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The Art of Animation and Motion Graphics

The Art of Animation and Motion Graphics

Posted August 28th, 2012

Animation, Cartoons, Documentaries, Motion Graphics, Videos

Animation has been captivating audiences for more than a hundred years. From classic forms like hand drawn and stop-motion, to cutting-edge techniques like motion graphics and CGI, animation has a long history of creating style and poetry unachievable through live action filmmaking. It is a… Read More

Shows

When Artists Attack the King: Honoré Daumier and La Caricature, 1830–1835

When Artists Attack the King: Honoré Daumier and La Caricature, 1830–1835

Posted August 16th, 2012

Cartoons, Censorship, France, Satire, Shows

Long before Iranian cartoonist Mahmoud Shokraiyeh was sentenced to 25 lashings for drawing a parliament member in a soccer jersey, 19th-century caricaturist Honoré Daumier and his colleagues at the weekly Paris journal La Caricature endured prison sentences, fines, and litigation for their scathing portraits of… Read More

Film

The Terry Gilliam Archive

The Terry Gilliam Archive

Posted July 25th, 2012

Animation, Blogs, Cartoons, Collections, Film

Terry Gilliam’s daughter Holly started sorting out her father’s drawings, designs, sketches or whatever else she finds in the basement and puts it on a blog. Holly Gilliam: “In October 2011 I took on the mamooth task of organising my father’s archive – all his… Read More

Media

The Cartoon Movement network

The Cartoon Movement network

Posted July 9th, 2012

Cartoons, Comics, Media

The Cartoon Movement is a collaborative publishing platform dedicated to high quality political cartoons and comic journalism. The Cartoon Movement network – currently 100+ cartoonists in over 60 countries – holds between them 11 awards including the World Press and UN Political Cartoon awards. Check… Read More

USA

Paul Conrad: Drawing Fire

Paul Conrad: Drawing Fire

Posted June 21st, 2012

Cartoons, Documentaries, Media, USA

One of the most distinguished editorial cartoonists in the world, Paul Conrad has won three Pulitzer Prizes in addition to a long list of journalism’s most prestigious awards—although his favorite distinction is his 1973 inclusion on Richard Nixon’s enemies list. An extraordinary artist and journalist,… Read More

Syria

Ali Ferzat: Revolution redefines art in Syria

Ali Ferzat: Revolution redefines art in Syria

Posted March 26th, 2012

Cartoons, Politics, Satire, Syria

“The uprising has redefined art in Syria… it’s exposed the gulf between real artists and mercenaries in the pay of the state”. (Ali Ferzat) Sebastian Usher for BBC News: “Ali Ferzat’s hands sweep and glide and conjure shapes as he sits in a small art… Read More

Popculture

The Art References In The Simpsons

The Art References In The Simpsons

Posted January 10th, 2012

Art History, Cartoons, Popculture

A really cool post from the french editors of Simpsonspark.com lists all the art references with screen caps, the original paintings and links. A slideshow with the same theme can be found at complex.com and Anime Kida has more with it’s own Simpsons Art Parody… Read More

Interactive Art

New Motion Comic: The Art of Pho

New Motion Comic: The Art of Pho

Posted January 10th, 2012

Animation, Cartoons, Interactive Art

Submarine Channel is “super excited to finally unveil The Art of Pho – a deliciously surreal interactive motion comic about a loveable creature named Little Blue and his friends. Through an extraordinary sequence of events, Little Blue ends up in Ho Chi Minh City where… Read More

Comics

Early “lost” Disney cartoon discovered in UK

Early “lost” Disney cartoon discovered in UK

Posted November 28th, 2011

Auctions, Cartoons, Comics

A lost Walt Disney cartoon that pre-dated Mickey Mouse has been discovered in a British film archive and will be offered for auction in Los Angeles on December 14. “Hungry Hobos” was one of 26 episodes featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, a character created by… Read More