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  • newJune Foray 1917-2017
    A NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF ANIMATION RESOURCES Most people know June Foray for her voices and characters, but when I think of her, I think of something quite different. June was a scrappy, hard working, tough minded person who fought for what she b…
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 5:47pm -
  • REFPACK017: Download Two Beautiful Films By Lotte Reiniger
    REFPACK 017July-August 2016 MEMBERS LOGIN To Download Video JOIN TODAY To Access Members Only Content Every other month, members of Animation Resources are given access to an exclusive Members Only Reference Pack. These downloadable files are high re…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 1:13pm -
  • Illustration: Huckleberry Hound and Rocky & Bullwinkle Golden Books
    We scanned Golden Books today… First up was Huckleberry Hound Builds A House. Published in 1959, this was one of the earliest Hanna Barbera books, and it’s one of the best. These H-B characters were beautifully designed and perfectly suited to th…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 3:36pm -
  • Special Thanks to the Members of Animation Resources
    The Board of Directors of Animation Resources appreciates the support of our members. As a thank you, renewing members will always be billed the same dues as the previous year, regardless of whether the dues have gone up. If you maintain uninterrupte…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 3:35pm -
  • Video Seminar: Background Layouts By Nestor Redondo
    TEASER VIDEO YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUCjmKEIllQ Animation Resources is proud to present a two hour video seminar on background layout featuring the work of Nestor Redondo. The video linked above is just a 15 minute teaser. The…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 1:14pm -
  • Coming Soon: A Video Seminar On Background Layout
    This weekend, Animation Resources members are going to get a special bonus… A two hour seminar on background layout featuring the work of Nestor Redondo. This video is just a teaser. The whole video contains hundreds of incredible drawings like thi…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 3:53pm -
  • Theory: Three Steps to Greater Creativity

    - 8 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 3:47pm -
  • Inbetweens: Terry-Toons Comic Book Covers
    byThe post Inbetweens: Terry-Toons Comic Book Covers appeared first on AnimationResources.org - Serving the Online Animation Community.
    - 11 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 3:26pm -
  • Advice: Business of Art
    I see a lot of people starting out in animation focusing on the business aspects… creating lots of “product”, pitching show ideas to studios, worrying about people who might ask them to work for free on a personal project, posting ads to groups…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 3:37pm -
  • Animation Resources Reference Pack 017 Available For Download Now!
    ANIMATION RESOURCES MEMBERS: The July/August Reference Pack has just been posted. It includes a PDF e-book of rare sports cartoons by Willard Mullin, two Cinemascope cartoons in their original aspect ratio (and high definition!) and a half hour of ra…
    - 18 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 12:12pm -


  • newIn Memoriam, June Foray 1917-2017

    In Memoriam, June Foray 1917-2017

    Just shy of her 100th birthday, we are mourning the passing of animation’s best friend, June Foray. June touched so many lives with not only her classic animation voice work but also her efforts to maintain the Motion Picture Academy’s Best Anima…
    - 18 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 11:09am -
  • The USPS Honors Disney’s Ink & Paint Artists with new Disney Villains Stamps

    The USPS Honors Disney’s Ink & Paint Artists with new Disney Villains Stamps

    “The Postal Service is highlighting the Disney Villains and the pioneering spirit of the Ink and Paint Department that brought many of these characters to life,” says Postmaster General Megan Brennan. “These stamps designs are our way of saying…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 4:56am -
  • GLAS Presents Sensual Animation

    GLAS Presents Sensual Animation

    Animation is a flexible space for the expression of id, taboo, fantasy and pleasure. Libidinal expression has pulsed throughout the history of animation and these films continue the pursuit to scratch that itch. Join us for this special screening, en…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 4:27am -
  • Members Screening of The Emoji Movie

    Members Screening of The Emoji Movie

    THE EMOJI MOVIE unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each em…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 4:22am -
  • Animation Educators Forum Scholarships Application Extended for One More Week

    Animation Educators Forum Scholarships Application Extended for One More Week

    ASIFA-Hollywood and Animation Educators Forum (AEF) scholarship application deadline has been extended to June 30. Applications can be found at the AEF online application site. Scholarships are designed to support college students in their sophomore…
    - 30 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 8:39pm -
  • ASIFA-Hollywood at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

    ASIFA-Hollywood at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

    ASIFA-Hollywood is going to be at San Diego Comic-Con next month and we want to see you there! Be sure to visit our booth at space 1534 and say hello to us! We will also be hosting two panels this year, which will include moderators Tom Sito and Jerr…
    - 30 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 8:35pm -
  • Only Two More Days to Apply for our Animation Educators Forum Scholarships

    Only Two More Days to Apply for our Animation Educators Forum Scholarships

    Update: the deadline for submitting applications for the ASIFA-Hollywood and Animation Educators Forum scholarship online application site has been extended to the end of day, June 30. Scholarships are merit-based awards designed to support college…
    - 39 days ago, 18 Jun 17, 8:27pm -
  • TRON, Tyrus Wong and BAMBI at the Egyptian!

    TRON, Tyrus Wong and BAMBI at the Egyptian!

    Saturday, June 24 – 7:30 PM in 70mm! TRON 1982, Disney, 96 min, USA, Dir: Steven Lisberger. Hacker Kevin Flynn is digitally abducted into the inner realm of the ENCOM computer, where he must compete in virtual gladiatorial games in order to survive…
    - 39 days ago, 18 Jun 17, 8:24pm -
  • Members Screening of Despicable Me 3

    Members Screening of Despicable Me 3

    Illumination continues the story of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions in Despicable Me 3. After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gr…
    - 39 days ago, 18 Jun 17, 8:16pm -
  • For Our Southern Members, The ASIFA-SOUTH Animation Conference & Festival

    For Our Southern Members, The ASIFA-SOUTH Animation Conference & Festival

    “The only film festival in the Southeast hosted by the International Animated Film Association.” This year marks the 22nd anniversary of ASIFA-South (formerly ASIFA-Atlanta). Starting out as a showcase, over the past 15 years the RYO showcase ha…
    - 45 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 4:05am -

Big Screen Animation

    Cartoon Brew

    Cooked Art

    • Mark


      - 41 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 9:59pm -
    • Furball


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    • Brad Bird on Animation

      - 2 Nov 16, 3:19pm -
    • Borrowed Time
      Directed by Andrew Coats & Lou Hamou-LhadjAlso check out this featurette.
      - 14 Oct 16, 12:46pm -
    • Fox and the Whale
      Do check out this trailer for Robin Joseph's short, Fox and the Whale.
      - 25 Aug 16, 1:14pm -
    • First trailer for Michael Dudok De Wit's "The Red Turtle"

      First trailer for Michael Dudok De Wit's "The Red Turtle"

      - 13 May 16, 1:07pm -
    • Jailbreak


      So excited to share Aaron Sorenson and HouseSpecial's new short, Jailbreak!Do check out Stash Media's coverage of the short for some behind the scenes!
      - 29 Feb 16, 1:19pm -
    • Dr Sketchy's

      Dr Sketchy's

      - 29 Feb 16, 2:12am -
    • Something coming down the pipe...
      The magic of a camera lens can create dimension from flat set designs. More on Feb 29. #jailbreak #moco #animation #design #filmA video posted by HouseSpecial (@housespecialpdx) on Feb 26, 2016 at 3:03pm PST
      - 26 Feb 16, 8:47pm -
    • Surface Book Review

      Surface Book Review

      So I recently have been playing around with a Microsoft Surface Book. It's kind of a halfway point between something like a Cintiq Companion and a Macbook Pro. Its a very interesting and exciting portable computer for creative people. I've been playi…
      - 3 Jan 16, 5:50am -


    • new stuff. seriously though just follow me on tumblr or something.

      new stuff. seriously though just follow me on tumblr or something.

      - 28 May 14, 2:37pm -
    • http://dylanglynn.tumblr.com


      Hey world,It's me. yeah I'm, I'm here now, no no don't get up uh, I gotta go, I'm not gonna come back this time I don't think. But I just thought I'd say good by or something. You know it's hard for me to look at you. He had your eyes. So uh,…
      - 24 Oct 13, 9:30pm -
    • All These Things That I've Done

      All These Things That I've Done

      Oh boy. Haven't posted in a long time. I've been posting on tumblr though <<<<<< so that's kind of the place to find me if your looking.Here is some of the stuff I post there.One day soon I will probably stop posting here.  And only post on tumblr.I…
      - 28 Apr 13, 11:00pm -
    • Let's All Be Free Film Festival
      Hey peeps, if you live in the London area / are going to be in or around Covent Garden this weekend.(ie James, and Emily)My grad film "Circle Square" is going to be having its fancy European premier this weekend at the "Let's All Be Free Film Festiva…
      - 2 Apr 13, 3:11pm -
    • Bronwyn


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    • Weirdo


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    • Scar Bros

      Scar Bros

      Joke for Torontonians
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    • Who Are You

      Who Are You

      - 10 Mar 13, 9:54pm -
    • Soul Pancake

      Soul Pancake

      Rainn Wilson's Soul Pancake
      - 4 Mar 13, 9:39pm -
    • Piggy


      - 3 Mar 13, 9:20pm -
    Lux Smiles Dentistry
    Lux Smiles Dentistry
    Lux Smiles Dentistry
    Lux Smiles Dentistry

    Funny Cute

    • Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, and Strip Search

      Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, and Strip Search

      Yeesh, I'm seriously terrible about updating this blog.  Lately I've just had a lot to do, which means not much time for drawing personal stuff.  Hopefully that'll change soon.  Also, if you want to see new art more often, you can check my tumblr…
      - 1 Mar 13, 3:18pm -
    • 2008, Women of Star Trek post-its

      2008, Women of Star Trek post-its

      There's this amazing photo set on Flickr that I stumbled upon one day called "The Galactically Hot Women of Star Trek", and it inspired a ton of post-it drawings. Here's most of them, in no order.I sure drew some weird eyes around this time.I was se…
      - 15 Nov 12, 12:57pm -
    • Skadi book and CTN!!

      Skadi book and CTN!!

      I'm pretty happy...I was thinking I wouldn't be able to make it to CTNX this year, but it turns out I can! Also, I will be there selling the Skadi book, which is finally done!  It feels really exciting to hold a finished book in my hands.  Pretty n…
      - 8 Nov 12, 2:29pm -
    • Girls fighting pens, goddesses, and somber redheads

      Girls fighting pens, goddesses, and somber redheads

      Yikes, I haven't been updating this blog much!  Here's some recent stuff, though.  A lot of it has appeared on my Tumblr, so sorry for the repetition.  I got this neat pose book in Little Tokyo with people fighting, so here are some tiny doodles…
      - 3 Oct 12, 6:46pm -
    • Mostly Conan, plus Khaleesi.

      Mostly Conan, plus Khaleesi.

      I haven't had much time for drawing lately, but here are some sketches I did a while ago while re-watching Conan the Barbarian for the 50th time.  They look a bit somber to me.  I still feel weird drawing men, so it's harder to loosen up.  I'm als…
      - 4 Jun 12, 4:11pm -
    • Post that has nothing to do with Valentine's

      Post that has nothing to do with Valentine's

      The next few posts I want to do will be about my hillbilly comic characters, but since I still need to go digging to find them, here are some drawings that were originally put up on my Tumblr. Here's Anne and Lore from Don't Deliver Us From Evil (ag…
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    • New drawing and new postcards for sale

      New drawing and new postcards for sale

      I made this drawing in Photoshop for fun, and ended up kind of liking it.The original sketchbook version is always better though, at least to me.Anyhow, I thought it would look cute as a little print, so I got four more drawings together and made a p…
      - 26 Jan 12, 1:46am -
    • Unfinished, unnamed hillfolk comic

      Unfinished, unnamed hillfolk comic

      So I've had this comic idea that I've wanted to do for a few years now, but I can't seem to get it started. I have the three main characters more or less figured out, but I can't seem to get the story or style nailed down.If this comic actually exis…
      - 10 Jan 12, 1:34am -
    • Watercolors, French girls, sociopathy

      Watercolors, French girls, sociopathy

      Finally, some new stuff. Here are some girlie watercolors I did tonight.I've been in a big drawing rut for a while now, but forced myself to draw while I watched this French 70's movie, "Don't Deliver Us From Evil." I've wanted to get away from jus…
      - 21 Oct 11, 3:21am -
    • Old and new

      Old and new

      Finally, some new stuff.A seaside-colored girl.Cora, being dreary.I've been drawing a lot of models lately. I think these ones are from the Urban Outfitters website and America's Next Top Model.Here's some sketchbook stuff I had posted earlier, befo…
      - 10 Oct 11, 2:18am -

    Jinx the Monkey :: Drip!

    • A-Camping We Will Go!

      A-Camping We Will Go!

      I have a new story in SpongeBob Comics #22 (in stores now!) and it's camping-themed. Around this time last summer, comics editor Chris Duffy asked me if I'd be interested in doing a comic with a poster spread in the middle—basically, a giant illust…
      - 18 Sep 15, 9:12am -
    • Evolution-Health: Back Pain

      Evolution-Health: Back Pain

      Starting back in October of 2012, I began work on an assignment at FableVision that would quickly become my favorite project of the year. I've written before about the animation-science connection that happens often at my company—we often use film…
      - 18 Sep 15, 9:12am -
    • Evolution-Health: Sunburn

      Evolution-Health: Sunburn

      Ending the week of show-and-tell, here's the final set of designs from the Evolution-Health animations we made at FableVision for the New York Hall of Science. The last one is on Sunburn—why some of us ended up with pale skin to begin with, and…
      - 18 Sep 15, 9:11am -
    • Follow me on tumblr

      Follow me on tumblr

      Hey, I know a handful of folks still check in over here (thank you), so I apologize for the lack of updates...since September. I just tried to get a new post going but I'm running into compression and color issues. (Looks like I'm not the only one.)…
      - 6 Jan 14, 9:13pm -
    • desertscape / 2013 wrap

      desertscape / 2013 wrap

      Okay, here goes... looks like I've cracked through some of the image-posting issues I was having (previously). The new year has kicked in. I sketched up and colored this image the other day (drawing, below). I was out west for a couple weeks in Octo…
      - 6 Jan 14, 9:12pm -
    • MICE 2013 poster

      MICE 2013 poster

      The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) is coming up in just a couple weeks. This year the festival is expanding to two full days, September 28 and 29. I was asked over the summer if I'd be interested in designing one of the posters, and thi…
      - 17 Sep 13, 11:53pm -
    • little leaf dude

      little leaf dude

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    • Flora and Red Ned

      Flora and Red Ned

      - 14 Aug 13, 10:51pm -
    • Brain #1 Mini-comic

      Brain #1 Mini-comic

      You can now purchase the mini-comic I had at MeCAF and CAKE over at my online store. It’s 44 pages, black & white, and is the first full-length story featuring my brain character, who first appeared as my twitter avatar and later in a couple short…
      - 26 Jun 13, 2:56pm -
    • New comics and prints for CAKE

      New comics and prints for CAKE

      I’ll be at the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) this weekend with all sorts of new stuff. I debuted Brain #1 at MeCAF, but I have a bunch more printed, folded, and stapled with a brand new color cover. I’m really excited to share this comic…
      - 13 Jun 13, 12:21am -

    Nick Cross Animation

    • I'll be at TAAFI

      I'll be at TAAFI

      In July will be the first ever TAAFI (Toronto Animation Arts Festival International).I will be on two panels: "Indie Animators: Making it Work" on July 7 and "Style vs. Design" on July 8.The first panel will also feature Nick Fox-Geig and Winston Hac…
      - 18 Jun 13, 9:05pm -
    • Louis Riel

      Louis Riel

      Last year, I was approached to help develop a feature film based on the graphic novel, Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography by Chester Brown.I wrote a treatment and then animated the following as a proof-of-concept for the general look of the film. …
      - 4 Jun 13, 1:29pm -
    • Vine


      Hey, have you heard of this cool new app for the iPhone called Vine? Apparently, there are people making really cool videos on it.I did some animation for one such person - a really cool, talented and funny person named Marlo Meekins, for her Vine:I'…
      - 25 May 13, 9:34am -
    • Slow migration

      Slow migration

       Frequent visitors to this aging blog may have noticed a bit of a slow down in posts etc...Mainly, the reason is the same as most people's, I have migrated a lot of my online presence to twitter and most recently, tumblr.I'll still be updating this…
      - 15 Apr 13, 8:52pm -
    • Perihelion


      I decided to take a bit of a sneaky break from the long slog of animating the Black Sunrise feature and do a really short film just to flex my creative muscles a little bit.  And this is the result: Perihelion is a sort of animated tone poem- there'…
      - 25 Mar 13, 2:41pm -
    • The next Angora Napkin graphic novel is out now!!

      The next Angora Napkin graphic novel is out now!!

      Hey gang!So the second volume of Angora Napkin is out in stores now!  Like the last time, I did a backup comic for this installment as well.  (click on the images to embiggen) Did you like it? If so, why not buy it here on Amazon or Barnes & Noble…
      - 25 Feb 13, 5:58pm -
    • Title Animation
      I had a brainstorm the other day and realized that it would be a good idea to put a short piece of title animation at the start of my films...just in case people don't watch the whole thing and also to give a little hint at the basic tone.  An eyeba…
      - 17 Dec 12, 2:44pm -
    • GIRAF festival

      GIRAF festival

      On November 2nd and 3rd, I was invited to the GIRAF festival in Calgary to show a screening of my work and do a workshop demonstrating my animation methods.  Here's a link to an article in the Calgary Herald about it.  Unfortunately, the workshop…
      - 18 Nov 12, 6:14am -
    • What happened to September?
      I normally try very hard to post at least once a month on my site here. But unfortunately, I got side-tracked with an extra large amount of commercial work and didn't have too much new stuff to post. It seems like PigGoatBananaMantis! - which was o…
      - 1 Oct 12, 8:12pm -
    • PigGoatBananaMantis!


      A couple years ago I worked with Dave Cooper and Johnny Ryan on a mini-pilot for a proposed TV series called PigGoat BananaMantis!  So, at long last, we are finally able to share it with the world: Written by Johnny Ryan Directed by Dave Cooper…
      - 13 Aug 12, 5:52am -

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