexed my tiny little animation muscle. Just started sketching Rosie dancing and next thing I knew it was a set of key poses.

I just noticed something. With her bobble pigtails and little red shorts, Rosie looks uncannily and entirely unintentionally like a certain Mouse.
Looks like she needs a different colour for her shorts. Pity, red suits her.

Speaking of animation, anyone know anywhere where you can get an animation peghole-punch and/or pre-punched 13-15 field paper that DOESN'T cost a fortune??
I just about died when I saw an $800 pricetag on a hole-puncher O_o
And ebay is drawing a blank...

Monday, June 04, 2007

Faces and memes a-gogo

More raiding of magazines. The 70's were a wonderful decade for fugly men.

Unlike the 50's, when EVERYONE was starch-pressed and Orlonated.

There is no music too kitschy for my iPod.

Pet project of mine - This is potentially page 1 of 200-odd 'mood memes' turned into little Rosie gags. I wonder if this is the sort of thing Image would be interested in?